Talented and Gifted Program at Tulip Grove

Tulip Grove TAG coordinator 

HOlmes (2013) 

Mrs. Holmes
(e-mail: tholmes@pgcps.org) 

 

 TAG logo

 PGCPS Talented and Gifted Office 

 Parent Organization (PGTAG)  

 

 Enrichment and Acceleration Opportunities at Tulip Grove

At Tulip Grove, we follow the TRC or TAG in the Regular Classroom model.  The TRC model was developed for schools with a large population of TAG identified students.  Currently almost 25% of our students in grades 2 through 5 are identified as Talented and Gifted.  All of our staff are trained to provide differentiated instructional strategies, which benefits ALL of our students.  By including TAG in the regular classroom, TAG programming is embedded in the daily instruction, challenging our TAG students in all aspects of schooling, not just in a once-a-week pull-out class.  Our TAG students have many leadership opportunities in the classroom.

If you have specific questions regarding enrichment opportunities for your child, please schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. 

 

TAG Testing and Identification

 

TAG identification involves a balance of quantitative and qualitative measures following very specific procedures which include:

  • Global Testing – all students are tested in grades 1 and 3. Students in grade 2 will take the Stanford 10 (SAT10) in preparation for identification in 3rd grade. Students may also be nominated in grades 2 and 4 through 7. Parent nominations must be put in writing addressed to Mrs. Holmes, Tulip Grove's TAG Coordinator.
  • Multiple criteria – selection for the TAG program is based on the assessment of a variety of quantitative and qualitative measures which are aligned to meet the National Association of Gifted Children Exemplary Standards.
  • Committee Recommendation – a group of school based professional educators analyze all appropriate data regarding placement recommendations.  The TAG supervisor or Specialist reviews, approves, processes, and codes TAG-identified students.
  • Re-screening – yearly, TAG re-screens are initiated and monitored by the TAG Office.  Students with qualifying test data who do not qualify in other areas are recommended for re-screening later that year or first quarter of the next school year. 

 

DEFINITION OF GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS: 

 "Children and youth with outstanding talent perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.

These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative, and/or artistic areas, possess an unusual leadership capacity, or excel in specific academic fields. They require services or activities not ordinarily provided by schools.

Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor."

Federal definition of "gifted and talented students" Used in Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988 Found in National Excellence . . .(1993)

The major focus of the Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) in all Prince George's County Public Schools is meeting the needs of students showing high performance capability in the intellectual area.

 

Best Websites for Parents and Teachers of Gifted Students

Hoagie’s Gifted Education

This excellent website offers extensive articles on a wide variety of issues faced by gifted students. There is even a page for ‘Kids and Teens’ which provides interesting links, reading lists, software and aps, contests and more! 
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

SENG: Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

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SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities. - See more at: http://www.sengifted.org/about-seng#sthash.HY7Geo51.dpuf
SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities. - See more at: http://www.sengifted.org/about-seng#sthash.HY7Geo51.dpuf
SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities. - See more at: http://www.sengifted.org/about-seng#sthash.HY7Geo51.dpuf
dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities - See more at: http://www.sengifted.org/about-seng#sthash.HY7Geo51.dpuf
dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities - See more at: http://www.sengifted.org/about-seng#sthash.HY7Geo51.dpuf
dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities - See more at: http://www.sengifted.org/about-seng#sthash.HY7Geo51.dpuf
dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children understand and accept themselves, and are understood, valued, nurtured and supported by their families, schools, workplaces, and communities." They provide many valuable articles for parents and teachers of the gifted.
http://www.sengifted.org/

NAGC: The National Association for Gifted Children

This site organizes a variety of resources available to parents and teachers.

http://www.nagc.org/

Neag: Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

The University of Connecticuthas many resources for educators and a link for parent resources.
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/

 

 

Last modified: 11/11/2013 12:19:37 PM