Part of the school philosophy at The Roosevelt Island School is setting up SMART Goals. Throughout the school year, students in K003 G&T class at P.S./I.S. 217 will also be setting "SMART" goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound. Each student will be setting goals in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies to enhance their interests and facilitate project-based learning.
Many parents were concerned about differentiation in the classroom. Ms.C. told us that daily lessons will be differentiated in order to meet the needs of all G&T students based on their interest, ability, and learning styles. To celebrate the talent in all students, and maximize learning for advance learners in the G&T program, lessons will be modified by content, process and product.