by Ellen Weber
7th - 12th Grade
Talent Inventories can be used to develop students’ interest and capabilities as well as to adapt lessons for desired outcomes. It could be as simple as asking a learner who is interested in aeronautics to give a speech on a related topic as an alternative task to fulfill course objectives.
The Talent Inventory provides quick and up-to-date reference notes about students who seem bored, those who appear disengaged, or those ready for further challenges. They can be used individually to link content to students’ curiosity-building opportunities. Faculty can skim the entire classes’ inventories, as a tool to tweak lessons. Use this survey to fit updated facts and figures into a lesson, as well as to help students extend content into their realities beyond class.