AIG and Advanced Learning Department
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AIG & Advanced Learning Department Vision
With a mindset of talent development, Lee County Schools seeks to recognize potential in all student populations. Recognizing that gifted behaviors may be evident in a student’s aptitude, academic performance, motivation, or social interactions, Lee County Schools is committed to providing an academic, intellectual, and social/emotional support system so that students may reach their full potential by matching service with the students’ identified abilities. In partnership with parents and community, Lee County Schools will identify, develop, and serve gifted potential in students.
AIG & Advanced Learning Department Goals
- Equitable Identification - Identify academically and intellectually gifted students equitably across subgroups, using local norms and multiple criteria, in order to provide appropriately differentiated learning opportunities.
- Differentiation - Differentiate and enrich the core curriculum to challenge advanced learners in their identified area(s) of strength as part of an overall educational program that supports excellence for all students.
- Professional Development - Provide professional development so that teachers responsible for teaching gifted students acquire and develop an appropriate base of knowledge and methodology in gifted education, and provide information on local certification and state licensure in gifted education.
- High Expectations - Set high expectations for academically and intellectually gifted students and support their attainment of knowledge, skills, and work habits to promote their becoming lifelong learners and productive members of society.
- Social and Emotional Well-Being - Provide appropriate counseling and support services to assure gifted students’ social and emotional well-being is addressed.
- Fostering Growth - Provide opportunities for gifted students to spend appropriate time with other students who are similar to themselves in order to foster cognitive, academic, and social growth.
- Talent Development - Provide additional support to develop talent in students who may not be maximizing their abilities or who may be under-represented in gifted populations.
- Early Access to Challenge - Provide young students (K-2) with access to an appropriately stimulating and challenging education to shape their learning habits and challenge and develop their abilities.
- Partnership - Develop beneficial two-way partnerships with parents and the community to support gifted students in their academic, intellectual, and social-emotional development.