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RTI Talks | RTI for Gifted Students - 9 views

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  • learning contracts with the student focused on work that takes the students interests in to account may be helpful.
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      Genius Hour
  • "Up from Underachievement" by Diane Heacox
  • Gifted learners are rarely "globally gifted
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  • From a parent's perspective (and sometimes from the child's), this can seem like we are "de-gifted" the child.
  • The most important thing is that you have the "data" that shows what the student needs and that you are matching this with an appropriate service.
  • Be very explicit with what the differentiation is and how it is addressing the needs
  • A major shift with RTI is that there is less emphasis on the "label" and more on the provision of appropriate service.
  • When a child has met all the expected benchmarks
  • independent reading
  • reading log
  • small group for discussions using similar questions.
  • long-term solutions might include forming a seminar group using a
  • program like "Junior Great Books."
  • Ideas for differentiating reading for young children can also be found at:
  • enrich potential
  • to plan appropriate instruction, based on data that show the learners' needs.
  • additional enrichment and challenge in their area(s) strength.
  • Tiers 2 or 3
  • As the intensity of the needs increase, the intensity of the services also increases.
  • our ability to nurture potential in students prior to formal identification
  • appropriately scaffolded activities through Tier 2 support.
  • , with high-end differentiation and expectations, we are able to support the development of potential in all students.
  • This body-of-evidence can be used to support the nomination process and formal identification when appropriate.
  • likely to be of particular benefit for culturally and linguistically diverse, economically disadvantaged, and twice exceptional youngsters who are currently underrepresented within gifted education.
  • Tier 1 include:
  • Tier 2 include:
  • Tier 3 include:
  • universal screening
  • Aspergers
  • gifted children with learning disabilities?
  • If we provide enrichment activities for our advanced students, won't that just increase the acheivement gap?
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  • Educational opportunities are not a “zero sum” game where some students gain and others lose.
  • the needs of all learners.
  • One is focusing on remediation, however the second approach focuses on the nurturing of potential through creating expectations for excellence that permeate Tier 1 with extended opportunities for enrichment for all children who need them at Tier 2. With the focus on excellence, the rising tide will help all students reach their potential. This is the goal of education.
  • make sure that the screener is directly related to the curriculum that you are using and that it has a high enough ceiling to allow advance learners to show what they know.
  • recognizing that students who are above grade level, or advanced in their academics, also need support to thrive
  • all students deserve to attend a school where their learning needs are met
  • seek out ways to build the knowledge and skills of teachers to address the range of needs
  • This includes learning about differentiated instruction within Tier 1and creating additional opportunities for enhancements and enrichments within Tier 2.
  • first
  • This often means that the district views the school as a “high-needs” school and does feel that many children would qualify for gifted education services (thus no teacher allocation is warranted). If this is the case, then this is a problematic view as it perpetuates the myth that some groups of children are not likely to be “gifted”.
  • These five differentiation strategies are as follows: Curriculum Compacting (pre-assessment of learners to see what they know)  The use of Tiered Assignments that address: Mastery, Enrichment, and Challenge  Tiered Learning Centers that allow children to further explore skills and concepts  Independent and Small group learning contracts that allow students to follow area of interest  Questioning for Higher Level thinking to stretch the minds of each child.
  • RTI was,
  • first proposed as a way to help us better identify students who continue to need additional support in spite of having appropriate instructional opportunities to learn.
  • The primary issue is the need for measures of potential as well as performance.
  • an IQ measure
  • portfolio
  • that sometimes occur outside of school
  • children with complex sets of strengths and needs require a comprehensive evaluation that includes multiple types, sources, and time periods to create the most accurate and complete understanding of their educational needs.
  • a "diamond" shaped RTI model
  • confusing
  • use the same icon to represent how we address the increasing intensity of academic and behavioral needs for all learners.
  • English Language Learners?
  • Differentiated instruction is part of a strength-based approach to Tier 1, providing enriched and challenging learning opportunities for all students. However, a comprehensive RTI approach for gifted learners will also need strong Tier 2 and 3 supports and services.
  • Tracking, or the fixed stratification of children into learning levels based on limited data (placing children in fixed learning groups based on a single reading score), is the opposite of RTI.
  • off grade level trajectories
  • this may includ
  • assess the slope and speed of learning and plot the target from there.
  • content acceleration and content enrichment.
  • independent or small group project of their choice.
  • additional learning opportunities that both challenge the learner and address high interest learning topics.
Marti Pike

