• EXPO Curriculum/Scope & Sequence

    EXPO Curriculum (Scope & Sequence)
     

    Denton ISD Gifted and Talented Program (EXPO)

     Excerpt from DENTON ISD EXPO HANDBOOK; approved by Denton ISD Board of Trustees on 7.31.12; updated 5.13

     

    Handbook may be accessed at http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/56230
     
                      "A scope and sequence is followed that illustrates the target concepts and skills which are taught through activities designed for gifted students in grades K – 12. A differentiated curriculum that emphasizes all four core areas is available in Grades K– 12 and a continuum of learning experiences is provided that leads to the development of advanced-level products and/or performances. The EXPO curriculum focuses on critical and creative thinking skills, higher order thinking skills, in-depth research leading to advanced products and/or performances, and affective skills for the special needs of the gifted children. Curriculum is modified based on annual evaluations. The Sandra Kaplan model of Depth and Complexity as well as the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) units have been combined and adapted to build a challenging and real-world gifted curriculum for grades 3 – 8. Grades K-2 will use a combination of the TPSP units and the Primary Education Thinking Skills (PETS) units. Grades 9 – 12 will use the Pre-AP, AP, IB (International Baccalaureate) or Dual-Credit curriculum." DENTON ISD EXPO HANDBOOK, p. 9)
     
     
    Denton ISD Gifted and Talented Program Curriculum Scope and Sequence

     


    K

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    E

    H

    M














    I.  Critical Thinking













         A. Cognitive Process Dimension (analyze, evaluate, create)

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A














         B.  Spatial Thinking













          1. Visually manipulate shapes

    I

    I

    A

    A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

          2. Understand visual perceptions

    I

    I

    A

    A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

          3. Recognize and predict spatial patterns

    I

    I

    A

    A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

          4. Design complicated patterns

    I

    I

    A

    A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     














        C. Logical Thinking













         1. Analogies

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         2. Questioning Strategies

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         3. Venn Diagrams

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         4. Deductive Reasoning

     

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

            a. Three component matrix

     

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

     

     

     

            b. Proofs with symbols

     

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

     

     

     

     

     

     

         5. Inductive Reasoning - Inferences

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A














        D. Dimensions of Depth and Complexity













         1. Language of the Disciplines

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         2. Details

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         3. Patterns

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         4. Rules

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

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    A

    A

    A

    A

         5. Trends

     

    I

    I

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    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         6. Ethics

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         7. Unanswered Questions

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         8. Big Ideas

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

         9. Over Time

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

        10. Points of View

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

        11. Across the Disciplines

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

                 a. Math Grade Level TEKS













                 b. Science Grade Level TEKS













                 c. ELA Grade Level TEKS













                 d. Social Studies Grade Level TEKS







































    II.  Creative Thinking













          A. Elements of Creativity (FFOE)













              1. Fluency

    I

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              2. Flexibility

    I

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              3. Originality

    I

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              4. Elaboration

    I

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M














         B. SCAMPER Model

     

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

     

     

     














         C. CPS Model

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

     

     

     


     












         D. Forced Relationships

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

     

     

     




























    K

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    E

    H

    M

    III. Research Skills













         A. Methods of Research













              1. Acquiring information

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              2. Interpreting information

     

    I

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              3. Using retrieval systems

     

    I

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              4. Reporting information

     

    I

    I

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    A

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    A

    M

    M

    M

              5. Using research methods

     

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

        













          B. Research Products/Outcomes (Professional Quality)













              1. Oral

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              2. Visual

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              3. Kinesthetic

     

    I

    A

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    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M

              4. Written

     

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M














         C. In-Depth Investigations













              1. Group Study

     

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

              2. Independent Study

     

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

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    A

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    A

    A



























    IV. Technology Integration

     

    I

    A

    A

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    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A



























    V. Affective Skills













         A. Understanding Yourself

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M














         B. Interpersonal Relationships

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M














         C. Time Management/Organization

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M














         D. Dealing With the Unknown

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M














         E. Leadership Skills

    I

    I

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    A

    M

    M

    M














         F. Scholarly Behaviors

     

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

                   1. Thirst for Knowledge













                   2. Asks Good Questions













                   3. Brings Tools













                   4. Sees from Different Perspectives













                   5. Saves Important Information













                   6. Ponders Big Ideas













                   7. Exercises the Intellect













                   8. Access Multiple Resources













                   9. Sets Goals













    I = Introduce

    A = Apply

    M = Maintan

                                                                                 DENTON ISD EXPO HANDBOOK, p. 10)

     

     
Last Modified on September 21, 2015