Elementary Magnet Programs - College and Career Readiness

Report
OPEN HOUSE EVENT
for
WCPS PreK-12
Academy, Specialized,
Signature, & Magnet
Programs
Introductions
Gifted And Talented Education
Advanced Programs Overview
Monday, September 22, 2014
Elementary and Middle School Sessions
Jessica J. Reinhard
Supervisor of PreK-12 Advanced Programs
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Overview
Maryland offers a continuum of services in
gifted education; some serving all students,
and some considerably fewer.
As program intensity increases, the number
of students participating decreases.
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 1
Nurture critical and creative thinking and problem solving
in all students (all or most).
• Discussion protocols
•
Higher-order questioning
•
Inquiry-based learning
•
Primary Talent Development
•
Student-centered mathematics
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 2
Provide additional challenge and enrichment as needed (many).
• Advanced Placement (AP) Programs
• School-Based GATE, A&E/Merit, and Honors
• Elementary Signature Language Program (Spanish).
Boonsboro, Greenbrier, Old Forge, Paramount, Pleasant
Valley, Potomac Heights, Sharpsburg, and Smithsburg
• Challenges and Contests.
Destination Imagination, Geography Bee, National History
Day, Stock Market Game, etc.
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 3
Identify and develop demonstrated talent
areas (some).
• Academy and Career Tech. Education Programs
• Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
• Early College Opportunities
• WCPS Magnet Programs
• Washington County Technical High School
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 4
Expand expectations for highest achievers (few).
•
•
Full-grade acceleration
Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth
participation
Grades PreK-2
Primary Talent Development (PTD)
• A science-based expert thinking curriculum based on
gifted education.
• Exposes students to kinesthetic, STEM experiences
that introduce the following behaviors over time:
– Perceptive
– Inquisitive
– Communicative
– Creative
– Resourceful
– Leadership
– Persistence
Grades PreK-5
Elementary School-Based GATE
• Students engage in interdisciplinary lessons that
are centered on a number of concepts/themes.
• Identified through the following:
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Aptitude: Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (grades 1, 5)
Performance: 90th + percentile on MAP testing
Performance: high-advanced level on MSA
Performance and Potential: task
Potential: parent and teacher checklist/referral
Potential: produces work at the “independent” level on
Primary Talent Development tasks
Grades 6-8
School-Based Middle GATE
(“A&E/MERIT”)
• Curriculum is accelerated and/or enriched,
depending upon the subject area.
• Programs located in WCPS middle schools.
• Identified through the following:
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Aptitude: Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (grades 1, 5)
Performance: 85th + percentile on MAP testing
Performance: advanced level on MSA
Potential: parent and teacher
nomination/checklist/referral
Grades 2-5 and 6-8
Elementary and Middle Magnet Programs
• Programs are designed for the most highly-gifted
students in the county.
• All diploma-bound students are screened for aptitude
during grades one and five.
• Eligible students are invited to apply for magnet
programs, receiving a link to the application and an
invitation to attend the school-based open house
events.
• Students may apply to more than one program;
however, they must complete an interview and task at
each school to which they apply.
Elementary Magnet Programs
Grades 2-5
• Boonsboro Elementary Magnet
Program for Global Citizenship
• Emma K. Doub Elementary
Magnet Program for Integrated
Arts and Technology
• Fountaindale Elementary
Magnet Program for the Arts
and Academic Excellence
• Williamsport Elementary
Magnet Program for Science,
Technology, Engineering, and
Math (S.T.E.M.)
Middle School Magnet Programs
Grades 6, 7, and 8
• Boonsboro Middle School Magnet
Program for Global Citizenship
• E. Russell Hicks Middle School
Magnet Program for Media
Technology, the Humanities, and
Digital Writing
• Springfield Middle School Magnet
Program for Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)
Grades 2-5 and 6-8
Magnet Identification Process
Use multiple indicators of potential during the
application process.
COMPOSITE
SCORE =
+Norm-referenced testing
OLSAT 8
MAP
+Interview with task
+Teacher perception instruments
+State testing
MSA
Emergent Scholars Programs
Students with Desire and Determination
AVID (Advancement Via Individual
Determination)
• Recruits during grade 6
• ERHMS, NMS, SpMS, WHMS
• Participants are in the “academic middle”
• In-school elective with twice-weekly tutorial
sessions embedded
Emergent Scholars Programs
Students with Desire and Determination
Upward Bound
• Recruits during grade 8
• HMSHS, NHHS, SHHS, WHS
• Participants are in the “academic middle”
• After school/outside school day with tutoring,
Saturday, and summer sessions
Questions?
I think my child may be gifted. What can I do?
Elementary Parents:
• Speak with the GATE teacher.
• Visit www.yourfuturestartsnowwcps.com
• Twitter@ reinhjes
• Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along
with student artifacts.
