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1 Pintsteins Elementary Highly Gifted Option

2 Topics for Tonight Rationale Rationale Plan Plan Feedback Feedback

3 Plan 9 Wednesdays 9 Wednesdays Same Day as PLC days plus one more-4/22 Same Day as PLC days plus one more-4/22 11:45pm- 1:00pm 11:45pm- 1:00pm Located at Runyon Elementary School Located at Runyon Elementary School 27 Invited from across district, scattered in 11 LPS elementary schools 27 Invited from across district, scattered in 11 LPS elementary schools Students bring lunch, have time to socialize with like peers Students bring lunch, have time to socialize with like peers

4 Rationale “We need to prepare students to think, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.” “We need to prepare students to think, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.” Dr. Sue Teele Dr. Sue Teele “The ability to produce a product or solve a problem that is valued by a culture or a society.” The definition of intelligence as written by Howard Gardner, Educational Psychologist at Harvard University “The ability to produce a product or solve a problem that is valued by a culture or a society.” The definition of intelligence as written by Howard Gardner, Educational Psychologist at Harvard University

5 Factors Influencing Intelligence Genetics Genetics Personal Life History Personal Life History Geographical and Cultural Situations Geographical and Cultural Situations

6 Content- Curriculum based upon : Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences (“Not how smart you are, but rather, how are you smart.”) Linguistic Linguistic Logical-Mathematical Logical-Mathematical Visual-Spatial Visual-Spatial Bodily-Kinesthetic Bodily-Kinesthetic Musical Musical Intrapersonal Intrapersonal Interpersonal Interpersonal Naturalist Naturalist

7 Linguistic Students understand life through language Students understand life through language Read/write/listen/speak-enjoy and excel at one or more of these Read/write/listen/speak-enjoy and excel at one or more of these Strong auditory skills Strong auditory skills Remember names/places/dates/trivia Remember names/places/dates/trivia Enjoy jokes, tall tales, puns, stories Enjoy jokes, tall tales, puns, stories Well-developed vocabulary Well-developed vocabulary Effective communicators Effective communicators Authors, journalists, poets, comedians, public speakers, librarian, speech pathologist, radio or tv announcer, attorney Authors, journalists, poets, comedians, public speakers, librarian, speech pathologist, radio or tv announcer, attorney

8 Logical-Mathematical Patterns categorize relationships Patterns categorize relationships Need order in life-may be a list maker Need order in life-may be a list maker Enjoy math, computer spreadsheets and databases Enjoy math, computer spreadsheets and databases Excel at problem solving and thinking logically Excel at problem solving and thinking logically Enjoy using scientific method and conducting experiments Enjoy using scientific method and conducting experiments Clear analytical, logical thinkers Clear analytical, logical thinkers Good at strategy games such as Chess, Checkers. Tendency toward competitiveness Good at strategy games such as Chess, Checkers. Tendency toward competitiveness Engineers, scientists, economists, accountants, detectives, auditor, statistician, mathematician, computer analyst and attorney Engineers, scientists, economists, accountants, detectives, auditor, statistician, mathematician, computer analyst and attorney

9 Visual-Spatial Process and think in pictures or visual manner Process and think in pictures or visual manner Excel at art, jigsaw puzzles, origami, map reading Excel at art, jigsaw puzzles, origami, map reading Tendency to daydream, or experiences vivid dreams at night Tendency to daydream, or experiences vivid dreams at night Notice and enjoy details Notice and enjoy details Are good at spatial tasks-can tell if something will fit in a certain box, can assemble items without reading directions Are good at spatial tasks-can tell if something will fit in a certain box, can assemble items without reading directions Benefit from visual presentations, graphic organizers, color coding, mind mapping, etc. Benefit from visual presentations, graphic organizers, color coding, mind mapping, etc. Architects, sculptors, painters, sailors, photographers, engineer, surveyor, urban planner, interior design, photographer, pilot and other artistic fields Architects, sculptors, painters, sailors, photographers, engineer, surveyor, urban planner, interior design, photographer, pilot and other artistic fields

10 Bodily-Kinesthetic Learn through movement Learn through movement Needs to move while learning, will find way to move if necessary Needs to move while learning, will find way to move if necessary Enjoy hands-on, active, role-play, simulations in class Enjoy hands-on, active, role-play, simulations in class Exhibit good coordination Exhibit good coordination Tendency to tap/twitch/fidget Tendency to tap/twitch/fidget Good abilities in sports, dance, active pursuits Good abilities in sports, dance, active pursuits Athletes, dancers, actors, artists, builders, surgeons, craftpersons, physical therapist, forest ranger, jeweler Athletes, dancers, actors, artists, builders, surgeons, craftpersons, physical therapist, forest ranger, jeweler

11 Musical-Rhythmic Sensitive to sounds in environment Sensitive to sounds in environment Enjoy and appreciate music Enjoy and appreciate music Perhaps play an instrument Perhaps play an instrument Good sense of rhythm Good sense of rhythm Hum, tap, clap often Hum, tap, clap often Benefit from raps, singing, chanting, clapping to learn material Benefit from raps, singing, chanting, clapping to learn material Musicians, composers, recording engineers, conductor, choral director, piano tuner Musicians, composers, recording engineers, conductor, choral director, piano tuner

