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Sle curriculum night pp 2011

  1. 1. PAT Curriculum Night Welcome Parents Please sign in While you are waiting, work with the others at your table to put the puzzle together. (The students are not allowed to talk during this activity.)
  2. 2. GCISD Definition of Gifted and Talented <ul><li>Gifted and talented students in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District are defined as those who excel in ability to think, reason, judge, invent or create to the degree that they need special facilities and/or educational services in order that they may have the opportunity to achieve their potential as a measure of self-fulfillment while making increased, meaningful contributions to society. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PAT Classes <ul><li>Designed to meet the needs of students in grades 1-5 who are identified as gifted or placed in the program on a provisional basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Students meet with the gifted specialist once a week as part of the pull-out program . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Silver Lake PAT Schedule First Grade Mono – Monday & Thursday Dual - Monday Second Grade Mono – Monday Dual - Wednesday Third Grade Thursday Fourth Grade Tuesday Fifth Grade Wednesday
  5. 5. Program for the Academically Talented Board Policy Attendance Classwork/Homework “ Keep up not make up” Tests Special Events at the building level
  6. 6. <ul><li>Thinking on the part of the student </li></ul><ul><li>Rigor and challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration opportunities </li></ul>Problem Solving Critical Thinking Creativity Leadership PAT Lessons will Emphasize
  7. 7. Progress Assessment <ul><li>PAT student progress is assessed in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>4 = Outstanding 3 = Strong 2 = Developing 1 = Unsatisfactory Progress reported to parents at the end of each semester.
  8. 8. Spontaneous Problem Solving Newspaper Tower Your Challenge: Your team must build the tallest tower possible build using only 2 sheets of newspaper. You must make your structure stand up without using tape, staples, glue, or other materials. But you can bend, fold, or tear the paper itself.
  9. 9. PAT Uses a Thematic Approach <ul><li>1 st Grade – Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Grade – Connections </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Grade – Discoveries </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Grade – Structure </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Grade - Systems </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research <ul><li>In PAT, research is supported by the cornerstones of our program; it uses the skills of Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Leadership. We feel that students should see that research is part of real life problem solving, part of decision making, part of their every day life. Research and presentation are part of our curriculum at every grade level. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1 st Grade: Ocean Creature Research <ul><li>Ocean Creature Research will be conducted in </li></ul><ul><li>the Spring. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will research Ocean Creatures in small groups </li></ul><ul><li>of two or three. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills we will be working on during our research unit are: </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Skills </li></ul>
  12. 12. Incline Plane Wedge Lever Screw Wheel Pulley 2 nd Grade: Simple Machines Research Focus on 6 simple Machines <ul><li>Research teams will participate in… </li></ul><ul><li>Note Taking </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Scavenger Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2nd Grade Research - Dinosaurs Coelophysis Interesting Facts The Coelophysis was one of the earliest meat- eating dinosaurs. The name Coelophysis means “hollow form”. The Coelophysis was built for speed. It may have traveled in groups.
  14. 14. 3 rd Grade: National Park Research <ul><li>Teams of 3 will present information about a National Park from the points of view of a Park Ranger, Conservationist, and Tourist. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Structure Research <ul><li>Researching </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul><ul><li>Testing for strength </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting </li></ul>
  16. 16. Problem Based Passion Research <ul><li>Choosing an Issue or Topic of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Primary </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul><ul><li>Product Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Educating </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting </li></ul>Each of us makes a difference. Together we can make a change.
  17. 17. Market Place <ul><li>Real world simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and business finance </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising for their company </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming consumers </li></ul>
  18. 18. Be an Advocate for your child. Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented www.txgifted.org National Association for the Gifted and Talented www.nagc.org www.gc-sage.org www.facebook.com/gcsage www.twitter.com/gcsage
  19. 19. Contact information Linda Fullhart Gifted Specialist, Silver Lake Elementary Phone: 817-251-5750 Email: [email_address] Saundra Necessary Coordinator of Advanced Academics Phone: 817-251-5415 Email: [email_address] Newsletters will be posted monthly to Schoolwires. Check out our PAT Facebook page for weekly updates!

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