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  February 4, 2010


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Teacher Preparation

Marshall University

Program requirements

West Virginia University

Program requirements

Where Do High Ability Students Fit in the Multi-tiered instruction model?

     Most schools in the state are already familiar with and are using a multi-tiered instructional model, an initiative of Response To Intervention (RTI). Central to the multi-tiered model is frequent progress monitoring for mastery of content.

Click here to read more about Multi-Tiered Instruction and Gifted Education

From the National Association for Gifted Children

U.S. Department of Education

     The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has set aside $350 million of Race To The Top funds for grants aimed at reforming state assessments aligned with common standards. The new assessments will also be designed to be computer-adaptive and be better measures of growth. This should provide information that helps improve instruction and accelerate student learning.

Click here for more on the Race To The Top Grants The power point version includes an illustration of international benchmarking in West Virginia.

Instructional Site

     The site featured in this issue is Savage Earth a series aired on PBS. Scroll down to the Animation Menu.

Highlighted County

     The highlighted county in this issue is McDowell County:

Teacher - Kerri Anderson

If you have an activity or a project that you could share with other teachers, it would be greatly appreciated, expecially by teachers new to the field. Please send to If you have photos and/or videos, that would be great or I can visit and take photos.

Additional Resources

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

National Research Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning
Building 6, Room 304
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25305
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