Gifted And Talented Program Overview For Charmys Naz Class

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This was the slideshow shared with students in Mrs. Perry's GT graduate class at Nazareth College, rochester, NY.

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Gifted And Talented Program Overview For Charmys Naz Class

  1. 1. Gifted and Talented Program Overview @ Hilton CSD The Elementary Reach Program
  2. 2. Reach History <ul><li>1978 – Title IV C Federal Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull out program grades 2-4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team approach grades 5-6 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1987 – one teacher for the district </li></ul><ul><li>1989 – a teacher for each of 3 elementary buildings </li></ul><ul><li>2004 NYS mandated Gifted and Talented Extension certificate; all teachers are certified </li></ul><ul><li>Primary staff development is through the GT Consortium & complimented by individual work </li></ul><ul><li>Today, 178 students in Grades 3-6 (about 10%) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goals of the REACH Program “a needs based academic program” <ul><li>Thinking and Problem Solving Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Level Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking & Problem Solving Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metacognitive Thinking & other scholarly Habits of Mind * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster Paced Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and Emotional Need </li></ul></ul>*Part of Hilton’s Instructional Framework, based on Dr. Arthur Costa & Bena Kallick’s work
  4. 4. Goals of the REACH Program “a needs based academic program” <ul><li>Home Communication Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Educating parents of Hilton’s gifted and talented students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Providing networking opportunity for parents </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Program Design- How does it look? <ul><li>Grades 3-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Identification: All students are identified by using a district wide screening process in the spring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers &/or parents nominate student to be screened. Surveys weighted 1/9 each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative data from the OLSAT, Otis Lennon School Ability Test, results weighted 1/3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative instruments, each weighted 1/9, include Torrance Creativity Test, analytical/math problem solving, spatial reasoning (blocks), and a writing sample. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Program Design cont’d <ul><li>Admission : Students who earn at least 27 points is admitted. A student with less than 27 points may be monitored if the GT committee sees compelling evidence to include the student. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Program Design- How does it look? <ul><li>A combination of some push in and mostly pull out services based on the needs of the students and classroom teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment provided is matched the curriculum currently being covered in the regular classroom (and balanced with student interest) so that all students make continuous progress </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gifted and Talented Program Overview @ Hilton CSD Part 2: The Secondary Program 7-8 Merton Williams Middle School 9-12 Hilton High School
  9. 9. 7-8 Academic <ul><li>Staff Development/Differentiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retired GT teacher consults with teacher teams (no other specifically trained GT staff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops with Jann Leppien, Sandra Kaplan, Jay McTighe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Virginia DI Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hilton Summer DI Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clustering on 2-year teams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student offerings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Student Clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Adept </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 7-8 Identification <ul><li>Identify Elementary Reach students and their needs before they enter 7-8 with 6 th Grade Reach Placement Cards that are shared with Merton Williams 7-8 staff. </li></ul>7-8 Social/Emotional <ul><li>Increased awareness with staff development. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 9-12 High School Academic <ul><li>Staff Development/Differentiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No specifically trained GT staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops with Jann Leppien, Sandra Kaplan, Jay Mc Tighe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Virginia DI Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hilton Summer DI Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student offerings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-selected IB Program or AP Courses </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 9-12 Identification <ul><li>Communication occurs between MS & HS counselors during the 8 – 9 transition </li></ul><ul><li>Counselors communicate regarding students receiving services outside of the school setting </li></ul><ul><li>Placement cards capture student needs for high school counselors </li></ul>9-12 Social/Emotional <ul><li>High end learners are participating in group and individual counseling sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness with staff development </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions

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