Thursday, September 01, 2016

Info on Applying for Advanced Learning Now Available

Here's the link.

Eligibility criteria and forms are available beginning on September 1st, 2016 at seattleschools.org/advlearning.


All applications are due October 6th, 2016 to determine eligibility for school year 2017-2018.

Story on the Robinson Center at UW for gifted students.
Too many students aren’t getting an opportunity to reveal their strengths says Nancy Hertzog, a University of Washington College of Education professor, and as director of the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars she’s working to change the status quo.

Each year, dozens of Washington teachers participate in Robinson Center professional development activities, including this summer’s workshop “Highly Capable Learning Labs: Addressing Diversity in the Classroom.” The lab focused on developing teachers’ ability to address the diverse needs of learners in the classrooms to challenge all students.

“There’s no one group of gifted learners,” Hertzog said. “Our students are diverse in so many ways—cultural, ethnic, religious—our focus is to make learning meaningful and relevant for all students in classes. We want teachers to look at their classrooms as places where students grow, rather than having preset limitations. We want teachers to think about how they can challenge all of their learners.”