ELEMENTARY GIFTED & TALENTED EDUCATION PROGRAM. GT Resource Staff at GES Robert Schwab Robert_Schwab@hcpss.org Benjamin Weiskind Benjamin_Weiskind@hcpss.org.

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  • ELEMENTARYGIFTED & TALENTED EDUCATION PROGRAM

  • GT Resource Staff at GESRobert SchwabRobert_Schwab@hcpss.orgBenjamin WeiskindBenjamin_Weiskind@hcpss.orgJessica MichaelsonJessica_Michaelson@hcpss.org

  • The mission of the Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program is to recognize and develop talent in advanced-level students.

  • The G/T Education Program goals are to:Accelerate the achievement of students who participate in the G/T Education Program.

    Increase successful participation of underrepresented populations of students in G/T Education Program offerings.

    Develop a highly qualified professional staff.

    Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for G/T Education Program communication and community involvement.

  • Elementary G/T Education Program Instructional ServicesG/T Mathematics for 4th & 5th grades

    G/T Curriculum Extension Units-Grades 1-5

    G/T Instructional Seminars

    G/T Kindergarten Talent Spotting

  • G/T MathematicsCurriculum is enriched & accelerated in order to cover three years of curriculum in 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)

    Testing required. All students are tested in 3rd and 5th grades.

  • G/T MathematicsBlend of Common Core curriculum to meet needs for students when they enter Pre-Algebra in 6th gradeIn GT Math, the standards are blended so that students apply their learning to real world situations.Emphasis on advanced level problem solvingHomework will involve both practice of concepts and problem solving.Students are assessed using math tests, performance tasks, and class participation.

  • Grade 4 G/T MathematicsFocus is on three critical areas:Developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication and division of fractionsExtending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operationsDeveloping understanding of volume

  • Focus is on five critical areas:Connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; Completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; Writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations;Reasoning about geometric figures; Developing understanding of statistical thinking.Grade 5 G/T Mathematics

  • G/T Curriculum Extension UnitsInterdisciplinary advanced-level content, reading, writing, & thinking skills

    2-3 CEUs per grade per year lasting approximately 9-12 weeks each

    Each unit in requires two hours of instruction per week with the G/T Resource Teacher

    Multiple criteria used for the selection process

  • G/T Curriculum Extension UnitsGrade INTERDISCIPLINARY UNITS 1 Art of Language Children Just like Me 2 Transportation Archaeology 3 World Cultures Weather 4 Treasure the Chesapeake Space 5 Leadership Ocean Systems*Additional units as arranged by the G/T resource teacher

  • G/T Instructional SeminarsDesigned 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 one half hour of instruction per week with the G/T Resource Teacher

    Students self-select based on their interest in the topic

  • G/T Instructional SeminarsExamples of Grade Level Seminars:2nd Grade Seminars: Mr. Bear Mystery, Creative Artists3rd Grade Seminars: Code Crackers, Shipwreck Adventure4th Grade Seminars: Rubiks Cube, Book Club5th Grade Seminars: Battle of the Books, Fantasy Football

  • G/T Volunteer OpportunitiesParent Academy Two parents needed Monthly meeting Learn about advanced-level offerings that are available through the Gifted and Talented Program and give your feedbackClassroom Volunteers

  • For additional information:Schedule a conference with the G/T Resource Teacher at your school.

    GT Teacher Websites:http://schwabgt.weebly.com/http://weiskindgt.weebly.com/http://michaelsongt.weebly.com/

    For district information, consult the HCPSS G/T brochure & website. www.hcpss.org/academics/gifted-and-talented

    For national information on gifted education, consult the NAGC website.www.nagc.org

  • Questions?

    *This is an opportunity to share general information with you about the G/T Program. If you would like to discuss questions related to individual situations or individual student progress, I would be happy to schedule a conference with you at a later time.*Contact info on handoutBack to slide 1*The HCPSS Gifted & Talented Education Program is aligned with the:National gifted education standards established by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)National content standardsMaryland State Department of Education (MSDE) learning outcomesHCPSS Bridge to Excellence Comprehensive Plan.*The HCPSS G/T Program has a twenty year history of talent development. The original program was modeled on Joseph Renzullis Schoolwide Enrichment Model developed in the 1980s. The program has grown and evolved with the generous support of the school system, the Board of Education, and the community. We now have at least 1.5 gifted education specialist positions in every elementary school in the county. At the secondary level there is one G/T resource teacher and 2 G/T content teachers at every school.*METhe design of the program components allows students to engage in ascending levels of intellectual challenge to help them grow from consumers of knowledge to producers of original knowledge. General exploratory experiences are part of the school culture now and are part of every students educational experience. These include guest speakers, field trips, cultural arts programs, etc. that help to spark students interest in a wide variety of topics. In Renzullis School Enrichment Model, these experiences were referred to as Type I activities.G/T resource teachers at every school provide advanced-level instruction to students through G/T Mathematics, G/T Curriculum Extension Units, and G/T Instructional Seminars. These offerings provide the how-to skills and advanced-level content to prepare students for advanced-level courses in middle and high school. These offerings were referred to as Type II experiences in the Renzulli model.The highest level of differentiation offered for advanced-level students at the elementary level are G/T Research Investigations and Creative Productions. These year-long offerings allow students to design their own learning experience on a topic of great interest to them. The students identify a real-world problem or area of personal talent that they would like to develop through advanced-level research. They work with an expert advisor to develop a product that is shared with an authentic audience. You may be familiar with Renzullis Type III investigations.

