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Burke County Public Schools. Gifted Education 2010-2011 DEP Meeting Grades K-8. NC Law. NC GS 115C.5.5 ARTICLE 9B Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students

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Burke county public schools

Burke County Public Schools

Gifted Education

2010-2011

DEP Meeting

Grades K-8


Nc law
NC Law

  • NC GS 115C.5.5 ARTICLE 9B

    Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students

  • The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. 1996


AIG

  • Academically or Intellectually Gifted

  • Academically Gifted: exhibit high performance capability specific academic areas (English Language Arts and/or Math): Achievement based

  • Intellectually Gifted: exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas (Verbal and/or Nonverbal); IQ based


The gifted and talented
The Gifted and Talented

  • Gifted means that you have the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.

  • Talented means that you have or are performing at substantially high levels when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.


Bright child gifted child
Bright Child/ Gifted Child

  • BRIGHT CHILDGIFTED LEARNER

  • 1. Knows the answers 1. Asks the questions

  • 2. Is interested 2. Is highly curious

  • 3. Is attentive 3. Is mentally and physically involved

  • 4. Has good ideas 4. Has wild, silly ideas

  • 5. Works hard 5. Plays around, yet tests well

  • 6. Answers the questions 6. Discusses in detail; elaborates

  • 7. Top group 7. Beyond the group

  • 8. Listens with interest 8. Shows strong feelings and opinions

  • 9. Learns with ease 9. Already knows

  • 10. 6-8 repetitions for mastery 10. 1-2 repetitions for mastery

  • 11. Understands ideas 11. Constructs abstractions

  • 12. Enjoys peers 12. Prefers adults

  • 13. Grasps the meaning 13. Draws inferences

  • 14. Completes assignments 14. Initiates projects

  • 15. Is receptive 15. Is intense

  • 16. Copies accurately 16. Creates new designs

  • 17. Enjoys school 17. Enjoys learning

  • 18. Absorbs information 18. Manipulates information

  • 19. Technician 19. Inventor

  • 20. Good memorizer 20. Good guesser

  • 21. Prefers straightforward tasks 21. Thrives on complexity

  • 22. Is alert 22. Is keenly observant

  • 23. Is pleased with own learning 23. Is highly self critical


Mission
Mission

  • The goal of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted program is to provide opportunities for the students, pre K to grade 12, to develop their talents to reach their full potential; to work to the limits of their abilities. We must address their academic strengths and weaknesses as well as their social and emotional needs to support and develop the whole child.


Teachers
Teachers

  • All AIG students are served in English Language Arts and/or Math by a classroom teacher who has completed either state licensure in gifted education or local training to meet the needs of BCPS AIG students.


Areas of identification
Areas of Identification

  • ELA – English Language Arts

  • Math

  • Both ELA and Math


Dep differentiated education plan
DEP: Differentiated Education Plan

  • Legally binding document between parents and teachers

  • DEPs are now signed by the parents and the teachers providing the services

  • Completed at the beginning of each school year

  • Learning Environment

  • Curriculum/Academic Interventions

  • Instructional Management/Delivery

  • Special Programs Available





Service options
Service Options

  • Learning Environment

  • Curriculum/Academic Interventions

  • Instructional Management/Delivery

  • Special Programs Available


Learning environment
Learning Environment

  • Across Grade Grouping

    • AIG student goes to another grade level for instruction in ELA or Math for a portion of the day

  • Cluster Grouping

    • K-5 Students are grouped in clusters of 5-10 AIG ELA students and 5-10 AIG Math students

    • 6-8 Students are grouped in clusters of 10-15 AIG ELA students and10-15 AIG Math students

  • Resource (Pull-out)

    • Identified AIG ELA students and AIG Math students are pulled out of the regular classroom and served

  • Subject Grouping

    • AIG identified students are grouped for ELA and for Math where at least 75% of the students are identified in the specific area

    • BLOCK Grouping (Middle school): AIG students who are identified in ELA and Math are together for ELA and Math


Curriculum academic interventions
Curriculum/Academic Interventions

  • Advanced English Language Arts

  • Advanced Mathematics

  • Computer Based Instruction

  • Complexity/Depth

  • Creativity

  • Acceleration/Remediation

  • Concept Based Units

  • Problem Based Units

  • Renzulli Learning System

  • My Access (5th ELA only)

  • Other


Advanced english language arts
Advanced English Language Arts

  • Evaluative Research Project (Paper) with work citation

    K-3- Gathering and organizing data 6th- 3pages and 3 sources min.

