Independent Studies Course Description
This course, based on the exit-level Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) for gifted and talented students, offers a non-traditional learning experience to those students who have the ability to create innovative products or performances. Students will develop a product proposal, compile a portfolio, conduct in-depth research, be matched with a mentor from the business or professional community, and make prepared presentations about their research, product(s), or performance(s). Under the supervision of the Independent Studies teacher, students work with their mentor to create related product(s) with real-world application(s) and tangible documentation. Students will be provided with opportunities to share their presentations and receive evaluative feedback multiple times in a variety of venues with authentic audiences.
Levels of Independent Study
|GT Independent Studies Mentorship (IS)||Independent Study Project Based Research I|
|GT Independent Studies II: Mentorship (IS/M-II)||Independent Study Project Based Research II|
|GT Independent Studies III: Extended Mentorship (IS/M-III)||Independent Study Project Based Research III|
|GT Independent Studies IV: Extended Mentorship (IS/M-IV)||Independent Study Project Based Research IV|