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1 Talent Development Department Welcome! Please sign-in. There is a sign-in sheet for each grade level. 6 th Grade 7 th Grade 8 th Grade Questions? In lieu of time, please use the index cards provided. Along with your question: include your name, childs name, grade level, and your contact information.

2 Talent Development Department Middle School Talent Development Program Annual Parent Meeting September 12 th, 2013 Carmel Middle School

3 Talent Development Department AIG Mission To provide appropriate intellectual opportunities that help academically gifted students realize their potential and connect them to their complex world.

4 Talent Development Department AIG Vision For students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who are academically gifted to have a rigorous and relevant educational experience.

5 Talent Development Department What CMS will do to obtain this vision: Use multiple criteria to identify students. Provide CMS educators with comprehensive training in best practices. Support a continuum of differentiated instructional opportunities that relates to and expands the Common Core State Standards. Match students with services that provide instruction geared for significant academic growth while encouraging other strengths and talents. Support families in their efforts to support these students.

6 Talent Development Department Understand their unique social and emotional needs. Strive for self-actualization. Foster creative, critical, and innovative thinking. Practice self-directed learning and independent problem solving. Engage in collaborative experiences. Develop a capacity to see interconnections among disciplines. Apply life skills for leadership, accountability, adaptability, productivity, and social responsibility.

7 Talent Development Department Everyone works collaboratively to meet the needs of gifted learners. Classroom Teachers Parents Content Specialists Academic Facilitator Middle School Program

8 Talent Development Department Standard Plus For students who need to be challenged with enriched grade level curriculum and work beyond their grade level. Standard Plus courses are offered in Language Arts and Mathematics.

9 Talent Development Department Honors Courses For students who need to be advanced in their learning, which will require curriculum beyond grade level. Honors courses are offered in Language Arts and Mathematics.

10 Talent Development Department Placement in Honors Classes: Students are placed in the course based on: Their EOG Math & Reading Scores Grades & Prior Course Enrollment Academic Performance Teacher Input

11 Talent Development Department Desired Outcomes Curriculum studied in greater depth through the rigor of lessons and differentiated activities. Curriculum accelerated to include above-grade level material when appropriate. Advanced pace of learning (some VHS classes offered).

12 Talent Development Department 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 preferences. ~ Mary Landrum~ Educational Consultant

13 Talent Development Department Practices & Strategies Divergent Questioning & Rigor Socratic Seminars Text Complexity Research Skills & Investigations Arts infusion Multiple Intelligences Reflective assessment/Product assessment Performance-based assessment

14 How is middle school TD different from elementary school TD? Carmel 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. Talent Development Department

15 How will Carmel 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 Carmels web page under Academic Enrichment. At the end of the year a Performance Review will be sent home with every TD student along with their CMS report card. Talent Development Department

16 Carmel Middle School Webpage Academic Enrichment

17 Talent Development Department Special Programs at Carmel National Academic League (NAL) Drama Club Jazz Band Battle of the Books Science Olympiad Math Counts National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) - 8 th grade Shakespeare Recitation Contest Student Council Geography Bee Spelling Bee Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Writing & Poetry Contests Odyssey of the Mind (OM) Chess Club Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP)

18 Talent Development Department What do gifted services look like? Math Language Arts Science Social Studies

19 Talent Development Department Middle School Math Overall Goal To prepare students for higher level math courses at the high school level such as Advanced Placement (AP classes) and International Baccalaureate (IB Program).

20 Math Math I (Algebra) is offered in 7 th and 8 th grade this year Talent Development Department

21 Math Math II (Geometry) will be offered in 8 th grade next year Talent Development Department

22 Language Arts Concept Driven Connections Critical Stance Interpretation Inquiry Based

23 Talent Development Department Language Arts SpringBoard College Boards official Pre-AP program Back-Mapping instructional design Thematically designed units

24 SpringBoard Themes 6 th Grade – Change 7 th Grade – Choice 8 th Grade - Challenge Talent Development Department

25 Overall Goal To build higher level literacy strategies that will build success in all subject areas.

26 Talent Development Department You might see… Cooperative Learning Investigations Inquiry & Questioning Socratic Seminars Visual representations of ideas Interdisciplinary work Performance Based Tasks Mini-Projects Authentic Tasks Application of knowledge in new settings Literature Circles Thinking Maps

27 Talent Development Department DUKE T. I. P. Mr. Canupp– 7 th grade Counselor Criteria to participate: Scored at or above the 95 th percentile on an accepted subtest (Based on 5 th grade scores)

28 Talent Development Department Tonight: Teachers will be giving specifics about their curriculum and their instructional practices Please remember that tonight is NOT a time for parent conferences. If you have concerns about your child, please the teacher and/or the Academic Facilitator. If the question is on differentiation within the class, please see the teacher first.

29 Talent Development Department T.D. Contact Information Peggy Fadero Carmel Middle School Academic Facilitator Phone: ext

30 Talent Development Department Carmel Middle School Marc Angerer Principal Melanie Francis Assistant Principal Leanne Conyers Assistant Principal Patrick Dean Dean of Students

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