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Barrow County SCOPE Program for Gifted/Talented Students

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Transcript of Barrow County SCOPE Program for Gifted/Talented Students

Barrow County Gifted Program
A Presentation Game by Elizabeth Clark
...for prizes

SCOPE is an acronym for "Synthesize, Collaborate, Originate, Produce, Evaluate"
A gifted student is one who demonstrates a high degree of...
motivation, intelligence,
creativity, and/or talent
A gifted student is one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her abilities.
What does the "S" in SCOPE stand for?
Synthesize Study

motivation, intelligence, creativity, and/or achievement
A student must meet eligibility requirements in three of the four following areas:


In which areas must a student demonstrate such excellence?
Intelligence, Achievement, and at least one other category
Any 3 out of the four categories
How often can a student be tested for gifted eligibility?
Every year
Every other year
Scores from assessments that are CURRENT within TWO calendar years will be used to establish eligibility.
What happens after a student is referred for gifted by a parent/teacher/test score?
Their case is brought before an eligibility committee.
They are tested for gifted eligibility.
If a student moves from another Georgia Gifted Program, he/she...
Is automatically entered into our Gifted Program.
Will be entered into our Gifted Program upon completion of the eligibility tests.
Any student who meets the state eligibility criteria for gifted services shall be considered eligible to received those services in any school system within the state.
Once a student is identified as needing gifted services, how many segments should he/she receive per week?
6
5
Students identified as gifted and whose participation has received parental consent shall receive at least five segments per week of gifted education services using one of the approved models for Georgia DOE Gifted Programming.
Cluster, Resource, Collaborative, and Advanced Content
What are the different Gifted Program models?
Cluster, Resource, Collaborative, and Pull-out
Resource = no more than 10 per week
Cluster Model = no more than 2 per day
Advanced Content = no limit
Collaborative Model = 8 segments per class, 3 classes + one gifted teacher

In the Resource model, what should the curricular focus be?
interdisciplinary enrichment activities with academic content foundation
the academic content of the subject that they are missing at the time of service
The curriculum for a Resource class should focus on interdisciplinary activities.
If you have a heterogeneous classroom (ability levels) with a small group of gifted kids in it who need an advanced curriculum in, say, Reading, what is the best model for service?
Cluster if the classroom teacher is gifted certified
Collaborative if the classroom teacher is gifted certified
The Cluster model is where a gifted-certified classroom teacher provides an advanced alternative curriculum for gifted students who
need
it.
In a Collaborative Gifted Program Model,
The gifted and regular education teachers plan together, but the regular education teacher leads the gifted students based on those plans.
The gifted and regular education teachers plan together, but the gifted education teacher leads the gifted students based on those plans.

You have a class that's homogeneously grouped on the basis of achievement and interest. What model is this?
Advanced Content
Collaborative
Or just email us
How can a student be automatically referred for gifted testing?
with scores on normed tests
by meeting criteria in 3 out of the 4 categories of achievement, motivation, creativity, and intelligence
If a student scores at least 92% on
CogAT or 90% on ITBS, he is
autoatically referred for testing.
An Advanced Content class is a course (pull-out, homeroom, honors, etc.) that teaches kids in a specific content area that have demonstrated "exceptional ability and motivation" in
that
particular content area.
This year, which models are we using to serve kids at Statham through the gifted program?
All four modles
Only Advanced Content, Resource, and Cluster Models
Ms. Xiong: Advanced Content Reading and Science (whole class needs it)

Mr. Hammarlund: Collaborative Reading, ELA, and Science (for only the gifted kids who need it; served by Ms. Heinze and Ms. Clark))

Ms. Edwards: Advanced Content Reading and Science (whole class needs it)

Ms. Tuning: Cluster Science (for only the gifted kids in her class who need it)

Ms. Payne: Cluster Science (for only the gifted kids in her class who need it)

Ms. Heinze: 1st-5th Resource (pull-out for all gifted kids); 5th grade Advanced Content Reading (pull-out for kids who need it)

Ms. Clark: 4th Resource (pull-out for all gifted kids in 4th grade); 3rd-5th grade Advanced Content Math (pull-out for kids who need it)



If you have a student who you suspect of being gifted, what should you do?
Begin collecting work samples for the RTI process
Fill out a gifted referral form and put it in Ms. Heinze's or my mailbox
Mona Heinze
Beth Clark
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