Cluster Plan for GT
The term Cluster Teacher refers to a classroom teacher with identified GT students assigned to his/her classroom.
Cluster Teachers will have successful teaching experience and be willing to accept training and guidance in gifted education. Self contained teachers must have 3 successful years of teaching prior to serving the GT students. Teachers with GT students in their classroom must have completed the 30 hour training by the completion of the first semester. After initial training is complete, all cluster teachers need to obtain 6 annual hours of update training.
Selection of Cluster Teachers:
The building principal is encouraged to collaborate with the GT Coordinator and GT Specialists to select Campus Cluster Teachers. The number of Cluster Teachers selected at a given grade level may vary from year to year based on the number of identified students at that grade level.
A minimum of three GT students must be clustered in a classroom. If there are only four or five students at a grade level, they should be assigned to the same classroom and not split.
Responsibilities of Campus Cluster Teachers:
Cluster Teachers should be individuals who are willing to meet the challenges of working with gifted children. Some of their qualities should include an eagerness to: