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Parent Meeting

  1. 1. Omaha Public Schools Department of Curriculum & Learning Office of Gifted & Talented Education
  2. 2. As Gifted Facilitators, We Wear Many Hats! <ul><li>We identify students with gifts & talents. </li></ul><ul><li>We collaborate with teachers & administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>We work with students. </li></ul><ul><li>We coordinate Gifted Education activities. </li></ul><ul><li>We advocate for High Ability Students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Identification 101 <ul><li>Parent/Student Referrals </li></ul>Teacher Referrals Psychological Evaluations/IQ Testing Standardized Tests <ul><li>CAT Scores > 96[ total math & reading only ] </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Standards Test (BUROS) > 136 </li></ul><ul><li>TCS >135 </li></ul><ul><li>More on that in a minute! </li></ul><ul><li>IQ of 130+ equals “GIFTED” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Referral Process <ul><li>1. Communicate with your GT Facilitator </li></ul>2. Complete a Gifted & Talented Referral Form Don’t forget checklist on the back! 3. Return referral form to your GT Facilitator 4. GT Facilitator will determine appropriate services for your student
  5. 5. Hats off to our partners…. the classroom teachers! <ul><li>We also work with teachers to: </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with performance based groups </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate & attend SATs </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Provide materials for high ability students to use in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in the development of differentiation strategies </li></ul>
  6. 6. We Work With Students <ul><li>Specialized Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Curriculum Focus Areas <ul><li>Creative/Critical Thinking Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Emotional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Habits of Mind </li></ul>
  8. 8. Habits of Mind Build on Decision Making and Problem Solving
  9. 9. Curriculum Material 3-6 Specialized/Classroom Differentiation <ul><li>Jacob's Ladder series implements targeted readings from short stories, poetry, and nonfiction sources.  This GT material can differentiate for the advanced student in the classroom. Students will be engaged in an inquiry process that is supported by high order thinking skills.  Students learn to analyze texts by determining implications and consequences, generalizations, main ideas, and/or creative synthesis.   </li></ul>
  10. 10. Story Examples with Magnet Theme
  11. 11. Math Problem Solving/Story Hands On Equations Math with: Tangrams, Dominoes, Pentominos, Versa Tiles Interactive Web Sites: National Virtual Library of Math Manipulatives Math Playground
  12. 12. Global I.M.P.A.C.T with GTPals Interactive Minds & Partnerships Across Continents & Time In this project, students will engage in a collaborative learning experience. Through literature study, research activities, and email/SKYPE exchanges, students learn about the daily lives, cultures, climates and geography of children who live in other regions of the world. Google Earth will show the path of this project in a final multimedia presentation.

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