No Grading, More Learning - 29 views

  • Each week, two students led a discussion in class on the week's readings and ideas -- and those students determined whether or not their fellow students had met the standards.
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      What is the antecedent of those?
  • she believes students did more work under this system
  • writing (she read every word, even while not assigning grades) was better than the norm.
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  • less jargon
  • thesaurus-itis
  • While the students are ending up with As, many of them are doing so only because they redid assignments that were judged not sufficient to the task on the first try
  • didn't complain,
  • They reworked their essays,
  • "peer pressure
  • changed the dynamic from "a single teaching-student interaction to multiple teacher-student/student-student interactions
  • equal plane."
  • I wanted to give the feedback." But reducing the feedback to a letter grade? "It's intellectually stultifying.
Marti Pike

Brains in Pain Cannot Learn! | Edutopia - 52 views

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      E+R=O, Feelings come from how we think about what happens. I Can Fix It!
  • increased attention and focus.
Marti Pike

Should Personalization Be the Future of Learning? - Education Next : Education Next - 48 views

  • Effective instruction requires understanding the varying cognitive abilities of students and finding ways to impart knowledge in light of that variation
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      Baby/Bathwater...Use tech. to help differentiate speed.  Teacher stays in control with the help of feedback from learning programs. 
  • can be done in classrooms with students sitting in beanbags holding iPads and Chromebooks.
  • privacy
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  • They can Google but lack the skills to find the information they need or to assess the relevance or truth of what they find.
  • children are more alike than different in how they think and learn,
Marti Pike

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently - Forbes - 86 views

shared by Marti Pike on 19 May 15 - No Cached
  • Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them
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      This only works if you are honest about the other commitments.  Saying no when there are no other commitments is slothful.   The other problem is, you may not have the same priorities as the one asking.  That might be an important conversation. 
  • autoresponder that lets senders know when they’ll be checking their e-mail again.
  • multitasking is a real productivity killer.
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  • people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.
  • because they had more trouble organizing their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information, and they were slower at switching
Marti Pike

Motivating Students: Should Effort Count? | Faculty Focus - 51 views

  • Students are already way too grade oriented.
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      Possible Solutions: 1. start in lower grades 2. put more rewards on the effort grade 3. widely publish great effort work 4. 
  • that effort will pay off.
Marti Pike

BBC News - Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind - 22 views

  • suggests the words he might want to use next.
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      Some Smart Phones already do a little of this. 
  • useful
  • re-design itself at an ever increasing rate,
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  • Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution,
  • fooling a high proportion of people into believing they are talking to a human.
  • algorithms
  • believes it will come in the next few decades.
  • But he is betting that AI is going to be a positive force.
  • destroy millions of jobs.
  • Elon Musk has warned that AI is "our biggest existential threat".
  • "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."
  • "More must be done by the internet companies to counter the threat, but the difficulty is to do this without sacrificing freedom and privacy."
  • write much faster with his new system.
  • he didn't want a more natural voice.
  • children who need a computer voice
Marti Pike

Teachers: Five Ways to Ease Back into School | Edutopia - 49 views

  • planning to see kids on my first day or two back to school
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      Find a techy way to arrange this for my 5th grade teachers missing their students now in Middle School.
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      Perhaps a lunchtime Skype!
  • If you know that on that first day you will return to your classroom you'll have a friend to help and talk with it'll be much easier.
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      For the kids too.  See if parents can let you know who they are then make arrangements for them to pass notes in the halls and meet at lunch. 
  • fun back-to-school tasks
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      Rebuild my webpage.  Create my first 3 Committee webpages so I'll feel like I'm ahead. Watch video clips and TedEd flip them. Marti Pike less than a minute ago Print, read, and mark up interesting articles that might be used in class or committees.  
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  • Our mindset is the key to how we experience our reality. If we can help our minds land on thoughts that are energizing, empowering, and affirming then we'll experience our return to school in an easier way.
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      See also Carol Dweck's Mindset.  
  • The key is learning to shift these stories into interpretations that offer possibilities and empowerment
  • a rut story. A different interpretation could be
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      This committee they've made me chair might turn out to be a powerful Think Tank on issuses that are important to me. I'm looking carefully for applications. 
  • Our thoughts create our realities
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      "Nothing is but what thinking makes it so."  Shakespear
  • rejuvenated
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      I spent time at the Family History Center. 
  • no more than three hours a day of work.
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      It felt that way because I did the things I enjoyed about my job...and a few "must dos."
Marti Pike

Perspectives on RtI - 32 views

  • all students have the opportunity to do what the 2e student is doing
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      What does this look like?
  • Avoid taking ove
  • Start with talent developmen
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  • r their gift
  • enjoy success at school
  • Separate grades for writing content and spelling
  • Instruction at her gifted conceptual level,
  • Gifted enrichment options.
  • Gifted educational provisions can move primarily into regular education,
  • achieve in relationship to their potential
  • need conceptual complexity
  • Gifted education programs and professionals
  • short supply
  • Teacher training.
  • differentiate
  • Avoid
  • requiring them to qualify separately
  • Develop students’ strengths to remediate their weaknesses.
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