Summer Gifted Education
Engineering Extravaganza Camps!
July 8-11, 2013 Grades 3-5
July 16-19, 2013 Grades 5-8
Scholarships are available for all Gifted Education enrichment activities. Please inquire by calling or emailing Julie Lane at: 503-673-7024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The education of gifted children in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District is a vibrant, constantly improving educational initiative that works to provide a quality education for all our identified gifted students. The district recognizes the importance of differentiated learning experiences for gifted learners and acknowledges the value of integration within the regular program.
The heart of Gifted Education is seen in:
- Challenging classroom-based instruction characterized by differentiated instruction
- Flexible skill-based groupings
- Complex integrated problem solving challenges
- Individually designed inquiry-based research projects designed to fit the academic rate and level of each student
- Additional activities and enrichment opportunities to enhance the classroom program
Gifted Education policies and procedures throughout Oregon are governed by the Department of Education through Administrative Rules. The Administrative Rules direct school districts to provide systematic, appropriate identification of gifted learners and to provide instruction appropriate to the learners' level and rate of learning.
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District recognizes the two state defined areas of giftedness (intellectually gifted, academically talented in reading and/or math). Formal identification of a gifted learner may include:
- Referral of a child for identification by a teacher, parent, or specialist (at any time)
- Identification of giftedness at any and all grade levels
- Identification after consideration of data reflecting a variety of factors - may include but is not limited to - test scores, teacher referrals, parent referrals and examples of student work
- A system of periodic evaluation of students for identification
No single test, measure or score will be used as the sole criteria for an identification; the process may take as few as six weeks or up to several years to complete.
For additional information regarding our district's program and processes, please check out our district Gifted Education Handbook
Questions regarding a child's gifted learner identification should first be directed to the child's teacher or building Gifted Education Coordinator. You may also contact Julie Lane, Gifted Education Coordinator via email or at (503) 673-7024 for more information regarding the district's gifted education program.