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KMIS – AIG 2012 - 2013 Magnificent Minds. Monica Fisher I taught 5 th and 6 th grade AIG at KMIS for the last two years. The previous 5 years were also.

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1 KMIS – AIG Magnificent Minds

2 Monica Fisher I taught 5 th and 6 th grade AIG at KMIS for the last two years. The previous 5 years were also at KMIS teaching 6 th grade math and science. Prior to teaching at KMIS, I have taught a mixture of 6 th and 8 th I taught 5 th and 6 th grade AIG at KMIS for the last two years. The previous 5 years were also at KMIS teaching 6 th grade math and science. Prior to teaching at KMIS, I have taught a mixture of 6 th and 8 th grade math, science, reading, and language arts at KMMS and Algebra I at KMHS.

3 Lisa McDowell I have taught AIG for twenty-one years at the elementary and middle school levels. I am currently serving two schools, Shelby Intermediate School and Kings Mountain Intermediate. I will be at KMIS on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, and Friday. I have taught AIG for twenty-one years at the elementary and middle school levels. I am currently serving two schools, Shelby Intermediate School and Kings Mountain Intermediate. I will be at KMIS on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, and Friday.

4 AIG Plan In compliance with state guidelines, a new AIG plan was implemented last year to serve our AIG students in Cleveland County. In compliance with state guidelines, a new AIG plan was implemented last year to serve our AIG students in Cleveland County. The plan emphasizes serving our students in a more equitable manner across the district. The plan emphasizes serving our students in a more equitable manner across the district.

5 Area of Identification Students are placed in AIG according to their area of giftedness. Students are placed in AIG according to their area of giftedness. A student may show giftedness and qualify in reading, math, or in both areas. A student may show giftedness and qualify in reading, math, or in both areas.

6 Services Needed AIG students have a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP) that dictates their area of service. AIG students have a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP) that dictates their area of service. Students are required to receive services in each of their identified areas of giftedness. Students are required to receive services in each of their identified areas of giftedness. We are serving our students with one 60- minute class per week in each of their identified areas. We are serving our students with one 60- minute class per week in each of their identified areas.

7 Weekly Schedule Your child will come to class with AIG students from their team at the assigned time for reading and/or math each week. These times are typically during their reading and math blocks, depending on the team schedule. Your child will come to class with AIG students from their team at the assigned time for reading and/or math each week. These times are typically during their reading and math blocks, depending on the team schedule. A weekly AIG schedule will be posted on my website for each team as soon as it is finalized. A weekly AIG schedule will be posted on my website for each team as soon as it is finalized.

8 Enrichment with a focus on Reading Enhance the Reading/LA curriculum Enhance the Reading/LA curriculum Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills 21 st Century Goals and Objectives 21 st Century Goals and Objectives Common Core Standards Common Core Standards In-class Projects In-class Projects Interdisciplinary Units Interdisciplinary Units Writing Prompts Writing Prompts Variety of Literary Texts Variety of Literary Texts

9 Activities for Reading Research projects Research projects Literature Circles Literature Circles Problem solving activities Problem solving activities Newspaper activities Newspaper activities Thinking skills Thinking skills Field Trips Field Trips EOG activities EOG activities

10 Enrichment with a focus on Math Enhance the Math curriculum Enhance the Math curriculum Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills 21 st Century Goals and Objectives 21 st Century Goals and Objectives Common Core Standards Common Core Standards Interdisciplinary Units Interdisciplinary Units Problem Solving Problem Solving Hands-on Equations Hands-on Equations In-class Projects In-class Projects

11 Activities For Math Problem Solving Problem Solving Smartboard Lessons Smartboard Lessons Geometry Sketchpad Geometry Sketchpad Hands-on Equations Hands-on Equations Tangrams Tangrams Real-world Application Real-world Application Fieldtrips Fieldtrips EOG Activities EOG Activities

12 Student Expectations Students are expected to attend AIG class at the assigned time. Students are expected to attend AIG class at the assigned time. Students should arrive in a timely manner to receive the full instructional time. Students should arrive in a timely manner to receive the full instructional time. Students are responsible for checking with their classroom teacher for assignments that were missed and need to be completed while in AIG class. Students are responsible for checking with their classroom teacher for assignments that were missed and need to be completed while in AIG class.

13 Needs Determination Team A Needs Determination Team (NDT) for the upcoming school year has recently being created. A Needs Determination Team (NDT) for the upcoming school year has recently being created. The NDT will be responsible for looking at teacher referrals, student work samples, and testing information to make a recommendation for placement of new AIG students. The NDT will be responsible for looking at teacher referrals, student work samples, and testing information to make a recommendation for placement of new AIG students.

14 Placement of Students Students are currently identified and placed in our AIG program based on their area of giftedness (reading and/or math). Students are currently identified and placed in our AIG program based on their area of giftedness (reading and/or math). Additional students can be placed in the program each year after going through the appropriate steps of the placement process. Additional students can be placed in the program each year after going through the appropriate steps of the placement process. A gifted student is typically a conscientious self-directed learner that would benefit from more enrichment and higher-order critical thinking activities than are provided in the regular classroom. A gifted student is typically a conscientious self-directed learner that would benefit from more enrichment and higher-order critical thinking activities than are provided in the regular classroom.

15 When Do AIG Classes Begin? We plan to start following our AIG schedule on Tuesday, September 4 th. We plan to start following our AIG schedule on Tuesday, September 4 th. This will allow time to get students settled into their team schedule and teach school procedures without interruption. This will allow time to get students settled into their team schedule and teach school procedures without interruption.

16 What Does My Child Need For Class? I would like for each child to have a 3-ring binder (any color), notebook paper, and a pencil for class. I would like for each child to have a 3-ring binder (any color), notebook paper, and a pencil for class.

17 A Work In Progress As we are beginning this new school year, we may be adjusting periodically to make sure that we are serving our students in the best way possible. Please work with us as we strive to do what we feel is in the best interest of our AIG students at KMIS! As we are beginning this new school year, we may be adjusting periodically to make sure that we are serving our students in the best way possible. Please work with us as we strive to do what we feel is in the best interest of our AIG students at KMIS!


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