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Gifted: Surviving and Thriving in the Primary Years Programme<br />Suzanne Plume<br />Gifted Education Coordinator<br />Tr...
The Primary Years ProgrammeInternational Baccalaureate Organization<br /><ul><li>A teaching methodology
Inquiry Based
Promotes International mindedness (Global citizenship)
Develops Lifelong learners
Curriculum :</li></ul>Concept Driven <br />Real world based<br />Transdisciplinary<br />Value Laden<br />Active learning<b...
What does the research say?<br /><ul><li>Inquiry Based Rogers 2004
International mindedness (Global citizenship)
Lifelong learners
Concept Driven (Great Ideas) Rogers 2004
Real world problem based learning Rogers 2004 Transdisciplinary Rogers 2004,  Ritchhart 2001
Value Laden- (Social Issues, ethical dilemmas) Rogers 2004
Active learning- social action Rogers 2004, Reis 1995, Eisenberg & Wang 2003</li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />3<br />
Rogers 2004<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />4<br />
In class services are only effective when trained collaborative resource teachers work with regular classroom teachers to ...
Rogers 2004<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />6<br />
The Learner Profile<br /><ul><li> Inquirers
 Knowledgeable
 Thinkers
 Communicators
 Principled
 Open Minded
 Caring
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Gifted:Surviving and Thriving in the Primary Years Programme

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Presentation given at the Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness in Sydney July 2010 by Suzanne Plume Gifted Education Coordinator, Sydney, Australia. Making a gifted programme work in a PYP school - adaptations and research underpinning.

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Gifted:Surviving and Thriving in the Primary Years Programme

