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1 A Realistic Approach to Teaching Gifted Education in the Classroom. You have been to all the trainings… NOW WHAT? Robyn Arnold Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School Los Angeles Unified School District

2 Background Information/Goals O Teacher for over 12 years O Specialize in Gifted Education in many different types of schools- School for Advanced Studies, Highly Gifted, Title 1 O Original member of JAVITS Grant with Dr. Sandra Kaplan O My goal is for you to go back to your classroom and have something to implement

3 Some Humor To Start Us Off…

4 What Happens When You Go Back to Your Class on Monday? O Pick one thing that you have learned from this conference and apply it O All material that has been presented is for gifted AND non-gifted learners O Don’t reinvent the wheel! O Don’t put pressure on yourself- you are teacher of the gifted population- NOT a gifted teacher

5 Activity # 1 O There is NO point in putting up the icons if you aren’t going to use them O Each day focus on introducing a FEW icons at a time. O How do you introduce the icons? MAKE THEM KID FRIENDLY AND SIMPLE…

6 This is the sign for details. We use this sign to show evidence of clues, facts, features, and data ideas.

7 Starry Night by Vincent Van Gough

8 This is the sign for parallel. We use this sign to show ideas or events that are similar.

9 Batman Superman

10 Now You Try It… Pick one icon and brainstorm how you would introduce it to your students.

11 Activity #2 O Class Activity on Chart Paper O Read a story that lends itself to multiple icons *The Great Kapok Tree *Chrysanthemum *So You Want To Be President * The Story of Ferdinand

12 Activity #2 Continued O After you read the story, divide your students into groups and have them find evidence from the story for each icon O Students will then share out with their classmates. O Why do this activity- it’s a great springboard to introducing the icons, allows for small groups, and works on presentation skills.

13 Now You Try It… The Three Little Pigs

14 Activity #3 O Advanced Organizer Lessons

15 Activity #3 Continued

16 "Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different.” Steven Pinker "The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read.” Abraham Lincoln “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass

17 Activity #3 Learning to read is the first step in learning about the world around you through books. How does reading books help students learn?

18 Activity #3 Research New Information Don’t reinvent the wheel!

19 Activity #3 Think How To Apply It Homework- Respond to the Following Statement: “ Once you learn to read, you will be forever free,” by Fredrick Douglas. Discuss the of when you remember learning how to read and how it changed you for the better.

20 Classroom Example

21 Now You Try It… O How would you introduce and apply this unclear idea to your students: Communication Has

22 Activity #4- The Scholar of the Week

23 Activity #4 Continued

24 O Based on your theme, pick people for your students to research. *Vincent Lombardi *Pat Summitt *Bela Karolyi *Herb Brooks * John Wooden

25 Activity #4 Continued O Students have one week to research the Scholar of the Week. O Beginning of the year- bullet points O Middle/End of the year- paragraph using to describe what makes that person a Scholar.

26 Now You Try It…

27 Summary Four for you to work on when you get back into the classroom: *Introduce the icons in a kid friendly way *Use literature to have students find examples *Advanced Organizer/Respond to the Following Statement *The Scholar of the Week


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