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Welcome to the High Ability Learner Program! My name is Judy Schubert, and I have been teaching in gifted education for 23 years!
I am the HAL (Challenge) facilitator at Squire John Thomas Elementary. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Educational Administration and an endorsement in Gifted Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Students I work with qualify for Gifted and
Talented services by achieving high scores on standardized tests and by
receiving a qualifying score on a SAGES assessment. Students are
formally identified at the end of third grade. The 4th and 5th grade HAL
students have classes scheduled twice weekly in their areas of
strength, either math and/or reading and language arts. Specialized
Challenge instruction classes consist of math/language arts lessons that
incorporate a Gifted and Talented framework comprised of problem solving,
critical thinking, creativity, research, and the Habits of
Mind. Students are also involved in two competitions, NewsBrain
Challenge and Math Olympiad. The use of technology is infused into all
of the curriculum taught.
My role as HAL Facilitator also includes helping classroom teachers differentiate instruction for their HAL students.In order to assist teachers with
differentiation of instruction and for early identification of high
level ability, I also teach Primary Thinking Skills (P.E.T.S.) lessons
in the whole classroom from Kdg. through third grade.These lessons develop divergent, convergent, and evaluative thinking skills as well as visual/spatial perception.
Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions. I look forward to helping your children achieve at their highest potential!
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