GT Resource Staff at THES MELISSA BIANCHI LISA DEREMIGIS
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (NSTA) Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM’s Vision 2018 MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN (NAGC) NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF SOCIAL STUDIES (NCSS) NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS (NCTM)
The mission of the Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program is to recognize and develop talent in advanced-level students.
Exploratory Experiences G/T Research Investigations & Creative Productions G/T Enrichment Units And G/T Content Classes Students as Consumers of Knowledge Students as Producers of Knowledge G/T Instructional Seminars I II III Advanced-level Content & Skills
The G/T Education Program goals are to: 1.Accelerate the achievement of students who participate in the G/T Education Program. 2.Increase successful participation of underrepresented populations of students in G/T Education Program offerings. 3.Develop a highly qualified professional staff. 4.Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for G/T Education Program communication and community involvement.
Elementary G/T Education Program Instructional Services G/T Mathematics for 4th & 5th grades G/T Curriculum Extension Units-Grades 2-5 G/T Instructional Seminars Kindergarten Talent Development Primary Math Support
G/T Mathematics Curriculum is enriched & accelerated by as much as two years Focus is on problem solving and application of mathematical skills Daily mathematics instruction by the G/T Resource Teacher (1 hour 15 minutes/day) Testing required for students to attain an ability measure as one criteria for determining placement
G/T Mathematics Extension of the Common Core curriculum to meet the needs of students for when they enter Algebra 1 in 7 th grade No spiraling curriculum from year to year; it is a mastery curriculum. Therefore, there is increased depth and complexity Emphasis on advanced level problem solving Homework will involve both practice of concepts and problem solving Students are assessed using math tests, performance tasks, formative assessments, and class participation
G/T Mathematics 4 th Grade Domains: –Numbers and Operations in Base 10 –Operations and Algebraic Thinking –Numbers and Operations – Fractions –Geometry 5 th Grade Domains: –Ratios and Proportional Relationships –Number Systems –Expressions and Equations –Geometry –Statistics and Probability
G/T Curriculum Extension Units Interdisciplinary advanced-level content, reading, writing, & thinking skills 2-3 CEUs per grade per year lasting approximately 9-12 weeks each Each unit requires two hours of instruction per week with the G/T Resource Teacher Multiple criteria used for the selection process
G/T CURRICULUM EXTENSION UNIT FRAMEWORK Advanced Level Reading Connections Advanced Level Writing Connections College and Career Ready Standards Connections Evaluation Multicultural Connections Technology Connections Professional Product & Presentation Multiple Intelligences Connections Advanced Level Research Skills Advanced Level Thinking Skills
G/T Curriculum Extension Units Grade INTERDISCIPLINARY UNITS 2 Archaeology, Transportation, Math Enrichment 3 Weather, World Cultures, Math Enrichment 4 Space, Ancient Civilizations, The Chesapeake 5 Oceanography, Politics of Persuasion, Leadership *Additional units as arranged by the G/T resource teacher
G/T Instructional Seminars Designed to develop advanced-level skills in an area of interest for students Offerings vary based on the needs of the students and grade-level teams Each unit requires weekly instruction with the G/T Resource Teacher Students self-select based on their interest in the topic
G/T Volunteer Opportunities Parent Reps: Two parents needed (one primary and one intermediate) Meetings about 5 times a year (the first is Sept. 18 th, location TBA) Learn about advanced-level offerings that are available through the Gifted and Talented Program and give your feedback Email us if you are interested Enrichment Fair Volunteers
Parent Academies For parents and community members who want to learn more about gifted education, Parent Academies offer workshops throughout the school year that investigate topics such as the social and emotional needs of advanced-learners. First one is October 15 at Hammond HS, 7- 8:30pm http://www.hcpss.org/gt
Remind is a free, safe, easy- to-use communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. Look for information in the Friday Folder about how to sign up with your child’s class code.
For additional information: Schedule a conference with the G/T Resource Teacher at your school. For district information, consult the HCPSS G/T brochure & website. www.hcpss.org/gtp For national information on gifted education, consult the NAGC website. www.nagc.org