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PISD PFLEX Program 2012-2013

PISD PFLEX Program 2012-2013

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PISD PFLEX Program 2012-2013

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  1. PISD PFLEX Program 2012-2013 Meeting the needs of our gifted learners

  2. G/T Service Design

  3. PFLEX schedule: Minimum 90 minutes/week • Elementary PFLEX activities during flexible schedule • 30 min/day schedule; up to 120 min/wk • Student-centered schedule • Provided by campus staff, supported by 3 Lead G/T Teachers • Middle PFLEX activities during elective class • Available to all G/T 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

  4. State Guidelines • Student Assessment • Identification process is developed by district and approved by local board of trustees • Professional Development • Teachers that provide services and instruction for gifted and talented must have 30 hour initial G/T training with annual updates of 6 hours • Student Services • Flexible learning opportunities with options for acceleration when appropriate • PFLEX provides extensions in each of four core areas http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter089/ch089a.html

  5. PFLEX Overview • Foster creative and critical thinking • Learn and apply creative problem solving tools • Develop teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills • Nurture research and inquiry skills • Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills • Promote the recognition, use, and development of individual strengths and talents • Encourage competence in, and commitment to real-life problem solving

  6. Curriculum Overview

  7. Nomination Process

  8. Bright vs. Gifted • A bright child knows the answers; a gifted child asks the questions • A bright child has good ideas; a gifted child has wild, silly ideas • A bright child works hard; a gifted child plays around, yet tests well • A bright child is in the top group; a gifted child is beyond the group • A bright child understands ideas; a gifted child constructs abstractions • A bright child completes assignments; a gifted child initiates projects • A bright child is pleased with own learning; a gifted child is highly self-critical

  9. Ways to Differentiate • Teachers can differentiate through • Content (Topic, Depth) • Process (Activities, How Skills Are Learned) • Product • According to students’ • Readiness • Interest • Learning Profile The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners by Carol Tomlinson

  10. Differentiation Ideas • Pre-assessment Tools • Learning Contracts • Learning Menus • Tiered Lessons • Acceleration • Independent Study Projects

  11. Ways to utilize your Lead G/T Instructor or Content Coordinator • Differentiation ideas • Questions about identification • Resources for flexible groups • Destination Imagination information • Teach Math Pentathlon games • Ideas for independent projects • Learning menus and grids

  12. Lead G/T Instructors • Lydia Headley lydia.headley@pfisd.net • Carrie Slowik carrie.slowik@pfisd.net • Heather Vaughn heather.vaughn@pfisd.net