Questions?
I think my child may be gifted. What can I do?
Middle School Parents:
• Speak with the Lead Teacher at your school.
• Visit www.yourfuturestartsnowwcps.com
• Twitter@ reinhjes
• Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along
with student artifacts.
Gifted And Talented Education
Advanced Programs
Extended Overview of Elementary
and Middle School Programs
PreK-12 Academy, Specialized, Signature, and
Magnet Programs Open House Event
Jessica Reinhard
Supervisor of PreK-12 Advanced Programs
Background: Maryland Annotated Code
for Gifted and Talented Education
“Gifted and talented
student" means an
elementary or
secondary student
who is identified by
professionally
qualified individuals
as:
Background: Maryland Annotated Code
for Gifted and Talented Education
1. Having outstanding talent and performing,
or showing the potential for performing, at
remarkably high levels of accomplishment
when compared with other students of a
similar age, experience, or environment;
“However gifted an individual is at the
outset, if his or her talents cannot be
developed because of his or her social
condition, because of the surrounding
circumstances, these talents will be stillborn.”
Simone de Beauvoir
Background: Maryland Annotated Code
for Gifted and Talented Education
2. Exhibiting high performance
capability in intellectual, creative,
or artistic areas;
Background: Maryland Annotated Code
for Gifted and Talented Education
3. Possessing an unusual leadership
capacity;
Background: Maryland Annotated Code
for Gifted and Talented Education
OR
4. Excelling in specific academic
fields.
Maryland Annotated Code:
Continued
The General Assembly finds that:
1. A gifted and talented student needs different
services beyond those normally provided by
the regular school program in order to
develop the student's potential.
Maryland Annotated Code:
Continued
The General Assembly finds that:
2.
Gifted and talented students are to be found
in youth from all cultural groups, across all
economic strata, and in all areas of human
endeavor.
(Section 8: 201-202)
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Overview
Maryland offers a continuum of services in
gifted education; some serving all students,
and some considerably fewer.
As program intensity increases, the number
of students participating decreases.
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 1
Nurture critical and creative thinking and problem solving
in all students (all or most).
• Discussion protocols
•
Higher-order questioning
•
Inquiry-based learning
•
Primary Talent Development
•
Student-centered mathematics
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 2
Provide additional challenge and enrichment as needed (many).
• Advanced Placement (AP) Program
• School-Based GATE, A&E/Merit, and Honors
• Elementary Signature Language Program (Spanish).
Boonsboro, Greenbrier, Old Forge, Paramount, Pleasant
Valley, Potomac Heights, Sharpsburg, and Smithsburg
• Challenges and Contests.
Destination Imagination, Geography Bee, National History
Day, Stock Market Game, etc.
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 3
Identify and develop demonstrated talent
areas (some).
• Academy and Career Tech. Education Programs
• Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
• Early College Opportunities
• WCPS Magnet Programs
• Washington County Technical High School
Continuum of Services
for Gifted and Talented Education
Level 4
Expand expectations for highest achievers (few).
•
•
Full-grade acceleration
Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth
participation
Maryland’s Continuum of Services
Identification and Service Delivery
1. Highly Gifted Learner:
High IQ/non-verbal ability measure.
2. Three-Ring Definition of Giftedness:
Above-average ability + task commitment + creativity
“Believing in people before they have proved
themselves is the key to motivating people to
reach their potential.”
John C. Maxwell
.02 Identification of
Gifted and Talented Students
• Norm-referenced testing for all students in
grades 1 and 5 (aptitude)
• Parent/teacher referral (potential and performance)
• Implementation of Primary Talent
Development for PreK-2 (potential and performance)
.02 Identification of
Gifted and Talented Students
School Level
• GATE Review Team
– Follow GATE Review Team Protocol.
– Use GATE Services Referral Instrument.
– Analyze data and make recommendations for
students requiring services PreK-5.
.02 Identification
What is Primary Talent Development (PTD) for PreK-2?
• A science-based expert thinking curriculum based on
gifted education.
• Exposes students to kinesthetic, STEM experiences that
introduce the following behaviors over time:
– Perceptive
– Inquisitive
– Communicative
– Creative
– Resourceful
– Leadership
– Persistence
.02 Identification
What is PTD for PreK-2?
Each lesson incorporates the Essential Strategies
that may be reinforced in other subject areas:
1. Analyzing Attributes
2. Questioning
3. Creative Problem Solving
“Successful Intelligence” is the
synergy of these intelligences:
• Analytical
• Creative
• Practical
.02 Identification
What is PTD for PreK-2?
• Students responses to tasks are rated on a
REPI scale as the Essential Skills are taught:
• Readiness
• Emergent
• Progressing
• Independent
.03 Programs and Services:
Elementary and Middle GATE
• GATE staff working with grades PreK-5.
