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1 OPEN HOUSE EVENT for WCPS PreK-12 Academy, Specialized, Signature, & Magnet Programs

2 Introductions

3 G ifted A nd T alented E ducation Advanced Programs Overview Monday, September 22, 2014 Elementary and Middle School Sessions Jessica J. Reinhard Supervisor of PreK-12 Advanced Programs

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5 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Overview Maryland offers a continuum of services in gifted education; some serving all students, and some considerably fewer. As program intensity increases, the number of students participating decreases.

6 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 1 Nurture critical and creative thinking and problem solving in all students (all or most). Discussion protocols Higher-order questioning Inquiry-based learning Primary Talent Development Student-centered mathematics

7 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 2 Provide additional challenge and enrichment as needed (many). Advanced Placement (AP) Programs School-Based GATE, A&E/Merit, and Honors Elementary Signature Language Program (Spanish). Boonsboro, Greenbrier, Old Forge, Paramount, Pleasant Valley, Potomac Heights, Sharpsburg, and Smithsburg Challenges and Contests. Destination Imagination, Geography Bee, National History Day, Stock Market Game, etc.

8 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 3 Identify and develop demonstrated talent areas (some). Academy and Career Tech. Education Programs Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Early College Opportunities WCPS Magnet Programs Washington County Technical High School

9 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 4 Expand expectations for highest achievers (few). Full-grade acceleration Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth participation

10 Grades PreK-2 Primary Talent Development (PTD) A science-based expert thinking curriculum based on gifted education. Exposes students to kinesthetic, STEM experiences that introduce the following behaviors over time: – Perceptive – Inquisitive – Communicative – Creative – Resourceful – Leadership – Persistence

11 Grades PreK-5 Elementary School-Based GATE Students engage in interdisciplinary lessons that are centered on a number of concepts/themes. Identified through the following: – Aptitude: Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (grades 1, 5) – Performance: 90 th + percentile on MAP testing – Performance: high-advanced level on MSA – Performance and Potential: task – Potential: parent and teacher checklist/referral – Potential: produces work at the “independent” level on Primary Talent Development tasks

12 Grades 6-8 School-Based Middle GATE (“A&E/MERIT”) Curriculum is accelerated and/or enriched, depending upon the subject area. Programs located in WCPS middle schools. Identified through the following: – Aptitude: Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (grades 1, 5) – Performance: 85 th + percentile on MAP testing – Performance: advanced level on MSA – Potential: parent and teacher nomination/checklist/referral

13 Grades 2-5 and 6-8 Elementary and Middle Magnet Programs Programs are designed for the most highly-gifted students in the county. All diploma-bound students are screened for aptitude during grades one and five. Eligible students are invited to apply for magnet programs, receiving a link to the application and an invitation to attend the school-based open house events. Students may apply to more than one program; however, they must complete an interview and task at each school to which they apply.

14 Elementary Magnet Programs Grades 2-5 Boonsboro Elementary Magnet Program for Global Citizenship Emma K. Doub Elementary Magnet Program for Integrated Arts and Technology Fountaindale Elementary Magnet Program for the Arts and Academic Excellence Williamsport Elementary Magnet Program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)

15 Middle School Magnet Programs Grades 6, 7, and 8 Boonsboro Middle School Magnet Program for Global Citizenship E. Russell Hicks Middle School Magnet Program for Media Technology, the Humanities, and Digital Writing Springfield Middle School Magnet Program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)

16 Grades 2-5 and 6-8 Magnet Identification Process + Norm-referenced testing OLSAT 8 MAP + Interview with task + Teacher perception instruments + State testing MSA COMPOSITE SCORE = Use multiple indicators of potential during the application process.

17 Emergent Scholars Programs Students with Desire and Determination AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Recruits during grade 6 ERHMS, NMS, SpMS, WHMS Participants are in the “academic middle” In-school elective with twice-weekly tutorial sessions embedded

18 Emergent Scholars Programs Students with Desire and Determination Upward Bound Recruits during grade 8 HMSHS, NHHS, SHHS, WHS Participants are in the “academic middle” After school/outside school day with tutoring, Saturday, and summer sessions

19 Questions? I think my child may be gifted. What can I do? Elementary Parents: Speak with the GATE teacher. Visit reinhjes Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along with student artifacts.

