Here you will find a number of free resources that will explain the LoS approach, provide case studies of the LoS model in action in the school setting, and offer directions for future reading and study.
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About our LoS Approach
LoS Brief Overview
A PDF that summarizes in more detail each of the four LoS levels.
This four page document presents our "Fundamental Tenets and Beliefs." These are the basic principles that serve as the foundation for our contemporary approach to talent developmentc emphasizing the importance of "bringing out the best" in all students. This document can be an excellent tool for group discussion if you are planning (or revising) programming to recognize and develop many talents among people of all ages.
This PDF file presents responses to frequently asked questions in several categories: general information and background about LoS, teacher questions, parent questions, and student questions.
A bibliography of published work relating to talent development and to the LoS approach.
LoS Case Studies
Each of these PDF files presents a brief case study of one of the four levels in the LoS approach.
Journal Article Reprints
(For personal use only)
- The Levels of Service Approach to Talent Development: Parallels With Existing Prpgrams
from Gifted Child Today magazine, provides an overview of the LoS approach and explains its fundamental principles using the music model as an analogue.
- Levels of Service (LoS): A Contemporary Approach to Programming for Talent Development
provides an overview of the LoS framework and a discussion of its implementation and evaluation in the school or school district settings.
- Programming for Talent Development: Expanding Horizons for Gifted Education
discusses the rationale underlying the LoS approach and its implications for effectiveness and innovation in education.
- Giftedness, Creativity and Learning Style
examines the linkages among giftedness, creativity, and personal style.
- The Amphitheater Model: An Approach to Talent Recognition and Development
In this article we describe an adaptation of the LoS model that was developed with colleagues at the University of Winnipeg and implemented in several Canadian school settings.