IGNITE-GIFTED EDUCATION

Gifted  Program

IGNITE (Intellectually Gifted Navigating Intelligence Through Education)   

MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOSOPHY

 

The mission of the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District Gifted Program is to provide a qualitatively differentiated educational program for gifted children based on their exceptional abilities, thereby enabling the gifted students to realize their potential contributions to self and society. This is in accordance with the 2013 gifted state regulations.

 

It is the philosophy of the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District that gifted students require a qualitatively differentiated curriculum taught in an atmosphere that allows students to take intellectual risks.  We support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in youth from all cultures, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.

 

 

Gifted Program

GOALS

  1. To provide an enrichment program of purposeful activities designed for the development of the process skills necessary to bring about metacognition and lifelong learning.
  2. To provide career exploration opportunities appropriate for gifted children through interdisciplinary connections.
  • To provide activities and counseling that will support the social and emotional needs of gifted students in both self-directed learning, virtual learning, or group situations.

 

Meet the IGNITE Team:

 

Staff Members

Email Addresses

Service Schools

Cynthia Armstrong

cyarmstrong@glcsd.org

Amanda Elzy Jr. High

Claudine Brown Elementary

Leflore Elementary

Sherry Seals

sseals@glcsd.org

Davis Elementary

Threadgill Elementary

Latoye Sullivan-Zinn

lasullivan-zinn@glcsd.org

Bankston Elementary

East Elementary

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

There are two types of gifted referral processes:

  • Type One - Mass Screening Referral Process addresses those students who are mass screened for gifted eligibility in first and second grade annually.
  • Type Two - Individual Referral Process addresses those students who are individually referred for gifted eligibility. A student may be referred by a parent, teacher, counselor, administrator, peer, self, or anyone else having reason to believe that the student might be intellectually gifted at any time regardless of their academic performance.

 

Links:

 

Gifted Outcomes:  https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Advanced%20Learning%20and%20Gifted%20Programs/outcomes-2017-print.pdf

 

Scope and Sequence

https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Advanced%20Learning%20and%20Gifted%20Programs/scope-and-sequence_20170810_v1.pdf

 

Emerging Potential Assessment Eligibility Matrix

https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Advanced%20Learning%20and%20Gifted%20Programs/sample-emerging-potential-matrix_20141020084314_186315.pdf

 

Gifted Classroom Learning Walk

https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Advanced%20Learning%20and%20Gifted%20Programs/gifted_classroom_walk_through.pdf

 

Gifted Education Program Monitoring Visit Report https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Advanced%20Learning%20and%20Gifted%20Programs/2019_monitoring_tool.pdf

 

Gifted Resources for Parents

https://www.magcgifted.org/resources-for-parents