  1. 1. Gifted: Surviving and Thriving in the Primary Years Programme<br />Suzanne Plume<br />Gifted Education Coordinator<br />Trinity Grammar Preparatory School<br />splume@trinity.nsw.edu.au<br />
  2. 2. The Primary Years ProgrammeInternational Baccalaureate Organization<br /><ul><li>A teaching methodology
  3. 3. Inquiry Based
  4. 4. Promotes International mindedness (Global citizenship)
  5. 5. Develops Lifelong learners
  6. 6. Curriculum :</li></ul>Concept Driven <br />Real world based<br />Transdisciplinary<br />Value Laden<br />Active learning<br />MTPYPH<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />2<br />
  7. 7. What does the research say?<br /><ul><li>Inquiry Based Rogers 2004
  8. 8. International mindedness (Global citizenship)
  9. 9. Lifelong learners
  10. 10. Concept Driven (Great Ideas) Rogers 2004
  11. 11. Real world problem based learning Rogers 2004 Transdisciplinary Rogers 2004, Ritchhart 2001
  12. 12. Value Laden- (Social Issues, ethical dilemmas) Rogers 2004
  13. 13. Active learning- social action Rogers 2004, Reis 1995, Eisenberg & Wang 2003</li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />3<br />
  14. 14. Rogers 2004<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />4<br />
  15. 15. In class services are only effective when trained collaborative resource teachers work with regular classroom teachers to craft instruction for gifted students. <br />Kane & Henning 2004, Landrum, 2001 <br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />5<br />
  16. 16. Rogers 2004<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />6<br />
  17. 17. The Learner Profile<br /><ul><li> Inquirers
  18. 18. Knowledgeable
  19. 19. Thinkers
  20. 20. Communicators
  21. 21. Principled
  22. 22. Open Minded
  23. 23. Caring
  24. 24. Risk Takers
  25. 25. Balanced </li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />7<br />
  26. 26. Emphasis on Thinking Skills<br /><ul><li> Acquisition of Knowledge
  27. 27. Comprehension
  28. 28. Application
  29. 29. Analysis
  30. 30. Synthesis
  31. 31. Evaluation
  32. 32. Dialectical Thought: Thinking about two or more different points of view at the same time, understanding those points of view, constructing arguments based on other points of view , changing one’s own point of view
  33. 33. Metacognition: Thinking about thinking</li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />8<br />
  34. 34. A concept is a mental construct that is “timeless, universal and abstract.” Erickson 2008<br />Eight Key Concepts<br /><ul><li> Form - What is it like ?
  35. 35. Function -How does it work ?
  36. 36. Causation -Why is it like it is?
  37. 37. Change -How is it changing?
  38. 38. Connection - How is it connected to other things?
  39. 39. Perspective -What are the points of view?
  40. 40. Responsibility -What is our responsibility?
  41. 41. Reflection -How do we know?
  42. 42. A central idea is a statement of a conceptual relationship that can be transferred through time and across cultures. Erickson 2008
  43. 43. H.O.T.S</li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />9<br />
  44. 44. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />10<br />
  45. 45. Year Six P.O.I.<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />11<br />
  46. 46. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />12<br />
  47. 47. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />13<br />
  48. 48. STAGE 3 OUTCOMES – YEAR SIX:<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />14<br />
  49. 49. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />15<br />
  50. 50. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />16<br />
  51. 51. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />17<br />Special Educational Needs in the PYP<br /><ul><li> Includes G&T
  52. 52. Special education issues are the responsibility of all teachers.
  53. 53. The class teacher’s role is to convey the content of a lesson and to teach the students the required learning processes.
  54. 54. Collaborative planning between SEN staff and class teachers in
  55. 55. Designing units of work (active involvement in the planning process)
  56. 56. Co-teaching and implementing strategies that support SEN students
  57. 57. Collaborative teaching will involve changes in roles and responsibilities
  58. 58. Early intervention is critical in cognitive, physical, affective and social domains.</li></ul>TACOIE p29 <br />
  59. 59. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />18<br />Language in the PYP<br /><ul><li> All teachers are language teachers.
  60. 60. Literature is an integral part of the curriculum.
  61. 61. We have differentiated the content for the different Literature Circles across the grade using research based provisions. Rogers 2005
  62. 62. Extension program is collaboratively planned and executed by both class and gifted trained resource teacher who is based in the resource room.
  63. 63. Modifications in Instructional Delivery –reflection & analysis. Rogers 2005
  64. 64. Modifications in Content Differentiation- abstraction, complexity, multidisciplinary approach. Rogers 2005
  65. 65. Modifications in Process- open endedness, memory work Rogers 2005
  66. 66. Modifications in Curriculum delivery – The classics, arts infused curriculum integration Rogers 2005</li></ul> .<br />
  67. 67. Language in the PYP<br />Extension Menu for Literature Circle<br />Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />19<br />
  68. 68. Mathematics<br /><ul><li> Classroom teacher responsible for teaching
  69. 69. Mathematics viewed primarily as a vehicle to support inquiry
  70. 70. To be taught in relevant, realistic contexts (rather than through an attempt to impart a fixed body of knowledge directly to students).
  71. 71. Linked to transdisciplinary themes
  72. 72. Teaching strategies and rote learning where appropriate.
  73. 73. Planned and taught collaboratively with the classroom teacher
  74. 74. Grade Four – workcards
  75. 75. Pre and Post testing
  76. 76. Accelerated content
  77. 77. Pace varied for individuals
  78. 78. Extension Menu
  79. 79. Active and hands on learning
  80. 80. Study of eminent mathematicians</li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />20<br />
  81. 81. Exciting Developments:<br /><ul><li> Staff’s positive attitude to differentiation of learning for all students
  82. 82. Programmes differentiating units of information
  83. 83. Culture of collaboration across 3 campuses
  84. 84. Serendipitous Initiatives
  85. 85. Experienced staff
  86. 86. Attribution Theory : Dweck
  87. 87. Deep Practice : Coyle
  88. 88. ICT
  89. 89. TOM
  90. 90. Hermit Crabs</li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />21<br />
  91. 91. RESOURCES<br /><ul><li> Mindset : Carol S Dweck 2006
  92. 92. The Talent Code : Daniel Coyle 2009
  93. 93. Year 6 Explores Leadership http://yr6leadership.edublogs.org/
  94. 94. IBO website http://www.ibo.org</li></ul>Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />22<br />
  95. 95. Gifted 2010 Sydney<br />23<br />Every child deserves a champion.<br />Hillary Rodham Clinton (1996) <br />

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