Definition of AIG
National Association of Gifted Children’s (NAGC) Definition of Giftedness “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity within its own symbol (e.g. mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g. painting, dance, sports).”
To inspire and provide opportunities for innovative and engaging learning. We fully support the state definition of giftedness: "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 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."As a result we have designed a comprehensive AIG plan implement best practices to meet the needs of our students.
Darrin Turner- AIG teacher
Paige Smart- AIG teacher
Christine Barringer- teacher and parent
Jennifer Eagle- AIG area lead teacher and parent
Jeanna Gregory-AIG district lead teacher
Emily Teeter-Title I lead teacher
Justin James-Middle School Principal
Marae Reid- Assistant Principal
Dr. Stephanie Sanders- Elementary School Principal
Dr. Ron Turbyfill-Executive Director of Communities in Schools
October 19, 2018: First meeting of AIG Advisory Council. The current AIG plan was introduced. NC DPI changes to AIG Standards were shared. Preliminary planning for updating 2019-2022 AIG Plan and surveys for all stakeholders were created.
October 20, 2018: Five surveys were distributed: Parent Survey, Elementary Student Survey, Middle School Student Survey, Certified Teacher Survey, and AIG Teacher Survey. Letters were distributed to AIG parents of students in grades 4-8 sharing the link to surveys. Principals received links to share with appropriate faculty members. Surveys were housed on Rowan Salisbury Website and open for responses until November 7, 2019.
November 16, 2018: Second meeting of AIG Advisory Council. Survey results were shared and data was disaggregated. Recurring areas for discussion/improvement were communication, extracurricular activities for AIG students, and inconsistency in services provided. Standards 1 (Student Identification), 5 (Partnerships) and 6 (Program Accountability) of current plan were assessed.
January 11, 2019: Third meeting of the AIG Advisory Council. A timeline of AIG services, accountability data and areas for improvement were shared and discussed. A gallery walk to gather specific ideas and direction for improvement was conducted. Specific topics and areas covered: communication, paperwork, professional development, nurturing, service delivery, student identification and other opportunities for gifted students. Members will provide further feedback on topics examined and continue to develop the plan based on feedback. Members present: Emily Bancroft, Christine Barringer, Jennifer Eagle, Justin James, Marae Reid, Mark Rockwell, Paige Smart, Ron Turbyfill, Jeanna Gregory, Nancy Goodnight, Eisa Cox.