    *These four goals are the foundation of the 5-year G/T Strategic Plan for HCPSS. They are designed to meet the needs of our students, the community, and our staff - all elements essential to guarantee the success of our students.*HCPSS program is very inclusive in philosophy. Approximately 20% of the student population in grades 4 & 5 participate in the G/T Mathematics Program.Approximately 30% of the student population in grades 2-5 participate in the G/T Curriculum Extension Units and G/T Instructional Seminars.*Students do not skip any mathematics objectives, but rather cover 4 years of mathematics objectives in two years at an accelerated pace.The G/T resource teacher provides the students entire mathematics instruction on a daily basis.Testing involves a combination of mathematics achievement (PARCC) and ability (CogAT) measures to determine an eligibility score. We also have a placement review process that allows us to look beyond test scores to daily performance.Although G/T Math is not offered until 4th grade, grades 1- 3 offer accelerated mathematics one year above grade level. (ex. - 3rd grade students working on 4th grade objectives)Students who successfully complete G/T Math in grades 4 & 5 are eligible for G/T Math in middle school - 6th grade Prealgebra G/T and 7th grade Algebra I/Data Analysis G/T. Students can complete courses offerings through Differential Equations in high school. (You may want to provide a handout or show an overhead of the secondary mathematics flowchart.)*Students do not skip any mathematics objectives, but rather cover 4 years of mathematics objectives in two years at an accelerated pace.The G/T resource teacher provides the students entire mathematics instruction on a daily basis.Testing involves a combination of mathematics achievement (MSA) and ability(SCAT) measures to determine an eligibility score. We also have a placement review process that allows us to look beyond test scores to daily performance.Although G/T Math is not offered until 4th grade, grades 1- 3 offer accelerated mathematics one year above grade level. (ex. - 3rd grade students working on 4th grade objectives)Students who successfully complete G/T Math in grades 4 & 5 are eligible for G/T Math in middle school - 6th grade Prealgebra G/T and 7th grade Algebra I/Data Analysis G/T. Students can complete courses offerings through Differential Equations in high school. (You may want to provide a handout or show an overhead of the secondary mathematics flowchart.)*Students do not skip any mathematics objectives, but rather cover 4 years of mathematics objectives in two years at an accelerated pace.The G/T resource teacher provides the students entire mathematics instruction on a daily basis.Testing involves a combination of mathematics achievement (MSA) and ability(SCAT) measures to determine an eligibility score. We also have a placement review process that allows us to look beyond test scores to daily performance.Although G/T Math is not offered until 4th grade, grades 1- 3 offer accelerated mathematics one year above grade level. (ex. - 3rd grade students working on 4th grade objectives)Students who successfully complete G/T Math in grades 4 & 5 are eligible for G/T Math in middle school - 6th grade Prealgebra G/T and 7th grade Algebra I/Data Analysis G/T. Students can complete courses offerings through Differential Equations in high school. (You may want to provide a handout or show an overhead of the secondary mathematics flowchart.)*Rigorous, interdisciplinary units with strong advanced-level reading and writing components. The topics extend from HCPSS Essential Curriculum and support Maryland Learning Outcomes.Students are selected for participation in these units based on multiple criteria such as MSA scores, local assessments, report card grades, teacher recommendations, student work samples, demonstrated passion for the particular topic, etc. Students may participate in one or more of the units based on their needs.No report card grades are assigned. However, the grades from various assignments from the unit may be incorporated into the report card grade.*Each of the units incorporates these components into the instruction as applicable for the particular topic.The format was adapted from the College of William & Mary curriculum model for gifted students.The advanced-level skills taught in the units serve as building blocks for more advanced levels of coursework at the secondary level.*The units shown are required at all elementary schools.The units on the left represent a strand of humanities offerings that incorporate geography skills, both physical and cultural.The units on the right represent Math/Science offerings.The G/T resource teacher will offer additional units based on current events and the students needs. *Purpose is to develop talent in areas of student interest & to provide advanced-level skills instruction.

    **Jessica Bird

    *Invite participants to review the G/T brochures, website, NAGC information, or even schedule a follow-up conference to discuss individual questions.*

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