Supporting Talented and Gifted Students Through Comprehensive Distance Learning Model
Ashland schools will continue to provide support and instruction for currently identified TAG students during the Comprehensive Distance model of schooling. During Comprehensive Distance Learning, two strategies will enhance and extend the learning experience for TAG students, which include:
Educational acceleration, which has long been used to match high-level students’ general abilities and specific talents with optimal learning opportunities; and,
Curriculum compacting, which condenses, modifies, or streamlines a curriculum to reduce repetition of previously mastered material.
This guidance allows for a common approach in providing equitable support for talented and gifted learners focusing on academic and social-emotional needs. An important focus in serving TAG students is continuing to provide instruction at the assessed rate and level through daily or weekly formative assessment data or evidence of learning in a Comprehensive Distance Learning model. While it may be challenging for educators to gauge the social-emotional impacts of the assigned work, it is imperative to keep social-emotional needs at the center of learning.