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Session #1 -- Friday, 13 October 2017
Time:
Activity:
Additional Resources
10:00 - 10:20
Setting the Stage & Introductions
Presentation for today: Your Personal WHY? Using an index card - consider one of the following questions:1. Why do we identify gifted learners?2. Why do you do what you do for gifted learners each day?
10:20 - 11:30
Review of Research
Regional groups will each jigsaw the research article and respond to the discussion questions
Executive Summary of National Survey of Gifted Programs: 4C's article discussion questions: Additional research to consider:Elementary study conducted:
Middle school study conducted:
High school study conducted:
11:30 - 12:00
Statewide dialogue and review of findings
Sharing our conclusions using the Padlet resource
Visit the padlet to note regional and state responses to the research:

Padlet code:
https://padlet.com/scyrus30/unj2smb85fgp
12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH
Additional dialogue with regional groups during lunch
1:00 - 1:15
Consider local practices
Use post it notes to jot down strategies currently in use to support gifted learners in your district.
1:15 - 1:35
Comparing standards 2 & standard 4
Standards Analysis Activity


Sort the practices in the envelope - into two groups (those associated with differentiated curriculum and instruction and those associated with comprehensive programming).
1:35 - 2:30
Connecting local practices to the standards
Direct instruction and support to distinguish standards 2 & 4
Dialogue to connect our local work to the research
After sorting practices into two groups, use the post it notes (with your local strategies to support gifted learners) and match/ connect the strategies to the actual practices of standards 2 & 4.

Instruction from state level team to provide additional context and support (see presentation).

2:30 - 3:00
Closing activity
Use the Flip Grid to record your thoughts and conclusions from the day - OR - use the exit survey.


FlipGrid direct link:
https://flipgrid.com/5798a0