    4th- 1 page and 1 source minimum 7th- 4 pages and 4 sources min.

    5th- 2 pages and 2 sources minimum 8th- 5 pages and 5 sources min.

  • Required Novels (Based on NAGC recommendations and the College of William and Mary research on literature for the gifted)

    • A Wrinkle In Time, 3rd Grade

    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 4th Grade

    • Gathering Blue, 5th Grade

    • The Giver/ Fahrenheit 451, Messenger replaces Fahrenheit 451 for concerned parents,

      6th Grade

    • Ender’s Game, 7th grade

    • The Illustrated Man, 8th grade

    • A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, 8th grade

    • They Won’t Hang a Woman (Frankie Silvers), 8th grade

  • Vocabulary Development

    • Vocabulary and Composition through Pleasurable Reading, 4th – 5th Grade

    • Word Roots, 1st – 5th Grades

    • Classical Roots A-C– 6th grade (WEST)

    • Classical Roots A – 6th (EAST)

    • Classical Roots B & C 7th (EAST)

    • Word within the Word Vol. 1- 7th & 8th Grades (WEST)

    • Word within the Word Vol. 1- 8th Grades (EAST)


Advanced english language arts cont
Advanced English Language Arts, cont.

  • Grammar: Advanced study and application

  • Analytical Literary Essay: Understanding and analyzing an author’s or authors’ styles of writing and use of literary devices as well as the literary elements and the impact on the reader


Advanced mathematics
Advanced Mathematics

  • Related content instruction “on” and “above grade level”

    • Ex. 1st graders will be expected to cover at least half of the 2nd grade objectives, just as 6th graders will be expected to cover at least half of 7th grade objectives

    • Application of NCTM Standards

    • Challenge Math/Einstein Problems (K-5)

    • Real-World Math/Algebra (K-5

    • Computation and Problem Solving

  • Hands-On Equations

    • Hands on, concrete way of teaching abstract algebra concepts (Grades 3-5 & 2, & 6-8 as needed)


Computer based instruction
Computer Based Instruction

  • Computer directs and monitors practice and mastery

    • Accelerated Math

    • Study Island

    • ClassScape

    • SuccessMaker

    • Other


Differentiation features
Differentiation Features

  • Teachers review standard level activities and infuse the features to make the activities appropriate for the learners

  • Complexity

  • Depth

  • Creativity

  • Acceleration

  • Remediation


Complexity depth
Complexity/Depth

  • Complexity

    • Uses multiple higher level skills

    • Adds more variables to study

    • Requires multiple instructional sources

  • Depth

    • Study a concept in multiple applications

    • Conduct original research

    • Develop a product


Complexity and depth infused

Change these fractions to decimal form.

¾, 1/6, 9/10, 4/13

Given a fraction, determine how you can tell at a glance whether its decimal form is terminating or repeating

Complexity and Depth Infused


Complexity infused

Discuss plot, setting, and characters in the short story …

Compare and contrast the plot, setting, characters, motivation, and theme of … and …

Complexity Infused


Depth and challenge infused

Choose one of the following topics and prepare a presentation using at least four media sources:

-Shakespeare’s World

- The American

Dream

- The Role of Science

Fiction in Literature

Debate one of the following resolutions.

- Mankind is on a path

toward human

progress.

- Studying our past will

help us cope with the

future

Use multiple sources including surveys, interviews, and media sources in your preparation.

