Overview of IUSD ’ s GATE Programs. Beth Andrews TOSA, GATE/APAAS. I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. Lily Tomlin as “ Edith Ann ”. What does gifted Mean? What does a gifted program look like?.
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I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think
about besides homework. Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”
Gifted: innate exceptional ability of a person.
Talented: exceptional performance of a person.
Gifted & Talented: innate exceptional ability and performance of a person.
To be identified GATE (grades 4-8)
CST Score of 460 ELA and 460 Math or
Score 95%or above on OLSAT or
Qualify on approved IQ test given by a licensed psychologist
GATE Program- (grades 4-8)
GATE Cluster at each grade level (4-8)
APAASAlternative Program for Academically Accelerated Students(4-6)
Honors or GATE-cluster (middle school)
Is that each student grows as a responsible thinker, wise consumer of ideas, and innovative contributor.
So that he/she may improve conditions for those who share the journey through life.
Teachers play an important role in ensuring that each student becomes all he or she can become.
is a teacher’s response to learner’s needs
Guided by general principals of differentiation, such as
On-goingassessment and adjustment
According to student’s
Differentiated instruction centers around three key curricular elements – content, process, and product.
Based on C. Tomlinson, 2000
Teachers work to ensure that each student is held to high standards, and must think and work harder than they meant to; achieve more than they thought they could; and come to believe that learning involves effort, risk, and personal triumph. (adapted from Carol Ann Tomlinson)Differentiation
Instructional concepts should be broad based, and all students are given access to the same core content. The content’s complexity is adapted to students’ readiness, abilities, and interests. Content is varied through the presentation of subject matter ( i.e., textbooks, lecture, demonstrations, taped texts) to best meet students’ needs.Content
Products provide students with different ways to demonstrate their knowledge using various levels of difficulty, through group or individual work, and various means of scoring.Product
Underachievement is an adult term used to describe a set of troublesome child behaviors that don't match some preconceived notions of how high a gifted child is supposed to perform. (Delisle)
1) Seeking a balance between who kids are and what they can do. They possess much more than just their brain.
As Dumbledore said to Harry in Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets, “It’s our choices, Harry, that show who we are, far more than our abilities.”
2) Need to achieve some sense that life has winning and losing in it; both shape us to be who we are.
We do them a favor when we incorporate things that are too hard and with natural loss so that it becomes a part of the woodwork of life for them to help them with that balance.
3) Seeking the balance between quality and compulsion. Quality is good, but there’s a fine line between coming out nicely and the need to be the best.
Being the best will hinder their ability of being their best.
“A champion is someone who wins like they’re used to it, and loses like they like it.”(From an Olympic coach).
Learning to continue to compete means understanding that you are going to lose sometimes.
Excellence is not something that you can achieve and hang on to forever; it‘s a quest that involves ups and downs.
4) Seeking the balance of how they are alike, and how they are different, from other people.
In showing them that they have unique needs, we need to also show them that everyone has special needs.
This helps them to understand both their uniqueness as individuals, (particular talents they have, particular hurts that they have), but to realize that all human beings are on a quest where we are all trying to have our dreams realized.
our heart, and our mind. They have that in common because they are young humans.
How they need us however, differs.
Unless we understand and respond to those differences, we fail many learners.Carol Tomlinson*