ELEMENTARY GIFTED & TALENTED EDUCATION PROGRAM. GT Resource Staff at HSES. Mrs. Lori Speelman Ms. Sarah Biondo. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN (NAGC). MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS (NCTM).
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GT Resource Staff at HSES Mrs. Lori Speelman Ms. Sarah Biondo
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN (NAGC) • MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS (NCTM) Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF SOCIAL STUDIES (NCSS) • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (NSTA) ALIGNMENT
The mission of the Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program is to recognize and develop talent in advanced-level students.
The G/T Education Program goals are to: • Accelerate the achievement of students who participate in the G/T Education Program. • Increase successful participation of underrepresented populations of students in G/T Education Program offerings. • Develop a highly qualified professional staff. • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for G/T Education Program communication and community involvement.
Elementary G/T Education Program Instructional Services • G/T Mathematics for 4th & 5th grades • G/T Curriculum Extension Units-Grades 2-5 • G/T Instructional Seminars
G/T Mathematics • Curriculum is enriched & accelerated by as much as two years • Focus is on problem solving and application of mathematical skills • Daily mathematics instruction by the G/T Resource Teacher (1 hour 15 minutes/day) • Testing required for students nominated by teachers or parents
G/T Mathematics • Continuation of Common Core Curriculum • No spiraling curriculum from year to year - it is a mastery curriculum. Therefore, there is increased depth and complexity. • Emphasis on advanced level problem solving • Homework will involve both practice of concepts and problem solving • Students are assessed using math quizzes, performance tasks, formative assessments, and class participation.
G/T Mathematics • 4th Grade Domains: • Operations and Algebraic Thinking • Numbers and Operations in Base 10 • Numbers and Operations – Fractions • Geometry • 5th Grade Domains: • Number Systems • Ratios and Proportional Relationships • Expressions and Equations • Geometry • Statistics and Probability
G/T Curriculum Extension Units • Interdisciplinary advanced-level content, reading, writing, & thinking skills • 2-3 CEUs per grade per year lasting approximately 9-12 weeks each • Each unit requires two hours of instruction per week with the G/T Resource Teacher • Multiple criteria used for the selection process
Essential Curriculum & Maryland Outcomes Connections Advanced Level Reading Connections Advanced Level Writing Connections Multiple Intelligences Connections Multicultural Connections G/T CURRICULUM EXTENSION UNIT FRAMEWORK Advanced Level Research Skills Advanced Level Thinking Skills Professional Product & Presentation Technology Connections Evaluation
G/T Curriculum Extension Units Grade INTERDISCIPLINARY UNITS 2 Archaeology, Transportation, Math Enrichment 3 Bridges, World Cultures, Logic 4 Ancient Civilizations & The Chesapeake 5 Leadership & Making Waves *Additional units as arranged by the G/T resource teacher
G/T Instructional Seminars • Designed to develop advanced-level skills in an area of interest for students • Offerings vary based on the needs of the students and grade-level teams • Each unit requires weekly instruction with the G/T Resource Teacher • Students self-select based on their interest in the topic
HSES Enrichment Kindergarten • Talent Spotting Pilot Grade One • Math Enrichment • CEU: Art of Language
HSES Enrichment Grade 2 • CEU: Archaeology, Transportation • I.S.: Project Feeder Watch, Chalk Box Kids Grade 3 • CEU: Bridges/Cultural Tales/ Logic • I.S.: Code Crackers, TBD
HSES Enrichment Grade 4 • G/T Math • CEU: Civilizations Cherish the Chesapeake • I.S.: Animation Creations Improv Comedy Rube Goldberg Grades 4 & 5
HSES Enrichment Grade 5 • GT Math • CEU: Leadership (Ben and Me) Making Waves • I.S.: Earth Force Stock Market Paint with Your Camera
G/T Volunteer Opportunities Parent Academy Two parents needed Monthly meetings Learn about advanced-level offerings that are available through the Gifted and Talented Program and give your feedback Classroom Volunteers
Perennial Math Club • Problem Solving Competition • Parents to help run 1 hour session – Math Enrichment (Math Coaches) • Grades 3-5 (3 Separate Levels) • Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm • Dates to be determined. (Thursdays) • Please email Mrs. Speelman at Lori_Speelman@hcpss.org
For additional information: • Schedule a conference with the G/T Resource Teacher at your school. • For district information, consult the HCPSS G/T brochure & website. www.hcpss.org/gt • For national information on gifted education, consult the NAGC website. www.nagc.org