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Learning Immersion and Talent Development Magnet Programs K-5 Barringer Academic Center Idlewild Elementary Irwin Academic Center Mallard Creek Elementary Shamrock Gardens Elementary Tuckaseegee Elementary
The Learning Immersion and Talent Development Magnet Programs Create accelerated learning environments Utilize various instructional and assessment strategies based upon multiple intelligences research Emphasize using technology to enhance integrated curriculum
Talent Development students in grades 3 – 5 experience a full day of rigorous, academically challenging instruction.
LI students have the opportunity to explore strength-based instruction reflecting individual student strengths.
Magnet Objectives: Create scholarly, thoughtful classrooms Promote scholarly behavior and language Foster critical and creative thinking Create 21 st century learners and global thinkers
Scholars… are always ready to participate. are hungry for new information. are always setting goals to achieve. are always exercising their brains.
Scholars… look at things from multiple points of view. take good notes and use multiple and varied resources. are always asking questions and pondering information.
Scholarly language includes such phrases as: I agree with… I disagree with… Please clarify what you mean by… I respect your opinion, but… I’d like to add to…
Magnet students receive rigorous instruction in content extending the Common Core State Standards and Essential Standards. Learning experiences are organized around: “Big Ideas” - Concepts/Themes Generalizations Emphasis on thinking and reasoning skills
CHANGE Generalizations Change relates to time. Change can be natural or manmade. Change can be orderly or random. Change is everywhere. Change may be positive or negative.
William and Mary Language Arts Designed for Gifted and High Ability Students The integrated curriculum units: Studied over time and connect to other disciplines like science and social studies Emphasize product development Focus on interdisciplinary concepts, issues, and themes
Navigators From William & Mary Study guides provide structure for: Questions and activities highlighting real- world connections contained within the books Language and style used by different authors Research processes http://cfge.wm.edu/curriculum.htm
Rigor, Novelty, Depth and Complexity of Thought -Explores self-directed learning -Learns at an instructional pace reflecting the needs/academic levels of the gifted learners -Demonstrates expert knowledge through inquiry based learning -Builds deeper understanding through reflection and self- evaluation
Using Marzano’s and Bloom’s Higher Levels of Thinking. “If there was intelligent life on other planets, what would you tell them about Earth?” Why those particular things?
Marzano’s Levels of Thinking Knowing – Gathering Information Organizing –Arranging Information Applying - Using Information Analyzing – Examining Relationships Generating – Producing New Information Integrating – Making Connections Evaluating – Assessing and Verifying
Paideia Seminars, Junior Great Books, and TouchPebbles Discussions Students gain multiple perspectives and practice complex thinking. Students experience shared inquiry. Students engage in intense novel studies.
Problem Based Learning Experiences Students… - Address and solve challenging levels of real-world problems -Practice structured leadership and collaboration -Explain reasoning and provide support for their answers when searching for solutions to real- world problems
Problem Based Learning Experience “ Investigate the effects of a recent and especially destructive natural disaster. Design a relief plan to support those impacted by the disaster. Prepare a presentation and media release to implement the plan.”
Magnet students learn to conduct research using a variety of resources, both primary and secondary.
Math Opportunities Magnet students learn deductive thinking and algebraic reasoning skills using: Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) Primary Challenge Math The Problem Solver Hands-On Equations Mind Benders Mentoring Young Mathematicians (M2) Math Independent Learning Contracts
Student Opportunities National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) Math & Science Olympiads Odyssey of the Mind Robotics Cyber Kids Chess Girls on the Run Girls in Science Leadership Opportunities
Magnet Schools build a scholarly staff by: Encouraging gifted certification. Attending the Annual LI/TD Magnet Institute. Providing a full-time Talent Development teacher in each school who plans with LI/TD teachers. Attending Magnet Articulation meetings. Attending professional development offered by the Talent Development Department.
REMEMBER! Some of the great advantages of the LI/TD Magnets are: Full-day Talent Development services. Full-time Talent Development teacher serves as facilitator to ensure high quality instruction. Guaranteed continuation to IB middle schools for TD students. Opportunity for TD certification through the portfolio process, …AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
You are invited to become a part of the LI/TD Magnet School Family!