Presentation on theme: "Identifying The Gifted"— Presentation transcript:
1Identifying The Gifted Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read.Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school.When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything.A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had “no good ideas.”Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college.Fred Waring was once rejected from high school chorus.Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.
2Wake County Public School System Academically Gifted Program Missy Laster & Lissy WoodTurner Creek Elementary
6Program Options K-2: Consultation w/classroom teacher 3: Enrichment Plus / Explorers4-5: Resource / AG Elective6-8: Course selection in MathematicsCluster grouping in Language Arts9-12: Course selectionK-2 Consultation: AG teacher consults with regular education teacher in collaboratively planning units and in securing materials. The classroom teacher is responsible for direct instruction.
7School Options Traditional Year Round GT Magnet AG Basics Hunter ES Fuller ESCarnage MSLigon MS
8Identification Process All Wake County 3rd Grade students are screenedParent nominationTeacher nominationStudent nominationNominations can be made at any grade level yearly.Transfer students(discuss individually with parents).Students who were identified in a bona fide AG program in another district or state will be referred for AG evaluation.
9Nomination WindowsNominations are accepted at any time by the School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBC-GE).Nominations are reviewed each semester (prior to the testing deadline).A nomination received after the testing deadline will be considered the next semester.Testing Window Dates:First Semester July 1, Aug. 13, 2010Second Semester Jan. 1, Feb. 12, 2011Presenter needs to have the dates for the nominations and testing windows.Testing window dates have been shared and posted with office staff, counselors, and classroom teachers.Testing window dates should be communicated to parents in school newsletter (with principal’s permission).Testing windows are established by each school and may vary, with approval of the AG office.
13ReferralIf a student is referred for further evaluation, the following areas are considered:Current aptitude scoresCurrent achievement scoresClassroom behaviorsClassroom performanceInterestsMotivationSBC-GE reviews the complete profile.Classroom behaviors, performance, interests, and motivation are reflected on the parent and teacher checklists.Have a sample copy of the checklist available.
14Parent Observational Checklist for Demonstrated Gifted Learning Behaviors
15Teacher Observational Checklist for Demonstrated Gifted Learning Behaviors
21Service Delivery Options No service needed at this timeModerate level of service neededStrong level of service neededVery strong level of service neededRefer to page 6 of Supplemental Section: “Matching Levels of Service to Student Need”.Provide page 6 for all parents.(Early in the ‘03-’04 school year, definitions will be clarified.)
43Dates – First Quarter Math Reading (students pulled once a week) Fourth Grade (5 days a week for 2 weeks)Track 1 & 2: Aug. 2- Aug. 13Track 3 & 4: SeptFifth Grade (3 times a week for 3 weeks)Track 1 & 2: Aug. 2- Aug. 20Track 3 & 4: Aug. 30- Sept. 10Reading (students pulled once a week)Track 1: Weeks of AugTrack 2: Weeks of Aug , SeptTrack 3 & 4: Weeks of Aug. 30- Sept. 24