Docstoc

Mallard Creek Elementary Learning Immersion Talent Development

Document Sample
Mallard Creek Elementary Learning Immersion Talent Development Powered By Docstoc
					    Mallard Creek Elementary
   Learning Immersion Talent
          Development
Our program is committed to nurturing
      and stimulating the academic
   strengths of gifted and high-ability
 learners through specialized practices,
  challenging curriculum, and rigorous,
    relevant educational experiences
“Empowering Tomorrow’s
  Leaders…… Today!!!
How do we “empower” our
students?
 Rich learning environment
 Safe and supportive
 Supporting the social/emotional needs
 Enrich their learning through engaging
  extracurricular activities
 Well-trained educators and staff on
  addressing the different needs of gifted
  learners
The LI/ TD Team
Role of the LI/TD Facilitator
v Lead the implementation, monitoring of an effective magnet program for meeting
  the needs of potentially gifted, high-achieving, and gifted students
v serve as an advocate on behalf of gifted and high-achieving learners
v support  and collaborate with teachers in the development of effective lesson
  plans that meet the needs of learners in our school
v monitor the use of best practices
v model and coach teachers in the development of best practices
v select and provide supplemental resources to support topics, content, concepts
  that are being taught
v facilitate activities and events to provide students with opportunities to extend
  their learning beyond the regular classroom experiences
v serve as a liaison between the school program and the TD Dept and Magnet Office.
v serve as a spokesperson for our program by keeping parents informed
v work collaboratively with parents
v serve on the Administrative team to help facilitate a successful school
  environment
v lead TD Committee
v assess and evaluate students for the gifted program
v maintain all paperwork/activities associated with being an LI/TD magnet
v Work with individual or groups of students
Learning Immersion/TD Teachers
 Learning Immersion
 ◦   Assess the needs of students and use assessment to drive instruction
 ◦   Differentiate based on the needs of students
 ◦   Provide opportunities for students to experience creative and critical thinking opportunities
     to enrich their learning
 ◦   Plan lessons with support with colleagues and facilitators to address the needs of students
     with supplemental resources if needed
 ◦   Communicate with parents and administration
      Attend professional development that supports the needs (academic, artistic,
     social/emotional, behavioral, etc.) of students within the program
 Talent Development
 •   Working towards or hold Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Licensure
 •   Serve identified gifted or potentially gifted students within a daily classroom setting
 •   Plan and work collaboratively with grade-level colleagues to ensure all academic needs of
     the learner are addressed (i.e.-Response to Instruction (RTI) Time
 •   Assess the needs of their students and differentiate based on their needs
 •   Enrich and accelerate learning using best practices for gifted learners
 •   Ongoing communication with parents, facilitators, and administrators
 •   Attend professional development that supports the needs (academic, artistic,
     social/emotional, behavioral, etc.) of students within the program
    Rich Learning Environment

 Common Core and Essential Standards as our
  foundations
 Well-balanced literacy program
 High quality mathematics
 Integrating of social studies and science
 Infusing of the arts within the regular
  classroom instruction
 Integration of technology as a student tool
   Balanced Literacy Program
 Teaching reading (Skills & Strategies)
 Vocabulary
 ◦ Wordly Wise Program(3-5 TD Classes)
 Curriculum designed for Gifted learners
 ◦ William & Mary Language Arts program (use the book as
   a guide, not just use of novels)
 ◦ Junior Great Books
 ◦ Touchpeebles Reading Program (Inquiry-based Program)
 ◦ A to Z Text based on student levels
 ◦ Navigators Book Sets & Teacher Guides
 Differentiated Literature Circles
 RTI
 Paidea Seminars
 Projects
  Safe and Supportive Learning
          Environment
 Use of pre-assessments to determine student’s needs
 Use of data to drive instruction
 Differentiation of instruction within the classroom
  (based on student’s needs, interest, learning
  preferences , Multiple Intelligences) and during
  Response to Instruction (RTI) time
 Consistent behavior plans (differentiate plans where
  needed); maintaining documentation to address
  student needs
 Open communication and collaborative relationship
  with parents
 Collaborative team effort when addressing needs of
  students (involve Facilitator, Dean of Students,
  Counselor, and other Support staff as needed)
High Quality Mathematics
 -Continued teacher professional development
 Primary Use of Math Investigations Program and
  CMS-created units
 Supplemental resources
      TERC Math Investigations Units
      Navigators’ Math Units
      Mentoring Minds
      Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) Units
      Kathy Richardson
      Marcy Cook Cards
      Differentiation -Menus, Contracts, Compacts
      Problem Solver Series
      Primary Math Challenge & Math Challenge Books (Great for
       Differentiating Levels)
Social Studies and Science
 Essential Standards as a Guide
 Inquiry-based learning
 Note booking
 Use of Expository text
 Problem-Based Learning Experiences
 Integration of hands-on experiences,
  technology-based learning and exploration,
  virtual field experiences and field trips
 Projects
Supporting the Social and
Emotional Needs
 Quarterly Meetings with Parents based on
  different subjects
 Support groups to address social emotional
  needs
 Regular class meetings to address different
  needs associated with the gifted learner
 Collaboration with parents, support staff and
  administrative team
 Student monitoring and evaluation, goal setting
  of academic and behavioral progress
 Possible workshop
 Student-Led Conferences
Extracurricular Activities
 Math Olympiad (4-5)
 Math Club (K-3)
 Science Olympiad (K-5)
 Chess (K-5)
 National Elementary Honor Society (4-5)
 Geography/Tar Heel Club (3-5)
 Arts’ Clubs (Drama, Music, Art, Dance (K-5)
 Safety Patrol (5)
 Student Government Association (3-5)
 Magnet Ambassadors (4-5)
Sharing & Questions

 ◦ Completion of Parent Survey
 ◦ Open for General Questions



            A Team Effort takes all of Us!
    Thank you for Being an Active Part of the Team.

             Presenter, Christina Forney
                Principal, Natalie Lowe

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:1
posted:7/24/2013
language:
pages:13