Month: September 2015

SPARK’s program model, Young Scholars, highlighted in School Administrator article

By Jane Clarenbach/School Administrator, September 2015

“Now I view myself as a talent scout, always thinking of how I can challenge my students so that I can see what they are capable of.”

-Lisa Rogers, gifted education specialist, Marietta, Ga.

With what seem to be ever-increasing demands on educators and limited resources, turning all teachers into trained talent scouts would appear to be a lofty ideal in K-12 education. But absent such a commitment to proactively identify talent by knowing what to look for and nurturing it to the point of excellence, countless students go unidentified for advanced learner services. This results in a significant amount of talent going undeveloped or underdeveloped, which is a loss not only for the students but also for their communities and our nation. Continue Reading…