Presentation on theme: "Iredell-Statesville Schools AIG Local Plan"— Presentation transcript:
1 Iredell-Statesville Schools AIG Local Plan 2013-2016 Staff Information Meeting
2 State Definition of an AIG Student These students:Perform or show potential to perform at higher levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.Exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or both.Require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular education program.Come from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds.
3 NC AIG Standards, reflected in the AIG Local Plan Student IdentificationDifferentiated Curriculum & InstructionPersonnel & Professional DevelopmentComprehensive Programming within the Total School CommunityPartnershipsProgram AccountabilityHere are other ways we comply with these standards….folder audits, advisory team, consistent sharing of information via standardized staff and parent presentations…..
4 Three Questions You May Be Thinking… How do I support the high-achieving students in my classroom, even though some are not identified as AIG?What can I tell parents about the processes for AIG identification and what services are provided?What do I do once I have AIG-identified students in my classroom?
5 How do I support the high-achieving students in my classroom, even though some are not identified as AIG?Professional Achievement Classes (PAC) in I-SSUse the personnel resources you have on your campusAIG School CoordinatorDifferentiation SpecialistInstructional FacilitatorBlended Learning CoachGPS TeamOther Teachers with Gifted Professional DevelopmentDistrict Resource Room at ADRPAC - One way to become more knowledgeable about supporting the needs of gifted and high-achieving learners is though completing the PAC Classes.Personnel: These are other professionals at your school who can help you with questions about services, guidance, next steps, etc. regarding these students at your school.District Resource Room: Several resources available at ADR for check-out for ALL district teachers. You can access and obtain through Destiny, contacting Teresa Laws or visiting the room at ADR.
6 How do I support the high-achieving students in my classroom, even though some are not identified as AIG?If you have a student who is consistently scoring 95% or above on classroom data points, talk to the GPS team about going through the process of recommending that student for identification.The GPS team will look at classroom data and work samples for K-2 studentsThe GPS team will look at school data for 3-12 studentsThe referral process does not guarantee testing or AIG placement.
7 Differentiated Core Instruction: Tier I of Responsiveness to Instruction (RTI) Differentiated core instruction provided to all studentsDifferentiation of content, process, product, pacing, and/or environmentUse of research/evidence based strategiesUse of blended learning
8 What can I tell parents about the processes for AIG identification? Grades 3-12Ability (CogAT/90th %ile or higher), Achievement (EOG/93rd %ile or higher) Final grades (93% or higher)Qualifying scores need to be in the same subject areaThere continue to be multiple pathways for identification (portfolios, alternative assessments, Iowa Acceleration Scale).Grades K-2Ability and achievement test scores 95th percentile or higherTested on an individual basis based upon the referral approved by the GPS teamTesting can only be done once in K-2Criteria is higher due to the fact only two are used
9 What can I tell parents about the portfolio processes for AIG identification? Students are given the option in 5th, 7th, and 10th grades to complete a portfolio when they have two of three criteria for identificationParents are notified and sign permission for the portfolio processPortfolios should include five exemplary work samples completed at school in the area of considerationStudents and teachers reflect on each sample. The portfolio includes a teacher recommendationPortfolios are evaluated by the portfolio screening committee using a rubric for scoringPassing portfolio scores take the place of the missing criterion for identification
10 What can I tell parents about the processes for AIG identification and what services are provided? Level I Students - AIG certified students transferring from another districtLevel II Students K-2 - AIG students meeting the 95th %ile or higher aptitude and 95th %ile or higher achievement requirementsLevel II Students AIG students meeting the 93rd %ile or higher achievement/93 % or higher final grades/90th %ile or higher CogAT requirementsLevel III Students - AIG students qualifying for subject advancement - 99% in aptitude/achievement/grades in that specific subject areaLevel IV Students - AIG students qualifying for grade advancement - 99% in both reading and math in aptitude, achievement and grades; Iowa Acceleration Scale, principal observations, Director of AIG consultation required* A screening list of potential students is kept at each school and updated regularly to reflect current data.
11 Differentiated Education Plan (DEP) What can I tell parents about the processes and services that are provided for AIG students?Differentiated Education Plan (DEP)
12 K-8 DEPPossibly generate questions for each section?
13 What can I tell parents about the processes for what service levels provide? Level I_Regular education classroom_Flexible grouping_Differentiated services_Differentiation SpecialistconsolationLevel II_All Level I options_Cluster classroom_Classroom teacher trained ingifted practices and strategies_Differentiation Specialist directand indirect contactLevel III_All Level II options_Subject advancement_Dual enrollmentLevel IV_Grade advancementMost students fall into level 2… discuss data criteria for each levelK-8 DEP
14 K-8 DEP Modifications needed in both areas…. Highlight them…. Discuss definitions on the back….Many of these modifications are still used in grades 9-12 as well!
