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Dear Students and Families, 
Remember:  
September 8, 2015 is the first day of school which will be a full day.

           Please read about Robert Healy's  2nd Grade Gifted Program

                
                                           Welcome to 2nd grade gifted at Healy School.
     
Curriculum and Instruction:  

*Curriculum model for the gifted program consists of two:
Concept_Based Learning by H.Lynn Erickson and Understanding by Design (UBD) 
by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

*Instructional Model is Differentiation

*Instructional Strategy, acceleration is most effective with gifted students that
is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
At Healy gifted students work at an accelerated level at least one grade 
beyond their current grade level.

*Instructional strategies designed for the gifted learner at Healy:
Real-world problem solving with real-world application, creativity and innovation developed from 
play, critical thinking using Richard Paul's reasoning Web, as well as developing the practice of
Promoting Global Unity through Empathy and the Understanding of Vulnerabiliity. Teacher Training -RGC (Regional Gifted Centers:
As a teacher, I have completed the Gifted Education Seminar (GES): the 45-hour seminar that
investigates modules that trains teachers in knowing and understanding the gifted child, as well
as how to employ strategies to meet these unique learners.
I have also completed the Advanced Gifted Education Seminar at Northeastern University, which
was also a graduate course.

On-Going GIfed Program Training: I attend differentiated workshop sessions that are embedded
in research and are built with interactive learning activities that can be taught immediately to my
class.

Organizations that are provide additional support in knowing the gifted learner:

*National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
*Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC)
*Northwestern University's Centerefor Talent Development (CTD)
*Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)