MGSD AIG Program

Fall Newsletter - November 2018

Mrs. Roberts - 4th Grade Math at MIS

These kinesthetic strategies appeal to many students' favored learning style...AND they're FUN!

Mrs. Snyder's 5th Grade Science at EMIS

Students enjoyed some edible hands on activities while learning about cells and body systems first quarter. They learned about all the different components of a cell and looked at muscle, bones, and ligaments in chicken wings!

Mrs. Henry's 6th Grade Science at EMIS

Students are sharing science presentations (Earth in the Universe) in a small group. They provided feedback to their peers listing three good things the presenter did and one area for improvement. The final activity was to choose a group leader, share the presentations with the leader and then select the best pieces from each presentation and make a final presentation to share with the teachers.

Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) Enrollment

If your child scored 95%ile or higher on a standardized grade level test (INVIEW, OLSAT, ITBS, EOG) you recently received a notice from your teacher about the opportunity to enroll in the Duke TIP program. This is totally optional, but there are some unique experiences offered such as Saturday classes, weeklong camps, online activities, and taking the PSAT early! For more information, check out their website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AIG?

State Definition of AIG Students, Article 9B (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.5)
Academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experiences or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both the intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

How is AIG dIfferent? How is it the same?

Students in an AIG classroom are still learning the same curriculum as their peers. We all follow the same "standard course of study" and take the same EOQs and EOGs. The differences you will notice are in depth (AIG teachers can go deeper into a concept, capitalizing on student interest, etc) and pace (AIG teachers can compact curriculum for individual students or the entire class as mastery is shown. This allows time for the "digging deeper" mentioned previously.)

AIG is NOT more work. AIG teachers can increase rigor, offer projects, incorporate student choice, etc. at a higher rate than for regular ed peers. This work may look different, but should not be more. You'll see some examples below.

Want to see the MGSD AIG Plan? Click HERE (also linked on the district webpage)