Gifted & Talented
Our Vision and Mission - Advanced Academic & Gifted Services (AAGS)
Process for GT Recommendation - Identification & Assessment
GT Program Framework - Programming
Advanced Learning Plans (ALP) Timeline and Criteria - Advanced Learning Plan
Our School’s GT Advocate Contact Information
Name(s): Meghan Bonde
What is the role of the Gifted and Talented Advocate?
The role of the G/T Advocate (GTA) is a little different than the past role of the Gifted and Talented (G/T) Coordinator. The district has decided to invest additional resources to support Gifted and Talented programming beyond what is provided by the state. The new role focuses on building a school-wide GT program with an emphasis on leadership and coaching by supporting planning, instructional practices, and professional learning. This can continuously build the capacity of our staff in meeting the unique needs of learners who are identified as G/T throughout the school day. The GTA role also includes the responsibilities of the G/T coordinator (i.e. coordinating screenings and assessment, supporting parent and staff communication about G/T topics, monitoring completion of ALP milestones, etc). While the classroom teachers take the lead in developing and implementing ALP’s, the G/T Advocate can provide an additional perspective as a G/T content specialist when developing and implementing the ALP if the teacher and/or family determine additional support is needed.