IAGC
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

CHAIR:                    Andrea Zietlow

CO-CHAIRS:           Laura Beltchenko, Early Childhood

                                Mini Woodard, Elementary

                                Lori Swan, Middle School

                                Judy Minor, Secondary


 GOAL:  The goal of the education committee is to share resources with parents and educators to support best practices in the education of gifted and talented children.

KEY OBJECTIVES:

  1. To develop guidellines and assist educators in interpreting and utilizing assessment data to identify gifted and talented children in order to adapt curriculum to meet their needs.
  2. To provide resources and strategies to enable educators to adapt the Common Core State Standards to the needs of gifted and talented children.
  3. To develop a list of best practices for gifted education to guide educators in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students.

Update:

As part of Objective #2, we are striving to create lessons in support of gifted and talented students utilizing the Common Core State Standards. These lessons will be posted on the Education page of the IAGC website. We would like to encourage all members to submit lesson plans to us. Please include your name, email address, subject area, and appropriate grade level(s). Any submissions should be sent to zietlow.andrea@gmail.com. Submissions are subject to review by the Education Committee.

The Education Committee is continually updating our webpage on the IAGC website with new lessons and resources for educators. At our last meeting Kelly Baird reviewed Fair Use guidelines to clarify what could and could not be added to the website. We are continually seeking additional lessons which help adapt the CCSS and NGSS to meet the needs of gifted students to add to the website. All educators are invited to submit lessons to Andrea Zietlow at zietlow.andrea@gmail.com. When submitting lessons, educators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Include an introductory section which includes:
* Your name and email address
* Subject area(s)
* Grade levels for which the lesson would be appropriate
* The Common Core State Standards and/or Next Generation Science Standards addressed in the lesson(s) ---Please include wording, not just the standard number!

2. If using any copyrighted materials, please also include written permission from the source.
3. Please make sure lesson plans are free of grammatical and spelling errors.

 


 REQUEST FOR NEW MEMBERS:

If you would be interested in joining the Education Committee, please contact the chair, Andrea Zietlow at zietlow.andrea@gmail.com.

MEETING DATES:

The Education Committee will meet from 10:00-12:00 noon at IMSA on the following Saturday mornings:

See the dates on the homepage.  Please join us!


 Request for Lessons:

The Education Committee of IAGC would like to provide lessons/units on our website which adapt the Common Core State Standards and/or the Next Generation Science Standards to the Needs of Gifted Students. We realize that many of our members have created outstanding lessons/units for use in their classrooms. We would like to invite you to share these materials with other teachers of gifted students. Please submit all lessons/units to zietlow.andrea@gmail.com. The Education Committee will then review the lessons before posting them on the website. When submitting materials, please abide by the following guidelines:

1. Include an introductory section which includes:
  * Your name and email address
  * Subject Area(s)
  * Grade levels for which the lesson would be appropriate
  * The Common Core State Standards and/or Next Generation Science Standards addressed in the lesson(s)
2. If using any copyrighted materials, please also include written permission from the source.
3. Please make sure lesson plans are free of grammatical and spelling errors


Article

"The Common Core State Standards and Gifted Students"

Best Practices

Overview of Best Practices in Gifted Education: A summary from Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide, by Ann Robinson, Bruce M. Shore, and Donna Enerson. published by NAGC and Prufrock Press, 2007. Preview

Principles of a Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented

Bloom's Critical Thinking Cue Questions

What it Means to Teach Gifted Learners Well

Resources

 

Lessons

Primary (Pre K-2)

 

Intermediate (3-5)

 

Middle School (6-8)

 

High School (9-12)

 

Apps to Support Learning


Strategies for Working with Gifted Students

Webb's Depth of Knowledge (other resources are available on the Internet)

Recommended Books for Gifted Students