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1 Back to School Night Annual Meeting for Parents of Academically Gifted Students ANNUAL MEETING FOR PARENTS OF ACADEMICALLY GIFTED STUDENTS

2 How do we serve your AIG child at Bailey? Through a Differentiated Education Plan

3 What is differentiation? A differentiated learning experience occurs when educators modify the regular curriculum setting and select instructional practices that reflect students readiness for learning. This readiness includes ability levels, achievement levels, interests, and learning styles/preferences.

4 How is middle school TD different from elementary school TD? Bailey uses cluster groups to serve our TD students in the classrooms. We do not use a pull out model; instead students are served in their classrooms through differentiated instruction. Students are provided learning experiences and assessments that are conceptually advanced, challenging and complex. Lessons involve critical thinking, creative problems solving and inquiry based assessment. Teachers will use pre and post assessments to determine students strengths and weaknesses as well as ensure that students have mastered concepts taught. Our Goal: to provide appropriately challenging, stimulating experiences throughout the school day.

5 Reading and Math Reading Curriculum – SpringBoard (an official Pre-AP Program) created by the College Board. Please refer to the parent letter (handout) for more information about this new program. Math Curriculum – 6 th Grade Teachers differentiate material based on students individual levels and need in class – 7 th Grade Pre-Algebra is available along with Individual differentiation – 8 th Grade Algebra I is offered along with individual differentiation

6 How will Bailey Middle School communicate with the parents of our TD students? Each quarter we publish a newsletter to parents of TD students. The newsletter can be found on Baileys web page under Talent Development. At the end of the year a Performance Review will be sent home with every TD student along with their CMS report card.

7 What Special Programs does Bailey offer? National Academic League Theater Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) Chess Club Science Olympiad Math Counts Odyssey of the Mind Technology Club BMS Productions Battle of the Books Stock Market Club Innovation Club Shakespeare Recitation

8 TD Research Project On a volunteer basis, students can sign-up to complete an independent research project that will explore a social issue. Community Service will be an extension of their research paper. Students will receive first-hand experience with citing primary sources and extending their research skills which is necessary for college prep work. Making connections to the real-world

9 Talent Development Opportunities DUKE TIP – 7 TH GRADE Talent Search Online Enrollment Deadlines SAT 12/5/13 ACT 12/5/13 Paper Application Postmark Deadlines SAT/ACT 11/4/13 National Junior Honor Society – Go to BMS Website for eligibility requirements.


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