If you are an 8th grade student :  8th GRADE SIGNET STARTS THIS WEEK!!

Hello 8th Graders - I Hope You Can See This And Spread The Message.  If You Cannot See Your 8th Grade Course Card - Don't Panic!

We will still have class.  Please refer back to your email from Mrs. Thompson for the correct day for you.  You will attend one day per week.

IMPORTANT:  You will only be admitted to zoom on your correct day.  

Class begins at 12:30pm (you will have to leave PE class by 12:27).   

The links to Zoom are listed in both 7th AND 8th grade SIGNET Canvas courses.  If you can still open 7th grade Canvas - you will see your zoom links at the top.  If you can get to 8th grade Canvas - HOORAY!!!  See you this week!



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If you are scheduled to come to SIGNET class and you are having technical issues, please know we will work with you to make up what you miss. Notify us via email as soon as you can. 

If Zoom/Canvas is not working for anyone during your class time, please work independently on your unit/center. If this is not a possibility, you may choose to work on developing your critical thinking skills by working through one of the puzzles at the website below. Please take a screenshot of your progress to share with us. We will discuss 21st Century Skills used at our next meeting. 

Logic Puzzles Website
 

Elizabeth Thompson, Gifted Resource Teacher – 
thompsea@pwcs.edu

Jessica Silveri, Gifted Resource Teacher - silverjd@pwcs.edu

Jennifer Burrell, Gifted Resource Assistant Teacher – burreljt@pwcs.edu

Signet Schedule:

Mondays

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and by appointment

 



        WELCOME to SIGNET CLASS!
 

Thank you for visiting! Below you will find information about the gifted education program. For additional information please click the link above (Welcome to SIGNET class). If you should need to reach me, please contact me via email (silverjd@pwcs.edu).

Overview:
The Prince William County Gifted Education Program began in 1976, and is referred to as SIGNET, an acronym for Schools Involved in Gifted Needs in Education Today. The students served by the Gifted Education Program at the middle school level are unique in both their abilities and achievements. The program recognizes and strives to provide for the diversity of the academic, interpersonal, and emotional needs of each student. 

Course Description:
The inquiry based learning used in this course of study support increased levels of complexity, ensuring high-level learning, achievement, and integrity for every student through quality classroom instruction, authentic literacy, and academic and behavior support. The essential elements of the curriculum include study centers, small groups, and individual work, in order to foster the curiosity of each student to become a life-long learner, problem solver, critical thinker, and independent thinker.
 
Yearly Objectives:
The Student will explore and develop:
Different approaches to solving problems, Higher level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
Originality, flexibility, fluency, and elaboration in student products