Bernice Hart ECP serves students who are currently identified as academically advanced in one or more areas of language arts, math, science and social studies. GT services include instruction by a teacher who has completed the 30-hour GT Foundations training. The GT teacher allows opportunities for curricular tasks that are of greater depth, complexity, and pacing while working independently and with other GT students as well as students not identified as required by the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students. GT students in the classroom will experience some of the following instructional strategies and curriculum modifications, among others:
·Advanced-Level Differentiation - Different learning options that allow the student to work at a more challenging pace and level within the grade level curriculum. ·GT Exemplar Lessons – Austin ISD Lessons that offer advanced-level learning opportunities for gifted students. ·Extension Menus - Students are provided with an organized set of learning options to choose from in a menu format. ·Independent Study - Students conduct research or study an issue or idea, usually on a topic of choice, with little to no assistance from other students in the class. ·Research Projects - Students study a topic or issue to collect information, facts, and data to develop a project to share with others.