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Giftedness. Nicole Bruni Melissa. Objectives. Gain a greater understanding of what it means to be “gifted” Understand the characteristics of “gifted” students (Gifted Students vs. High Achievers vs. Creative Thinkers)

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Giftedness

Giftedness

Nicole

Bruni

Melissa


Objectives

Objectives

Gain a greater understanding of what it means to be “gifted”

Understand the characteristics of “gifted” students

(Gifted Students vs. High Achievers vs. Creative Thinkers)

Gain a greater understanding of School Board’s policies related to Gifted Education

Learn how to make accommodations/ modifications for “gifted” students in your class

Gain a greater understanding of issues and concerns related to “giftedness”


Who is the gifted student

Who is the Gifted Student?

Activity 1 –In groups of 3-4 take 5 minutes to …

  • Identify the “gifted” student in the video.

  • Record on chart paper, what characteristics led you to your conclusions about who the “gifted” student was?


Who is the gifted student1

Who is the Gifted Student?


Who was the gifted student

Who was the gifted student???


Giftedness according to the ontario ministry of education

Giftedness According to the Ontario Ministry of Education

“An unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that requires differentiated learning experiences of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated.”


Giftedness

Activity 2

Put a check beside the statements that are true …


Giftedness

Each child is different. It is difficult to generalize, but many bright children have some of the characteristics listed

long concentration spans in areas of interest

advanced reading ability & extensive vocabulary

keen powers of observation

Cognitive intellectual level is very high

Will score 130 and above on I.Q. test

abstract and critical thinking

unusual insight and intellectual curiosity


What is the difference between gifted learners high achievers

What is the Difference Between Gifted Learners & High Achievers

cognitive intellectual level is really high in gifted learners, and this is not case with high achievers

gifted students have the capacity to learn in greater depth and breadth than high achievers


Giftedness

Gifted Learner Vs. High Achiever Vs. Creative Thinker


Identification process

Identification Process


Main perspectives on being gifted

Main Perspectives on Being Gifted

Mystery Mode

VS.

Mastery Model


What does each board offer

What Does Each Board Offer


Giftedness

TDSB

Gifted programs offered in 8 secondary schools schools across the TDSB

Students are placed in gifted sections and attend classes with their gifted peers


Tdbs map

TDBS MAP


York region

York Region

Offers gifted programs in 5 of it’s schools

Partially self-contained community

Classes at designated secondary schools or monitoring at the home school.


York region map

York Region Map

No Map Available


Giftedness

Peel

Offers “Regional Enhanced Learning Programs” in 5 schools in Peel

If not a full class with gifted students, classes are then offered to high achievers that have not been formally identified as gifted


Peel map

Peel Map

http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/documents/Final_-_Full_Report.pdf


Accommodations modification

Accommodations & Modification

“In all cases gifted education should be about matching the curriculum expectations to the advanced learners’ specific academic needs” – Being Smart About Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents, pp.112


Important agendas in gifted education

Important Agendas in Gifted Education

Match curriculum to ability by adapting the curriculum for gifted learners

Supporting giftedness in those who have not yet demonstrated it.

**It is important to note that the degree of differentiation required should relate to the aptitude of the individual students and the degree of giftedness they display.


Iep strategies to meet academic needs of gifted learners in the regular classroom

IEP: Strategies To Meet Academic Needs of Gifted Learners in the Regular Classroom

1.Modifying content, process, product

2.Altering pace of instruction

3.Creating a flexible classroom environment

4.Using specific instructional strategies

5.Altering assessment procedures

6.Employing a wide range of resource materials and technological options


Activity 3

Activity 3

Form groups based on your teachable subject

Take curriculum expectation and create accommodations for the gifted student in your class

Fill out the IEP section provided for accommodating gifted learners

Present your curriculum expectation & how you accommodated for the gifted learner to the group


Areas for differentiation teaching subject

Areas for Differentiation & Teaching Subject

  • Modifying content, process, product

  • Altering pace of instruction

  • Creating a flexible classroom environment

  • Using specific instructional strategies

  • Altering assessment procedures

  • Employing a wide range of resource materials and technological options


Dilemmas issues

Dilemmas & Issues

Testing

Labeling

Learning Disabilities


Testing

Testing

  • Who gets tested? What gets tested?

  • Underrepresentation of:

  • minority students

  • low- socioeconomic status

  • disabled students


Labeling

Labeling

Compartmentalizes people

Living up to the expectations of the label is challenging for many

Bullying

Emotional, Social and behavioral problems


Learning disabilities

Learning Disabilities

ADHD

Aspergers

Learning Disabilities (LD)


Activity 4 poem

Activity 4. – Poem

After listen to this poem and the presentation what are some implications for educators professional practice with gifted students?


Resources

Resources

  • Websites

  • www.nagc.org

  • www.beingsmart.ca

  • www.abcontario.ca

  • Books

  • How to differentiate instruction in mixed ability classrooms.

  • Planning Effective Curriculum for Gifted Learners by Joyce Can Tassel-Baska

Academic Journals

Gifted Child Quarterly

Gifted Education International

Roper Review

Gifted Child Today

Journal of Secondary Gifted Education


The end

The End

We hope you enjoyed learning about Gifted Education as much as we enjoyed presenting it to you 


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