About Gifted Services

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  • Contact

    Kirstin Moldan
    Gifted & Talented Lead/Teacher
    Earle Brown Elementary STEAM
    763-561-4480 x4891

  • In Brooklyn Center Community Schools, we believe Gifted and Talented students...

    • are found in all ages, genders, cultures, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They might also qualify for English Language or Special Education services.
    • demonstrate high performance or show the potential for high performance when compared to others of their age, experience, or background. They display a high level of divergent, critical, creative, logical and abstract thinking and a strong ability to problem solve and synthesize knowledge.
    • have intellectual, pacing, and creative needs that demand experiences apart from, but connected to, the regular classroom. They might have social or emotional needs that require additional support.
    • need to be identified using multiple criteria
    • are, like all students, diverse in their learning styles, interests, and abilities

    Gifted and Talented program goals

    1. Create a time and place where gifted students can talk to other gifted students
    2. Create opportunity for academic enrichment and challenge. Gifted does not mean easy. It should also not mean more work.
    3. Support gifted students emotional and social needs