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Suzanne Valenta
Technology, Gifted & Talented
Elementary UIL Coordinator
Sunnyvale Elementary School
Phone:  972-226-7601

What's Happening

 
Technology Integration
 
This year I will be helping teachers integrate technology into the core curriculum. The students will be exposed to websites, apps, and innovative devices to help them create, produce, problem solve and collaborate with each other.  Students and teachers will be using iPads, laptops, projectors, document cameras, and Smartboards regularly in the classroom. 
 
 
What are we learning in GT?
 
 
K-2nd Grade Differentiated Curriculum - Discoveries
 

discoveries

 

 
The unit leads students to evaluate and discover what they are truly made of.  Students investigate why discoveries from the past are important to the present and the future.  Students will also look at how discoveries are made by studying those made by historically significant explorers and researchers.
 
 

  
 
 
 
3rd - 4th Grade Differentiated Curriculum - Choices

choices

 
 
The unit helps students become more aware of the choices they make every day.  Every choice has a consequence, whether it is positive or negative.  By participating in the wide variety of activities, students evaluate their own choices and gain a lifelong desire to learn. This unit will allow students to organize, categorize and reevaluate choices that they make on a daily basis.  These activities will help students grasp the importance, responsibility, and implications of their decisions.  Choices will also explore decision-making strategies. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 GT Independent Study Projects
 
 

  

Classroom Resources

Take some time this week to get familiar with the following sites.
 
Bookflix: 
Username: sunnyvale
Password: bookflix
 
Tumblebooks: 
Username: sunnyvaleelem
Password: books
 
Feel free to also explore and learn on Brain Pop Jr. 
 
Brain Pop Jr.: 
Username: sunnyvalebp
Password: brainpop
 
FreeTypingGame.net
 
 
 

Upcoming Assigments, Projects or Events

  • 2nd Semester GT Referral Form Due March 6, 2015 
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