Temple ISD offers a continuum of educational opportunities for identified gifted and talented students with advanced academic needs from kindergarten through grade 12. Kindergarten students are identified through a prescreening and nomination process that begins in the fall. Identified kindergarteners begin services by March 1 through their classroom teacher.
TISD provides a blended service model to support students identified as Gifted and Talented (GT) in grades K-5 at each elementary campus.
Differentiated Classroom Activities
- GT students are served by teachers who are GT trained (30 hour basic training plus 6 hour annual update) for all core content areas (ELAR, math, science, and social studies).
- Differentiated strategies and activities are planned by core teachers and documented weekly in lesson plans.
- Each campus principal designates one teacher per grade level as the “GATE” teacher to work with GT identified students during the DI/RtI block three times per week.
- GATE teachers utilize the Texas Performance Standards Projects (TPSP) as the guiding curriculum with a target of one TPSP per six weeks. Detailed information and lesson plans are accessible at http://www.texaspsp.org/
- GATE teachers work closely with campus librarians who will help support the research components of the TPSPs.