• Magnet and A&E/Merit (grades 6-8)
• Primary Talent Development
.03 Programs and Services:
Elementary GATE
• Concept-based curriuculum, shared inquiry,
STEM-based projects, other project-based
instruction.
• Facilitate opportunities for extended inquiry
that support core curricular objectives.
• Provide opportunities to participate in
co/extra-curricular activities.
.03 Programs and Services:
Middle School GATE
• Merit-level (accelerated and enriched) classes.
• English, math, science, social studies, world
languages.
• All fifth-grade students screened using
instruments that assess aptitude,
performance, and potential .
• Parents may nominate without using GATE
Referral Instrument.
Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars:
Advancement Via Individual Determination
• AVID
• Located at ERHMS, NMS, SpMS, WHMS,
NHHS, SHHS, SHS, and WHS.
• Student support and college readiness
system for students who have the desire and
determination to attend a four-year college.
Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars:
Advancement Via Individual Determination
• First-generation students who are in the
academic “middle.”
• Enrolls students in the AVID elective class
and advanced-level coursework as per their
academic strengths.
Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars:
Advancement Via Individual Determination
• AVID
• Located at ERHMS, NMS, SpMS, WHMS,
NHHS, SHS, SHHS, and WHS.
• Student support and college readiness
system for students who have the desire and
determination to attend a four-year college.
Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars:
Advancement Via Individual Determination
• First-generation students who are in the
academic “middle.”
• Enrolls students in the AVID elective class
and advanced-level coursework as per their
academic strengths.
.03 Programs and Services:
Elementary Magnet Programs
• Boonsboro Elementary Magnet
Program for Global Citizenship
• Emma K. Doub Elementary
Magnet Program for Integrated
Arts and Technology
• Fountaindale Elementary Magnet
Program for the Arts and
Academic Excellence
• Williamsport Elementary Magnet
Program for Science,Technology,
Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)
.03 Programs and Services:
Elementary Magnet
• Programs for highly-gifted students
• All diploma-bound first-grade students are screened, and
qualified students are invited to apply to magnet programs
• Openings TBA
– Students currently in grades 2-4 will be recommended by GATE
teacher, classroom teacher, or parent referral.
– Students must be above 90th percentile on MAP (average).
– Use the GATE Referral Instrument located online at
www.wcpscollegeandcareer.weebly.com
• Send the completed Referral Instrument to the Office of
Advanced Programs, along with evidence of the indicators.
Submit student work, also.
.03 Programs and Services:
Elementary Magnet
• Screen first, then apply.
• Multiple indicators of potential are used
during application process:
+Norm-referenced testing
COMPOSITE
SCORE =
OLSAT 8
MAP
+Interview with task
+Teacher perception instruments
+State testing
MSA
Middle School Magnet Programs
Grades 6, 7, and 8
• Boonsboro Middle School Magnet
Program for Global Citizenship
• E. Russell Hicks Middle School
Magnet Program for Media
Technology, the Humanities, and
Communication
• Springfield Middle School Magnet
Program for Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)
.03 Programs and Services:
Middle School Magnet
• Programs for our most advanced students
• All diploma-bound fifth-grade students are
screened and qualified students are invited to
apply to magnet programs.
.03 Programs and Services:
Middle School Magnet
• Limited openings at Springfield for grades 7 and 8
– Students should be above the 90th percentile on math MAP (average).
– Preference will be given to students in the attendance zone for SpMS.
• Limited openings at E. Russell Hicks for grades 7 and 8
– Students should be above the 90th percentile on reading MAP
(average).
– Preference will be given to students in the attendance zone for ERHMS
and SpMS
• Use the GATE Referral Instrument located online at
www.yourfuturestartsnowwcps.com
• Send the completed Referral Instrument to the Office of Advanced
Programs, along with evidence of the indicators. Submit student work,
also.
.03 Programs and Services:
Middle School Magnet
• Screen first, then apply.
• Multiple indicators of potential are used
during application process:
COMPOSITE
SCORE =
+Norm-referenced testing
OLSAT 8
MAP
+Interview with task
+Teacher perception instruments
+State testing
MSA
“The greatest waste in all the world is
living below our potential.”
Harold B. Lee
Questions?
I think my child may be gifted. What can I do?
Elementary Parents:
• Speak with the GATE teacher.
• Visit www.yourfuturestartsnowwcps.com
• Twitter@ reinhjes
• Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along
with student artifacts.
Questions?
I think my child may be gifted. What can I do?
Middle School Parents:
• Speak with the Lead Teacher at your school.
• Visit www.yourfuturestartsnowwcps.com
• Twitter@ reinhjes
• Complete a GATE Referral Instrument, along
with student artifacts.

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