Presentation on theme: "Fremont Unified School District"— Presentation transcript:
1Fremont Unified School District GATE Parent NightFUSD Attendance AreasNovember – December 2011Presenter: John Schroeder, GATE Program Specialist
2Who Are The Gifted?According to the National Association of Gifted Children: Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence in one or more domains.
3Who Are The Gifted? Levels of giftedness: Moderately Gifted full scale IQ of 130 is the cut offHighly Gifted IQ above 140Profoundly Gifted IQ above 170Less than 5% of the population are giftedMay be gifted in one area onlyNo one child exhibits all of the characteristics“Gifted” does not guarantee academic success
4Characteristics of the Gifted Intellectual PersonalityResearch ability InsightfulAcademic acceleration I-N-T-E-N-S-EIntellectual curiosity Need to understandRapid learning rate Need for mental articulationAbstract reasoning PerfectionismVivid imagination Keen sense of humorPassion for learning PerseveranceMoral concerns Empathy and sensitivityConcentration Active self-awarenessKeen sense of justice Question rules/authorityAnalytical thinking Non-conformity
5Identification Categories IntellectualCognitive ability testingSpecific AcademicCST scoresProfessional JudgmentMultiple criteriaLeadershipOut of District
6GATE Testing 3rd grade testing January 30 – March 16 4th and 5th grade testing on March 17 or 24 at the District officeCognitive Abilities TestTest measures a student’s potential to learnTested in January through March at the school siteTutoring is not recommendedResults are mailed home in June
7My Child Qualified: What Now? Elementary SchoolHappens during the school day!Placed in a GATE clusterGATE Certified teacherOffered differentiated curriculum
8DifferentiationProviding learning opportunities that are compatible with each student’s needs.Primary purpose of GATE differentiated instruction: CHALLENGE and INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION
9Differentiated Instruction Student CenteredBest PracticesDifferent approach: NOT MORE OR LESSA way of thinking and planningA blend of whole-class, small group, and individual instruction9
10Dimensions of Differentiation Acceleration/PacingDepthComplexityNovelty10
11Acceleration of Pacing Moving students faster through the curriculum and not expecting them to do what they already know what to do
12DepthHaving students become true experts in a given area; giving them an opportunity to find out about certain subjects in great detail.
13ComplexityExploring the connections and relationships between things, comparing and contrasting.
14NoveltyAllowing students to exhibit their creativity in the creation of original projects that challenge their thinking in new and unusual ways.
15Ways to Differentiate Process/Activities Scholarly Habits High Order Thinking SkillsOpen-ended QuestioningExtension MenusTiered ActivitiesProjects15
16Ways to Differentiate Product - Write and illustrate own books - Socratic Seminars and Debates- Presentations, Videos, and Speeches- Posters- Projects: Models, Dioramas, Portfolios- Possibilities are limitless! Subject to teacherapproval.
18This is NOT Differentiation Student receives additional work of same difficultyStudent taught what he already knowsStudent assigned work that demands only lower level thinking skillsStudent spends much time assisting less able peersStudent’s assignments designed for older children18
19What if My Child Does Not Qualify….. Specific Academic- 2 out of the last three years scores- English language Arts and Math OnlyProfessional Judgment- Two year waiting period- Multiple Criteria- Committee decision
22History/Social Science No changes to the current programContinue to focus on implementation of rigorous and differentiated units of study
23Science Two Pathways to qualify as a 7th grade student: Pathway 1: Advanced CST scores in ELA and Math in5th or 6th gradeANDA or B grade in 6th grade ScienceGATEidentifiedTwo Pathways to qualify as an 8th grade student:To continue as an 8th grade student:Advanced CST scores in English and Math in 7th grade ANDA or B grade in 7th grade ScienceA, B, or C grade in 7thgrade Honors ScienceTwo Pathways to qualify as a 9th grade student:To continue as a 9th grade student:Advanced CST scores in English and Math in8th grade ANDA or B grade in 8th grade ScienceORA grades in 7th and 8th grade ScienceA, B, or C grade in 8th
24English Two Pathways to qualify as a 7th grade student: Pathway 1: Advanced CST scores in ELA in 5th or 6th grade ANDA or B grade in 6th grade Reading and WritingGATEidentifiedTwo Pathways to qualify as an 8th grade student:To continue as an 8th grade student:Advanced CST scores in English in 7th gradeANDA or B grade in 7th grade EnglishA, B, or C grade in 7th grade Honors EnglishTwo Pathways to qualify as a 9th grade student:To continue as a 9th grade student:Advanced CST scores in English in 8th gradeA or B grade in 8th grade EnglishORA grades in 7th and 8th grade EnglishA, B, or C grade in 8th grade Honors English
25Math Two Pathways to qualify as a 7th grade student: Pathway 1: Advanced CST scores in Math in 5th or 6th grade ANDA or B grade in 6th grade MathGATE identifiedTwo Pathways to qualify as an 8th grade student:To continue as an 8th grade student:Advanced CST scores in Math in 7th gradeANDA or B grade in 7th grade Pre AlgebraA, B, or C grade in 7th grade HonorsPre Algebra orHonors AlgebraTwo Pathways to qualify as a 9th grade student:To continue as a 9th grade student:Advanced CST scores in Math in 8th gradeA or B grade in 8th grade AlgebraORA grades in 7th and 8th grade Math coursesA, B, or C grade in 8th grade Honors Algebra orHonors Geometry
26Honors Classes Junior/Senior High Level - Placement in Pre-Algebra or Algebra Iin 7th grade is determined by how well theyperformed on the placement test as well ason CST/grades- Many and varied classes- What is best for the child
27Honors Curriculum Differentiated from the core curriculum Curriculum objectives reflect higher levelcritical thinking and problem solvingLessons incorporate one or more of the following dimensions- Depth- Complexity- Novelty- Acceleration of pacing
28Advanced Placement College curriculum Much information to cover Not differentiatedAP testingCollege limitsmake careful choices
29Your Best Source of Information: FUSD website:TGIF Parent Group:Website:
30Other Resources CAG www.cagifted.org NAGC: www.nagc.org Gifted Communicator magazineGATE library at the District OfficeJohns Hopkins CTY Talent SearchEGPY at Stanford