12 Interpersonal Socializes and interacts with others Socializes and interacts with others Many friends Many friends Can display empathy and relate well Can display empathy and relate well Pulls energy from being with other people Pulls energy from being with other people Organize, manipulate, communicate with other people Organize, manipulate, communicate with other people Enjoys cooperative learning Enjoys cooperative learning Involved in the emotions of others Involved in the emotions of others Teachers, therapists, politicians, religious leaders, administrator, manager, nurse, entrepreneur, and people in the sales field Teachers, therapists, politicians, religious leaders, administrator, manager, nurse, entrepreneur, and people in the sales field

13 Intrapersonal Self-aware, ability to reflect and self-analyze Self-aware, ability to reflect and self-analyze Thinks about self, contemplates one’s own behavior and feelings Thinks about self, contemplates one’s own behavior and feelings Strong willed, opinionated Strong willed, opinionated Takes a stand, others aren’t sure what to think about this Takes a stand, others aren’t sure what to think about this Reclusive-decides who can come in- (can cause struggle- interpersonals burst in, intrapersonals don’t let them in until ready) Reclusive-decides who can come in- (can cause struggle- interpersonals burst in, intrapersonals don’t let them in until ready) Intuitive Intuitive Non-conforming Non-conforming Philosophers, counselors, therapists, theologian, program planner, entrepreneur and people performing at top in all fields Philosophers, counselors, therapists, theologian, program planner, entrepreneur and people performing at top in all fields

14 Naturalist Ability to recognize/distinguish plants and animals Ability to recognize/distinguish plants and animals Can make important distinctions in nature and use this ability for productive purpose Can make important distinctions in nature and use this ability for productive purpose Enjoy collecting, analyzing, and classifying information Enjoy collecting, analyzing, and classifying information Enjoys applying new knowledge to nature (learns everything he can about dinosaurs compares new theories to his own opinions as they come forward for “fit”) Enjoys applying new knowledge to nature (learns everything he can about dinosaurs compares new theories to his own opinions as they come forward for “fit”) Collect objects from nature Collect objects from nature Enjoys spending time outside Enjoys spending time outside Wants to watch natural occurrences (stars, weather, moon) and record observations. Wants to watch natural occurrences (stars, weather, moon) and record observations. Botanist, farmer, conservationist, environmentalist, biologist, paleontologist, gardener, astronomer, wildlife illustrator, chef, geologist, landscape architect Botanist, farmer, conservationist, environmentalist, biologist, paleontologist, gardener, astronomer, wildlife illustrator, chef, geologist, landscape architect

15 Class Format Power Point about each of the Multiple Intelligences- one per class (*Eat) Power Point about each of the Multiple Intelligences- one per class (*Eat) Video about person who embodies this particular intelligence (*Eat) Video about person who embodies this particular intelligence (*Eat) Activity to experience the intelligence Activity to experience the intelligence Time to reflect/journal about what they have learned Time to reflect/journal about what they have learned

16 Topics for the Videos Edward R. Murrow Edward R. Murrow Richard Feynman Richard Feynman MC Escher MC Escher Virtuoso Violinists Virtuoso Violinists Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci Nuns of the St. Francis Order Nuns of the St. Francis Order Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt Ansel Adams Ansel Adams

17 How do you know what your child has synthesized from class? Additional class meeting scheduled for April 22 nd. Additional class meeting scheduled for April 22 nd. Students will create a project that reflects their own intelligences Students will create a project that reflects their own intelligences Students will present their intelligences project at the Parent Night Celebration Students will present their intelligences project at the Parent Night Celebration April 28th. April 28th.

18 Feedback Student Student I met new friends. There were people in my class who understood me and were like me. I met new friends. There were people in my class who understood me and were like me. I liked having a chance to meet some kids who would be going to my middle school I liked having a chance to meet some kids who would be going to my middle school I had a lot of fun. I had a lot of fun.

19 Feedback Parent Parent I just wanted you to know how much my son enjoyed the Pintsteins program. He was a little hesitant at first, but I believe he really benefited from the program. Thank you! I just wanted you to know how much my son enjoyed the Pintsteins program. He was a little hesitant at first, but I believe he really benefited from the program. Thank you! Anything that helps these kids accept who they are, especially at this age is very important, and this class helped a lot in strengthening them to handle the rest of their school week. Anything that helps these kids accept who they are, especially at this age is very important, and this class helped a lot in strengthening them to handle the rest of their school week.

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21 “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.” Albert Einstein

22 Resources Presentation by Dr. Sue Teele on Multiple Intelligences Presentation by Dr. Sue Teele on Multiple Intelligences St Augustine’s College list of MI careers St Augustine’s College list of MI careers Howard Gardener’s books and website Howard Gardener’s books and website Kagan Multiple Intelligences pamphlet Kagan Multiple Intelligences pamphlet New City School’s book Multiple Intelligences: Teaching Through the Personal Intelligences New City School’s book Multiple Intelligences: Teaching Through the Personal Intelligences


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