The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction awarded grants in early September to 11 agencies to support the education of gifted/talented students throughout the state. The purpose of the Gifted and Talented Student Education Grant is to provide gifted and talented pupils those services and activities not ordinarily provided in a regular school program, so they are able to fully develop their capabilities.
The grantees will be providing systematic and continuous learning opportunities for K-12 students with gifts and talents in one or more of the gifted domains: general intellectual, specific academic, creativity, leadership, and the visual and performing arts.
An area of focus this year was to support projects that intend to use research-based culturally and linguistically responsive practices/tools to help reduce disproportionality in the identification of and instruction for historically underrepresented students.
The $237,200 in grant funding is being shared by a cross-section of different agencies. The grants ranged in amounts from $5,000 to $35,000, as follows:
CESA 1 - $25,000
CESA 4 - $8,570
CESA 5 - $20,422
CESA 10 - $5,000
CESA 11 - $32,000
CESA 12 - $35,000
Elmbrook Schools - $18,430
Fox Point-Bayside Schools - $18,476
GSAFE - $20,000
Milwaukee Public Schools - $24,715
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - $29,587
For more information about gifted/talented education in the state of Wisconsin, visit the DPI Gifted and Talented Pupils web page.
Subscriber Submission: Wisconsin DPI Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate Education Consultant, Mark Schwingle