Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented Program

2021-2022 Referrals

The 2021-2022 referral window for Gifted and Talented services begins October 24, 2021.  For students in Kindergarten, the referral window closes November 30, 2021. For all other grade levels (1st-12th), the referral window is open until January 31, 2022. Any parent or community member who wishes to refer a student for Gifted/Talented services should complete the G/T Referral form in either English or Spanish and return it to the student's teacher or email it to mbaker@royal-isd.net by the end of the referral window.  For more details on Royal ISD's Gifted/Talented services, please review the G/T Parent Presentation in English or Spanish, or download a copy of the Royal ISD Gifted/Talented Policies and Procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Goal for Services

Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and reflect individuality and creativity.

Purpose

The purpose of the Royal ISD Gifted and Talented program is to meet the learning needs of all gifted students through an academic acceleration model for the intellectually gifted.

Differentiation

A variety of strategies are employed in order to differentiate the curriculum and instruction to meet the individual need of gifted and talented students. Because of the traits, behaviors, and characteristics of these students, they learn in different ways and at a different pace than other students. Challenges are imperative for these students. A differentiated curriculum can provide those challenges that will address the gifted students’ learning styles.

  • Questioning Strategies

  • Advanced Acceleration with mastery of current curriculum

  • Flexible Skills Grouping

  • Curriculum Compacting

  • Learning Centers

  • Interest Groups

  • Independent Study / Projects

  • Real world problems

  • Open Ended Problems

  • Use of advanced / sophisticated resources

  • Student choices in learning

  • Challenging lessons

  • Critical thinking / Problem Solving / Advanced Thinking

Depth

  • A Longer period of time to study concept / content

  • Use of advanced vocabulary

  • Use of generalizations / broad based themes

  • Examination of unanswered questions

  • Exploration of an ethical issue or judgment

  • Examination of rules, principles, or laws

Complexity

  • Content / concept is studied over time (past, present, future)

  • Content / concept is approached from different or multiple perspectives, view points, or roles

  • Content / concept has interdisciplinary connections

  • Non examples of the content / concept are investigated within the theme or generalization