First Presenter's Institution

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Third Presenter's Institution

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Vernon

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Our presentation shares best practices that we have utilized and found success with in regards to scheduling, coursework, and other activities to meet the needs of a wide-variety of gifted learners. Much of our work centers around meeting their social and emotional needs (beyond just utilizing accelerated math and reading content).

Brief Program Description

Our presentation shares best practices that we have utilized and found success with in regards to scheduling, coursework, and other activities to meet the needs of a wide-variety of gifted learners. Much of our work centers around meeting their social and emotional needs (beyond just utilizing accelerated math and reading content).

Summary

Come learn how to support your gifted learners from Piedmont IB Middle School. As a magnet school with over one-third of our population identified as gifted, we have several ideas and strategies, including scheduling and project-based learning, that we'd love to share. Our principal was recently named the National Association of Gifted Children's administrator of the year and will share much of what happens in our school from the leadership perspective as well.

Evidence

We have found success with our diverse gifted learners which is evidenced by our school report card grade (A+) and awards we've won (including being named a Magnet Schools of America Demonstration School).

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Jackie Barone is the principal of Piedmont IB MIddle School. She has been principal for the past 5 years and was assistant principal for 7 years prior to that. Karen Gorman is the academic facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. Prior to this role, she also served as the IB Coordinator and a 7th grade math teacher at Piedmont. Maranda Thornburg is the IB Coordinator at Piedmont IB MIddle School. Prior to this role, she was a 7th grade social studies teacher at Piedmont.

Keyword Descriptors

gifted, diverse, advisory, scheduling, middle school

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-6-2019 9:45 AM

End Date

3-6-2019 12:30 PM

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Mar 6th, 9:45 AM Mar 6th, 12:30 PM

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Gifted Learners

Vernon

Our presentation shares best practices that we have utilized and found success with in regards to scheduling, coursework, and other activities to meet the needs of a wide-variety of gifted learners. Much of our work centers around meeting their social and emotional needs (beyond just utilizing accelerated math and reading content).