PGCPS LogoPrince George's County Public Schools
  • TAG

     

     

    TAG 1

    TAG PULL-OUT PROGRAM

     

    Talented and Gifted

    Pull-out Program Overview

    PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

    The Prince George’s County Public Schools Program for the intellectually gifted is designed to meet the following objectives:

    To provide regularly scheduled opportunities for students to meet with their intellectual peers;

    To provide a learning environment in which instructional strategies appropriate to the unique learning characteristics of the intellectually gifted are utilized;

    To provide opportunities for individuals and/or small groups to utilize advanced research/study skills in designing and conducting independent investigations on topics of student interest (passion projects);

    To acquire advanced competencies in:

    • higher level thinking skills
    • research skills
    • study skills
    • communication skills
    • problem solving skills
    • creative thinking skills
    • critical thinking skills

    To develop an understanding of the purposes and processes of self and group evaluation;

    CURRICULA OVERVIEW

    Overview

    The TAG Pull-out Program in Prince George’s County Public Schools at the elementary level is designed for TAG identified students to meet together for a minimum of two hours per week from October – June each year, 30 – 32 weeks of instruction. Students will be released from regular classes during this time. Separate groups will be maintained for primary (grades 2 and 3) and intermediate (grades 4 and 5) students.

    TAG Curriculum Implementation Plan

    A curriculum plan has been developed to use over a two-year period for primary TAG students and a two year period for intermediate students. This will assure that students will not repeat any of the content and that the sequence of skills followed its developmental.

    Each TAG curriculum is comprised of a core focus unit, a research focus unit, and a literacy focus unit, all of which are interdisciplinary.

    Core Focus

    (20 weeks)

    Research Focus

    (5 weeks)

    Literacy Focus

    (5 weeks)

    Primary

    Year 1


    2018-2019

    Creative Capers

    Primary Passion Project

    Big 6 Research Process

    Junior Great Books

    Year 2


    2017-2018

    Structures

    Primary Passion Project

    Big 6 Research Process

    Junior Great Books

    Intermediate

    Year 1


    2018-2019

    Circuits

    Design Thinking Model:

    L.A.U.N.C.H.

    Research

    Junior Great Books

    Year 2


    2017-2018

    E-textiles

    Design Thinking Model:

    L.A.U.N.C.H.

    Research

    Junior Great Books

     

    The curriculum materials that follow include a wide variety of topics and activities. These provide flexibility in the design of a year’s program that will meet the specific needs of each school.

    Each section of the curriculum contains many activities and lessons. The level of skill development, the maturity and interests of students would be considered in the selection of specific tasks. As often as possible, students should be permitted freedom of choice in selecting specific tasks to complete.