Presentation on theme: "Elmhurst Community Unit District 205s REACH Program."— Presentation transcript:
Elmhurst Community Unit District 205s REACH Program
Reach PTA When: First Thursday of each month at 9:15 a.m. Where: Elmhurst Public Library, meeting Room CHANGE OF DATE NOTICE First meeting is changed to September 8 th, 2011 Parent Resources
The Administrative Staff Dr. Charles Johns Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Charles Sprandel Director of Research, Assessment, and Quality Analysis Dr. Kathleen Liace EC-12 Literacy/REACH Coordinator Kathleen Wilkey EC-12 Math/Science Coordinator
The Challenge for Educators and Parents: We must understand that there are gifted students who need programs that meet their needs, and there are also students who need nurturing so that their gifted traits can emerge.
Differentiation Through classroom differentiation students will experience continual progress toward learning goals.
Differentiation What is it? How is it implemented as part of the REACH program?
Aspects of Differentiation Classroom differentiation involves: Grouping students based on skill levels Providing a continuum of learning activities Organizing students to work on different activities as the class studies a particular concept or unit
Advanced Academic Development Verbal Mathematics
Goals for Learners Growth in strength areas Critical and creative thinking Effort, persistence, organization, risk- taking, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and tolerance for ambiguity Independence, self-direction, discipline Problem solving, using multiple resources Positive attitude toward learning and accepting challenge
How are students identified? Advanced mathematical development: Trend on MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Math assessment of 95 th percentile and above 7 or 8 on Math Behaviors Checklist (teacher observation of students mathematical thinking and learning)
How are students identified? Advanced language arts development: Consistently high achievement on Reading Street benchmarks from previous year Trend on MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Reading assessment of 95 th percentile and above 7 or 8 Language Arts Behaviors checklist (teacher observation score)
What do students miss when going to REACH? What do students miss when going to REACH?
What materials are used in REACH Language Arts? What materials are used in REACH Language Arts? Grades 3 - 5 Reading Street extensions/ Expressways
…in REACH Mathematics? Grades 3/ 4 Everyday Math Series Grade 5 Math Connects Course 2
What happens after this year? Gr. 3-5 Block Gr. 6-8 Classes Gr. 9-12 Enriched / Honors / AP
Will my child be considered for another REACH talent area? Will my child be considered for another REACH talent area? On-going monitoring Annual May REACH reviews for Mathematics 5 th Grade placement review for Middle School On-going annual reviews in Middle School and High School
Going beyond District 205… Northwestern University Center for Talent Development National-Louis University College of DuPage http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/numats