• Perkins Gifted Program Information

    Gifted

     George Potts & Anne Weller

  • Mrs. Weller's Garden Focus Group's Chicken Hatchery

    The natural curiosity that students have about living things in the world lends itself perfectly to this STEM project - hatching eggs and raising small chicks to the pullet stage. Students  developed technology skills by learning to mange the incubator, taking daily temperature and humidity reading, weighing and measuring the eggs and chicks and keeping data tables in Excel.

COMPARING LEARNERS

High Achiever

  • Remembers the answers

    Is interested

    Is attentive

    Generates advanced ideas

    Works hard to achieve

    Answers the question in detail

    Performs at the top of the group

    Responds with interest and opinions

    Learns with ease

    Needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery

    Comprehends at a high level

    Enjoys the company of age peers

    Understands complex, abstract humor

    Grasps the meaning

    Completes assignments on time

    Is receptive

    Is accurate and complete

    Enjoys school often

    Absorbs information

    Memorizes well

    Is highly alert and observant

    Is pleased with his own learning

    Gets A’s

    Is Able

Gifted Learner

  • Poses unforeseen questions

    Is curious

    Is selectively mentally engaged

    Generates complex, abstract ideas

    Knows without working hard

    Ponders with depth and multiple perspectives

    Is beyond the group

    Exhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectives

    Already knows.

    Needs 1-3 repetitions for mastery

    Comprehends in-depth, complex ideas

    Prefers the company of intellectual peers

    Creates complex abstract humor

    Infers and connects concepts

    Initiates projects and extensions of assignments.

    Is intense

    Is original and continually developing

    Is original and continually developing

    Enjoys self directed learning

    Manipulates information

    Guesses and infers well

    Anticipates and relates observations

    Is self –critical

    May not be motivated by grades

    Is intellectual

Creative Thinker

  • Sees exceptions

    Wonders

    Daydreams; may seem off task

    Overflows with ideas, which will never be developed

    Plays with ideas and concepts

    Injects new possibilities

    Shares bizarre, sometimes conflicting opinions

    Questions: What if?

    Questions the need for mastery

    Overflows with ideas, many of which will never be developed

    Prefers the company of creative peers but often works alone

    Relishes wild off the wall humor

    Makes mental leaps. Aha!

    Initiates more projects than will ever be completed

    Is independent and unconventional

    Is original and continually developing

    Enjoys creating

    Improvises

    Is an inventor and idea generator

    Creates and brainstorms well

    Is intuitive

    Is never finished with possibilities

    May not be motivated by grades

    Is idiosyncratic