Reaching Advanced, Gifted & Talented Learners

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Definitions:

Wisconsin State Statute 118.35
“‘[G]ifted and talented pupils’ means pupils enrolled in public schools who give evidence of high performance capability in intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership or specific academic areas and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided in a regular school program in order to fully develop such capabilities.”


National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

"Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports)."



A Glossary of Terms Used in Gifted Education


Identification:

Spotting a G&T Student
Identification Model
Parallel Curriculum Model
Identification at Pre-School Age


Example of Criteria Guidelines
Example of Identification Process and Criteria

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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XALKXBCEb8IDoND3MX2eTXk-m43LmpiZzxtE7TyPf6k/viewform

Readings:

Giftedness and the Gifted: What's It All About?
The Identification of Students Who Are Gifted
Tips for Teachers: Successful strategies for teaching gifted learners
Twelve Cost Effective Educational Options for Serving Gifted Students
Gifted Learners and the Middle School: Problem or Promise?

Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom

Materials in Google Drive:


Presentations:




http://www.slideshare.net/ahousand/identifying-gifted-and-talented-students




Session 2: Identification and Grouping (continued)


Instructional Strategies:



Flexible Grouping:

Curriculum Compacting:


Parallel Curriculum Model:

Tiered Assignments:
Differentiation Central

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Tiered Assignments Worksheet

Math
Kuta Software Differentiation for 5th grade - 8th grade math

Reading
Grade Level and Lexile Equivalencies
Scholastic Lexile Assessment
Lexile Book Search
Books with High Lexile Levels


Differentiation through Learning Centers

Project-Based Learning:



Wisconsin’s Response to Intervention (RtI) Site
http://www.wisconsinrticenter.org/

Wisconsin’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Website
http://www.wisconsinpbisnetwork.org/

Session 3: Technology Resources and Plans of Action


Web-Based Tools

ThingLink
Google Sketch-Up
Scratch
Scratch Web-based
Google Earth Walks
Google Earth Walks & Lit Trip Directions
Google Lit Trips
Google Math Walks
Kerpoof
Glogster
VoiceThread
Animoto
Popcorn Maker
iPiccy
Minecraft

Applications for the iPad


Creation Apps


Book Creation:

Book Creator
Creative Book Builder
Scribble Press

Journals:

Kid Blog
Kid's Journal

Poster Creation:

Visualize
Pic Collage

Podcast Creation:

Garage Band
Croak it
Quick Voice
VoiceThread


Collaborative Play:

Storyrobe
PuppetPals
Sock Puppets
Story Maker
Toontastic
Puppetpals 2

QR Code Creators:

QR Code Maker

QR Code Readers:

QRReader
Kaywa Reader

Whiteboard Apps:

ScreenChomp
Doceri
ShowMe
Educreations

Student Response:

Socrative
Ready to go! Quick Overview.
Teachers and students can use Socrative on any device with a web browser (tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPod Touches, etc.).
Teachers login at t.socrative.com by entering their email and password.
Students login at m.socrative.com by entering the "virtual room number" provided by the teacher. Students will then see "Waiting for teacher to start an activity...".
Teachers initiate an activity by selecting it on their main screen (e.g. Multiple Choice, T/F, Quick Quiz).
Students respond on their devices.
Students' results are visible on the Teacher's screen or sent in an email.

Socrative App for iOS Devices Student Version Teacher Version
Socrative App for Android Devices Student Version Teacher Version


Content Area Applications

Science:

TinkerBox
Aero!

Math:

SketchExplorer
TI-nspire

Reading:

Futaba
Futaba Classroom
Collins Books - Free


Web-based ePub Readers:

Please note, I have not tested these readers, if you find one that works well, please let me know.
http://www.mathjax.org/resources/epub-readers/