WHERE ARE YOUR
      TALENTED AT-RISK
         STUDENTS?
        DROWNING?
Barb Hahn, GPAEA
Sandy Morrison, GPAEA
Laurie N...
U.S. schools
 spend $8 billion
 on the mentally
retarded and just
  10% of that on
    the gifted
      (TIME 8/27/07)
Between 2-5 percent of all
  students are both gifted
 and talented and learning
         disabled
          (Dix & Schafe...
Of the 62 million
school-age kids in the
U.S., 62, 000 have IQs
   of 145 or higher
        (TIME 8/28/07)
High-IQ kids who skip
 at least three grades
 are the happiest and
    most successful
        (TIMES 8/27/2007)
40% of the top 5% of
graduates fail to finish
       college
         (Times 8/27/07)
Underachievement is made up of a
 complex web of behaviors, but it
  can be reversed by parents and
educators who consider...
Questions to Ask
• How many talented and gifted
  students do you have identified?
• Who are your TAG students?
• How can ...
It's all about standing out...
            STUDENT


                 STUDENT



 STUDENT




           STUDENT
         ...
Areas of Giftedness
• General Intellectual
• Specific Academic
• Leadership
• Visual and Performing
              Arts
• C...
Multiple criteria for identification must be
used including potential, achievement,
leadership, creativity, product,
evalu...
Twice Exceptional
• Attention Deficit
• Health Problems
• Learning Disabled




• Gifted does not protect you from a disab...
Minimize the barriers; Maximize the child ~ Colangelo
                                         •Adult responsibilities
   ...
Rejection and failing grades become
             the norm
Gradual Release of Responsibility

    Teacher Responsibility


        Focus Lesson                      “I do it”


    ...
Ask students:
What is your passion?
What do you want to learn?
Listen and Brainstorm for best results
Every young person needs and
                     deserves:
 1. A one-on-one relationship with a
    caring adult
 2. A sa...
Focus on what we can do!




    When we focus we do make a difference!
Relevance
A LESSON WITH RELEVANCE
ASKS STUDENTS TO:

    USE THEIR KNOWLEDGE TO
  TACKLE          REAL-WORLD
       PROBLEMS THAT HA...
A LESSON WITH RIGOR ASKS
STUDENTS TO:
   EXAMINE       PRODUCE
   CLASSIFY       DEDUCE
  GENERATE        ASSESS
   CREATE...
What can you do?
• Find teachers that motivate students
• Give up complacency
• Find your gifted students
“Convince me that you love children.”
          ~ Frank Schargel
Encourage Every Star To Shine
You have these gifted students
 They do not need to be perfect in all areas
  They may be impacted by at-risk factors
    ...
Your Challenge
TALENTED AT
RISK STUDENT



     Find underserved gifted students by
     using a broad definition of gifte...
http://try.alot.com/tb/videos/videos_viral_boy
le.php?aff_id=google&camp_id=956&gclid=CL
D135mDx50CFRwhDQod1CpfqA
We have the privilege to help
students achieve their dreams and
      open their treasures.
Goals for all students:
Success for their Future
http://tagatriskstudents.blogspot.com
Questions
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  1. 1. WHERE ARE YOUR TALENTED AT-RISK STUDENTS? DROWNING? Barb Hahn, GPAEA Sandy Morrison, GPAEA Laurie Noll, Burlington Alternative High School
  2. 2. U.S. schools spend $8 billion on the mentally retarded and just 10% of that on the gifted (TIME 8/27/07)
  3. 3. Between 2-5 percent of all students are both gifted and talented and learning disabled (Dix & Schafer, 1996)
  4. 4. Of the 62 million school-age kids in the U.S., 62, 000 have IQs of 145 or higher (TIME 8/28/07)
  5. 5. High-IQ kids who skip at least three grades are the happiest and most successful (TIMES 8/27/2007)
  6. 6. 40% of the top 5% of graduates fail to finish college (Times 8/27/07)
  7. 7. Underachievement is made up of a complex web of behaviors, but it can be reversed by parents and educators who consider the many strengths and talents possessed by the students who may wear this label (Delisle & Berger, 1990)
  8. 8. Questions to Ask • How many talented and gifted students do you have identified? • Who are your TAG students? • How can you identify them? • What is the attendance rate of your TAG students? • How is their behavior in school? • Are they making the grades?
  9. 9. It's all about standing out... STUDENT STUDENT STUDENT STUDENT STUDENT TALENTED AT STUDENT RISK STUDENT
  10. 10. Areas of Giftedness • General Intellectual • Specific Academic • Leadership • Visual and Performing Arts • Creativity
  11. 11. Multiple criteria for identification must be used including potential, achievement, leadership, creativity, product, evaluations, and nomination. A pupil may be identified in more than one category.
  12. 12. Twice Exceptional • Attention Deficit • Health Problems • Learning Disabled • Gifted does not protect you from a disability or life experiences.
  13. 13. Minimize the barriers; Maximize the child ~ Colangelo •Adult responsibilities •Unstable home life •Health & Learning Disabilities •Mental Health Issues •Lower SES •High mobility •Homeless •Absenteeism •Childbirth/sick child •Cultural attitude about achievement •Environment •Interpersonal attitudes about giftedness
  14. 14. Rejection and failing grades become the norm
  15. 15. Gradual Release of Responsibility Teacher Responsibility Focus Lesson “I do it” Guided Instruction “We do it” Collaborative “You do it together” Independent “You do it alone” Student Responsibility
  16. 16. Ask students: What is your passion? What do you want to learn? Listen and Brainstorm for best results
  17. 17. Every young person needs and deserves: 1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult 2. A safe place to learn and grow 3. A healthy start and a healthy future 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation 5. A chance to give back to peers and community Milliken, 2007
  18. 18. Focus on what we can do! When we focus we do make a difference!
  19. 19. Relevance
  20. 20. A LESSON WITH RELEVANCE ASKS STUDENTS TO: USE THEIR KNOWLEDGE TO TACKLE REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS THAT HAVE MORE THAN ONE SOLUTION.
  21. 21. A LESSON WITH RIGOR ASKS STUDENTS TO: EXAMINE PRODUCE CLASSIFY DEDUCE GENERATE ASSESS CREATE PRIORITIZE SCRUTINIZE DECIDE
  22. 22. What can you do? • Find teachers that motivate students • Give up complacency • Find your gifted students
  23. 23. “Convince me that you love children.” ~ Frank Schargel
  24. 24. Encourage Every Star To Shine
  25. 25. You have these gifted students They do not need to be perfect in all areas They may be impacted by at-risk factors and disabilities TAG students need to be recognized so we do not lose our treasures.
  26. 26. Your Challenge TALENTED AT RISK STUDENT Find underserved gifted students by using a broad definition of giftedness and a multiple criteria approach with unique and appropriate identification strategies
  27. 27. http://try.alot.com/tb/videos/videos_viral_boy le.php?aff_id=google&camp_id=956&gclid=CL D135mDx50CFRwhDQod1CpfqA
  28. 28. We have the privilege to help students achieve their dreams and open their treasures.
  29. 29. Goals for all students: Success for their Future
  30. 30. http://tagatriskstudents.blogspot.com
  31. 31. Questions

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