Jeanna JonesTeacher, Gifted & TalentedUIL Coordinator (see UIL page link on left)Room 307512-943-5080 Ext 6836
-University of Oklahoma, (Bachelor of Science in Education)
-University of Texas, Brownsville, (Study in Piano Performance / Jazz )Teaching Experience:
-Joshua ISD, 6th Grade-Crowley ISD (Fort Worth), 6th Grade, GT Cluster
-Georgetown ISD (Williams & Purl), 1st - 5th GTGet to Know Mrs. Jones:
Family: My wonderful husband and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage this school year. Our son, Nathan, is a sophomore at Baylor University and our daughter, Shelby, is a junior at Georgetown HS. We love living in Georgetown!
Hobbies & Interests: I love to play and coach sports (esp. tennis, basketball & skiing), play piano & write music, photography & videography, reading, computers & technology, travel, and spending time in the mountains.
GT Extension class is an enrichment class for students identified as gifted learners. It is meant to enrich, not replace differentiation in the core subject areas. Differentiation in the core areas is served by the cluster teacher. The GT Extension class was created to support the GISD policies and procedures for gifted learners to help GT students excel in research and create excellent products with a STEM focus while challenging their capabilities in learning.
GT Extension class is project based learning, using integrated thematic units & technology. We begin computer programming/coding as early as 1st grade and use a variety of Robotics while programming.
Each of our units last about a semester.1st - 2nd Grade: All Things Google, Coding/Programming, Robotics, Olympics, Greek Mythology, Green Screen stories/reporting & more!
3rd Grade: All Things Google, Island Survival, Coding/Programming, Robotics, Green Screen Stories/Reporting & more!
4th Grade: Engineering (using Lego Simple Machines), Coding/Programming, Robotics, 3D Printer, Green Screen Stories/Reporting, Inventions with Shark Tank & more!
5th Grade: Robotics Unit (using Lego Mindstorms), Coding/Programming, Robotics, 3D Printer, Green Screen Stories/Reporting, Culture Shock with PenPals & more!
In the Spring of 2011, the 5th Grade GT Extension class created a Video Documentary: "Williams Elementary: A Georgetown School With an Amazing Past". This incredible documentary tells the story of our school's rich history (original location of Southwestern University, Georgetown High School for more than 50 years, Georgetown Junior High, and how we have transformed our school into our award winning Williams Elementary School.