Where Talent Meets Passion
There are people who wake up every day with a burning desire
or maybe just a nagging question
that won’t let them rest
until they make a few minor adjustments,
tweak the corners,
rethink the process, try a different premise, get another opinion
bring a dead end back to life.
People who ask, what if..? And, have you tried…? And, why don’t we..?
In Learning Enrichment, the spirit of seeking, of experimenting,
of inventing, is the core of who we are and what we do.
What is over the horizon?
A better place, a nicer day, a new way to learn.
The State College Area School District Learning Enrichment/Gifted Support (LE/GS) Program is guided by a group of Learning Enrichment/Gifted Support Specialists who provide services to students and support to teachers for enrichment activities and experiences throughout the year. This support is tendered via a "three-tier" (Renzulli-like) approach. See How It Works (side bar) for detailed information.
LE/GS opportunities are open to all able learners and are based on students' demonstrated skills, interest or aptitudes in various "Multiple Intelligence" areas. These areas, identified by Howard Gardner in Frames of Mind, are:
Skilled in inner focusing
Displays a strong personality
Deep awareness of inner feelings, dreams and ideas
Reflective and analytical
Tends to shy away from team activities
Recognizes self strengths and weaknesses
Requires private space and time
Self-employed, researchers, theorists, philosphers