Harper McCaughan Elementary School

Welcome to Mrs. Holt's Discovery Class Page






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Welcome to my Discovery class where we have life-changing experiences and pivotal moments!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 Welcome to Discovery 2016-2017! I am very excited about teaching all grade 6 Discovery. Check out my lesson plan page to see weekly updates and to see what we are doing in class.

 

 IMPORTANT                         
NOTES: 
  • Welcome to Discovery 2016-2017
MDE MAJOR GIFTED OUTCOME AREAS:
  •  Thinking Skills
  • Creativity
  • Group Dynamics
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Self-Directed Learning
 
 

 

 

 PLEASE GO TO MY LESSON PLAN PAGE TO SEE LESSON PLANS FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL.

 

 

Welcome to Discovery! Discovery is the intellectually gifted class for students in grades 2-6 in Long Beach School District. Students in grades 4-6 are housed at Harper McCaughan Elementary and the Discovery program is housed on the second floor of Harper McCaughan Elementary.

 
 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE LONG BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT GIFTED PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT DEBORAH HOLT, GIFTED COORDINATOR AT: debbie.holt@lbsdk12.com OR CALL (228)864-3946.  
 
 
Long Beach School District Gifted Education Program

Scope and Sequence of Process Skill Development with Outcomes

 

1. THINKING SKILLS

1.1       Higher Order Thinking

1.2       Logical Thinking

1.2.1    Analogical Thinking

1.2.2    Deductive Reasoning

1.2.3    Inductive Reasoning

1.2.4    Figural Rasoning

1.2.5    Synectics

1.3       Creative Thinking

1.3.1    Fluency

1.3.2    Flexibility

1.3.3    Originality

1.3.4    Elaboration

1.4       Critical Thinking

1.4.1    Questioning Techniques

1.4.2    Intuitive Reasoning

1.4.3    Fact and Opinion

1.4.4    Decision Making

1.4.5    Evaluation Techniques

1.4.6    Ethical Awareness/Global Implications

1.4.7    Probability/Prediction

1.5       Creative Problem Solving

 

2. CREATIVITY

2.1Analysis of Creative Process

2.1.1 Preparation

2.1.2 Incubation

2.1.3 Illumination

2.1.4 Verification

2.2 Attribute Listing

2.3 Morphological Analysis

2.4 Creative Thinking

2.4.1 Fluency

2.4.2 Flexibility

2.4.3 Originality

2.4.4 Elaboration

2.5 Spontaneous Thinking

2.6 Divergent Thinking (Scamper)

2.7 Creative Problem Solving

2.8 Creative Expression

2.8.1 Creative Writing

2.8.2 Performing Arts

2.8.3 Creative Arts

 

3. COMMUNICATION SKILLS

3.1 Speaking Skills

3.2 Writing Skills

3.3 Propaganda Techniques

3.4 Debating Skills

 

4. RESEARCH

            4.1 Interdisciplinary Connections

            4.2 Social Awareness

            4.3 Scientific Research

            4.4 Historical Research

            4.5 Descriptive Research

            4.6 Primary Research

            4.7 Research Skill Development

            4.8 Goal Setting

            4.9 Independent Research

 

5. Creative and Performing Arts

            5.1 Creative/Visual Arts

                        5.1.1 Exposure to Visual Arts

                        5.1.2 Study of Components of Visual Arts

                        5.1.3 Participation-Application

            5.2 Performing Arts

                        5.2.1 Exposure to Performing Arts

                        5.2.2 Study of Components of Performing Arts

                        5.2.3 Participation in Performing Arts Experiences

 

6. Life Skills

            6.1 Life skills training experiences

                        6.1.1 Goal Setting

                        6.1.2 Time Management

                        6.1.3 Money Management

                        6.1.4 Decision Making

            6.2 Social Interaction

                        6.2.1 Etiquette

                        6.2.2 Business Protocol

            6.3 Work Ethic

                        6.3.1 Perseverance/Task Commitment

                        6.3.2 Initiative

                        6.3.3 Responsibility

                        6.3.4 Team Work

                        6.3.5 Integrity/Ethical Awareness

            6.4 Participation/Application of life skills in real-life exploratory experiences

                        6.4.1 Simulation of real-life activities

                        6.4.2 Real-life problem solving

 

7. Career Exploration

            7.1 Career research

            7.2 Interviews of Individuals in a Variety of Careers

            7.3 Mentorships

            7.4 Internships

 

8. Small/Large Group Dynamics

            8.1 Listening Skills

            8.2 Speaking Skills

            8.3 Goal Setting

            8.4 Interpersonal Relationships

                        8.4.1 Respect/Tolerance for Other Points of View

                        8.4.2 Ethical Awareness

                        8.4.3 Commitment to Convictions

                        8.4.4 Ability to Compromise

                        8.4.5 Self-Discipline

                        8.4.6 Risk-Taking

                        8.4.7 Task Commitment

            8.5 Ability to Work Cooperatively as a Member of a Group

            8.6 Leadership Skills

            8.7 Evaluation Skills

 

9. Intra-personal Skills/Self-Directed Learning/Autonomous Learning

            9.1 Self-Assessment

                        9.1.1 Interest Identification

                        9.1.2 Learning Styles

                        9.1.3 Expression Style Preference

                        9.1.4 Goal Setting

            9.2 Autonomous Learning

                        9.2.1 Goal Setting

                        9.2.2 Visualization

                        9.2.3 Organization Skills

                        9.2.4 Self Discipline/Task Commitment

                        9.2.5 Risk-Taking

                        9.2.6 Problem Solving

                        9.2.7 Decision Making

                        9.2.8 Ethical Awareness

            9.3 Independent Study

                        9.3.1 Topic Selection

                        9.3.2 Research Skill Development

                        9.3.3 Writing Skills

                        9.3.4 Use of Technology

                        9.3.5 Speaking/Presentation Skills

                        9.3.6 Evaluation Skills

 

10. Affective Skills/Self Awareness/Personal Growth

            10.1 Interpersonal Relationships

                        10.1.1 Social Awareness

                        10.1.2 Ethical Awareness

                        10.1.3 Personality Styles

                        10.1.4 Tolerance/Respect

                        10.1.5 Decision Making

                        10.1.6 Risk-Taking

                        10.1.7 Evaluation Skills

            10.2 Intrapersonal Skills

                        10.2.1 Learning Styles

                        10.2.2 Goal Setting

                        10.2.3 Decision Making

                        10.2.4 Risk-Taking

                        10.2.5 Social/Emotional Development

                        10.2.6 Organization Skills

                        10.2.7 Self Discipline/Task Commitment

                        10.2.8 Coping Skills

                        10.2.9 Stress Management

                        10.2.10 Evaluation Skill
 
  
 
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