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Gifted and Talented

The goal of the New Diana ISD Gifted and Talented Education Program is that students who participate in gifted and talented education will demonstrate significant gain in their general knowledge, their ability to express themselves in written and oral form and their problem solving skills. These students will show evidence of improved self-image in relation to family, peers and scholastic achievement. These students will develop their skills in critical thinking through the application of higher level thought processes such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation as well as to think and learn with a deeper understanding of concepts, generalizations and principles.

One of the curriculum resources that has been implemented by New Diana ISD Gifted and Talented teachers is the Texas Performance Standards Project. The TPSP is a statewide standards and assessment system you can use to capture the high levels of achievement of gifted and talented students. The goal of TPSP is for students to create work that reflects the professional quality that the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students requires. Student’s projects are TEKS-based and focus on the core content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies with interdisciplinary connections. For more information you may visit Texas Performance Standards Project.

Contacts:

District Gifted & Talented Coordinator - Dr. Scott Farler 903-663-8000 x 206 sfarler@ndisd.org

Elementary Gifted and Talented Contact Mrs. Cindi Turner cturner@ndisd.org

Intermediate School Gifted and Talented Contact Ms. Jeannie Erwin jerwin@ndisd.org

Middle School Gifted and Talented Contact Mrs. Brittany Chrisman bchrisman@ndisd.org

High School Gifted and Talented Contact Mrs. Frances Plants fplants@ndisd.org

Links:

Gifted and Talented Education in Texas

Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

National Association for Gifted Children

New Diana Board Policy

GT Spring Nominations Letter