An instructional model that provides students opportunities to develop their talents and achieve their fullest potential.  Thinking skills such as problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, and spatial reasoning are extremely important.  Through introduction and practice of these skills, students are better prepared for all content areas.  Proficiency of these skills also builds confidence and benefits students socially and emotionally.

    Why Talent Development?

    • To identify more gifted and talented students
    • To build capacity for underrepresented groups
    • To build capacity in distinguished learners
    • To find students who may benefit from gifted services who aren't easily found
    • To get students thinking and discussing
    • To help teachers see students in a different light after TD exposure