20 Questions? I think my child may be gifted. What can I do? Middle School Parents: Speak with the Lead Teacher at your school. Visit reinhjes Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along with student artifacts.

21 G ifted A nd T alented E ducation Advanced Programs Extended Overview of Elementary and Middle School Programs PreK-12 Academy, Specialized, Signature, and Magnet Programs Open House Event Jessica Reinhard Supervisor of PreK-12 Advanced Programs

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23 Background: Maryland Annotated Code for Gifted and Talented Education “Gifted and talented student" means an elementary or secondary student who is identified by professionally qualified individuals as:

24 Background: Maryland Annotated Code for Gifted and Talented Education 1.Having outstanding talent and performing, or showing the potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with other students of a similar age, experience, or environment;

25 “However gifted an individual is at the outset, if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition, because of the surrounding circumstances, these talents will be still- born.” Simone de Beauvoir

26 Background: Maryland Annotated Code for Gifted and Talented Education 2.Exhibiting high performance capability in intellectual, creative, or artistic areas;

27 Background: Maryland Annotated Code for Gifted and Talented Education 3. Possessing an unusual leadership capacity;

28 Background: Maryland Annotated Code for Gifted and Talented Education OR 4. Excelling in specific academic fields.

29 Maryland Annotated Code: Continued The General Assembly finds that: 1.A gifted and talented student needs different services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to develop the student's potential.

30 Maryland Annotated Code: Continued The General Assembly finds that: 2. Gifted and talented students are to be found in youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. (Section 8: )

31 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Overview Maryland offers a continuum of services in gifted education; some serving all students, and some considerably fewer. As program intensity increases, the number of students participating decreases.

32 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 1 Nurture critical and creative thinking and problem solving in all students (all or most). Discussion protocols Higher-order questioning Inquiry-based learning Primary Talent Development Student-centered mathematics

33 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 2 Provide additional challenge and enrichment as needed (many). Advanced Placement (AP) Program School-Based GATE, A&E/Merit, and Honors Elementary Signature Language Program (Spanish). Boonsboro, Greenbrier, Old Forge, Paramount, Pleasant Valley, Potomac Heights, Sharpsburg, and Smithsburg Challenges and Contests. Destination Imagination, Geography Bee, National History Day, Stock Market Game, etc.

34 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 3 Identify and develop demonstrated talent areas (some). Academy and Career Tech. Education Programs Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Early College Opportunities WCPS Magnet Programs Washington County Technical High School

35 Continuum of Services for Gifted and Talented Education Level 4 Expand expectations for highest achievers (few). Full-grade acceleration Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth participation

36 Maryland’s Continuum of Services Identification and Service Delivery 1.Highly Gifted Learner: High IQ/non-verbal ability measure. 2.Three-Ring Definition of Giftedness: Above-average ability + task commitment + creativity

37 “Believing in people before they have proved themselves is the key to motivating people to reach their potential.” John C. Maxwell

38 .02 Identification of Gifted and Talented Students Norm-referenced testing for all students in grades 1 and 5 (aptitude) Parent/teacher referral (potential and performance) Implementation of Primary Talent Development for PreK-2 (potential and performance)

39 .02 Identification of Gifted and Talented Students School Level GATE Review Team – Follow GATE Review Team Protocol. – Use GATE Services Referral Instrument. – Analyze data and make recommendations for students requiring services PreK-5.

40 .02 Identification What is Primary Talent Development (PTD) for PreK-2? A science-based expert thinking curriculum based on gifted education. Exposes students to kinesthetic, STEM experiences that introduce the following behaviors over time: – Perceptive – Inquisitive – Communicative – Creative – Resourceful – Leadership – Persistence

41 .02 Identification What is PTD for PreK-2? Each lesson incorporates the Essential Strategies that may be reinforced in other subject areas: 1.Analyzing Attributes 2.Questioning 3.Creative Problem Solving “Successful Intelligence” is the synergy of these intelligences: Analytical Creative Practical

42 .02 Identification What is PTD for PreK-2? Students responses to tasks are rated on a REPI scale as the Essential Skills are taught: Readiness Emergent Progressing Independent

43 .03 Programs and Services: Elementary and Middle GATE GATE staff working with grades PreK-5. Magnet and A&E/Merit (grades 6-8) Primary Talent Development

44 .03 Programs and Services: Elementary GATE Concept-based curriuculum, shared inquiry, STEM-based projects, other project-based instruction. Facilitate opportunities for extended inquiry that support core curricular objectives. Provide opportunities to participate in co/extra-curricular activities.

