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Middle School Gifted Education

Grade levels

about 1 year ago

Sixth Grade

Robotics

Begin Zoo Project

 

Seventh Grade

Zoo Project

Code Academy

 

 Eighth Grade

Research Project with Technology Integration


Seventh Grade

about 1 year ago

 

March 2018

Students distributing reusable shopping bags




Philadelphia Zoo Unless Project


We continue to research material for our project.  We have not finalized the project, but have contacted several people who will be integral to the success of our mission this year.  Learning to successfully communicate is a skill we can learn and utilize for the rest of our lives.  


Philadelphia Zoo Unless Project

Posted by Elizabeth Gasper at 9/28/2017

Seventh Grade students are continuing the Philadelphia Zoo project this year.  Last year they researched endangered animals.  This year students are developing a project that will help preserve one of these animal's habitat.  In addition, once students have decided on the project, they will be implementing the project.  Let's hope we can make a positive change in our environment!

Eighth Grade

about 1 year ago


Eighth grade students are encouraged to independently to work on their Research Projects. All the materials needed for this research project have been made available through their new Gmail accounts on Google Docs.  Students can voluntarily  work on their research during study hall periods.  Their projects are being monitored through Google Docs as well as during teacher/student conferences at their regularly scheduled Gifted Enrichment time.


Research and Technology

Posted by Elizabeth Gasper at 9/28/2017

Eighth grade students in Gifted Education will be creating a digital story; choosing from their area of interest to create the project and share the project among their Gifted Education peers.  The project itself will be broken into several manageable steps, with a timeline to complete each step.  In addition, each step will have a rubric to assess the progress students are making.  Students will choose to write: 1.) A story that informs or instructs-a story that focuses specifically on instructional material in subject areas such as science, math, health, technology, music or art or 2.)  A story that examines an historical event-a story that relies on an event from the past and requires students to add meaning to the event.  Once students have chosen an area of focus, they will begin the digital storytelling process, which includes three main stages: preparation, production, and presentation. This intensive research project will introduce the eighth grade students to more advanced research skills they began developing during the Philadelphia Zoo Project, as well as more advanced technological skills.