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Advanced Academics Program at WMS (redirected from Gifted and Talented at WMS)

Page history last edited by Estell Chambers 5 years ago

The Advanced Academics Program

at Woodlawn Middle School supports the belief that:

"To whom much is given, much is expected"


Advanced Academics Facilitator:  Ms. Chambers:   echambers@bcps.org --  410-887-1382


From the BCPS Office of Advanced Academics:


"Baltimore County Public Schools' Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward outlines a vision for creating a culture of deliberate excellence for every student. 

The Office of Advanced Academics contributes to this system expectation through its commitment to all students who have the capability, potential,

or motivation to access responsive, rigorous, and relevant curriculum  and instruction. The Office of Advanced Academics provides vision,

leadership, professional development, and advocacy. Additionally, the office engages in research to improve the quality of instruction for all learners. 

The Office of Advanced Academics collaborates with content area offices regarding the development, implementation, and enhancement

of curricular and instructional experiences that support students who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably

high levels of accomplishment.  By nurturing potential through responsive, challenging, and respectful learning experiences,

the Office of Advanced Academics supports BCPS' goal of preparing students to be globally competitive graduates."  


Schedule of Procedures:


  • Oct. 2017---Update and review GT student placements and make revised recommendations;. Placement letters go to parents/families informing them of students who are taking advanced/GT classes 
  • Oct. - Nov. 2017---8th grade Magnet School Applications process
  • Nov. 2017---Begin writing and math sample process for GT student files 
  • Dec. 2017---6th Parents/families are invited to "meet and greet" the GT program teachers/facilitators in the LMC---Light refreshments served by students.
  • Jan. -- March 2018---Continue updating GT student files.  Notices go out at the end of the month for GT students with grades below "C".
  • April 2018---Accept applications and recommendations for GT student placement.
  • May,  2018---GT Spring Articulation of incoming 6th grade GT students for Aug. 2016:                      

           ---  Hebbville Elementary -- 

          ---  Featherbed Lane Elementary Schools --- 

          --- Woodmoor Elementary School --- 

         --- Powhattan Elementary School --- 


                                           Woodlawn Middle GT Teacher Roster 2017-2018


GT Subject        6th  Grade GT Teacher 7th Grade GT Teacher  8th Grade GT Teacher 
Math  Ms. Balbedina  Ms. Balbedina  Ms. Balbedina 
Language Arts Ms. White Ms. Huber  Mr. Donahue
Science  Mr. Wafle  Ms. Weyent Ms. 
Social Studies  Ms. Longstreet  Ms. Fisher  Ms. Hossbach 



Resources to keep us informed:


1.     Characteristics of Teachers of Gifted and Talented Education Programs


2.     Best Practices for Implementing the GT Education Program in Middle School


3.     Parent Guardian Checklist for GT Behaviors 


4.     The Gifted Development Center---online


5.     How teachers can create tiered instruction.


6.    Differentiation Strategies for GT and/or Highly Able Students


7.    View new info on the GT Program Calendar


    Library Media Resources:   http://woodlawnms.bcps.org/library_media




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