Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

d e t n e l a T & d e t

Gif er i s s e M Mr. About Mr. Messier Part of Garden City for over 18 years as teacher and coach Hofstra University: BAs in Elementary Education and Psychology

Masters Degree from Hofstra in MST (STEM) Holds NYS certificates in Educational Leadership and Gifted and Talented Education Presented various staff developments and professional conferences such as Suffolk Asset Annual Technology Conference and Nike Coaches Clinic, NYC PAL Symposium on Gifted and Taelneted Worked on various projects with the Hofstra University Schools of Engineering and Education and SUNY Hunter College School of Ed. What is Giftedness? Giftedness, intelligence, and talent are separate, fluid concepts and may look different in different contexts and cultures. You will find a range of beliefs about the word

"gifted," which has become a term with multiple meanings and much nuance. Gifted children may develop asynchronously: their minds are often ahead of their physical growth, and specific cognitive and social-emotional functions can develop unevenly. Some gifted children with exceptional aptitude may not demonstrate outstanding levels of achievement due to environmental circumstances such as limited opportunities to learn as a result of poverty, discrimination, or cultural barriers; due to physical or learning disabilities; or due to motivational or emotional issues. Garden City does not subscribe to any one theory of the nature of human abilities or their origins. We assert that there are children who demonstrate high performance, or who have the potential to do so, and that we have a responsibility to provide optimal educational experiences to fully develop talents in as many children as possible, for the benefit of the individual and the community.

What Creates Giftedness? Above Average Ability Giftedness Creativity Task Commitment

QUEST Is the title given to our elementary gifted program 3rd Grade meets 3x per week for 40 min Introductory process to develop metacognitive skills, problem solving, group work and creative thinking. Discover ideas that they become passionate about Bright Child vs. Gifted Learner Knows the answers Asks the questions

Answers the questions Discusses in detail Top group Beyond the group Listens with ease Already knows

6-8 repetitions for mastery Enjoys peers Enjoys school 1-2 repetitions for mastery Prefers adults Enjoys learning Thinks thoroughly within discipline

Sees global connections Absorbs information Manipulates information Program Standards NAGC-National Association for Gifted Children Next Generation Science Standards (NextGen) SENG- Socio-Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

Why STEM? Learning Profiles, Interests and Creativity Logical: Reasoning, mathematical problems Verbal: using language to present ideas Musical: creating rhythm to express a mood, musical themes Intrapersonal: (within self) understanding your own thoughts in a clear way Interpersonal: (between people) empathy Naturalist: classifying things, natures patterns Bodily/Kinesthetic: hands on work, tactile

Visual/spatial: three-dimensional thinking, seeing and creating visual images 3rd Grade Program INQUIRY BASED LEARNING/ CONTRUCTIVIST THEORY 3rd Grade QUEST Example PROBLEM BASED LEARNING Resources Parent and Student resources located on QUES T webpage

Thank You! Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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