Image of waves with boat; woodblock print entitled Tsunami by Hokusai

Della Gordon
IB MYP Coordinator
Gifted Education Resource Teacher

gordondk@pwcs.edu

703.730.7000


Image of Ms. Gordon's Distance Learning Schedule linking to .pdf file of schedule


Dear Gifted Students and Parents,

As we navigate these new and uncharted waters of closing school buildings for the remainder of the year, I want you to know I am still here for you. We will make it through! Please feel free to email me if there's any way I can be of help or support.

The PWCS Gifted Education Team recommends the following resources to support students' continued practice with critical thinking, creative thinking, conceptual thinking, communication, and collaboration.

Skills Practice Resources
The Tinkering Studio on Exploratorium: Experiments with science, art, technology, and delightful ideas.
Math for Fun and Glory: An exploration of interesting math concepts, brought to you by Khan Academy.
NASA STEM: Lessons and resources for grades 9-12.
Code.org Learn to code.
PopularMechanics Logic Puzzles and brain teasers.
Krazy Dad: Thousands of free printable Sudoku, logic puzzles, mazes, and more.
Khan Academy SAT Prep: For high school students to prepare for the SAT
TED Ed: Includes problem solving lesson and presentations.
Smithsonian Tween Tribune: News stories and features for grades 9-12

New 
• National Gallery of Art: Learn about art with the National Gallery of Art’s online learning resources. Engage in video tours, learn about the works of specific artists, or watch videos. Eleventh grade students may be interested in the Uncovering America module to think about what it means to be an American through the lens of artwork.
National Air and Space Museum: Learn about engineering, planetary science, physical science, space, flight, life sciences, and careers in space.
National Museum of American History: Learn through interactive experiences covering topics in American history such as young people’s role in elections, women’s suffrage, computer pioneers, and the experiment of American Democracy.
Be a digital DJ: Learn to mix music and sounds with the Earsketch program from Hour of Code.
Cernland: Learn about the particle accelerator at CERN and what it tells us about the universe.
University of Colorado Boulder: Provides engaging online math and science simulations focusing on physics, chemistry, earth science, and math.
Kentucky Association for Gifted Education: Provides an extensive list on online resources organized by grade level and subject, including core subjects, arts, critical and creative thinking, and leadership.
Washington International School: Provides resources and guidance for maker-centered learning and thinking routines.
• Visit the palace of Versailles, the Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg to consider how unequal wealth distribution led to revolutionary changes.
VSauce: Watch videos that feed the curious and illuminate the amazing. Explore paradoxes, important questions like “Can Pasta Hold Your Weight, how many infinities exist, mindreading, and how to talk to aliens though short, fast-paced videos.

Offline Resources

Printable Logic Puzzle Grids from Brainzilla
Critical Thinking Workbook




Gifted Identification Update (March 24, 2020)

With the closure of Prince William County Schools due to COVID-19, the timeline for gifted identification has been affected. The division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committees will meet to review cases and make decisions regarding eligibility as soon as possible when PWCS reopens. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.

For information about the Gifted Identification Process, please click on the link for the Prince William County Public Schools Identification Process web page. Prince William County Schools Identification Process


 

Message from Ms. Gordon--I'll update this soon!

 

 

How to Set-up Calendar Alerts:
If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here:
http://tinyurl.com/classcalendaralerts.

Please note: You will receive a separate email alert for each calendar you choose to subscribe to.  

 

Gifted Identification Update

With the closure of Prince William County Schools due to COVID-19, the timeline for gifted identification has been affected. The division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committees will meet to review cases and make decisions regarding eligibility as soon as possible when PWCS reopens. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.

Gifted Identification Update

With the closure of Prince William County Schools due to COVID-19, the timeline for gifted identification has been affected. The division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committees will meet to review cases and make decisions regarding eligibility as soon as possible when PWCS reopens. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.