Presentation on theme: "HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Gifted and Talented Secondary Day 1 Fall 2013."— Presentation transcript:
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Gifted and Talented Secondary Day 1 Fall 2013
2 Important Information to Know Why do I have to attend this training? The State of Texas is one of 32 states in the nation that provides funding for gifted and talented programs, hence there are requirements to fulfill to ensure each teacher in HISD meets the needs of our identified students. What are the state requirements for training? Texas State Plan for the Gifted and Talented 4.1.1C A minimum of thirty (30) clock hours of professional development that includes nature and needs of gifted/talented students, identification and assessment of gifted/talented students’ needs, and curriculum and instruction for gifted/talented students is required for teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the district’s defined gifted/talented services. Teachers are required to have completed the thirty (30) hours of professional development prior to their assignment to the district’s gifted/talented services (19 TAC §89.2(1)).
3 Important Information to Know What does the district mandate? STANDARD 6: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION The Texas State Plan states that curriculum and instruction meet the needs of gifted students by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general education program. Curriculum and Instruction for G/T Students, Grades 6-8 G/T Student scheduled in Pre-AP/IBMYP classes in four 4 foundation content areas with G/T, Pre-AP/IBMYP & revised Scholars & Knowledge trained teacher, implementing the HISD G/T Curriculum Framework, revised Scholars & Knowledge, emphasizing advanced level products. Curriculum and Instruction for G/T Students, Grades 9-12 G/T Student scheduled in at least two Advanced Level classes (Pre-AP, AP, IBMYP, IB or Dual Credit) with G/T and Pre-AP/IBMYP/AP/IB & revised Scholars & Knowledge trained teacher, implementing the HISD G/T Curriculum Framework, revised Scholars & Knowledge, emphasizing advanced level products.
4 Important Information to Know What does the district mandate? Standard 10- Professional Development All HISD secondary teachers responsible for Vanguard programs and/or G/T students are required to complete the initial 30 hours of G/T professional development within their first semester after assignment as mandated by state law and the HISD Advanced Academics Guidelines. This includes non- HISD personnel who teach Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment Courses. This initial professional development includes 6 hours of “Nature and Needs of G/T Students”, 6 hours of “Assessment and Identification of G/T Students”, and 18 hours of “Curriculum and Instruction for G/T Students”. Teachers receive their 18 hours of “Curriculum and Instruction” through completion of Pre-AP and/or AP-IB training endorsed by either International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Laying the Foundation, Inc. (LTF) or the College Board.
5 Important Information to Know What does the district mandate? Standard 10- Professional Development, continued An additional HISD requirement is that all G/T teachers, K-12, receive training in the district’s G/T Curriculum Framework, Scholars & Knowledge which includes best practices for G/T instruction and strategies for advanced level products. The revised Scholars & Knowledge has been embedded in HISD PD training since fall 2005. Teachers receiving initial 30 hours training prior to fall 2005 must complete 6-hours of the revised Scholars & Knowledge.
Intended Outcomes 6 Examine the critical features of curriculum for gifted learners. Understand the principles of differentiation and how curriculum should be differentiated through depth, complexity and pacing to accommodate the characteristics of gifted learners.
7 o What strategies contribute to a differentiated classroom? o How does building different depth and complexity within content support gifted learners and all learners? o Are gifted learners receiving the support needed in your class/school? HOT Questions
Frayer Model Differentiation ExamplesNon-Examples CharacteristicsKey Vocabulary Cat
Depth and Complexity Based upon the work of Sandra Kaplan
Team Builder What are your plans for the holidays? How will I use it? How do I differentiate for learners? Share 1 strategy I learned this morning? What do I enjoy about teaching? How do I get to know my learners?
Tiering Our job as teachers is not to teach the Standard Course of Study. Our job is to ensure that the Standard Course of Study is mastered. –Linda Robinson Keep same content Assess student readiness level Determine the complexity Offer inividual challenges within the content, adding rigor to each tier Think about student needs Lowest tier responds to at grade-level content Learners should be beyond their comfort zone Students can move tiers
More Sites to investigate for Gifted and Talented Classrooms, and support differentiation and tiering: More Sites to investigate for Gifted and Talented Classrooms, and support differentiation and tiering: 2enewsletter.com…. Addresses twice exceptional students Skillcow.com …… Aptitudes for students DIY.org…projects and problem based learning…..middle school Freespirit.com….socio emotional site for addressing needs of teens Teenink.com ….promotes and exhibits teen works Lifepracticepbl.org…great site on Problem Based Learning Litemind.com…brain-based research and ideas 2enewsletter.com Skillcow.com DIY.org Freespirit.com Teenink.com Lifepracticepbl.org Litemind.com