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Welcome to the Woodridge gifted program. Operating Standards for Gifted ID Superior Cognitive IQs of 127 or 129+ depending on grade level and test or.

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1 Welcome to the Woodridge gifted program

2 Operating Standards for Gifted ID Superior Cognitive IQs of 127 or 129+ depending on grade level and test or 95%+ composite/combined achievement scores (Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies) Specific Academic (Achievement) 95%+ in an academic area: Reading Math Science Social Studies

3 Operating Standards for Gifted ID Creative Thinking IQ of at least 111 in Grade 2 and 113 at Grades 3-8 and Sufficient score on an approved checklist of behaviors Visual and Performing Arts Sufficient score on an approved checklist of behaviors and Demonstration to a trained individual through a performance or display of work

4 Districts are required, by law, to identify all students, but are not required to serve them. A letter must be sent to parents informing them of the identified areas.

5 Woodridge Gifted Program Grades K-5 WPS - Grade 2 –Students are heterogeneously grouped based upon achievement scores administered in first grade and provided differentiated activities in the classroom. WIS – Grades 3-5 –Served by Mrs. Sally Murphy, Gifted Intervention Specialist –Serves students who have been identified as having Superior Cognitive ability on a group or individualized test and meet a required Reading percentile Cognitive Ability score of 127 plus a 98% on a specific academic test in Reading Cognitive Ability score of 130 plus a 95% on a specific academic test in Reading Cognitive Ability score of 135 plus a 90% on a specific academic test in Reading Cognitive Ability score of 140

6 WPS Gifted Program - Language Arts Differentiated Options Above Level Reading Expansive Vocabulary Nonfiction Selections Challenge Spelling Words Grammar Lessons Advanced Level Activities Supplemental Learning

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10 WPS Gifted Program - Math Everyday Math Differentiation Open Ended Problems Flexible Grouping Pacing & Enrichment Continental Math

11 Gifted Service Model Used by WIS: Grades 3 and 4: Team Teaching/Resource Room Model –This option requires the Gifted Intervention Specialist and the general education teacher to work collaboratively in providing instruction, using a team approach. –In the Resource Room, students are pulled from the regular class to work with the Gifted Intervention Specialist on special programming. Grade 5: Team Teaching Model with Intervention Time –During intervention time, the Gifted Intervention Specialist will work with cluster groups of students on enrichment activities.

12 WIS Response to intervention/Differentiation gifted model Enrichment with Teacher Tier 1 Tier 2 Core instruction for all students with Teacher and Gifted Intervention Specialist Tier 3 Gifted Intervention Specialist

13 Renzulli Learning Program The students learn by exploring their own interests. Students complete a profile that provides an understanding of their strengths, interests, and learning and expression styles. The Renzulli program provides activities/projects that match those student surveys.

14 Technology in the gifted program 10 Laptops Flip Cameras Digital Cameras LCD Projector, Mimeo, and Document Camera in all classrooms

15 What is a wep? All gifted education services provided to a student are guided by a Written Education Plan (WEP). –The WEP describes the services to be provided to the student, identifies who will provide these services, establishes learning goals and evaluation methods, and sets a date by which the WEP will be reviewed for possible revision. Only served students in gifted program at Woodridge Intermediate School will have a WEP.

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19 Date Dear Parents, In order to keep you updated in the gifted classes, each week you will receive a checklist of skills of what the co-teacher and I have covered during that week with your child. Your child will bring home this checklist in his/her Friday folder and I hope that you will find this information helpful as we work together to make your child the most successful learner that he/she can be. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at Sincerely, Mrs. Sally Murphy Gifted Intervention Specialist

20 Continental Math Students identified as superior cognitive ability or specific academic in math will be invited to participate in the Continental Math Program at WIS. The purpose is to provide a problem solving experience for students in grades 3-5.

21 Destination Imagination Destination Imagination or DI is a creative problem solving, educational program for students. DI’s educational goals are to foster creative and critical thinking, to develop teamwork, collaboration and leadership skills, and to nurture research and inquiry skills involving both creative exploration and attention to detail. The program is open to K-12 students in our district. Teams of up to seven members compete in various challenges that require complex thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity and require an adult coach. The organization holds regional, state, and world competitions to encourage creativity in the world's youth.

22 New Enrichment Activities for the SY WPS –Weekly math problem solving and reading activities for identified students (Specific Academic) –YANEO (Young Audiences of North Eastern Ohio) – Hands-on workshops for students that integrate the arts WIS –Intervention Time – 2:30 – 3;00 Time to work with students who have been identified as superior cognitive (composite/combined achievement scores) or need enrichment (as recommended by a teacher); but are not eligible to be served in the gifted program –YANEO (Young Audiences of North Eastern Ohio) – Hands-on workshops for students that integrate the arts

23 General Information for Parents Woodridge Gifted on the Web Visit k12.oh.us.

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27 The Woodridge Gifted Site Includes: Javits Parent Model –The top ten things that parents need to know about gifted children –Identification of gifted students –Insight into the underlying social and emotional issues faced by gifted children –Education of gifted students and how to find appropriate services to meet their needs –Characteristics and causes of underachievement in gifted children –How a stable environment can make a positive impact on children's lives

28 The Bugle Gifted Corner The Gifted Corner is a monthly feature in the Woodridge Bugle that includes: –gifted happenings in the district –websites, articles, and books for gifted students and their parents

29 Gifted Parent Meetings School Year Wednesday, December 7, :00 PM –Student Program and location to be announced Wednesday, March 14, :00 PM –Student Program and location to be announced Thursday, April 26, :00 – 7:00 PM –Annual Parent Program Meeting (Grades 6-8) –Woodridge Middle School Library Thursday, May 3, :00 – 7:00 PM –Annual Parent Program Meeting (Grades 1-5) –Woodridge Middle School Cafeteria

30 Woodridge Gifted Personnel Terri Sigler, Director of Curriculum/Gifted Coordinator – ext Laura Rorrer, 8 th Grade Language Arts Teacher/WMS Challenge by Choice Coordinator – ext Sally Murphy, WIS Gifted Intervention Specialist – ext. 410 Annette Benaszeski, Grade 3 Language Arts Cluster Teacher – ext. 106 Lester Carney, Grade 4 Language Arts Cluster Teacher – ext. 218 Julie Cole, Grade 5 Language Arts Cluster Teacher – ext. 317

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