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G.T.I.S.M. Gifted and Talented Independent Study with Mentorship. Why would you want to take this class?. Great opportunity to study something that totally interests you with the help of an expert

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g t i s m

G.T.I.S.M.

Gifted and Talented Independent Study with Mentorship

why would you want to take this class
Why would you want to take this class?
  • Great opportunity to study something that totally interests you with the help of an expert
  • Gives you a “real-life”, hands-on experience with a discipline that could potentially turn into a career
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G.T.I.S.M. is:

  • based on the exit-level Texas Performance Standards Project for gifted and talented students
  • a non-traditional learning experience offering an avenue to study a topic in great depth
  • working with an expert (mentor) in your chosen field of study
  • real-world application with the opportunity to develop a high quality product or performance
  • presenting your findings to an authentic audience
in the program you will
IN THE PROGRAM YOU WILL:
  • Develop confidence in your ability to complete an independent research project
  • Use your own research to produce an innovative, discipline-based product or performance
  • Explore an area of interest and passion
  • Improve communication and presentation skills
texas education agency essential knowledge and skills
TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCYEssential knowledge and skills:
  • RESEARCH PROCESS
  • PRODUCT DESIGN
  • PRESENTATION
  • PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR
  • EVALUATION
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1st SEMESTER:

  • Specific skills taught
  • Skills will enable students to
    • Select a topic
    • Create a proposal
    • Efficiently research
    • Cite sources properly
    • Etc.
  • Practice with “mini” research activities
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2nd SEMESTER:

  • Apply skills taught first semester on self-selected topic
  • Create a final product “…using application, analysis, and synthesis…”
  • Plan, organize, and execute a final product or performance and present
resources and materials
Resources and Materials
  • Books and periodicals
  • Electronic research tools
  • Consultation with professionals in the field
  • Media and technology that enhances presentations
  • Texas Performance Standards Project
  • resources: www.texaspsp.org
course delivery
Course Delivery
  • Classroom setting
  • Checkpoints
  • Long-term and short-term deadlines
  • Grades
for more information about gtism
For more information about gtism…

Contact:

  • G/T Facilitator, Sherry Luce @ [email protected]
  • Teacher, Elise Dillard @ [email protected]
  • If you are interested in mentoring a student, please email Sherry Luce with your name and your field/profession.
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