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1 Welcome to TARGET Welcome to TARGET Presented by: Deanna Beaver, Stephanie Clatterbaugh, Sarah Dunlap

2 Learning Characteristics of Children Is interested Is interested Has good ideas Has good ideas Learns with ease Learns with ease 6-8 repetitions for mastery 6-8 repetitions for mastery Good memorizer Good memorizer Answers the questions asked by teacher Answers the questions asked by teacher Enjoys straightforward presentation Enjoys straightforward presentation Is pleased with his/her learning Is pleased with his/her learning THE BRIGHT CHILD THE BRIGHT CHILD Is highly curious Is highly curious Has wild, silly ideas Has wild, silly ideas Already knows Already knows 1-2 repetitions for mastery 1-2 repetitions for mastery Good guesser Good guesser Discusses in detail, elaborates Discusses in detail, elaborates Thrives on complexity of issues Thrives on complexity of issues Is highly self-critical Is highly self-critical THE GIFTED CHILD

3 Fixed Mindset …think that “they are the way they are” and will often avoid challenges and stick to what they know they can do well

4 Growth Mindset …believe that intelligence can be developed, that the brain is like a muscle that can be trained. This leads to the desire to improve.

5 Our Target Program CCGPS + ALP standards = Target

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7 Gifted Standards ( the “what” we are teaching/assessing) Gifted Standards ( the “what” we are teaching/assessing) Cognitive Growth Strand Convergent Thinking Divergent Thinking Evaluative Thinking Relationships and Connections Affective Growth Strand Self-Reflection Respect for Others Self-Directed Learner Life Skills

8 Cognitive Growth Strand Convergent Thinking Students will reason logically using induction, deduction, and abduction. Divergent Thinking Students will think creatively to generate innovative ideas, products, or solutions to problems

9 Cognitive Growth Strand Evaluative Thinking Students will evaluate and solve a variety of authentic problems. Relationships and Connections Students will make relationship and connections among various topics and disciplines.

10 Affective Growth Strand Self-Reflection Students will reflect upon their innate and developed abilities. Respect for Others Students will respectful members of their communities. Self-Directed Learner Students will be self-directed learners.

11 A “Typical” Target Day Cognitive Growth Activities Problem Solving Problem Solving Hands On Equations Hands On Equations Creative Thinking Creative Thinking Brainstorming Brainstorming Affective Growth Activities Brain Gym Brain Gym Goal setting Goal setting Collaboration with other students Collaboration with other students Learning Styles Learning Styles Communication with others Communication with others Self-Reflection Self-Reflection Inquiry Inquiry Research Research Connections Connections Debate Debate

12 Changes – A Class in Flux New students New students Change of teachers- students are assigned to a Target teacher, however we all work with every student Change of teachers- students are assigned to a Target teacher, however we all work with every student Change of day (Spring schedule may change) Change of day (Spring schedule may change)

13 Target Student Expectations Has necessary materials Has necessary materials (Target Binder and assignments) Target Homework Target Homework Target Homework Target Homework Signed Target Tally returned each week Signed Target Tally returned each weekTarget Tally Target Tally Is prepared to work when class begins Is prepared to work when class begins

14 Parent Communication Parent Communication Target Tallies Target Tallies Blog Blog Phone Calls Phone Calls Conferences Conferences

15 How To Support Target Help your child prepare for Target the night before class (materials ready!) Help your child prepare for Target the night before class (materials ready!) Sign Target Tally Sign Target Tally Check Blog (homework and announcements!) Check Blog (homework and announcements!) Send in a big snack (we eat at noon!) Send in a big snack (we eat at noon!) We will post needs for class on blog We will post needs for class on blogneeds

16 Prevailing Practices Gifted students should not be expected to make up missed regular classroom work or homework on scheduled Target day Gifted students should not be expected to make up missed regular classroom work or homework on scheduled Target day Target students come directly to Target on their assigned day. Target students come directly to Target on their assigned day. Please send a note with transportation changes on Target day. Please send a note with transportation changes on Target day. Target homework permitted on Target day Target homework permitted on Target day We will have projects that will require additional work at home. We will have projects that will require additional work at home.

17 Units of Study 2 nd grade 2 nd grade P.A.C.E P.A.C.E Extension of Stepping into Target Extension of Stepping into Target Spring – begin first STEM and research projects Spring – begin first STEM and research projects 3/4 th grade 3/4 th grade Entrepreneur Project Entrepreneur Project Owning/running business Owning/running business Financial planning Financial planning Goal setting Goal setting

18 Inventure Challenge 5 th Grade 5 th Grade GA Tech GA Tech STEM heavy STEM heavy Competition – 4 schools Competition – 4 schools Link Link Link

19 Field Trips 5 th Grade 5 th Grade Challenger Center/TN Aquarium and River Boat Challenger Center/TN Aquarium and River Boat End of April End of April Information coming home soon Information coming home soon 2, 3, and 4 th grade 2, 3, and 4 th grade Looking at options to support curriculum. Looking at options to support curriculum. Guest speakers Guest speakers

20 Q & A

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