Gifted & Talented and ELL Teacher
Voice Mail (908)735-8512 ext. 135You can reach me most easily through email.Follow me on Twitter @judy_liptakDear Parents and Students,This year at CPS, I will split my time between the Gifted and Talented and English Language Learners program. I am excited about my new role this year and meeting all of my new students. I have many great ideas and activities planned for this year and am excited about beginning.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.Mrs. LiptakClinton Public School Gifted and Talented Program
The Clinton Public School Gifted and Talented program is comprised of two components. Our general G&T program, Q.U.E.S.T. (Question, Understand, Explore, Solve, Think), is open to students in grades 1-8. Kindergarten students who demonstrate exceptional academic skills will be provided differentiated opportunities either within the regular classroom setting or with the enrichment teacher. CPS also offers a program, E2, which focuses solely on mathematical concepts and is available to students in grades 5-8. Each program is designed to provide investigative experiences that reach beyond the grade-level curriculum.
At the primary level, Q.U.E.S.T. consists of a pullout program, where students are provided an array of learning opportunities that emphasize content in the four core academic areas (math, language arts, science, and social studies). The pullout program design allows students to be grouped homogeneously with other gifted and talented students and participate in enriched academic experiences. Enrichment and extension of advanced concepts are explored through a project-based application integrating learning across content areas.
Intermediate and Middle School
At the intermediate and middle school levels, Q.U.E.S.T. consists of a pullout program that is differentiated in terms of content, process, and product. Students at this level are involved in inquiry-based lessons, group problem-solving settings, independent investigations, and group discussions. Learning experiences at this level will include the integration of core academic areas. Since students in this program are high achieving, unless new material is introduced or students have not yet demonstrated mastery of the day’s learning objective, they may be excused from making up work missed while attending their Q.U.E.S.T. session. However, if there are particular assignments due on the Q.U.E.S.T. pullout day, it is the responsibility of the student to work out an accommodation with the regular classroom teacher.Placement rubrics and testing for the QUEST program begin in October.