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Burke county public schools

Burke County Public Schools

Gifted Education


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

Burke county public schools 1206840


  • 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


  • 1. Knows the answers1. Asks the questions

  • 2. Is interested2. Is highly curious

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

  • 4. Has good ideas4. Has wild, silly ideas

  • 5. Works hard5. Plays around, yet tests well

  • 6. Answers the questions6. Discusses in detail; elaborates

  • 7. Top group7. Beyond the group

  • 8. Listens with interest8. Shows strong feelings and opinions

  • 9. Learns with ease9. Already knows

  • 10. 6-8 repetitions for mastery10. 1-2 repetitions for mastery

  • 11. Understands ideas11. Constructs abstractions

  • 12. Enjoys peers12. Prefers adults

  • 13. Grasps the meaning13. Draws inferences

  • 14. Completes assignments14. Initiates projects

  • 15. Is receptive15. Is intense

  • 16. Copies accurately16. Creates new designs

  • 17. Enjoys school17. Enjoys learning

  • 18. Absorbs information18. Manipulates information

  • 19. Technician19. Inventor

  • 20. Good memorizer20. Good guesser

  • 21. Prefers straightforward tasks 21. Thrives on complexity

  • 22. Is alert22. Is keenly observant

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



  • 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.



  • 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

Grades k 3 dep

Grades K-3 DEP

Grades 4 5 dep

Grades 4-5 DEP

Grades 6 8 dep

Grades 6-8 DEP

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

    • 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


- The Role of Science

Fiction in Literature

Debate one of the following resolutions.

- Mankind is on a path

toward human


- Studying our past will

help us cope with the


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

Depth and Challenge Infused



  • 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

    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Available

  • Spelling Bee

  • Geography Bee

  • Junior Great Books

  • Super Star Math

  • Speech Contest

  • Future Problem Solving

  • Odyssey of the Mind

  • Science Fair

  • DAR Essay


  • Knowledge Master Open

  • Other

Consider the aig challenge

Consider the AIG Challenge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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


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


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



Burke County Public Schools

Central Office

700 East Parker Road

Office of Gifted Education

Lead Teacher: Deborah Carpenter, 430-4103

[email protected]

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