GT Remote Learning Plans
*Please Note: The Gifted and Talented lessons/Nearpods are not a requirement. They are simply an option to keep the overly active mind engaged while adding structure to the added time we find in our day. The lessons are not limited to GT students.
Introduction to Passion Project
In order to meet the needs of students who are gifted and talented, teachers need to challenge them and require them to use higher-order thinking skills. We are encouraging you and your child to take a look at the remote learning lesson plans listed below; they represent one of the best concepts for gifted and talented education.
This concept teaches your gifted and talented student the step by step process of working on their own research projects that will lead to an ultimate product and presentation.
What is a Passion Project?
A Passion Project arose from the concept Genius Hour. It was designed to “give students time during school to learn based on their interests, and make a product based on their learning” (A.J. Juliani). This passion-based and inquiry-driven learning promotes, supports, and models both creative and innovative thinking.
There are seven steps to completing a Passion Project. A Passion Project can run between 4 – 6 weeks. Steps 1-Passion and 2-Plan can be accomplished in one week. Steps 3-Pitch and 4-Research and Learning may require one week each. Steps 5-Making and 6-Present can be combined on the final week.
Steps 1 and 2 - April 13-17
Step 3 - April 20-24
Step 4 - April 27-May 1
Step 5, 6 & 7 - May 25-29