About the Gifted Education Program and Curriculum

Gifted Education Program at Oakley and Bell Elementary Schools and Curriculum 

- Cluster grouping (5 gifted students or more) in classrooms where teachers have gifted education local endorsement or gifted education license.  It is recommended that no more than 60% of the class population be identified as gifted.

  • Curriculum differentiation by the classroom teachers
  • Gifted curriculum materials and differentiation resources available for loan to classroom teachers
  • Gifted students will receive explicit and direct instruction from AIG specialist in a separate setting (at least 60 min./week and up to 120 min./week) for the purpose of implementing the AIG curriculum. 

  • 1st-2nd "Problem Solvers" for primary students who show a need for enrichment
  • 1st grade Problem Solvers = min. 45-60 min. 1 - 2 sessions per week.
  • 2nd grade Problem Solvers = min. 45-60 min. 1 - 3 sessions per week. 
  • 3rd grade Talent Development program
  • Specialist may serve students by going into the classroom to co-teach or assist the regular classroom teacher with differentiated/planning instructional units.
  • Specialist may provide small group instruction, in-school or after school clubs, etc. to meet the unique needs of gifted students. (enrichment, clubs, technology, STEM, accelerated math, novel studies, research, social-emotional needs, organizational skills, etc.)
  • Progress reports/student evaluations to parents quarterly 
  • Nominations for gifted services, testing, and review of the need for differentiated services for nominated students
  • Use of online learning classes and platform for 3rd-5th grade students

Gifted Education Enrichment Curriculum Map Grades K - 12

Grades 1 – 2 - Problem-Solvers

Students in First and Second Grade will:

  • Make appropriate use of activities which extend manipulation, experimentation, and application.
  • Develop reasoning skills through logic and problem solving activities.
  • Begin to develop a sensitivity to language and an awareness of the functions of words and figurative expressions as they contribute to the appreciation of good literature.
  • Develop skills of independent, critical and creative thinking skills.

Grades 3 – 8 AIG Enrichment Goals

Students in Grades 3 – 8 will continue to build on primary skills, plus:

  • Gain awareness of themselves as individuals who have unique academic and social-emotional needs.

  • Engage in meaningful work that strengthens independent, critical, and creative thinking skills.

  • Foster independence in identifying and solving meaningful problems.

  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively in increasingly complex contexts.

  • Think critically about humankind and demonstrate social responsibility in a global community.

  • Collaborate effectively with diverse teams to accomplish a common goal. 

  • Commit to learning as a lifelong process and demonstrate accountability for one’s own learning.

4th and 5th Grade AIG Enrichment Curriculum

3rd Grade Talent Development Curriculum