The multitude of definitions of giftedness and the identification practices that evolve from these definitions are subject of great debate. Select and read the articles posted on our website that address some of these varying conceptions of giftedness, which ultimately influence our definitions and impact our decisions regarding who gets access to highly capable services a school district provides.
You might consider assigning these articles to various group members on your team to explore the following:
1.How do the various authors discuss giftedness? What are the implications of these perspectives on the definition, identification process and procedures, and types of services a district might offer?
2.How do these ideas challenge your own beliefs or how you define highly capable students in your district?