2014 GT Parent Program Presentation

Report
Alvin Independent School
District
Gifted and Talented Program
and
Advanced Academics
STATE GOAL FOR SERVICES
FOR GIFTED STUDENTS
Students who participate in services
designed for gifted students will
demonstrate skills in:
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Self-directed learning
Thinking
Research
Communication
As evidenced by….
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the development of innovative
products and performances that
reflect individuality and creativity
• Products and performances are
advanced in relation to students of
similar age, experience, or
environment.
The Alvin ISD
Gifted and Talented Program…
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offers academic services to bright
and high achieving students who
have indicated a need for an
adequately modified differentiated
curriculum.
– GT pullout program
– Cluster classes
– Advanced Placement Classes
Screening Process
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Kindergarten:
– All students are screened for testing by
January.
• District screening tool
• Observations made by specialist and teacher
looking for originality, fluency, flexibility, and
elaboration in student thought process.
– Testing for those that qualify is completed
by February and services begin by March.
Screening Process cont’d.
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All other elementary grade levels:
– Referrals are taken year round.
– Referrals due by April 15th
– Assessment occurs in Spring
– Students may be tested two times in
grades 1-5
Screening Process cont’d.
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Secondary Testing
– Junior High and High School as requested
– MAP: Spring Testing
Identification of Students
Referrals can be made by…
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teachers
peers
administrators
parents
counselors
community members
even the students themselves
Data Collection
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Completed referral form from person making
nomination
Quantitative measures
– Standardized test scores
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Qualitative measures
– Teacher observation survey
Quantitative Measures
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An ability test is given in three areas:
– Verbal
– Quantitative
– Non-verbal
Data collected from multiple sources are
included in the assessment process to qualify
for further testing.
Further testing includes an individual IQ test.
GT
Student Assessment Committee
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Final determination of students’ need for
gifted/talented services is made by a
committee of at least three trained educators
that may consist of:
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GT Specialist
Administrator
Counselor
Teacher
Parent notification of decision.
Where do elementary GT students
receive services in AISD?
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Every elementary campus has a GT specialist
that services the students.
Cluster classroom differentiation
Competitions that vary on each campus
Dual Language Program at Melba Passmore
and Savannah Lakes
Options for extra curricular activities vary by
campus
Texas Performance Standards
Projects
TPSP
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Student projects which are TEKS-based and
focus on the core content areas with
interdisciplinary connections.
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The goal of the TPSP is for students to create
work that reflects the professional quality that
the Texas State Plan for the Education of
Gifted/Talented Students requires.
Elementary GT Specialists
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Alvin Primary
– Patty Hammer
Alvin Elementary
– Kimberly Duncan
Don Jeter Elementary
– Karen Rebolledo
EC Mason Elementary
– Elaine Guikema
Glenn York Elementary
– Anitra Bazzle
Hood-Case Elementary
– Sammie Gardner
Longfellow Elementary
– Trish Schlegel
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Mary Marek
– Joanna Wang
Mark Twain
– Jennifer Hiett
Passmore Elementary
– Teresa Barrera
Savannah Lakes Elementary
– Vanda Moulton
Stevenson Primary
– Kimberly Robertson
Walt Disney Elementary
– Kim Durkin
Wilder Elementary
– Pat Cheney
GT Professional Development
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All district GT cluster teachers requirements
– 30 hours GT awareness
– 6 hour annual GT update
Family and Community
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SAGE
Evaluation
– District survey
Secondary
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Advanced Academics Specialist serves each campus
Advanced Placement Classes (Pre-AP/AP)
Dual Credit/Dual Degree
Online Courses
MAP
TPSP Projects
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Other opportunities:
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Academic UIL
TFPS
Junk Box Wars
Duke TIP: qualify in 7th grade
Magnet Academic Program (MAP)
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The program offers an accelerated curriculum
that will include the level of rigor needed for
our students to be successful in advanced
secondary course work.
Program courses for math and science.
Math 6
MAP
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Algebra 1
Pre-AP
Geometry 1
Pre-AP
Humanities (6th), addition of 7th and 8th next
two years
Housed at Nolan Ryan Junior High and Harby
Junior High.
Qualifications for Entrance into MAP
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All 5th grade students are administered a
battery of mathematic assessments in the
spring.
Students meeting the exam requirements will
be placed on a matrix that will be tallied with
information garnered from the tests as well as
teacher recommendations.
Those students qualifying to participate in
MAP will be notified and a meeting will be
held before the completion of school.
AP Courses Offered by Our District:
AP English Language & Composition
AP US History
AP Macro Economics
AP Human Geography
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Calculus AB/BC
AP French
AP Art Portfolio
AP Computer Science
New Course: AP Seminar
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AP English Literature
AP US Government
AP Psychology
AP World History
AP Physics 1 and 2
AP Biology
AP Statistics
AP Spanish
AP Music Theory
Secondary Advanced Academics
Specialists
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Alvin Junior High & Fairview Junior High
– Stacey Hughes
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Harby Junior High
– Michelle DeLeon
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Nolan Ryan Junior High (MAP)
– Britney Campbell
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Manvel Junior High at Rodeo Palms
– Vincincia Wright
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Alvin High School
– Fred Lewis
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Manvel High School
– Tracie Lee

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