In order to address the specific needs of gifted students, Galveston ISD offers flexible services that accommodate their special needs, abilities, and interests. Curriculum and instruction meet the needs of gifted students by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general school services. Modified elements include content, process, product, and learning environment.
S.A.G.E. students will have the opportunity to:
· Work together as a group
· Work with other gifted students
· Work independently
Identified students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade work on such activities as: Tangrams, Think Labs, Analogies, Logic Puzzles, Mind Benders, Deductive Reasoning Stories, and Plexers to enhance their problem solving and divergent/convergent thinking skills. For creativity, our students will develop an understanding of creativity skills involving spatial reasoning, attribute listing, fluency, originality, and elaboration. Gifted and talented students will have a continuum of in depth learning experiences, including independent research that will lead to the development of advanced level products and/or performances.