Gifted Education

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     Studious students
     
    Summer 2018
    "Creative Engineering" is being offered for students entering grades 4-6 in the fall!

    Students entering grades 4-6 this fall are invited to join us in a Creative Engineering workshop this summer. Participants will design and create machines and systems utilizing the basic properties of physics while using everyday materials. This workshop will take place July 9-13, 2018 at Meridian Creek Middle School and is for students who will be entering grades 4-6 this fall. Please see the link below for the registration form or contact Julie Lane at lanej@wlwv.k12.or.us for more information.

     Creative Engineering 2018

     
     

    Approach

    Boeckman Robotics

    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

    Identification

    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.


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