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1 Identifying The Gifted
Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read. Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school. When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything. A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had “no good ideas.” Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college. Fred Waring was once rejected from high school chorus. Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.

2 Wake County Public School System Academically Gifted Program
Missy Laster & Lissy Wood Turner Creek Elementary




6 Program Options K-2: Consultation w/classroom teacher
3: Enrichment Plus / Explorers 4-5: Resource / AG Elective 6-8: Course selection in Mathematics Cluster grouping in Language Arts 9-12: Course selection K-2 Consultation: AG teacher consults with regular education teacher in collaboratively planning units and in securing materials. The classroom teacher is responsible for direct instruction.

7 School Options Traditional Year Round GT Magnet AG Basics Hunter ES
Fuller ES Carnage MS Ligon MS

8 Identification Process
All Wake County 3rd Grade students are screened Parent nomination Teacher nomination Student nomination Nominations can be made at any grade level yearly. Transfer students(discuss individually with parents). Students who were identified in a bona fide AG program in another district or state will be referred for AG evaluation.

9 Nomination Windows Nominations are accepted at any time by the School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBC-GE). Nominations are reviewed each semester (prior to the testing deadline). A nomination received after the testing deadline will be considered the next semester. Testing Window Dates: First Semester July 1, Aug. 13, 2010 Second Semester Jan. 1, Feb. 12, 2011 Presenter needs to have the dates for the nominations and testing windows. Testing window dates have been shared and posted with office staff, counselors, and classroom teachers. Testing window dates should be communicated to parents in school newsletter (with principal’s permission). Testing windows are established by each school and may vary, with approval of the AG office.

10 Norm Referenced Assessments

11 Individual Assessments

12 Nomination

13 Referral If a student is referred for further evaluation, the following areas are considered: Current aptitude scores Current achievement scores Classroom behaviors Classroom performance Interests Motivation SBC-GE reviews the complete profile. Classroom behaviors, performance, interests, and motivation are reflected on the parent and teacher checklists. Have a sample copy of the checklist available.

14 Parent Observational Checklist for Demonstrated Gifted Learning Behaviors

15 Teacher Observational Checklist for Demonstrated Gifted Learning Behaviors

16 Individual Student Profile

17 ISP

18 ISP

19 School Based Committee for Gifted Education

20 Service Delivery Levels

21 Service Delivery Options
No service needed at this time Moderate level of service needed Strong level of service needed Very strong level of service needed Refer to page 6 of Supplemental Section: “Matching Levels of Service to Student Need”. Provide page 6 for all parents. (Early in the ‘03-’04 school year, definitions will be clarified.)

22 ISP

23 Prior Notice and Initial Consent For Services
Sign and return

24 Elementary DEP

25 Middle School DEP

26 DEP Levels of Service

27 DEP Service Strategies

28 Differentiated Course Plan

29 Elementary Progress Report

30 Spring Performance Review

31 Spring Performance Review

32 The AG Specialist

33 Different Student Needs

34 Station Teaching

35 Complementary Teaching

36 Consultation and Collaboration

37 Differentiation Strategies

38 Enrichment Opportunities

39 Enrichment Opportunities

40 Success

41 “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
William Shakespeare

42 Academic Units- 2010

43 Dates – First Quarter Math Reading (students pulled once a week)
Fourth Grade (5 days a week for 2 weeks) Track 1 & 2: Aug. 2- Aug. 13 Track 3 & 4: Sept Fifth Grade (3 times a week for 3 weeks) Track 1 & 2: Aug. 2- Aug. 20 Track 3 & 4: Aug. 30- Sept. 10 Reading (students pulled once a week) Track 1: Weeks of Aug Track 2: Weeks of Aug , Sept Track 3 & 4: Weeks of Aug. 30- Sept. 24

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