Harper McCaughan Elementary School

Welcome to Discovery! Discovery is the intellectually gifted class for students in grades 2-6 in Long Beach School District.
 
Everything we do in Discovery follows the Suggested Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted Education Programs Grades 2-8 in Mississippi, as well as our Long Beach School District Instructional Management Plan.
 
The 6 major outcome categories are: Thinking Skills, Creativity, Group Dynamics, Communication, Research, and Self-Directed Learning.
 
The Long Beach School District Instructional Management Plan follows the Suggested Outcomes and some of these skills, along with abbreviations are listed below:
 
*Organization Skills (OS) *Research (R)
*Self-Directed Learning (SDL) *Career Exploration (CE)
*Logical Thinking (LT) *Communication (Com)
*Group Dynamics (G) *Social/Emotional (SE)
*Critical Thinking (CT) *Social Awareness (SA)
*Interdisciplinary Connections (IC) *Creative and Performing Arts (CPA)
*Creativity (C) *Leadership (L)
*Life Skills (LS) *Evaluation Skills (ES)
*Technology (T)
 
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Instructional Management Plan
 
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 Skills
Last Modified on August 30, 2016
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