G/T Instructional Seminars Instructional seminars are designed to extend student interests beyond general exploratory experiences. Gifted and Talented Resource Teachers provide advanced-level instruction and schedule these opportunities for interested students. Skill development might include written, oral, and visual communication skills, critical and creative thinking skills, research skills, technology skills, and skills in visual and performing arts. Seminar topics may include consultation with professionals involved in the field of study who provide students with additional instruction and guidance as they engage in product development.
- Designed to develop advanced-level skills in an area of interest for students
- Offerings vary based on the needs and interests of students
- Open to all students regardless of instructional level
- Students self-select based on their interest in the topic
- Students typically will meet during recess one day per week
- Work may be required outside the classroom
HOW DO STUDENTS SIGN UP FOR A SEMINAR?
- First, a member of the Waterloo Gifted and Talented Department will make an announcement at the appropriate grade level lunch letting students know that an info session will be held. (Families will be notified of this interest session through such mediums as e-school, Wildcat Review, etc.)
- At the info session, we will familiarize students in the appropriate grade level with details about the seminar. Students who continue to be interested will then be given a permission slip.
- Students who return the permission slip will then begin the seminar.