Mosaic: Meeting Needs of Highly Gifted Learners
Mosaic is a full-day classroom program for highly gifted students . The program provides challenging curriculum at an accelerated pace while meeting the unique academic and social/emotional needs of highly gifted learners in a supportive educational environment.
The Mosaic curriculum uses best practices for gifted learners with higher level questioning, thinking and discussion, and rigor and differentiation embedded throughout. This curriculum meets and/or exceeds state content standards. Students use 21st century skills throughout their school day with personal iPad and access to MacAir laptops, and virtual presentations with experts and one another. There is a focus on personalized learning, project and inquiry based learning, and guided studies.
The program was initiated in fall 2013 and follows a school-within-a-school model, with four classrooms at Eden Lake Elementary and four classrooms at Prairie View Elementary. Currently these classrooms are serving qualifying students in grades 3 through 6 from across the district.