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Prince of Wales GOLD (gld 2e) Blog

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This is intended to provide information about issues surrounding young people who are twice exceptional, who are intellectually gifted but struggle with LD or, in most cases, with learning output issues.


This blog will revolve around THE FIRST PROGRAM IN A PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL IN CANADA SPECIFICALLY FOR STUDENTS LABELLED GLD. (Prince of Wales Secondary in Vancouver.)

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VSB District Specified Alternative Programs Options 2013 Handbook

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PAGE 11 

 

JOHN OLIVER DIGITAL IMMERSION PROGRAM

 

John Oliver Technology Immersion Mini School is seeking students who are entering Grade 8 and have a keen interest in computer technology, highly motivated, creative, able to think critically, and have a strong desire to become well-rounded global digital citizens.


The Mini School offers accelerated academic learning for academically gifted students and endeavours to provide students with a technology supported and enhanced learning environment with the aim of nurturing students in their goal of becoming global digital citizens equipped to learn, adapt, and thrive in our new technology rich world.

 

Each incoming student will work with a laptop to learn, build, and improve upon his/her skills and knowledge by learning through rich media and web-based delivered content in a wireless classroom. Computer technology will be integrated into the core academic areas and grade 8 students will also receive a block of Information Technology to support their learning. In the third year of the Technology Immersion Mini School, students will have the option to pursue an area of interest or passion in a year long course of their own design – an opportunity to explore an area of technological interest or produce an original work in their field of choice.

 

Field trips, outdoor education and leadership are also integral components of this program. In grade 9 students are registered in a leadership course in which service to the school and community are required. As well as enriching and enhancing student learning, the outdoor education and leadership components are part of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Program in which every Technology Immersion Mini School student is registered.

 

For detailed information about the John Oliver Technology Immersion Mini School, please refer to our website at http://johnoliverschool.ca/mini/

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GOLD - Gifted Learning Disabled Program | Vancouver School Board

GOLD - Gifted Learning Disabled Program | Vancouver School Board | Edu Options for Ipz | Scoop.it
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This is an academic program designed to meet the needs of Grade 8 and 9 intellectually gifted students who have a learning disability. Students will continue to receive support into their Grade 12 year if required.

 

The goal of the program is to improve the students self-concept by helping them understand their own strengths and difficulties, while they learn effective strategies and skills to be successful at school. GOLD students must be committed to learning and want to be in the GOLD program.

 

Grade Eight GOLD students receive two blocks of support in their eight block timetable. One block is English 8, and the other is for GOLD program objectives. Other GOLD students will be scheduled for one block of support while they remain in the program. The GOLD block provides an opportunity for the students to identify their individual strengths and difficulties and to learn strategies and skills which will enable them to be successful at school. If a student finds that they need additional support, it is possible to schedule a Skills Development Centre block, or a second GOLD block.

 

CURRICULUM EMPHASIS

provide help with subject work and basic skills

encourage students to learn and practice effective communication skills

increase each student’s sense of personal control

develop critical thinking skills

provide an enriched learning environment

foster increased self-awareness

assist students to develop word-processing skills

 

The GOLD teacher will coordinate Individual Educational Plan development for each student.

 

SELECTION SCREENING

referral to this program is made through a Screening Committee.deadline for referrals is in January.refer to VSB website for a copy of the GOLD Program Guide

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Meets the definition of a Gifted / Learning Disabled Student (Q, P).

For students to be successful in the GOLD program, they must demonstrate some of the following characteristics:

average to above average reading comprehension skills

ability to focus their attention on academic tasks

interest in at least one academic subject, in which they have shown the potential for success

an interest in achieving at least average marks and willing to work toward achieving these marks

ability to acknowledge and take some responsibility for their learning or behaviour difficulties

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Psycho-educational assessment

□ VSB Referral to Screening

□ Copy of recent report card

□ School Based Team minutes

□ Parent and Student cover letter

□ Teacher and parent completion of Gold characteristics check list

 

EXIT CRITERIA

Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to the Screening Committee.