45 .03 Programs and Services: Middle School GATE Merit-level (accelerated and enriched) classes. English, math, science, social studies, world languages. All fifth-grade students screened using instruments that assess aptitude, performance, and potential. Parents may nominate without using GATE Referral Instrument.

46 Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars: Advancement Via Individual Determination AVID Located at ERHMS, NMS, SpMS, WHMS, NHHS, SHHS, SHS, and WHS. Student support and college readiness system for students who have the desire and determination to attend a four-year college.

47 Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars: Advancement Via Individual Determination First-generation students who are in the academic “middle.” Enrolls students in the AVID elective class and advanced-level coursework as per their academic strengths.

48 Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars: Advancement Via Individual Determination AVID Located at ERHMS, NMS, SpMS, WHMS, NHHS, SHS, SHHS, and WHS. Student support and college readiness system for students who have the desire and determination to attend a four-year college.

49 Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars: Advancement Via Individual Determination First-generation students who are in the academic “middle.” Enrolls students in the AVID elective class and advanced-level coursework as per their academic strengths.

50 .03 Programs and Services: Elementary Magnet Programs Boonsboro Elementary Magnet Program for Global Citizenship Emma K. Doub Elementary Magnet Program for Integrated Arts and Technology Fountaindale Elementary Magnet Program for the Arts and Academic Excellence Williamsport Elementary Magnet Program for Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)

51 .03 Programs and Services: Elementary Magnet Programs for highly-gifted students All diploma-bound first-grade students are screened, and qualified students are invited to apply to magnet programs Openings TBA – Students currently in grades 2-4 will be recommended by GATE teacher, classroom teacher, or parent referral. – Students must be above 90 th percentile on MAP (average). – Use the GATE Referral Instrument located online at Send the completed Referral Instrument to the Office of Advanced Programs, along with evidence of the indicators. Submit student work, also.

52 .03 Programs and Services: Elementary Magnet Screen first, then apply. Multiple indicators of potential are used during application process: + Norm-referenced testing OLSAT 8 MAP + Interview with task + Teacher perception instruments + State testing MSA COMPOSITE SCORE =

53 Middle School Magnet Programs Grades 6, 7, and 8 Boonsboro Middle School Magnet Program for Global Citizenship E. Russell Hicks Middle School Magnet Program for Media Technology, the Humanities, and Communication Springfield Middle School Magnet Program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)

54 .03 Programs and Services: Middle School Magnet Programs for our most advanced students All diploma-bound fifth-grade students are screened and qualified students are invited to apply to magnet programs.

55 .03 Programs and Services: Middle School Magnet Limited openings at Springfield for grades 7 and 8 – Students should be above the 90 th percentile on math MAP (average). – Preference will be given to students in the attendance zone for SpMS. Limited openings at E. Russell Hicks for grades 7 and 8 – Students should be above the 90 th percentile on reading MAP (average). – Preference will be given to students in the attendance zone for ERHMS and SpMS Use the GATE Referral Instrument located online at Send the completed Referral Instrument to the Office of Advanced Programs, along with evidence of the indicators. Submit student work, also.

56 .03 Programs and Services: Middle School Magnet Screen first, then apply. Multiple indicators of potential are used during application process: + Norm-referenced testing OLSAT 8 MAP + Interview with task + Teacher perception instruments + State testing MSA COMPOSITE SCORE =

57 “The greatest waste in all the world is living below our potential.” Harold B. Lee

58 Questions? I think my child may be gifted. What can I do? Elementary Parents: Speak with the GATE teacher. Visit reinhjes Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along with student artifacts.

59 Questions? I think my child may be gifted. What can I do? Middle School Parents: Speak with the Lead Teacher at your school. Visit reinhjes Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along with student artifacts.


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