Webber Middle School’s gifted and talented program, Raise the Vibration, supports and challenges students to learn and grow to their highest, unique potential. Grounded in a whole child approach, we offer learning opportunities that encourage exploration in areas of interest, foster critical and creative thinking skills, develop intellectual curiosity, promote academic achievement, and provide relevant learning experiences while creating a responsive climate for gifted and talented learners. Gifted and talented students benefit from being part of our caring, motivated, involved community.
As energetic beings who have the capacity to focus on habits and practices that can increase our potential, we will strive this year to raise levels of positivity, wellness, joy, and productivity both independently and collectively as members of the Webber GT community!
According to the guidelines set forth by the state of Colorado and Poudre School District, all students identified as Gifted and Talented will have an updated Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) each school year. The purpose of the ALP is to provide a written record of gifted and talented programming utilized with each gifted child and considered in educational decision-making.
The process for creating, writing, and communicating Advanced Learning Plans at Webber Middle School is as follows:
6th graders - 8th graders will be utilizing their G/T Honors English classes, the accelerated Math pathway, and/or Honors Science 8 as a primary source for their academic gifted programming. They will work directly with their content area teacher to select skills and performance goals to measure their growth throughout the year. Differentiated instruction, accelerated pacing, and strategic grouping utilized in these classes provides an excellent entrée into middle level gifted learning and preparation for high school Pre-AP and AP courses.
Additionally, we will be offering three pathways of exploration for students to complement
their academic experience throughout the year, designed to help students evolve into their most optimal self. These pathways will be supported through school offerings as well as independently driven outside of school. The pathways include: academic pathway, service-learning pathway, and/or the social-emotional pathway. Activities offered inside these pathways includes book studies, academic and social-emotional pop-up groups, support/enrich sessions with core teachers, and other suggestions for ways to improve academic and social/emotional well-being.