Gifted Programming Overview
The purpose of gifted programming in Radnor Township School District is to support the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted and advanced students by providing learning opportunities which are more in-depth and may be presented at a faster pace.
In Radnor Township School District, the Teacher of Gifted Learners (TOGL) collaborates with classroom teachers to meet the needs of gifted and high-ability students. In keeping with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Chapter 16 regulations, a Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP) will be developed for students who are identified as mentally gifted. Specifically Designed Instruction for students with a GIEP is primarily provided by the teacher in the regular education classroom and the TOGL may work with gifted and high-ability students to supplement what is happening in the classroom. When a student has demonstrated the ability, above grade-level work should replace grade-level work
Our flexible model of services enables us to meet the needs of any students who demonstrate the need for academic challenge beyond the regular education curriculum whether they are identified as gifted or not.
This presentation from Parent Involvement Night provides an overview of gifted education in RTSD. Topics include our philosophy of gifted education; services provided for gifted and advanced students; the students identification process; and a brief overview of PA Chapter 16 regualtions. To view the presentation please click here.
This presentation by Dr. Allyson Mackey from the University of Pennsylvania dispels some common neuromyths and provides research-based practices for supporting children's learning. This presentation was sponsored by Radnor PAGE.
For more information contact:
Dr. Jim KearneyAssistant Director of Teaching and Learning
Phone: 610-688-8100 x6163Fax: 610-971-6249
135 S. Wayne Ave
Wayne, PA 19087