Designing Comprehensive Gifted and Talented Programming December 5, 2018 http://aea11gt.pbworks.com
Agenda • Welcome/Check-in • Process Home Play • Developing a Written Gifted and Talented Plan • District Program Goals • Domains of Giftedness • Identification • Tools and Criteria • Using this information • Developing an Identification Plan
Home Play • Complete one section of SA/RT • Program Goals • Finish Beliefs and Commitments to Action • Share draft of V/M/B/CA with GT Advisory, Administrative Team, and/or School Board • Get input
Academy Outcome A comprehensive gifted and talented plan
Comprehensive Program Design …a thoughtful, unified service delivery plan that has a singular purpose: to identify the many, varied ways that will be used to meet the needs of high-potential students. --Purcell & Eckert, p. 74
Considerations • Unique learning profile of students • Level of challenge in regular curriculum • Ways high-potential learners are already served • Areas where services are lacking --Purcell & Eckert, p. 74
Goals and Performance Measures • Program Goals • Provide focus for evaluation and planning • Provide direction toward a particular purpose • “living” - will be revised as needed • Based on clear mission and definition of giftedness (target population) --Purcell & Eckert, p. 63
Goals and Performance Measures • Performance Measures • What does success look like? • How will we know when we get there? • What data will we collect? • How good is good enough?
Traits • Alignment • Validity • Comprehensiveness • Clarity Purcell & Eckert, p. 64-5
Using SART to Establish Program Goals • Complete selected sections of the Self-Audit/Reflection Tool. • Establish a long-term goal for each area to function as a “standard” • Identify area(s) most in need of improvement. • Write targeted short-term (annual) goal(s) to the area & develop action plan • Year-end review to ascertain goal attainment.
Sample Program Goals • Urbandale • District 196, Minnesota • Based on NAGC Program Standards • Waukee
Examine Your Program Goals • Do you have program goals? • Are they program goals or student outcomes? • What’s the difference? • Why is each important?
Developing Student Outcomes • How students will benefit as a result of the programming they receive • Possible bases • Universal Constructs • NAGC Programming Goals
Home Play • Complete Identification Section of SA/RT • Establish program goals for identification • Determine domains of giftedness to be served • Write identification plan for district (Identification section of written plan)