Presentation on theme: "Talented and Gifted (TAG) Programming Triton Regional School District School Year 2010-2011 TAG Specialist Michelle Twombly Chief Academic Officer Kate."— Presentation transcript:
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Programming Triton Regional School District School Year TAG Specialist Michelle Twombly Chief Academic Officer Kate Carbone
Learner Goals Learners will… Develop more positive self-concepts. Increase their knowledge in a variety of subject areas. Develop their thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills. Participate in activities selected to facilitate and integrate the cognitive, emotional, and social development of the individual. Ultimately become responsible, creative, independent learners. (Betts, 1985, p. 4)
Combination of individual grades and grade spans Each grade meets twice per week Grade six at Salisbury meets three times a week, 35 minutes each session Grade four at Salisbury meets three times a week, 45- and 35-minute sessions Approximately two hours of class time per week Class sessions meet at varying times Schedule
Pyramid of Services Basic Intermediate Advanced Who: TAG Specialist What: Advanced-level pull out with possibilities for acceleration and independent study Who: Classroom Teacher What: Cluster grouping, differentiation, usage of various media Who: Classroom teacher What: Learning centers, pre/post testing, enrichment activities
Instructional Plan Instructional units, five or six weeks in length One week of student presentations One week for consulting with teachers and shadowing students During instruction, students will participate in: Advanced-level, pull-out classes Units of study targeting their unique cognitive, social, and emotional needs Differentiation of content, process, and product
Instructional Plan: Unit One Identity Inventories Multiple Intelligences Learning Styles Sense of self as a gifted student Literature as a vehicle for emotional exploration Main characters struggling with differences and identity The identity unit paves the way for using student learning profiles and interests in the development of future units.
Grade 4 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Grades 5 and 6 The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley Grade 7 and 8 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Literature Selections
Miss Twombly’s Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program Blog Parent resources Community building Transition from elementary, middle, and high school Program Blog
References Betts, G. T. (1985). Autonomous Learner Model. Greely, CO: Autonomous learning Publications and Specialists.
Final Thoughts Sign-in sheet Permission slips for services Questions