Placement in a regular classroom in recommended when students have developed compensatory skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully. 

 

CAPACITY AND STAFFING

1 Teacher

1 SSA (when numbers allow)

 

PROGRAM LOCATION 

David Thompson Secondary

Prince of Wales Secondary 

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Richmond Grade 8 Program Planning Guide

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RICHMOND HAS NO SUITABLE SPECIAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE.
Richmond Alternative Programs
http://www.sd38.bc.ca/district/lsd/AltProgramsSecStudents
Richmond Secondary Programs
http://www.sd38.bc.ca/schools/secondary_programs
Cambie Secondary School
http://hjcambie.sd38.bc.ca/?q=node/4044


Grade 8 Student Schedule

The Grade 8 program at Cambie is designed to meet BC Ministry of Education requirements and to give students a broad range of educational experiences. Grade 8 students are enrolled in a standard program comprised of seven prescribed classes plus one elective.

English 8
Social Studies 8
Physical Education and Health 8
Math 8 or Math 8/9
  ~ Students requesting Honours Math 8 must write a qualifying mathematics test in early April. See your Grade 7 teacher for information on test dates.
Science 8
French 8
Home Economics/Technical Education 8
  ~ Students spend time in six applied skills areas of study including foods, textiles, woodwork, electronics, and drafting & metal.
Fine Arts Elective 8
  ~ Each grade 8 student selects one of the following:
    Band 8
    Jazz Band 8
    Beginner Band 8
    Strings 9
    Choir 8
    Art 8
    Drama 8

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VSB District Special Education Programs Handbook

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VSB SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

Gifted Program: GOLD

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

This is an academic program designed to meet the needs of Grade 8 and 9 intellectually gifted students who are twice exceptional in that they are gifted and meet the criteria for Learning Disabilities and/or Anxiety Disorder and/or Autism. The goal of the program is to improve the students self-concept by helping them understand their own strengths and difficulties, while they learn effective strategies and skills to be successful at school. GOLD students must be committed to learning and want to be in the GOLD program.

 

Grade Eight GOLD students receive two blocks of support in their eight block timetable. One block is English 8, and the other is for GOLD program objectives. Other GOLD students will be scheduled for one block of support while they remain in the program. The GOLD block provides an opportunity for the students to identify their individual strengths and difficulties and to learn strategies and skills which will enable them to be successful at school. If a student finds that they need additional support, it is possible to schedule a Skills Development Centre block, or a second GOLD block.

 

CURRICULUM EMPHASIS

 

~ provide help with subject work, basic skills and adaptations
~ encourage students to learn and practice effective communication skills
~ develop self advocacy skills
~ develop critical thinking skills
~ provide an enriched learning environment

 

The GOLD teacher will coordinate Individual Educational Plan development with each student.

 

STUDENT PROFILE

 

Meets the definition of a Gifted / Learning Disabled Student (Q, P) and/or Anxiety Disorder (R/H) and/or high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (G). For students to be successful in the GOLD program, they must demonstrate some of the following characteristics:
~ average to above average reading comprehension skills
~ ability to focus their attention on academic tasks
~ interest in at least one academic subject in which they have shown potential and success
~ interest in achieving at least average marks
~ ability to acknowledge and take responsibility for their learning difficulties

 

SELECTION/SCREENING

 

GOLD referrals must be submitted to Learning Services. Deadline for application is January.
Program guide available on the VSB website.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

 

~ Completed “Request for Designation &/or Special Education Program Placement” form
~ Psycho-educational assessment
~ Copy of recent report card
~ School Based Team minutes
~ Ministry of Education checklist P and Q; G, R or H
~ Dated grade equivalent reading level
~ GOLD information

 

Exit Criteria

 

Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to Learning Services. Placement in a regular classroom is recommended when students have developed skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully.

 

Capacity and Staffing

 

~ 1 Teacher

 

Program Locations

 

David Thompson Secondary, Prince of Wales Secondary

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