Challenger’s    Open House
Gifted Intervention Specialists <ul><li>Bear and Medlar View Schools: Becky Renegar </li></ul><ul><li>Bauer and Mark Twain...
Program’s Focus <ul><li>Math.  All qualified students have a gifted math identification and a high cognitive thinking scor...
Why Math? <ul><li>Changing gifted standards in the state of Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Miamisburg City Schools’ gifted student...
  How Does it Work?   <ul><li>Students attend math class daily. </li></ul><ul><li>GIS teacher of record - grades </li></ul...
What Research Says <ul><li>Mathematically gifted students will </li></ul><ul><li>  - learn basic skills rapidly </li></ul>...
Math Curriculum for Gifted   <ul><li>Content should have greater depth and complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Should be authenti...
Class Structure <ul><li>State standards </li></ul><ul><li>Pretesting for skills already known </li></ul><ul><li>Differenti...
Fieldtrips:   COSI <ul><li>3 rd  grade students </li></ul><ul><li>March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Spy Intelligence </li></ul>...
Cincinnati Zoo   <ul><li>4 th  grade students </li></ul><ul><li>April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Will spend the night.  Leave ...
Stone Lab <ul><li>5 th  grade students </li></ul><ul><li>May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Erie Stone Lab </li></ul><ul><li>...
Fundraiser <ul><li>Butter Braids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will sell in November </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Items will be deli...
Contact Information <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>...
Websites for Information <ul><li>www.nagc.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.oagc.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.gtworld.org </li></ul><...
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Open House 1

  1. 1. Challenger’s Open House
  2. 2. Gifted Intervention Specialists <ul><li>Bear and Medlar View Schools: Becky Renegar </li></ul><ul><li>Bauer and Mark Twain Schools: Vicky Barnes </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Chance and Mound Schools: Eileen Zech </li></ul>
  3. 3. Program’s Focus <ul><li>Math. All qualified students have a gifted math identification and a high cognitive thinking score of 120 and above. </li></ul><ul><li>These scores come form the Terra Nova and InView tests given in the spring of 2 nd grade and 5 th grade years. </li></ul><ul><li>OAT cannot be used to identify students . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Math? <ul><li>Changing gifted standards in the state of Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Miamisburg City Schools’ gifted student population </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Does it Work? <ul><li>Students attend math class daily. </li></ul><ul><li>GIS teacher of record - grades </li></ul><ul><li>Students will not miss any other subjects when the students are in their math class . </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Research Says <ul><li>Mathematically gifted students will </li></ul><ul><li> - learn basic skills rapidly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>retain content if taught at a faster pace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can reason quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can solve problems quickly, often skipping steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can form generalizations more quickly and in more in depth ways than peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>able to see relationships among topics, concepts and ideas without formal instruction </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Math Curriculum for Gifted <ul><li>Content should have greater depth and complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Should be authentic tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Should nurture a discovery approach that encourages students to explore concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Should focus on providing complex, open ended problems </li></ul><ul><li>Should also create opportunities for interdisciplinary connections. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Class Structure <ul><li>State standards </li></ul><ul><li>Pretesting for skills already known </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Faster pace </li></ul><ul><li>Compacting curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking activities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fieldtrips: COSI <ul><li>3 rd grade students </li></ul><ul><li>March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Spy Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cincinnati Zoo <ul><li>4 th grade students </li></ul><ul><li>April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Will spend the night. Leave at 5:30, return at 2:00 the next day. </li></ul><ul><li>On 2 nd day will do “Math Day at the Zoo” </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul>
  11. 11. Stone Lab <ul><li>5 th grade students </li></ul><ul><li>May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Erie Stone Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight. Leave early 1 st day and return late 2 nd day. </li></ul><ul><li>Charter bus </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fundraiser <ul><li>Butter Braids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will sell in November </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Items will be delivered before winter break </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Contact Information <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 14. Websites for Information <ul><li>www.nagc.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.oagc.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.gtworld.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.hoagiesgifted.com </li></ul>

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