Portable Gifted and Talented

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Every other teacher in your building probably has a handy curriculum to follow, a set of textbooks as resources . . . so why not you, the Gifted and Talented Teacher? Here is a complete 5th grade GATE program--all tried and tested, Common Core
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In From Putt-putt to Pebble Beach--Table-top Mini Golf, students will design and construct a playable table-top sized miniature golf course using the engineering design process. With these lessons, the teacher defines the problem, helps students
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Every other teacher in your building probably has a handy curriculum to follow, a set of textbooks as resources . . . so why not you, the Gifted and Talented Teacher? Here is a complete first year GATE program adaptable to 3rd or 4th grades--all
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Yes, we can teach reading, writing, speaking and listening, and critical thinking skills using this amazing graphic novel which has no “words!” It’s a journey about who we are, where we have come from, and the humanity we share. It’s about hope
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Here’s an applied engineering challenge in which—just like in the real world of engineering—a poor design means limited success or even failure. In the Iditarod Sled Challenge, students apply their background knowledge of physical science and use
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In this GATE engineering journey, students will each construct a very cool Ferris wheel prototype as a final product. Along the way, they will examine primary source images, read primary source history, and integrate math, engineering, and
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Students reluctant to read? They’ll read this one! These lessons will keep them interested and keep them thinking along the way … You’ll be free to pick and choose the best activities to suit your students, because in this collection, there is
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Kid-built in a few hours . . . this 7 inch tall basketball hoop can be assembled and re-assembled. We’re not going to toss a ball to make baskets with this project. Oh, no . . . we are making a little catapult to launch marshmallows at the hoop!
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Every other teacher in your building probably has a handy curriculum to follow, a set of textbooks as resources . . . so why not you, the Gifted and Talented Teacher? Here is a complete 4th grade GATE program--all tried and tested, Common Core
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UPDATED: THIS COLLECTION JUST GOT BIGGER AND BETTER WITH TWO NEW BUNDLES ADDED--STILL 33% OFF INDIVIDUAL PURCHASES. Serve the social-emotional needs of your gifted learners with this collection of lessons. Address topics such as individuality,
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So where does our conversation begin with a group of newly identified gifted learners? In this activity, students create a 3D metaphor which serves as a vehicle for opening important conversations about giftedness. We all know that addressing
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Let’s have some fun along with the Pigeon and expand DOK along the way! This lesson will lead your primary GATE students through four challenging activities, culminating in an artistic response showing why they “never get to do anything!”
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Balloon cars, hovercrafts, gliders, prototypes, zip-lines and air rockets, helicopters and more . . . Here is a full unit with more than 20 hours of critical thinking and hands-on activities designed specifically for all 21st Century Learners and
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In STEM Renaissance Style, students will follow the engineering process as they return to the 16th Century. With these lessons, the teacher defines the problem, helps students gather background research, and specifies the requirements. The students
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In this lesson, students solve geometry problems and learn background physics concepts as they build a working model of Leonardo Da Vinci’s parachute. Logic, critical thinking, a bit of Renaissance history, writing and supporting conclusions with
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In this unit, students will build a contraption to hit a small, wooden golf ball through a scaled version of a golf course which they and their classmates have designed. They’ll make a trundle wheel for measuring and marking the course, write down
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50% off individual purchases with this collection! Hours and hours and hours! Ready to go today! One of the best purchases I made in my early career was a book of guidelines for teaching gifted students. It contained a few samples of what sort of
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Build them like engineers. Test them like scientists. Understand them like scholars. Even in our 21st Century technological world we still need designers, engineers, and craftspersons with a solid understanding of the basics to provide the tools
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In the Span the Gorge Secret Spy Adventure challenge, students launch their careers as secret spies and then solve an engineering challenge to save the day. A vintage primary source postcard launches the mystery for our 21st Century Learners.
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On the very first day, your students will have created a personal metaphor, completed a cool 3D visual art nameplate which can be used as an effective classroom management strategy throughout the year, completed a public speaking opportunity
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Let's meet standards by building stuff, through critical thinking, prototypes, and creativity. From poetry to gnomes, wrecking balls to paper football, gliders to land speeders, primary sources to Ferris wheels, come visit the Portable. Have a look . . . stay awhile. We're pretty friendly around here. Watch the portable grow!

MY TEACHING STYLE

An active classroom which combines standards-driven units and hands-on, inquiry-based learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Math and Science Initiative Contributing Author, Colorado Boettcher Foundation Scholar and Teacher; Colorado State University Admissions Outstanding Teacher; Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education National Officer; Phi Beta Kappa

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. (with distinction) University of Colorado, Boulder in English Literature; M.A. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in Curriculum and Instruction; K-12 Gifted and Talented Endorsement; Secondary Language Arts Licensed

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