Gifted and Talented

2017-18  Gifted Services: Site Specific

School Name

Mountain View

Principal



 

Jennifer Piccone

GT Building Representative




 

Courtney  Groskin

groskin_courtney@svvsd.org

Focus (if applicable)







 

At Mountain View Elementary, our gifted and talented students thrive.Our program offers opportunities for differentiated instruction that fosters critical thinking skills. Mountain View teachers utilize a STEM focus where students learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through interdisciplinary units of study.  Classroom teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, and the GT coordinator work together to meet the needs of GT students through differentiation in the regular classroom,and enrichment opportunities.

Overview of Gifted Programming Options













 

STEM: Students learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through interdisciplinary units of study.


Differentiated Instruction: Support for gifted students occurs every day in the regular classroom.


Literacy: Differentiation occurs within Intervention and Enrichment groups and homeroom classrooms.


Mathematics: Differentiation occurs within Intervention and Enrichment groups and homeroom classrooms.


 

Enrichment Options














 


There are many before and after school programs available for our students including:

Robotics, Writing Club, Student Council, Technology Club, 100 Mile Running Club, and several community school offerings as well. .  

Social/Emotional Support






 

GT coordinator and staff counselor partner for GT grade level student advocacy discussions. We also use the InFocus social and emotional program school wide. We strive to develop a foundation of the concepts of talent, creativity, and the development of potential.

Classroom Differentiation







 

Differentiation in the classroom includes, but is not limited to: tiered lessons, curriculum compacting, challenge, depth complexity, and student choice opportunities.

Content Extensions






 

Our Media Hub offers enrichment for all students. Intervention classes are offered in math or reading on a daily basis.

Acceleration Opportunities (content, whole grade level)








 

Grade-level and specific content acceleration is determined on an individual student basis.