Differentiation of Curriculum and Instruction
The major focus of the K-8 Gifted and Talented Program in the Glendale-River Hills School District is to infuse differentiated instructional strategies into the regular classroom curriculum so that all students can benefit.
Differentiation for gifted students combines the curricular strategies of enrichment and acceleration and provides flexibility and diversity. Appropriate differentiation allows for increasing levels of advanced, abstract, and complex curriculum that are meaningful and that respond to the learner's needs. The use of such differentiation is essential to maximize the educational experience of gifted and talented students.
Services for gifted and talented students are provided using the Wisconsin Three-Tiered RtI
(Response to Intervention) Model, with the level (tier) of service matched to the level (tier) of student need.
The Pyramid Model
of programming shows how the district provides a continuum of services to identified students at Tiers 1, 2, and 3. Within each of these tiers are options to meet students' needs.CLICK HERE
for an overview of the Programming Model.