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Gifted presentation 10 11

  1. 1. Gifted Education at KES Jodi Sorrells and Kellie Ouzts
  2. 2. Carol Ann Tomlinson (1997) <ul><li>“ What it takes to teach gifted learners well is actually a little common sense. It begins with the premise that each child should come to school to stretch and grow daily. It includes the expectation that the measure of progress and growth is competition with oneself rather than competition against others. It resides in the notion that educators understand key concepts, principles and skills of subject domains, and present those in ways that cause highly able students to wonder and grasp, and extend their reach. And it envisions schooling as a escalator on which students continually progress, rather than a series of stairs, with landings on which advanced learners consistently wait.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Authority for Gifted Education in the State of Georgia <ul><li>State Law: OCGA 120-2-152 SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>SBOE Rule 160-4-2-.38 EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>SBOE-approved Regulations for Gifted Education Programs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Georgia Information (2009) <ul><li>Total Student Population: 1,609,681 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Identified Gifted Students: 159,278 </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Association for Gifted Children </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted in Georgia….Always Gifted in Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>If a student moves from another state and was Gifted there…they MUST be tested again in Georgia and qualify with the Georgia requirements. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does “gifted” look like? <ul><li>Characteristics of Gifted Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asks lots of questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is highly curious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentally and physically involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has wild, silly ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plays around </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discusses in detail, elaborates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learns fast </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What does “gifted” look like? <ul><li>Characteristics of Gifted Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows strong feelings and opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is very neat---is very messy! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiates projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procrastinates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is very observant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is highly self-critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys working by themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is a leader </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Referral Process <ul><li>Automatic Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Based on </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized </li></ul><ul><li>test scores. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>completes </li></ul><ul><li>teacher referral </li></ul><ul><li>form and </li></ul><ul><li>submits to </li></ul><ul><li>SCOPE </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Parent </li></ul><ul><li>completes </li></ul><ul><li>teacher referral </li></ul><ul><li>form and </li></ul><ul><li>submits to </li></ul><ul><li>school. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Tests Barrow County Uses <ul><li>Mental Ability-COGAT </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement-ITBS </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity-TTCT </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation-Teacher Rating—GES-3 </li></ul>
  9. 10. Don’t forget… <ul><li>A child cannot be tested two years in a row for SCOPE… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a child is tested at the beginning of First Grade they have to wait a full calendar year before being tested again. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some exceptions are made, however, we are being discouraged from testing children year after year. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. So…How do we make sure our SCOPE children are achieving? <ul><li>3 Models of instruction used at KES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cluster Grouping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Differentiation In the Regular Education Classroom—and in SCOPE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content, Process, Product </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Differentiation <ul><li>Content-what the student needs to learn or how the student will get access to the information </li></ul><ul><li>Process-activities in which the student engages in order to make sense of or master the content </li></ul><ul><li>Products-culminating projects that ask the student to rehearse, apply, and extend what he or she has learned in a unit </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Environment-the setting, the way the classroom works and feels </li></ul>
  12. 13. What does GOOD Gifted Instruction Look Like? <ul><li>Rich learning experiences organized by key concepts and principles of a discipline rather than by facts. </li></ul><ul><li>Content that is relevant to their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities that cause them to process important ideas at a higher level. </li></ul><ul><li>Acceleration—based on student’s individual needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction at a higher degree of difficulty. </li></ul><ul><li>Supported Risk </li></ul>
  13. 14. Last Thought… <ul><li>“ Educators seem comfortable with the idea of adjusting the curriculum to help students with learning difficulties, but often are not as comfortable offering similar adjustments for their most capable students. The mistaken belief here is if the student is getting high grades, no differentiation is needed. Practices which send direct or subtle messages to kids that being the same as everyone else is the desired goal can create underachievement patterns in highly capable learners.” Susan Wienbrenner (1997) </li></ul>

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