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Gifted and Talented

GT Specialist:

Jessica Orrostieta: email: jessica.orrostieta@nisd.net

WHAT IS INNOVATIVE THINKERS?

A year-long dedicated GT course developed especially for middle school gifted and talented students. Designed around district-created curriculum specifically designed to create opportunities where students are challenged to:

★ think critically

★ explore

★ create

★ develop

★ become independent thinkers and leaders

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL GT COURSES

INNOVATIVE THINKERS 1

(6th Grade) Units to include Entrepreneurship, Character Development, STEAM, and Public Speaking/Research Unit

INNOVATIVE THINKERS 2

(7th Grade) Units to include Character Development, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, STEAM, and a Research Unit

INNOVATIVE THINKERS 3

(8th Grade) 1.0 HS Credit course; Integration of MAPS curriculum with additional depth and complexity modules. Units to include Character Development/Student Leadership, Entrepreneurship, STEAM, and an Innovative Research Project; meets HS speech requirement

 

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