Gifted and Talented Program

  • Program Description

    Students participating in Brownwood ISD’s Gifted and Talented Program will receive instruction based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These students have been identified through the school district's identification process and have superior intellectual abilities or the potential for outstanding academic achievement. 

    Elementary (Grades K-3)
    Amy K. Adams, a Gifted and Talented certified teacher, will serve identified G/T students at each grade level for one to two and a half hours weekly through a pull-out program.  Students are provided a variety of learning opportunities that integrate content in the four foundation curricular areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies). 

    The curriculum for the G/T pull-out program begins with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Units of study for each grade level are created and implemented to accelerate and enrich the TEKS in order to promote G/T state and local goals. Texas Performance Standards Project objectives and lessons are used to guide planning building up to major projects. Students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning while completing projects which incorporate critical thinking, creative thinking, productive thinking, problem solving, research, and communication during the pull-out program. 

    Intermediate (Grades 4-5)
    Angela Fabbiani, a Gifted and Talented certified teacher, will serve identified students in grades 4-5 for two to three hours weekly through a pull-out program. 
    Students are provided a variety of learning opportunities that integrate content in the four foundational curricular areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies).  

    The curriculum for the G/T pull-out program begins with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Units of study for each grade level are created and implemented to accelerate and enrich the TEKS in order to promote G/T state and local goals. Texas Performance Standards Project objectives and lessons are used to guide planning building up to major projects. Students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning while completing projects which incorporate critical thinking, creative thinking, productive thinking, problem solving, research, and communication during the pull-out program. 

    Intermediate (6th grade)
    Angela Fabbiani, a Gifted and Talented certified teacher, will serve identified students in sixth grade during their one hour ELA block each day.  These students will be clustered together just like the pull-out program. 

    The curriculum for the G/T pull-out program begins with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Units of study for each grade level are created and implemented to accelerate and enrich the TEKS in order to promote G/T state and local goals including addressing the four foundation curricular areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies). Texas Performance Standards Project objectives and lessons are used to guide planning building up to major projects. Students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning while completing projects which incorporate critical thinking, creative thinking, productive thinking, problem solving, research, and communication during the pull-out program. Other opportunities available to students include participation in UIL, band, art, and robotics.

    Middle School (7-8)

    G/T students are clustered in groups of three or more students with like abilities.  Students receive differentiated instruction from classroom teachers who have completed the state required 30 hours of gifted and talented training.  Students need to be enrolled in at least one Pre-AP course. Various opportunities are available in leadership, artistic, and creative areas.  

    High School (9-12)

    G/T students are clustered in groups of three or more students with like abilities. Students receive differentiated instruction from classroom teachers who have completed the state required 30 hours of gifted and talented training. Students need to be enrolled in at least one Pre-AP or AP course. Various opportunities are available in leadership, artistic, and creative areas.

     

    Roles of the Classroom Teacher
    The Classroom Teacher is responsible for differentiating the TEKS by providing opportunities for more complex, flexible, and creative thinking in the classroom and by allowing students to develop products that demonstrate individual choices.