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1 Talent Development Department CMS Elementary Talent Development Program

2 Talent Development Department2 Mission To provide gifted students the opportunity to maximize their potential, demonstrate their motivation, and realize their contributions to self and the global community

3 Talent Development Department3 Goal To support the development of a content-rich educational experience for students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds throughout CMS

4 Talent Development Department4 Opportunities and Resources for Learners to…… attain levels of academic achievement consistent with their abilities engage in abstract, creative, and affective reasoning apply insightful questioning develop a capacity to see interconnections among disciplines practice self-directed learning and independent problem solving strive for self actualization maximize their leadership potential become active participants in the global community

5 Talent Development Department5 The Catalyst Model Collaboration and Consultation in Gifted Education Mary S. Landrum, PhD University of Virginia

6 Talent Development Department6 Gifted Learners Are Gifted All The Time. Mary S. Landrum

7 Talent Development Department7 Gifted education is not an add on for ninety minutes a week.

8 Talent Development Department8 Purpose of the Catalyst Model To allow the Classroom Teacher and the Talent Development (TD) Catalyst Teacher to share responsibility for the education of the gifted learner To provide appropriate learning activities for gifted learners in heterogeneous classrooms

9 Talent Development Department9 Collaborators Classroom Teacher TD Catalyst Teacher Administrators Other members of the schools teaching staff who contribute to the academic progress of gifted learners

10 Talent Development Department10 What Is The Curriculum? The North Carolina Standard Course of Study and more….

11 Talent Development Department11 Desired Outcomes Curriculum studied in greater depth through more challenging lessons and differentiated activities Curriculum accelerated to include above-grade level material when appropriate Advanced pace of learning

12 Talent Development Department12 What Does the Catalyst Model Look Like? Indirect Services Direct Services

13 Talent Development Department13 Indirect Services Lessons and activities are prepared by the TD Catalyst Teacher in collaboration with the Classroom Teacher. The lessons and activities are used by the Classroom Teacher in the regular classroom. Gifted identification is also part of Indirect Services provided by the TD Catalyst Teacher.

14 Talent Development Department14 What Can Indirect Services Look Like? Centers Projects Contracts Alternative homework Alternative assignments Curriculum compacting contracts Team Teaching

15 Talent Development Department15 Direct Services Lessons for gifted learners that are the sole responsibility of the TD Catalyst Teacher. They are developed and taught to gifted learners by the TD Catalyst Teacher.

16 Talent Development Department16 What Can Direct Services Look Like? Demonstration Lessons Small group instruction Pull out for a set period of time Activities related to classroom instruction

17 Talent Development Department17 How Much Time for Direct and Indirect Services? 60-70% Indirect Services 30-40% Direct Services

18 Talent Development Department18 When Do Teachers Collaborate? Each school schedules weekly planning blocks during the school day for teachers to meet and collaborate.

19 Talent Development Department19 The focus of the Catalyst Model is to differentiate instruction for the gifted and high performing students.

20 Talent Development Department20 Differentiated activities are integrated into the regular classroom to complement and supplement the standard curriculum.

21 Talent Development Department21 Without differentiation everyone… Moves at the same pace Completes the same assignments Is evaluated the same way

22 Talent Development Department22 This [Catalyst Model] is like having many hands all working toward the same goals. TD Catalyst Teacher

23 Talent Development Department23 These kids [gifted learners] are both our responsibility. It makes sense that we are working together. Classroom Teacher

24 Talent Development Department24 Now we can do even more for gifted kids, and thats how it should be. Principal

25 Talent Development Department25 Everyone works collaboratively to meet the needs of the gifted learners. Classroom Teacher District Support TD Teacher Catalyst Model

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