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  • Gifted and Talented students are those who perform at or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibit high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area, possess an usual capacity for leadership, and/or excel in a specific academic field. Gifted and Talented students are also defined as those who excel in their ability to think, reason, judge, invent, or create to the degree that they need special facilities and/or educational services in order that they may have the opportunity to achieve their potential while making increased meaningful contributions to society.

      Welcome to GISD GT! 

 

I am the district's GT teacher, Angie Townsend. This is my 16th year to teach in Gladewater. I am a proud Bear, class of 2000!  I love cheering for all of the Bears, big and little! 

My favorite thing to teach my kids is the power of a Growth Mindset.  Never give up on yourself or your dreams. Just like Dory says, "Just keep swimming!"

 

Email: TownsendA@gladewaterisd.com

 

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  • The Imagination Fair!

    The Imagination Fair provides gifted students in grades 1 - 3 the opportunity to showcase storytelling in an interactive format. Prior to the event, these students research various forms and genres of storytelling, learn about stories from other cultures, and discover the impact of storytelling throughout history. They then either choose a story or create their own story to tell during the Imagination Fair. A professional storyteller will begin the day telling interactive stories and later will work with a select group of students to help them develop and refine their storytelling skills to share with the Imagination Fair participants.  To culminate the event, students participate in a hands-on creative problem solving activity.

    Innovative Inventions! 

    Innovative Inventions for grades 4 – 8 provides gifted students with an opportunity to participate in the inventive process. As a result, these students will gain an understanding of the processes of innovation and creative thinking and develop an appreciation of the inventive process through the creation of an original, feasible idea. The investigation will culminate in a student invention showcase held annually at Region 7 Education Service Center. During the event, students will also participate in Contraption Construction. Contraption Construction encourages creative problem-solving and cooperation among teams of students to solve a simple task by designing a complicated contraption.

    ROBOTICS!

    Region 7 ESC offers robotics opportunities for teachers and gifted students in grades 1 – 3 using the LEGO® Education WeDo™ Construction Set. Robotics at this level provides these students with opportunities to explore and investigate simple machines, learn iconic programming, design schematics, incorporate math, literary, language, and science, solve problems through creative problem solving strategies and design and create working robotic models. Students can showcase their skills and design during the WeDo™ Celebration held annually.

    Region 7 Education Service Center offers robotics programs for gifted students in grades 4 – 12. At this level, students are afforded opportunities to explore concepts associated with robotics through cross curricular connections.  There are two different competitions, a design competition in the fall and an arena competition in the spring.  Participation in the design competition is not required to compete in the arena competition.  Teams may choose to participate in the spring arena competition but not submit a competition board for the fall design competition.

  • My students and I would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to Mr. and Mrs. Commander for their generous donation to our program. They graciously donated funds for brand new Lego WEDO 2.0 robots that we call LexiBots! This donation comes in memory of their precious granddaughter Lexi. We are so grateful for your kindness and my heart is truly touched to be able to share in a part of Lexi's legacy. 
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