Presentation on theme: "Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Parent Information Session April, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Parent Information Session April, 2014
Meet Your AIG Team! Third Grade AIG teacher- Jana Hentz Fourth Grade AIG teacher- Cathy Badgett Fifth Grade AIG teacher- Jayne Grubbs
WSFCS AIG Website 1. WSFCS homepage 2. Click Departments 3. Click Academically Intellectually Gifted Intellectually Gifted 4. Explore P.S. Check for AIG County-wide Open House in August!
AIG Program At CCES Several teachers on-site are certified to teach AIG 3 rd and 4 th Grade: AIG Homeroom 5 th : Pullout Program- services are provided for about 3 hours a day AIG- Instruction is advanced one year HAG- Instruction is advanced two years All AIG students take the End of Grade test on their grade level Writing Math Reading
Third Grade Language Arts Curriculum Reading Two required novels Fiction and Nonfiction Literacy skills Technology- Powerpoint, Glogster, research, exploration, Kindles, Fakebook, WIKI, blog Guided Reading Groups Literacy Circles Independent Study Comprehension Vocabulary Extension Manipulation of text and author’s intentions Study Skills Test-taking Skills (life-long) Reading Journals Writing Three to Five paragraph development-opening sentence, main idea, three supporting ideas, closing sentence Story development- show-do-not-tell, make one statement and follow up with another sentence expressing further thought on the same idea Application of graphic organizers Application of extended vocabulary in writing Narratives, expository, poetry, biographies, fables, letters, Writing Journals Persuasive (Argumentative/Opinion) and Narrative Grammar
Third Grade Math Curriculum Multiplication Division Place Value Fractions Decimals Time Growing and repeating patterns Measurement Problem Solving Problem Solving Strategies Mental Math Problem Based Learning Manipulatives, Music, Dance, Art Real Life Application Spiraling of the curriculum Math Journal and Notebook Projects (at-home and at-school)
Academically Gifted, NOT Academically Perfect Achievement vs. Aptitude Intrinsically motivated Perfectionist Emotional and Social Needs K-2 Curriculum vs. Third Grade Curriculum Expectations are challenging Focus on the “whole” student- independent, kind, responsible, held accountable for actions, confident in one’s thought process, encouraging of others, challenge peers, justify thinking, creative, inquisitive, innovative Limit external pressures Transition to letter grades
Summer Activities Reading Play!!! (socialize with others) Museums/Day trips Building projects Any open-ended projects
Current AIG Student Advice AIG teacher treats you fairly. Always listen because it will help you on tests. Take your time and do it right the first time. Encourage your child! Focus on effort, not grades. Study for any upcoming tests. Work smarter, not harder! Believe in yourself! Think outside of the box. Do your best! Be a brainiac! Hope parents can keep up with their student’s math! Be sure to practice skills that you are not as good at. Please tell parents not to stress them about coming to AIG. Students need to try their best because you can earn rewards. Always show your work so that you can get the problem right. Make sure that you match your work with the problem. Don’t stress the EOG because they are really easy. Remind students on the morning of the test, that they will do great no matter what! The homework is a fair amount and most of the time parents would not need to help. Even if you are having a tough time, remember that you are in AIG for a reason. Don’t get nervous because the work is just a little harder. Use your brain and think about the task. Do not think that they know everything, do not get too confident but do think that you can be successful in AIG!
Parent Homework Wsfcs website Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
AG Screening/Rescreening AG Screening/Rescreening Screening administered in Fall/Winter: CogAT 2 nd ITBS 2 nd & 5 th Results determine: AG Service Eligibility HAG Service Eligibility AG Re-Screening Eligibility HAG Re-Screening Eligibility
Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria Criterion #1: Aptitude Only 99 th percentile on Group or Individual IQ & Minimum 95 th achievement Criterion #2: Aptitude + Achievement Aptitude + Achievement = 195 or higher = 195 or higher Criterion #3: Aptitude with Minimum Achievement 99 th percentile in either aptitude or achievement with 95 th percentile in EOG reading or math Criterion #1: Aptitude Only 95 th percentile on Group or Individual IQ Criterion #2: Aptitude + Achievement Aptitude + Achievement = 180 or higher Criterion #3: Aptitude with Minimum Achievement 93 rd percentile in either aptitude or achievement with 92 nd percentile in EOG reading or math AG (Refer to Your Child’s AG-1 Form)HAG
Eligibility Criteria Continued Eligibility Criteria Continued Criterion #4: Multiple Criteria 99 th percentile in either aptitude or achievement with 99 th percentile in EOG reading or math Criterion #4: Multiple Criteria 93 rd percentile in either aptitude or achievement with 92 nd percentile in EOG reading or math AG (Refer to Your Child’s AG-1 Form)HAG
Re-Screening Re-Screening AG 2 nd /5 th Grade At least one test score at the 99 th percentile and the other at the 94 th percentile HAG 2 nd Grade only Scored at least an 85 percentile on CogAT or ITBS