GT Quarterly Update

GT Quarterly Update

GT Update

December 8, 2014

 District

  • KDE missing student report
    • No missing students
    • Secretaries / Guidance Counselors are importing GT records along with all other records

 

  • Gifted Student Growth Goals are in final revisions at KDE

 

Elementary

  • GSSP Progress Reports
    • Teachers emailed for status update
    • GSSPs will be emailed to parents by Dec 19

 

  • GT/RtI
    • Meeting with students once a week
    • Parents informed of services through email
    • After initial meetings with teachers, confirmations were sent to teachers and principals. Collaboration is wonderful in all of the schools!
    • Documented on GSSPs as differentiation, collaboration, and independent study
    • CCES and SMES have GT/RtI interventionists
    • Attendance / Intervention logs (from Kristi Hale) reflect acceleration/enrichment interventions
    • Student engagement - All students are struggling/challenged
    • Math only for Dec
      • Progress monitoring through STAR
      • MIF Enrichment – Research based
    • Will begin independent research in Jan or after spring GT Academies
      • Collaboration with ELA teachers
      • Rubrics for progress monitoring
      • Area of research / Area of giftedness

 

  • GT Academies
    • 4th grade successful according to student and parent feedback
    • Informal student voice surveys for 2 schools
    • Internet down for other 3 schools, Teddy couldn’t fix until after 3:00. Students will complete informal survey online ASAP.
    • Students challenged with critical and creative thinking activities.
    • Acceleration (7th grade) and enrichment with MIF
    • Parents notified of 5th grade dates
    • Parent surveys are not complete -  revisions being made to reflect GT Academies and GT/RtI

 

 Middle Schools

 

  • Middle schools
    • GSSP Progress Reports
      • Emails to teachers for status update completed by Wednesday 12/10/2015
      • GSSPs on the ILP in Career Cruising completed by 12/18/2015
      • Mass email to parents informing them of GSSP Progress Reports by 12/19/2015
    • GT Unit Plans
      • Tweaking as lessons are taught 6-8 grades
      • Student input from 6th graders to revise art/social studies project to authentic products.
      • Students participating in independent projects in 7th and 8th grades.
      • Students creating rubrics for presentations
    • Differentiation
      • Students creating authentic products
      • Students choosing topics according to areas of interest within content being taught
    • Documentation of acceleration/enrichment
      • Within units of study
      • Student projects saved to individual student H drive later to be saved on individual student folders on the GT share drive for documentation.

 

High School

  • High school  - All GT students
    • GSSP progress reports
      • Emails to teachers completed by Wednesday 12/10/2015
      • GSSP completed by 12/18/2015
      • Mass email to parents informing them of GSSP progress reports by 12/19/2015

 

  • High school – Leadership Dynamics
    • Unit plan
      • Revise during last 6 weeks of 2014-2015 school year.
    • Differentiation
      • Spring semester: independent study on an effective leaders
      • Informative/argumentative papers on areas of interest pending teacher approval. Research according to MLA.
    • Documentation of acceleration/enrichment
      • Unit of study
      • Student products
    • Student engagement
      • More than they were, but not what is expected. Working on engaging activities according to student maturity.
    • Plans for job shadowing in the spring for many students
    • Plans to create a think-tank to problem solve within the community
    • Plans to take leadership students to Frankfort for the Proclamation Signing during gifted education week in the spring.

 

  • Infinite Campus
    •  Accelerated classes for middle/high documented by 01/30/2015

 

 

  • Mentorships
    • List of mentees / mentors
      • Brody and Thomas (SES) / Nolan (MCHS)
      • Alyssa (SMMS) / Candice (MSU)
      • Taylor, Abby, Allie, Molly (BMS) / Tessa and Abby (MCHS)
      • Tristin, Jackson, Noah, Katherine, Taylor, Ellie (BMS) / Taylen, Andrea (MCHS)
      • Will pair more mentors/mentees as volunteers become available.
    • Elementary mentees documented in IC
    • Middle school mentees documented in IC
    • Mentors documenting collaboration, lessons, activities, etc. in H drive will begin blogging on website when it is accessible.

 

  • Website
    • Emailed Brad Hall 12/08/2015
    • Toddie will revise links to update website
    • Student documentation when website is accessible
      • Question/answer
      • Reflections
      • Lessons