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CMS Elementary Talent Development Program. Mission . To provide gifted students the opportunity to maximize their potential, demonstrate their motivation, and realize their contributions to self and the global community. Goal.

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cms elementary talent development program

CMS Elementary Talent Development Program

Talent Development Department 2008

mission
Mission

To provide gifted students the opportunity to maximize their potential, demonstrate their motivation, and realize their contributions to self and the global community

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Goal

To support the development of a content-rich educational experience for students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds throughout CMS

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Opportunities and Resources for

Learners to……

  • attain levels of academic achievement consistent with their abilities
  • engage in abstract, creative, and affective reasoning
  • apply insightful questioning
  • develop a capacity to see interconnections among disciplines
  • practice self-directed learning and independent problem solving
  • strive for self actualization
  • maximize their leadership potential
  • become active participants in the global community

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the catalyst model
The Catalyst Model

Collaboration and Consultation

in Gifted Education

Mary S. Landrum, PhD

University of Virginia

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“Gifted Learners Are

Gifted All The Time.”

Mary S. Landrum

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Gifted education

is not an add on

for ninety

minutes a week.

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purpose of the catalyst model
Purpose of the Catalyst Model
  • To allow the Classroom Teacher and the Talent Development (TD) Catalyst Teacher to share responsibility for the education of the gifted learner
  • To provide appropriate learning activities for gifted learners in heterogeneous classrooms

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collaborators
Collaborators
  • Classroom Teacher
  • TD Catalyst Teacher
  • Administrators
  • Other members of the school’s teaching staff who contribute to the academic progress of gifted learners

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what is the curriculum
What Is The Curriculum?
  • The North Carolina Standard Course of Study and more….

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/

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desired outcomes
Desired Outcomes
  • Curriculum studied in greater depth through more challenging lessons and differentiated activities
  • Curriculum accelerated to include above-grade level material when appropriate
  • Advanced pace of learning

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what does the catalyst model look like
What Does the Catalyst Model Look Like?
  • Indirect Services
  • Direct Services

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indirect services
Indirect Services

Lessons and activities are prepared by

the TD Catalyst Teacher in collaboration with the

Classroom Teacher. The lessons and activities are

used by the Classroom Teacher in the regular

classroom.

Gifted identification is also part of Indirect

Services provided by the TD Catalyst Teacher.

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what can indirect services look like
What Can Indirect Services Look Like?
  • Centers
  • Projects
  • Contracts
  • Alternative homework
  • Alternative assignments
  • Curriculum compacting contracts
  • Team Teaching

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direct services
Direct Services

Lessons for gifted learners that are

the sole responsibility of the TD Catalyst

Teacher. They are developed and taught

to gifted learners by the TD Catalyst

Teacher.

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what can direct services look like
What Can Direct Services Look Like?
  • Demonstration Lessons
  • Small group instruction
  • Pull out for a set period of time
  • Activities related to classroom instruction

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how much time for direct and indirect services
How Much Time for Direct and Indirect Services?

60-70% Indirect Services

30-40% Direct Services

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when do teachers collaborate
When Do Teachers Collaborate?

Each school schedules weekly

planning blocks during the

school day for teachers to meet

and collaborate.

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The focus of the Catalyst Model

is to differentiate instruction for

the gifted and high performing

students.

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Differentiated activities are

integrated into the regular

classroom to complement and

supplement the standard

curriculum.

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without differentiation everyone
Without differentiation everyone…
  • Moves at the same pace
  • Completes the same assignments
  • Is evaluated the same way

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“This [Catalyst Model] is like having many hands all working toward the same goals.”

TD Catalyst Teacher

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“These kids [gifted learners] are both our responsibility. It makes sense that we are working together.”

Classroom Teacher

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“Now we can do even more for gifted kids, and that’s how it should be.”

Principal

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everyone works collaboratively to meet the needs of the gifted learners
Everyone works collaboratively to meet the needs of the gifted learners.

Catalyst Model

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