In order to enhance classroom extension for students throughout their school day, AELP teachers will follow a flexible service model. As individual students’ needs change over time, AELP services will adjust appropriately. Some students may require direct instruction from the AELP teacher during a certain unit or course, while other identified students will benefit from the AELP teacher providing collaborative services working to increase differentiated opportunities for our gifted and talented students within their classroom setting. We know that gifted students are gifted all day long and we strive to match this philosophy with our service delivery. Appropriate extension in all classrooms is vitally important.
While all currently identified students will remain identified, instructional need will drive the type and amount of service provided to students to allow for a sharper focus on extension. Service options will vary from student to student in order to closely address individual student need.