Depth and Challenge Infused


Creativity
Creativity presentation using at least four media sources:

  • Design/construct a model based on principles or criteria

  • Provide alternative for tasks, products, and assessments

  • Emphasis on oral and written communication to a real-world audience

  • Incorporate multiple intelligences


Acceleration remediation
Acceleration/Remediation presentation using at least four media sources:

  • Acceleration

    • Skills assessed prior to teaching

    • Fewer tasks to master standard

    • Incorporate higher order thinking skills cluster

  • Remediation

    • Skills assessed prior to teaching

    • Foundational skills assessed

    • Use of intense instruction and additional tasks in small group setting


Concept based units
Concept Based Units presentation using at least four media sources:

  • Interdisciplinary

  • Based on universal concepts/themes, like adaptation, conflict, patterns, and systems

  • Infuses Drs. Paul and Elder’s International Critical Thinking Skills (assumptions, and generalizations)


Problem based units
Problem Based Units presentation using at least four media sources:

  • Requires a solid knowledge base of the discipline

  • Ill-structured problem where students have to determine the underlying issues, potential solutions, and criteria for evaluation of solutions

  • Based on real-world problems (current and future) with real-world audience

  • Involves the students in thinking like a professional in that field of study


Instructional management delivery
Instructional Management/Delivery presentation using at least four media sources:

  • Curriculum Compacting

    • The objectives for the lesson/skills are identified, and students are pre-assessed to determine their readiness levels. Some students may need remediation, some may need extra practice, and others may be ready for advanced instruction and activities


Instructional management delivery1
Instructional Management/Delivery presentation using at least four media sources:

  • Flexible Grouping

    • Based on students’ demonstrated needs from pre-assessments, students move to and from instructional level groups (i.e.: advanced knowledge and skills with geometry--- advanced instruction; below grade level knowledge and skills with fractions (GCF, LCD, unsure of rules for operations with fractions--- remediation instruction

    • Gifted students are served based on demonstrated need not based on their labels


Special programs available
Special Programs presentation using at least four media sources:Available

  • Spelling Bee

  • Geography Bee

  • Junior Great Books

  • Super Star Math

  • Speech Contest

  • Future Problem Solving

  • Odyssey of the Mind

  • Science Fair

  • DAR Essay

  • MATHCOUNTS

  • Knowledge Master Open

  • Other


Consider the aig challenge
Consider the AIG Challenge presentation using at least four media sources:

  • Student Readiness

    • Current knowledge, understanding and skill level

  • Student Interest

    • Interest survey

    • Hook the learner

  • Student Learning Profile

    • Learning Style

    • Multiple Intelligences


Rights of aig students
Rights of AIG Students presentation using at least four media sources:

  • To be informed of pre-assessment results/data that determine flexible grouping and instruction

  • When a student’s performance changes in AIG classes (averages or grades below a C, a conference is required. It may be necessary to develop and implement intervention strategies to help thestudent succeed.


Rights of parents of aig students
Rights of Parents of AIG Students presentation using at least four media sources:

  • To be informed of pre-assessment results/data that determine flexible grouping and instruction

  • Only parents may request exit of their children from the program.


Questions comments concerns
Questions, Comments, Concerns presentation using at least four media sources:

Elementary Gifted Instructional Facilitators/Specialists: Becky Chappell, Susie Walker, and Lisa Semple

Responsibilities

Inclusion: Collaborate with and assist teachers in modifying lesson plans and activities, creating and

analyzing pre-assessments for Curriculum Compacting and Flexible Grouping, and team

teaching

Resource: Pull students for small/large group instruction on research paper, novels, vocabulary,

Reading Detectives, Math Detectives, Super Star Math, Hands-on- Equations, Real-World Math,

and Challenge Math (Based on student, teacher, and/or school needs)

For further information contact: Your school’s Gifted Education Needs Assessment Team Chairperson

___________

or

Burke County Public Schools

Central Office

700 East Parker Road

Office of Gifted Education

Lead Teacher: Deborah Carpenter, 430-4103

dcarpent@burke.k12.nc.us


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