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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 5th grade GATE program--all tried and tested, Common Core
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Whole Courses, GATE
$24.99
160 ratings
4.0
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
113 ratings
4.0
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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
101 ratings
4.0
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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
54 ratings
4.0
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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
92 ratings
4.0
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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
71 ratings
4.0
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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
49 ratings
4.0
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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!
Subjects:
Applied Math, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, GATE
$3.49
76 ratings
4.0
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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 4th grade GATE program--all tried and tested, Common Core
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, GATE
$19.99
93 ratings
3.9
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, School Counseling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, GATE
$13.99
63 ratings
4.0
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, GATE
$3.00
58 ratings
4.0
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), GATE
$39.99
42 ratings
4.0
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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
55 ratings
4.0
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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
54 ratings
4.0
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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
51 ratings
4.0
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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
52 ratings
4.0
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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
47 ratings
4.0
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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
53 ratings
4.0
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, GATE
$3.00
30 ratings
3.9
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
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.
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), GATE
$3.49
46 ratings
4.0
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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

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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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