What is the TD Catalyst Model?The Catalyst Model for gifted services is based on consultation and collaboration between the talent development and classroom teachers. They work together to meet the needs of the high achieving student.
Why don't you pull students out to work with the TD teacher as they did when I was in school?Gifted students are gifted all the time, not just 90 minutes a week. In the Catalyst Model, the classroom TD teachers plan and work together to increase students' opportunities for higher level instruction throughout the school day.
Will my child work with the TD teacher?Students work with the TD teacher, but not on a set schedule. The classroom and TD teachers decide together how instruction is delivered. Sometimes the TD teacher works in the child's classroom or provides the classroom teacher with work for the higher achieving students, at other times the TD teacher can pull out students to work with them directly.
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