LSEM in Texas
LSEM in Texas
- March 11, 2020
- Posted by: Caitlin McCallum
- Category: Wow Story
We are sharing short insights from our teachers in Texas this week!
Becky shared: Zion Lutheran School in Georgetown is thrilled to have launched out Gifted and Talented Program! We identified 6 students (grades K-5th) who qualified. We are currently using the Genius Hour and Passion Project Model and have been incorporating more aspects into the program this year!
Paula shared: One of my students is a 4th grader at Crown of Life in Colleyville. He is a very reluctant reader and is below grade level for reading. However, just in the last few weeks he has found a book series that he is interested in and has begun reading at home. Praises for that!
Connie shared: Our Gifted and Talented program at St Paul Fort Worth added a robotics and physics component to our program. Students used building kits and task cards to construct air compressors, electric racers, air launchers, and catapults. They then coded the machines using their iPads. Cooperation, communication, problem solving skills, and higher level thinking skills were among the positive outcomes.
Emily shared: The middle school Gifted and Talented students competed in DI – Destination Imagination. DI is a global education program dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders, and creative problem solvers. The 7th grade team placed 4th and the 8th grade team placed 3rd in District competition.
Sharon shared: The highlight of my school year happened when a former student invited me to participate in her high school Senior Showcase. Students ask two people that have impacted their life to attend. I am so honored to be recognized as having had an impact on a student’s life.
Teresa shared: Let It Shine Academy in Austin started in August of 2017 with 8 students. Since opening, the program has grown to 21 students and we pray for continued growth. Let It Shine has provided a support for families that they do no get elsewhere. Through a loving Christian and sensory friendly environment, we are seeing kids succeed in ways that were not possible in their previous environments.
That’s a lot of great news from Texas!