Talented and Gifted Program

Welcome to the 

Talented and Gifted Center

Ms. Erica Bair, Talented and Gifted Coordinator  

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Destination Imagination is about to begin! We need parent volunteers to run the after school meetings. Please contact Ms. Bair, TAG Coordinator, at erica.bair@pgcps.orgin order to receive your D.I. numbers.


For more information and dates please click the drop down TAG menu and select TAG News.

 

Prince George's County Program for Talented and Gifted Students (TAG) is designed to meet the needs of the identified TAG student population in all schools by meeting the following objectives:  

  • To provide regularly scheduled opportunities for students to meet with intellectual peers   
  • To provide a learning environment in which instructional strategies appropriate to the unique learning characteristics of the intellectually gifted are utilized   
  • To provide opportunities for individuals and/or small groups to utilize advanced research/study skills in designing and conducting independent investigations on topics of student interest   
  • To acquire advanced competencies in:  
    • higher level thinking skills   
    • research skills   
    • study skills   
    • communication skills   
      
  • To develop an understanding of the purposes and process of self and group evaluation.   

  If you have any questions please feel free to contact erica.bair@pgcps.org

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         DEFINITION OF GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS  

  • "Children and youth with outstanding talent perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.  
  • These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative, and/or artistic areas, possess an unusual leadership capacity, or excel in specific academic fields. They require services or activities not ordinarily provided by schools.  
  • Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor."  
  • Federal definition of "gifted and talented students" Used in Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988 Found in National Excellence . . .(1993)  
  • The major focus of the Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) in all Prince George's County Public Schools is meeting the needs of students showing high performance capability in the intellectual area.  

      Talented and Gifted Resources    

          Programs for Gifted Students   

 

           Teacher Resources   

       Gifted Students with Special Learning Needs/Twice Exceptional Resources Books   

  • Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties by Richard Weinfeld, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Sue Jeweler, and Betty Roffman Shevitz   
  • To be Gifted and Learning Disables by Susan Baum and Steven V. Owen   
  • Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by Carol Amm Strip and Grechen Hirsch   

        Gifted Students with Special Learning Needs/Twice Exceptional Professional Organizations   

             The New Longfields Elementary School TAG Website is soon to come!

 

Last modified: 8/22/2017 12:55:05 PM