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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 Identification Differentiated Curriculum & Instruction Personnel & Professional Development Comprehensive Programming within the Total School Community Partnerships Program Accountability Here 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-SS Use the personnel resources you have on your campus AIG School Coordinator Differentiation Specialist Instructional Facilitator Blended Learning Coach GPS Team Other Teachers with Gifted Professional Development District Resource Room at ADR PAC - 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 students The GPS team will look at school data for 3-12 students The 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 students Differentiation of content, process, product, pacing, and/or environment Use of research/evidence based strategies Use of blended learning

8 What can I tell parents about the processes for AIG identification?
Grades 3-12 Ability (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 area There continue to be multiple pathways for identification (portfolios, alternative assessments, Iowa Acceleration Scale). Grades K-2 Ability and achievement test scores 95th percentile or higher Tested on an individual basis based upon the referral approved by the GPS team Testing can only be done once in K-2 Criteria 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 identification Parents are notified and sign permission for the portfolio process Portfolios should include five exemplary work samples completed at school in the area of consideration Students and teachers reflect on each sample. The portfolio includes a teacher recommendation Portfolios are evaluated by the portfolio screening committee using a rubric for scoring Passing 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 district Level II Students K-2 - AIG students meeting the 95th %ile or higher aptitude and 95th %ile or higher achievement requirements Level II Students AIG students meeting the 93rd %ile or higher achievement/93 % or higher final grades/90th %ile or higher CogAT requirements Level III Students - AIG students qualifying for subject advancement - 99% in aptitude/achievement/grades in that specific subject area Level 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 DEP Possibly 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 Specialist consolation Level II _All Level I options _Cluster classroom _Classroom teacher trained in gifted practices and strategies _Differentiation Specialist direct and indirect contact Level III _All Level II options _Subject advancement _Dual enrollment Level IV _Grade advancement Most students fall into level 2… discuss data criteria for each level K-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!

15 Talk through then share example

16 Have a handout of Suzie’s entire DEP to talk through…

17 9th-12th Grade DEP The DEP will remain the same for now
The DEP is completed electronically at each school site Parents, students, and school personnel sign a verification form to indicate the DEP has been completed It is a compilation of student course work, extra curricular activities, and community service experiences The DEP for grades 9-12 will be revised this year as we transition to PowerSchool and personalized learning through the IMPACT grant

18 DEP Ownership The 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, SIHS Schools committed to a high quality, challenging, international education for all students Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC): SHS Students 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 degree Collaborative College for Technology & Leadership (CCTL) Provides technology-enriched curriculum for students who simultaneously earn a high school degree & an associate’s degree James Iredell AP Academy (SHS): Students complete a rigorous course of study that requires them to take a minimum of seven Advanced Placement classes NC School of Science and Math virtual courses Students 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 Schools Advanced level courses that offer students a deeper curriculum at a faster pace Honors: All High Schools Advanced Placement (AP): All High Schools Curriculum sponsored by College Board that offers high school students undergraduate courses International Baccalaureate (IB): MMIB, NVIB, & SIHS Programmes committed to a high quality, challenging, international education for all students North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS): BMS, LMS, NIMS, TMS & All High Schools Provides students with expanded academic options through online courses 20

21 Enrichment Opportunities
Spelling Bee - Goodin Robotics- Weddington Battle of the Books-Hepler NC School of Science and Math NC Governor’s School NC Summer Ventures ISS Summer Enrichment Camps Local university sponsored opportunities Additional competitions through individual schools NCASA 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) 2014–2015 Credit by Demonstrated Mastery 2014–2015 The 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 time NCDPI is developing implementation guidelines for this NC State Board of Education policy Mastery will be demonstrated through a multi-phase assessment including a standard examination and an artifact CDM will be available to students in grades 6-12 The 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 classes The 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 State Barton College Campbell University Duke University East Carolina University Elon University High Point University Mars Hill College Meredith College Methodist College NC Central University UNC-Charlotte UNC-Pembroke (online) UNC-Wilmington Western Carolina University Wingate 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.

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