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Gifted Intro 2014 November

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Gifted Intro 2014 November

  1. 1. aig ecugifted.com DR. BRIAN HOUSAND brianhousand.com
  2. 2. WHAT IS GIFTED?
  3. 3. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY. Gifted Children’s Bill of Rights
  4. 4. Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports).
  5. 5. NC ARTICLE 9B The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
  6. 6. Identification Services Funding Certification
  7. 7. North Carolina Total Student Population 1,400,127 Number of Identified Gifted Students 173,215 Percentage of Identified Gifted Students 12.3%
  8. 8. North Carolina Number of Identified Gifted Students 173,215 State Funding For Gifted and Talented Education $68,067,940 State Funding Per Student $392.97
  9. 9. DO DON’T (Tomlinson, 1997)
  10. 10. DON’T ASK THEM TO DO WHAT THEY ALREADY KNOW HOW TO DO
  11. 11. I’ve mapped out the concepts I’ve already grasped to save you time.
  12. 12. Approximately 40-50% of traditional classroom material could be eliminated for targeted students.
  13. 13. The Compactor Joseph Renzulli & Linda H. Smith Student’s Name Allison Areas of Strength Documenting Mastery Alternate Activities Reading/ LA 92% on Theme 1 Pretest -will attend group mini-lessons on only those activities she did not master -will spend her time finishing her novel Math Chapter 2 Addition/ Subtraction 91% on Pretest -Worked on addend/inverse sentences w/class -Did all extra activities with the class, as well as her project Reading / LA 98% on Theme 2 Pretest -Will be involved in Birchbark Book group, continue her novel and attend mini-lessons on skills she has not mastered
  14. 14. DON’T ASK THEM TO DO MORE OF THE SAME STUFF FASTER
  15. 15. DON’T CUT THEM LOOSE FROM PEERS AND TEACHERS FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME
  16. 16. DON’T GIVE THEM ACTIVITIES TO JUST FILL THE TIME
  17. 17. DON’T HAVE GIFTED STUDENTS BE A TUTOR
  18. 18. DON’T GIVE THEM FLUFF
  19. 19. DO GIVE GIFTED STUDENTS GOOD CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
  20. 20. an instructional trilogy Real World Problems Rigor Technology Integration
  21. 21. DO PACE IN RESPONSE TO STUDENTS’ INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
  22. 22. DO GIVE THEM AN UNDERSTANDING OF SUPPORTED RISK
  23. 23. DO GIVE THEM A HIGHER DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

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