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Gifted and Talented Education

The Calvert County Public Schools Gifted and Talented Education Program provides enrichment opportunities for all students and extends learning for students who are identified as having advanced academic ability.

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Students engage in conversation centered around the Design Thinking process.

Students engage in conversation centered around the Design Thinking process.

GATE team with student participant and project artist.

GATE team with student participant and project artist.

Students dredge the Chesapeake Bay and analyze their findings as part of their research.

Students dredge the Chesapeake Bay and analyze their findings as part of their research.

Students working with STEM materials.

Students working with STEM materials.

GATE students complete water clarity testing as part of their climate change research projects.

GATE students complete water clarity testing as part of their climate change research projects.

A group of students at the James E. Richmond Science Center.

A group of students at the James E. Richmond Science Center.

Preservice teachers from Bowie State University facilitate student discussions to promote communication strategies for GATE.

Preservice teachers from Bowie State University facilitate student discussions to promote communication strategies for GATE.

GATE team with CCPS student in front of mural.

GATE team with CCPS student in front of mural.

Gifted and talented students and families participated in a community engagement presentation at the library.

Gifted and talented students and families participated in a community engagement presentation at the library.

Student working with STEM materials.

Student working with STEM materials.

Students celebrate a day of learning at Calvert Marine Museum together.

Students celebrate a day of learning at Calvert Marine Museum together.

Students working with STEM materials.

Students working with STEM materials.

A group of students at the James E. Richmond Science Center.

A group of students at the James E. Richmond Science Center.

Gifted and Talented students explore the touch pond at Calvert Marine Museum.

Gifted and Talented students explore the touch pond at Calvert Marine Museum.

Librarian being presented with acknowledgement.

Librarian being presented with acknowledgement.

Students working with STEM materials.

Students working with STEM materials.

Teamwork and collaboration is central to gifted and talented curriculum.

Teamwork and collaboration is central to gifted and talented curriculum.

GATE students had the opportunity to visit Bowie State University for the day to learn about STEAM careers.

GATE students had the opportunity to visit Bowie State University for the day to learn about STEAM careers.

GATE Team attending Shark Tank event.

GATE Team attending Shark Tank event.

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Program Contact

Dr. Crystal Ricks

Supervisor, Gifted & Talented Education, Articulation, STEM & MESA, Robotics Competition

Fax:  410-286-1367

Curriculum

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Resources

The district is committed to the fundamental principles of equity and excellence in identifying and serving our Gifted and Talented learners. To ensure continuing education for these learners, we have assembled a list of recommended resources to support independent investigations and project-based learning. Each of the following resources provide opportunities for students to explore the following questions:

  • Which of the following websites spark your curiosity and interest?
  • If you are visiting the locations presented in the website, what questions would you ask a guide if you were on a tour?
  • How would you express your reactions to the websites in written format?
  • How would you visually communicate what you have learned from the website?
  • How could you use the website materials and resources to enhance your understanding of the content presented?

Additional Information

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