Portable Gifted and Talented

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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, Gifted and Talented, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, GATE
$34.99
89
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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
$11.49
151
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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, Gifted and Talented, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, 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...
$9.99
76
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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:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, GATE
$51.42
$34.99
20
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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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, GATE
$21.99
115
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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 350 pages and 75 hours of material—all with best practices in gifted and talented education.One stop. Huge
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Lesson, GATE
$54.91
$29.99
43
Bundle
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:
Projects, Lesson, GATE
$5.99
77
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, GATE
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.7
$11.49
79
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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:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, GATE
$9.99
56
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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:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Lesson, GATE
$42.91
$21.99
34
Bundle
By Portable Gifted and Talented
The beauty in The Lost Thing is that it settles into one’s soul in a casual and poetic way. What starts as a sort of amusing but sad story finds its way deeper into your heart. You begin to wonder, to ask questions. Soon you find yourself wanting
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Graphic Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, GATE
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.7, RL.5.1, RL.5.7, RL.6.1, RL.6.7, RL.7.1, RL.7.7, SL.4.4, SL.4.5, SL.5.4...
$5.99
12
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
This bundle is a variation on my popular social-emotional curriculum which is going live and in print in the spring of 2021.These social-emotional units span the curriculum with creative, hands-on activities . . . because we need to make excellent
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, School Counseling
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, GATE
$33.43
$19.09
4
Bundle
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:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, GATE
$11.99
13
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
Welcome to the shark tank project-based learning unit. Let’s begin our entrepreneurial careers today! Build critical thinking skills, public speaking success, and bring creativity, language arts, and economics into your classroom in a purposeful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Economics
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
SL.4.1, SL.4.4, SL.4.5, SL.5.1, SL.5.4, SL.5.5
$6.99
13
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
I went about creating units for my youngest groups--KG and 1st grade--because I rarely saw any unit out there that was truly targeting these groups in a deliberate gifted and talented application. Here is the bundle! PLEASE SEE THE INDIVIDUAL
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Science
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson, Activities, GATE
$24.44
$15.99
10
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:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, GATE
$9.99
61
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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:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson, GATE
$4.99
51
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By Portable Gifted and Talented
Volume 1 is hugely popular and contains comment after comment from teachers about engaging, time-saving lessons. Here is volume 2 . . . just as good (actually, probably better in many ways--shhh!)50% off individual purchases with this collection!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, GATE
$57.40
$34.99
5
Bundle
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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, GATE
$6.99
101
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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
$4.99
34
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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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