Ad. Learning Programs & Services
Gifted Services Update September 2020
We have enjoyed connecting with you in such intentional ways last year even during at-home learning. Advanced Learning Services is looking forward to continuing that connection and building upon it as we navigate the world of virtual and in-person learning during the 2020-2021 year. Please know that we are dedicated to meeting our students' needs and supporting them regardless of the learning model chosen by your family. Yes, #RISDWeveGotThis!
Who will be my GT teacher (ALT=Advanced Learning Teacher) this year? (Elementary)
What is Class Tag?
Responsive Acceleration Pathway Update
Our RAP teachers will begin reaching out to potential RAP students' families with next steps in October. Some students will need updated testing while others may not. They will complete student interviews and placement portfolios which will be provided to the placement committee. Students who have not been identified as potential RAP students but whose families would like to pursue further consideration will have the opportunity to request it later in the year.
In the meantime, our Advanced Learning Teachers and RAP teachers are here to support your students as they learn whether it is virtually or in person.
Elementary GT Referrals and Testing Update
Secondary Services Update
Secondary GT Summer Referral Window and Testing
RISD offers GT- sheltered sections of the following courses in grades 7-11:
GT PreAP/AP ELAR (English/Language Arts)
GT PreAP/AP Social Studies
GT PreAP/AP Science
Students who were scheduled to test in the spring of this year or signed up for testing during the summer referral window but were not tested in August will be scheduled once in-person learning has resumed on their campus. Newly-enrolled 7th-11th grade students may request testing through their school counselor who can contact our department for scheduling.
These testing results will be used to determine GT placement for Fall of 2020.
From the desk of ... Monica Simonds
- Well, it's finally here. Some of our kids are coming back in person. Others will remain learning virtually. Regardless, it's yet another transition for our families, students, and team. Because of this, I'm calling in one of our favorite guest speakers we had present virtually a couple of years ago through our GT Guest Lecture Series. She has provided two free resources to help parents navigate this time. One video is about helping kids deal with anxiety as they head back to school this semester. The other is about how we talk to children about the pandemic using safety-based messaging. Enjoy!
"Dr. Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers—The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline—each of which has been translated into dozens of languages, as well as The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up and the forthcoming Bottom Line for Baby. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice in Southern California. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world, and she frequently consults with schools, businesses, and other organizations. An LCSW, Tina is a graduate of Baylor University with a Ph.D. from USC. The most important part of her bio, she says, is that she’s a mom to her three boys. You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at TinaBryson.com."
- Also, check HERE for a September 15 FREE webinar from TAGT.