Portable Gifted and Talented

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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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, GATE
$8.49
142
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
You will be a rock star! This collection is highly interactive, creative, and rich in age-appropriate critical thinking. SEE THE DETAILED PREVIEW DESCRIPTION This collection takes me through an entire year of lessons with my advanced groups of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, GATE
$29.99
82
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RL.5.7, RL.5.9, RL.6.7, RL.6.9, RL.7.2, RL.7.9, RL.8.3, W.5.1, W.5.3, W.5.9...
$7.99
71
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Whole Courses, GATE
$17.99
110
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Applied Math, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.7
$8.49
78
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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!”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, GATE
$3.49
70
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
Your primary kids will love these lessons! You save a bundle: 33% off individual purchases! I teach 30-45 minute groups once a week of 1st and 2nd graders all year, and this collection is more than enough to get me through an entire school year
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, GATE
$15.99
50
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
115+ hours of class time, 374 pages. This collection is big and includes big savings--42% off individual purchases of some. Pretty much everything in the Portable Gifted and Talented store is rated 4.0, but take a couple minutes to peruse the
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, GATE
$51.42
$29.99
15
Bundle
By Portable Gifted and Talented
All of it fresh and new and tried and kid-tested during the past school year—you are ready to rock and roll for 2016-17!Here you have over 475 pages and 110 hours of material—all with best practices in gifted and talented education.One stop. Huge
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, GATE
$56.88
$29.99
40
Bundle
By Portable Gifted and Talented
Proven to be among my most popular products, these Programs for the Year cover Gifted and Talented topics from primary to social-emotional, from STEAM to math challenges, and from literature to engineering.They are edited, kid-tested, and ready for
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, GATE
$42.91
$21.99
30
Bundle
By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, GATE
$7.99
58
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, GATE
$7.49
58
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, GATE
$3.49
100
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Geometry, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), GATE
$3.99
51
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, GATE
$7.49
60
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Applied Math, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, GATE
$6.99
56
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
Don’t worry. You’ve got this under control!Priced at 43% off individual purchases--this collection is designed to make you a rock star. Start adding rhinestones to your clothing, because you’ll be ready to start tomorrow. I put this collection
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, GATE
$32.94
$18.99
43
Bundle
By Portable Gifted and Talented
If you're like me, you can't easily find activities designed for primary grade gifted learners. This one hour activity, however, is specifically designed for Chris Van Allsburg’s "Two Bad Ants" and primary gifted and talented students—nurturing
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, GATE
$3.00
40
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
Astronauts, space ships, and the moon . . . what kid doesn’t like that kind of stuff, huh? We should build a space ship! Here’s another collection of lessons and activities for your primary gifted and talented groups. It’s full of hands-on
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, GATE
CCSS:
2.MD.D.10, RL.3.4, RI.1.3, RI.1.7, RI.2.1, RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.7, W.2.3
$3.49
32
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
Your students will ask to stay in from recess for this. It is the most popular unit I've taught in 32 years, and it is packed with challenging critical thinking.We imagine students are training at the school for spies: mini survivor challenges,
Subjects:
Applied Math, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, GATE
$8.99
10
Digital Download DOCX (22.47 MB)
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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

Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students President. Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Board Member. 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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In services with free lessons and units you can use tomorrow! Contact Mark for engaging and interactive presentations in your school district on a range of topics in gifted education. Join in the conversation at giftedlearners.org.

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