Talent-Targeted Teaching and Learning is a brain-based model for talent development that fosters students’ content expertise, metacognition, and creative problem solving abilities.
All of us have talent potential, capacities or aptitudes that can be developed. An aptitude is a particular fitness, a natural inclination, which may not yet be expressed, but can be trained. The focus on aptitude reflects the dynamic nature of talent.
Aptitudes like creativity, logical reasoning, persistence, and leadership undergird achievement across disciplines. Other aptitudes support achievement in specific fields, such as the Humanities and STEM.
In the Talent-Targeted Teaching and Learning modules, teachers and students set talent development goals aligned with national content standards. Teachers observe and assess students’ growth using each lesson module’s Talent-Targeted Task rubric. Students are empowered by using the Talent Development rubrics to self-assess and record their progress on a Talent Development Continuum.