Gifted and Talented

Ms. Sheila Schwirtz
651-403-7900 | sheila.schwirtz@isd197.org

High Performing/Gifted and Talented Students at Pilot Knob STEM School have access to:

ADVANCED CURRICULUM OPTIONS 

  • Curriculum Enrichment Extension Projects
  • Cognitively Guided Math Learning Opportunities
  • Mathematics Enrichment Classes in Grades 3 and 4
  • SPARKS Classes
  • PK Newspaper
  • Differentiated Learning Opportunities
    • Teachers are Supported in Their Practice of Differentiation for High Performing Learners

CLUSTERING

  • Identified Students in Grades 3 and 4 are Clustered
  • Informal Clustering for Students in Grades 1 and 2
    • Students Have Access to Academic Peers in the Regular Classroom Setting
    • Teachers of the Cluster Groups Can Plan More Intentionally for the Needs of Identified GT Students

PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Constructivist Learning Approach
    • Teachers Intentionally Push Students to Think of Ideas That Lead to Research Projects 
    • Teachers Promote Critical Thinking Skills by Having Students Investigate Concepts Through Deeper Questioning

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

  • One to One iPad Initiative
  • MacBook Carts
  • iPod Carts
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Student Response Systems
  • Computer Lab
  • Accelerated Reader
  • My Skills Tutor
  • Khan Academy
  • Google Apps for Education

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Continental Math League
  • Geography Bee
  • Spelling Bee 
  • STEM Magnet Academy Classes
  • STEM Fair
  • Arts and Multicultural Fair
  • STEM Sparks Classes
  • Mr. Benson's Book Club