Gifted Education

 
The philosophy of the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District is one that encourages and nurtures complex thinking and creativity within an inclusive environment that allows for optimal development. Our district supports a multi-dimensional teaching approach that provides an appropriate academic curriculum.
 
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 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INFORMATION

 
 ARIZONA ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED
 
How We Provide Services
 
 
The Gifted model consists of both pull-out and core teacher collaboration services depending on student need. 
Regular Classroom Differentiation: Flexible grouping, Differentiated Curriculum.
Instructional Strategies which Differentiate include: Compacting, Contracting, Pre-testing, Modification of content, process, products, Learning Centers, Critical thinking skills, Use of Multiple Intelligences to provide choices
 
Instructional Strategies which Differentiate include: Compacting, Contracting, Pre-testing, Modification of content, process, products, Learning Centers, Critical thinking skills, Use of Multiple Intelligences to provide choices
 
Programming Beyond Regular Classroom: Pull-outs focused on Project Based Learning (PBL) to assure interdisciplinary curriculum and curriculum extensions.
 
Other services may include: Group Guidance for Social/Emotional Support, Independent study, Co-curricular/extra-curricular/electives/ Clubs/Organizations, Leadership/Athletic, and/or Fine Arts Workshops
 
Any Questions?
 
Nadia Westen, the District Gifted Teacher, works with each school site to ensure the gifted students are participating in project based learning, challenging students to increase skills in the 4Cā€™s- collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. Mrs. Westen has been teaching gifted education since 2013. Her philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way, one of the jobs of gifted education is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it.
 
Any Questions? Please feel free to contact Nadia Westen at [email protected]