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Gifted and Talented Instruction

Gifted and Talented Instruction (GATE)
WISH Teachers have attended multiple trainings to support the integration of GATE strategies throughout all curricular activities. Depth and Complexity Icons, open ceiling activities, and our core curricula, such as Writers Workshop, Readers Workshop, and STEM activities involving PLTW, and CGI math strategies, naturally allow for differentiation and higher level thinking.  As indicated in the research, WISH supports the idea that students who are identified as gifted need excellent instruction from the outset within a heterogenous group of peers.  WISH understands that though a child may be gifted in some areas there are other areas that need to be strengthened. Our classrooms, which serve a variety of ability levels within each learner, create a safe space for taking risks, problem-solving and collaboration, as well as mentorship and learning!  All students receive high-quality instruction using GATE strategies so that everyone has a rigorous and meaningful instructional experience.