AIG Goals & Curriculum

AIG Curriculum Map

*as copied from BCS AIG Plan 2016-19

 

Grades K-2 Problem-Solver Goals

Students in Kindergarten through second grade will:

  • Make appropriate use of activities which extend manipulation, experimentation, and application
  • Develop reasoning skills through logic and problem solving activities
  • Begin to develop a sensitivity to language and an awareness of the functions of words and figurative expressions as they contribute to the appreciation of quality literature
  • Develop skills of independent, critical, and creative thinking skills

     

    Grades 3-8 AIG Enrichment Goals

    AIG Specialists in grades 3 – 8 will continue to enrich and extend SCOS goals and objectives.

    Additionally, AIG students will:

  • Gain awareness of themselves as individuals who have unique academic and social-emotional needs.
  • Engage in meaningful work that strengthens independent, critical, and creative thinking skills.
  • Foster independence in identifying and solving meaningful problems.
  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively in increasingly complex contexts.
  • Think critically about humankind and demonstrate social responsibility in a global community.
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Commit to learning as a lifelong process and demonstrate accountability for one’s own learning.

In addition to grade-specific integrated concept based units, AIG specialists will teach lessons from each of the AIG Curricular Strands. Critical and creative thinking skills will be embedded within each strand.

 

AIG Curricular Strands:

Ø Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners

Ø Humanities/ Literacy

Ø Mathematical/ Logical

Ø STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)

 

Required Activities in Grade 3

  • Integrated Unit - People Making a Difference/Leadership
  • Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners - Gifted Awareness lessons
  • Humanities/ Literacy - Caesar’s English (Lessons 1-4) – advanced vocabulary from classic books and Latin roots
  • Mathematical/ Logical - Algebra Thinking First Experiences – Lessons 1-5 of Balances and Tables and Pastures (Collections and Balance Logic are optional)
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) - Inquiry and Innovation performance task(s)

 

 

Required Activities in Grade 4

  • Integrated Unit - Our World, Our Future – a concept-based unit on the environment
  • Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners - Gifted Awareness lessons and introduce Six Thinking Hats (DeBono)
  • Humanities/ Literacy - Caesar’s English – advanced vocabulary from classic books and Latin roots (Lessons 5-12)
  • Mathematical/ Logical - Algebraic Thinking (Hands On Equations, Level 1)
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) - Inquiry and Innovation performance task(s)

 

Required Activities in Grade 5

  • Integrated Unit - Journeys – a concept-based unit on immigration
  • Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners - Gifted Awareness lessons and continue Six Thinking Hats (DeBono)
  • Humanities/ Literacy - Caesar’s English – advanced vocabulary from classic books and Latin roots (Lessons 13-20)
  • Mathematical/ Logical - Algebraic Thinking
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) - Inquiry and Innovation performance task(s)