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Gt Back to School Presentation

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Gt Back to School Presentation 2015-16

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Gt Back to School Presentation

  1. 1. ELEMENTARY GIFTED & TALENTED EDUCATION PROGRAM
  2. 2. GT Resource Staff at EES Lee Pfeifer and Cheryl Rager
  3. 3. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (NSTA) Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN (NAGC) NATIONALCOUNCILOFTEACHERSOFSOCIAL STUDIES(NCSS) NATIONALCOUNCILOFTEACHERSOF MATHEMATICS(NCTM)
  4. 4. The mission of the Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program is to recognize and develop talent in advanced-level students.
  5. 5. Exploratory Experiences- Assemblies G/T Research Investigations & Creative Productions G/T Enrichment Units And G/T Content Classes Students as Consumers of Knowledge Students as Producers of Knowledge G/T Instructional Seminars I II III Advanced-level Content & Skills
  6. 6. The G/T Education Program goals are to: 1. Accelerate the achievement of students who participate in the G/T Education Program. 2. Increase successful participation of underrepresented populations of students in G/T Education Program offerings. 3. Develop a highly qualified professional staff. 4. Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for G/T Education Program communication and community involvement.
  7. 7. Elementary G/T Education Program Instructional Services • G/T Mathematics for 4th & 5th grades • G/T Curriculum Extension Units-Grades 1-5 • G/T Instructional Seminars
  8. 8. G/T Mathematics • Curriculum is enriched & accelerated by as much as two years • Focus is on problem solving and application of mathematical skills • Daily mathematics instruction by the G/T Resource Teacher (1 hour 15 minutes/day) • According to COMAR, an ability testing measure is required for participation in G/T Math
  9. 9. G/T Mathematics • Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards • Extension of the Common Core curriculum to meet the needs of students for when they enter Algebra 1 in 7th grade • No spiraling curriculum from year to year; it is a mastery curriculum. Therefore, there is increased depth and complexity • Emphasis on advanced level problem solving and project based learning • Homework will involve both practice of concepts and problem solving • Students are assessed using math assessments, performance tasks, and class participation
  10. 10. G/T Mathematics • 4th Grade Domains (Problem Solving skills are incorporated in all Domains): – Operations and Algebraic Thinking – Numbers and Operations in Base 10 – Numbers and Operations – Fractions – Geometry – Statistics • 5th Grade Domains (Problem Solving skills are incorporated in all Domains: – Ratios and Proportional Relationships – Number Systems – Expressions and Equations – Geometry – Statistics and Probability
  11. 11. G/T Curriculum Extension Units • Interdisciplinary advanced-level content, reading, writing, & thinking skills • 2-3 CEUs offered for grades 1-5 per year. • Multiple criteria used for the selection process
  12. 12. G/T CURRICULUM EXTENSION UNIT FRAMEWORK Advanced Level Reading Connections Advanced Level Writing Connections Essential Curriculum & Maryland Outcomes Connections Evaluation Multicultural Connections Technology Connections Professional Product & Presentation Multiple Intelligences Connections Advanced Level Research Skills Advanced Level Thinking Skills
  13. 13. G/T Curriculum Extension Units Grade INTERDISCIPLINARY UNITS 2 Transportation, Archaeology, Economics 3 World Cultures, Bridges, Weather 4 Ancient Civilizations, Space, The Chesapeake 5 Politics of Persuasion, Ocean Systems, Leadership *Additional units as arranged by the G/T resource teacher
  14. 14. G/T Instructional Seminars • Designed to develop advanced-level skills in an area of interest for students • Offerings vary based on the needs of the students and grade-level teams • Each unit requires weekly instruction with the G/T Resource Teacher usually held at recess • Students self-select based on their interest in the topic
  15. 15. G/T Seminars Grade Seminars offered at EES 2 Awesome Ancestry, Brain Busters, POEMography 3 Invention Convention, Newspaper, Zam’s Quest 4 Book Club, Detectives, Global Art, STEM 5 Fantasy Football, Young Authors, Rubik’s Cube Challenge, Rube Goldberg Challenge, Book Club
  16. 16. G/T Volunteer Opportunities Parent Academy • Two parents needed • About 5 meetings per year • Learn about advanced-level offerings that are available through the Gifted and Talented Program and give your feedback
  17. 17. For additional information or answers to questions about your child: • Schedule a conference with the G/T Resource Teacher at your school. • For district information, consult HCPSS • G/T brochure & website. www.hcpss.org/gtp • For national information on gifted education, consult the NAGC website. www.nagc.org
  18. 18. Questions?

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