16 Have a handout of Suzie’s entire DEP to talk through… K-8 DEP
17 9th-12th Grade DEP The DEP will remain the same for now The DEP is completed electronically at each school siteParents, students, and school personnel sign a verification form to indicate the DEP has been completedIt is a compilation of student course work, extra curricular activities, and community service experiencesThe DEP for grades 9-12 will be revised this year as we transition to PowerSchool and personalized learning through the IMPACT grant
18 DEP OwnershipThe DEP is part of each student’s AIG folder. The GPS team is in charge of keeping track of all of the paperwork in this folder. We work together as a school team to ensure all documents are completed and updated as needed. The AIG Department is required by the state to audit the folders for accuracy and completeness twice each school year to ensure services are being provided at every school.
19 What can I tell parents about the processes for what services are offered? International Baccalaureate (IB): MMIB, NVIB, SIHSSchools committed to a high quality, challenging, international education for all studentsVisual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC): SHSStudents have the opportunity to complete a challenging five-year program that includes a fine arts endorsement on the high school diploma, as well as an associate’s degreeCollaborative College for Technology & Leadership (CCTL)Provides technology-enriched curriculum for students who simultaneously earn a high school degree & an associate’s degreeJames Iredell AP Academy (SHS):Students complete a rigorous course of study that requires them to take a minimum of seven Advanced Placement classesNC School of Science and Math virtual coursesStudents in 5th grade and 8th grade have the opportunity to visit schools to see different school and course offerings.19
20 What can I tell parents about the processes for what services are offered? Advanced: All Middle SchoolsAdvanced level courses that offer students a deeper curriculum at a faster paceHonors: All High SchoolsAdvanced Placement (AP): All High SchoolsCurriculum sponsored by College Board that offers high school students undergraduate coursesInternational Baccalaureate (IB): MMIB, NVIB, & SIHSProgrammes committed to a high quality, challenging, international education for all studentsNorth Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS): BMS, LMS, NIMS, TMS & All High SchoolsProvides students with expanded academic options through online courses20
21 Enrichment Opportunities Spelling Bee - GoodinRobotics- WeddingtonBattle of the Books-HeplerNC School of Science and MathNC Governor’s SchoolNC Summer VenturesISS Summer Enrichment CampsLocal university sponsored opportunitiesAdditional competitions through individual schoolsNCASA Scholastic Cup competitions (Quiz Bowl, Twelve, The Quill, Art Showcase, Show Choir; Mathcounts)Discuss what options are available at your school….AIG funds are used to pay NCASA membership for all middle and high schools.
22 On the Horizon….International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC) 2014–2015Credit by Demonstrated Mastery 2014–2015The process by which LEAs shall, based upon a body-of-evidence, award a student credit for a particular course without requiring the student to complete classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat timeNCDPI is developing implementation guidelines for this NC State Board of Education policyMastery will be demonstrated through a multi-phase assessment including a standard examination and an artifactCDM will be available to students in grades 6-12The IBCC incorporates the educational principles, vision and learner profile of the IB into a unique offering that specifically addresses the needs of students who wish to engage in career-related education.It is designed to provide a "value added" educational experience to schools that already offer the IB Diploma Programme and are also delivering career-related courses to their students.
23 What do I do once I have AIG-identified students in my classroom? All teachers working with gifted students should:have state licensure in gifted education,be actively pursuing state licensure in gifted education,have completed the four local AIG Professional Achievement Courses (PAC),~ or ~be actively working toward completion of the local AIG PAC classesThe ISS-AIG Department can help teachers financially who are interested in pursuing a state license in gifted education.
24 Institutes of Higher Education offering AIG Licensure and/or Graduate Programs in Gifted Education Appalachian StateBarton CollegeCampbell UniversityDuke UniversityEast Carolina UniversityElon UniversityHigh Point UniversityMars Hill CollegeMeredith CollegeMethodist CollegeNC Central UniversityUNC-CharlotteUNC-Pembroke (online)UNC-WilmingtonWestern Carolina UniversityWingate University
25 General Questions??Ask for any general questions relative to the AIG program.Due to confidentiality mandates, we cannot discuss questions that relate to specific students in an general session. These can be brought to your child’s teacher or the AIG School Coordinator or members of the GPS (Gifted Processes and Support Team) as needed.
26 Thank You!Thank you for attending. Please add plus/delta/issue bin items on the chart. This presentation will be available on the District AIG Website (click on departments, curriculum, AIG) Have a great school year!Explain what we mean by plus/delta/issue bin.