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EXPO Parent Orientation 2014-2015. The Denton Association of Gifted and Talented (DAGT) is an advocacy group for GT/EXPO and advanced academics.

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1 EXPO Parent Orientation

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6 The Denton Association of Gifted and Talented (DAGT) is an advocacy group for GT/EXPO and advanced academics in Denton ISD. The group is made up of parents, educators, and interested individuals. For more information contact Susanne at or

7 Thinking Skills Research Skills Product Complexity Curriculum Depth

8 ConcreteAbstract DepthComplexityNovelty Dependent Independent Reflective Learners

9 Language of the Discipline Trend Detail Big Ideas Unanswered Questions Patterns Ethics Rules

10 Across the Disciplines Perspective Over Time

11 CREATIVE THINKING

12 RESEARCH/TPSP (TEXAS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS PROJECT)

13 SCHOLARLY BEHAVIORS (THINGS LEARNERS DO)

14 GRADING POLICIES Critical Thinking Creative Thinking Research Communication Advanced Products Scholarly Behaviors 1 – Unsatisfactory 2 – Needs Improvement 3 – Meets Expectations 4 – Exceeds Expectations * To get a 4, the student must incorporate more than what is stated as the expectation and usually has used additional research and creative thinking in the finished product

15 HOMEWORK  Creativity project  A real life application  Related to a goal the student has set Homework is occasional, not usual

16 They are morphology, operations, real estate, and electro-chemical cellular functions, or M-O-R-E as a way to remember them easily. Morphology: Size, quantity, and shape of brain structures Operations: Neural efficiency and speed of internal connectivity in the brain Real estate: Strategic differences in which or how brain areas are used Electro-chemical cellular function: Differences in electrical and chemical activity What Makes A Brain Gifted? What Makes A Brain Gifted?

17 6 TYPES OF GIFTED

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19 AUTONOMOUS LEARNER

20 MULTI/TWICE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER

21 SUCCESSFUL LEARNER

22 CREATIVE LEARNER

23 AT-RISK LEARNER

24 UNDERGROUND LEARNER

25 HOW TO CONTACT US… THE VERY BEST AND FASTEST WAY IS VIA


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