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  • 1. Durant Road Middle School Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program
  • 2. Mrs. Nicole Earnest Academically/ Intellectually Gifted Contact Durant Road Middle School Office: Room E53( Guidance) nearnest@wcpss.net
  • 3. Mrs. Earnest’s Job
  • 4. Middle School AIG Contact’s Job • Test and Identify New Students • Support Classroom Teachers • Maintain and Monitor AIG Records • Assist with Staff Development • Coordinate Instructional Learning Resources to Enhance Teaching • Provide Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers • Participate in Grade Level Professional Learning Team Meetings
  • 5. Elementary School….. Middle School…. High School…..
  • 6. What Does AIG Look Like in Middle School? • Tiered Lessons and Tests • Pretests • Curriculum Compacting • Invisible Differentiation • Grouping- Interests, Ability, Random • Challenging You on Your Level
  • 7. What Does AIG Look Like In High School?
  • 8. Options for Gifted Students in High Schools •Course selection •Honors •Advanced Placement (AP) •International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • 9. Honors Courses Available at all high schools in grades 9-12 An 8th grade counselor provides an overview of what is offered in each high school second semester Teacher recommendations are required for honors courses based on performance and achievement in the current classroom
  • 10. Courses Develop •Writing skills •Critical reading skills •Problem-solving techniques •Study habits AP Exams •Tell colleges and universities that a student is ready for them •Enable students to gain admission, college credit, and placement into advanced courses. http://www.collegeboard.com
  • 11. •Approximately 1,300 colleges and universities in the US recognize the AP Program and award credit or advanced placement •30 countries recognize the AP Program and award credit or advanced placement AP Exams
  • 12. •35 AP courses available district-wide through The College Board •All high schools offer AP courses in English, mathematics, science and social studies; elective area AP offerings vary by student demand Wake County AP Opportunities
  • 13. Unique Features •Emphasizes community service to promote international understanding and responsible citizenship •Begins study of foreign language or second language in kindergarten International Baccalaureate Programme
  • 14. International Baccalaureate Programme Opportunity to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma Offered at: •Millbrook •Enloe •Garner
  • 15. Need Help?
  • 16. Problems???? Come to my office in guidance and sign up for an appointment. I am available to meet at your convenience. Room E53 Guidance
  • 17. What is the best way to communicate with teachers? It is best to e-mail the teacher (s) directly. Teacher e-mail addresses are usually located on the middle and high school websites.
  • 18. What should I do if I feel my child is not being challenged? 1. Contact the teacher 2. Call or e-mail the AIG Contact Person 3. Call or email the grade counselor 4. Call or e-mail the grade administrator
  • 19. Your Child’s Job as an AG Student at Durant Road Middle School • Push yourself to succeed • Go beyond what is expected of you • Go beyond your classmates • Learn how to study • Remember you represent Durant Road Middle School
  • 20. We can all support the growth of students by: • Listening non- judgmentally and with empathy • Communicating clear expectations • Setting dependable, consistent limits with encouragement and support • Appreciating, acknowledging, and accepting different ways of thinking and doing
  • 21. We can all support the growth of students by: • Providing opportunities to explore and utilize students’ differing gifts • Modeling reading, writing, and problem solving in everyday life • Keeping a strong sense of humor!
  • 22. Parents/Guardians Central Services Academically/ Intellectually Gifted Staff AIG Resource Teacher Classroom Teachers School Counselors and Other Professional Staff Administrators The Team for StudentSuccess
  • 23. Additional Information is Available From • The AIG Resource Teacher • School websites and newsletters • AIG Parent Guide • WCPSS website • The AIG Program Plan 2010-2013
  • 24. Gifted Websites • PAGE Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education www.pagepage.org • NCAGT North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, Inc. www.ncagt.org • NAGC National Association for Gifted Education www.nagc.org
  • 25. Questions and Comments to Help Navigate Through Wake County Schools
  • 26. How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss
  • 27. Created by Nicole Earnest The End…. Thank you