Charlottesville City Schools Pilot New Pathways in Gifted Education Initiative
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Schools is piloting an initiative that will keep students of all levels in the classroom when most schools are pulling them out.
The New Pathways in Gifted Education, formerly Quest, has kindergarten through sixth-grade gifted resource teachers going into classrooms to cultivate talents in all children. Schools use to pull higher-level students from the classroom for differentiated learning, but not anymore.
"Differentiation says all of us will look at the same standards, all of us will be tapping into high-level thinking activities, but how I access that information may be different based on my reading skills, based on my math skills,” said Beverly Catlin, coordinator of instruction.
The new program will mean increased collaboration between gifted and general education teachers.