As I stood and watched I thought about those students in the production and some of their experiences with Project Lead the Way. There are students who can shine with PLTW who do not shine so brightly in more typical classroom activities.
And then I thought about OLSAT tests. In the Hartselle City system, the OLSAT is one of our first Child Find steps toward determining those students who qualify for Gifted education. For over ten years I have been annually surprised by at least one or two students whose non-verbal IQ scores were exceptional. This year I was not so surprised, because PLTW modules have allowed me to see talent in students who do not fit a traditional school model.
And like Tacky's fellow penguins, I appreciate those differences in those non-verbal "others." I know I am going to need them running my planet one day.