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Gifted ID Meeting North

Identifying gifted students

Pete Herzing

on 8 October 2012

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Gifted Identification
Faculty Meeting
2012-2013 North Elementary What Programs Are Available in PGS? Who can Nominate? Where can I find the forms? When can students be nominated? What does the gifted
student look like? K-SOAR & SOAR (Grades K-12)
Studies of Advanced Reasoning (SOAR)
PACE (Grades 1-12)
Program of Advanced & Creative Experiences (PACE)
PAAS (Grades 5-12)
Programs for Artistically Advanced Students Anyone can nominate a student: Classroom teacher Resource teacher Principal Staff Parent/ Family Community Member Themselves The Prince George County Gifted Programs accept student nominations at any time during the year. They are actively seeking referrals from February 1 through February 22, 2012. Teachers and parents are encouraged to refer students for PACE, SAGE, SOAR and PAAS during that window of time in order to complete the identification process by the end of the year. Contact your child’s teacher, the gifted resource teacher, or the guidance office in your school to obtain a referral form. All forms are located in Mrs. Elliot's office
If you have your own copies housed in your rooms, please toss them and replace with updated forms.
See me if you have any questions,
Try the new referral slip! Newsworthy Notation
Teacher’s Name:____________________ Grade:___________ Room #:_________
“You’ll never believe what ________________________ said/ did today! We were ___________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Newsworthy Notation
Teacher’s Name: Nora North Grade: 2nd Room #: 216
“You’ll never believe what Timmy Thompson said/ did today! We were learning about the water cycle and he related it to the circle of life- condensation=born, falling as precipitation and joining other droplets=life and evaporation=death Put the Notation in my box, and we will find time to talk about Timmy and the referral process.
If you feel Timmy has potential, I will help you complete the paperwork and even model Advanced Performance Tasks at your request.
Trust your instincts! Don't fall into this T
P! You can never tell just by looking at a student! Word Association:
The gifted student Capable
Risk Taker
Fast Learner
Inspired Frustrated
Class Clown
Special Needs Serving All Populations Remember to be on the lookout early and all year for those gifted characteristics! Gifted students can come from any race, religion, culture, or socio-economic background, twice exceptional; don’t narrow your vision! Gifted education is a RIGHT, not a Privilege! Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read.
Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school.
When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything.
A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had "No good ideas"
Enrico Caruso's music teacher told him "You can't sing, you have no voice at all."
Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college.
Werner Von Braun failed 9th grade algebra.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd had been retired from the navy, as, "Unfit for service" Until he flew over both poles.
Louis Pasteur was rated as mediocre in chemistry when he attended the Royal College
Abraham Lincoln entered The Black Hawk War as a captain and came out a private
Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.
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