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1 Irwin Academic Center Talent Development Program WELCOME! Please sign in Irwin Academic Center Talent Development Program WELCOME! Please sign in

2 Talent Development Department 2 SU & UGA Public Relations 10 years teaching experience with CMS AIG certified, MAT & NBCT Loves chocolate, traveling, reading & Steelers Football Ms. Kendig PASSIONATE Enjoys a Challenge A little bit about me … Room 117 soon-to-be Mrs. Foley

3 Our Mission To provide gifted students the opportunity to maximize their potential, demonstrate their motivation, and realize their contributions to self and the global community.

4 Our Goal Talent Development Department 4 To support the development of a content-rich educational experience for students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds throughout CMS.

5 Irwin Academic Center’s Desired Outcomes Curriculum studied in greater depth through more challenging lessons and differentiated activities Curriculum accelerated to include above-grade level material (when appropriate) Advanced pace of learning Integrated & 21 st century learning Talent Development Department 5

6 Attain levels of academic achievement consistent with their abilities Engage in abstract, creative, and affective reasoning Apply insightful questioning Develop a capacity to see interconnections among disciplines Talent Development Department Desired Outcomes for students

7 Practice self-directed learning and independent problem solving Strive for self actualization Maximize their leadership potential Become active participants in the global community Talent Development Department 7 Desired Outcomes for students

8 What we know for sure … “Gifted Learners are gifted all the time.” ~ Mary S. Landrum, Ph.D. Talent Development Department 8

9 Gifted Education Quality of thinking Part of the classroom Complex, challenging & real world High expectations Gifted students need more challenging or higher level work, not just more work. Think quality not quantity.

10 Gifted Education NOT an add on NOT separate NOT more of the same NOT boring Talent Development Department 10

11 What is the Curriculum? The North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the Common Core Standards… Talent Development Department 11

12 Who are the Collaborators? Classroom Teacher Lead TD Teacher Administrators Other members of the school’s teaching staff who contribute to the academic progress of gifted learners Talent Development Department 12

13 When Do Teachers Collaborate? Weekly planning blocks Vertical planning Individual meetings Talent Development Department 13

14 How does the Lead TD teacher support students? Indirect Services Direct Services

15 Indirect Services Talent Development Department 15 Lessons and activities are prepared by the TD Teacher in collaboration with the Classroom Teacher (contracts, projects, etc.) Gifted identification is also part of Indirect Services provided by the TD Catalyst Teacher.

16 Direct Services Talent Development Department 16 Lessons for gifted learners that are the sole responsibility of the TD Catalyst Teacher Lessons are developed and taught to gifted learners by the TD Catalyst Teacher Twice a month or more during FLEX support Demonstration Lessons Small group instruction Activities related to classroom instruction Small group lessons (push-in / pull-out)

17 Irwin Academic Center’s Learning Environment… Within-class grouping Grouping on grade level Flexible grouping on grade level Cross-grade grouping Cluster grouping Talent Development Department 17

18 Irwin Academic Center’s Special Programs… Junior Great Books Math Superstars William and Mary Paideia Seminars Word Masters Challenge Wordly Wise Jacob’s Ladder Hands on Equations Duke TIP Science & Math Fairs Geography Bee Bi-monthly Interest Based Clubs (ex.) Odyssey of the Mind Robotics Science & Math Olympiad 18

19 Irwin Academic Center’s Content Modifications… Academic Enrichment Differentiated units Curriculum compacting Learning centers/choice Interest groups Projects (teacher & student designed) Technology enhancement Bloom’s Taxonomy Multiple Intelligences Problem Solving Series Fulltime academically gifted magnet program Talent Development Department

20 Talent Development Performance Review Content Evaluation Thoughtfully interrelates complex knowledge from all subject areas Exceptional insight to themes and generalizations Demonstrates sophistication in learning and applying new information to tasks Process Evaluation Asks provocative questions which probe and analyze problems Gives diverse, thought- provoking responses which lead to innovative solutions Insightfully evaluates information and ideas Talent Development Department 20

21 Talent Development Performance Review Product Evaluation Products synthesize from a variety of challenging sources Products reflect insights gained from exploring “big ideas” Products demonstrate significant effort in multiple intelligences and exceptional growth Affective Evaluation Always completes HW and CW on time Initiates and goes beyond required assignments Is motivated and takes responsibility for learning Student shows exceptional ability to work with others Talent Development Department 21

22 What Questions Do You Have For Me? 22Talent Development Department 2008

23 How to Contact Me: ▪ 23Talent Development Department 2008


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