Emily

Gifted Education:Educational Foundations

  • Carl Friedrich Gauss

    Carl Friedrich Gauss
    Gauss developed the equation for the normal standard curve. This is what we use today to tell if a child is gifted or not depending on how many standard deviations their IQ score is from the mean. Lane, David.(2007 June 1). History of the Normal Distribution. Retrieved from http://cnx.org/content/m11164/latest/.
  • Francis Galton

    Francis Galton
    Francis Galton tested different mental abilities in London. His study was the first to conclude that heredity was a key facter in determining human ability. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10 Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4
  • First Alternatives for Advanced Students Part 1

    First Alternatives for Advanced Students Part 1
    Massachusetts had a Double Tillage Plan. This program allowed first graders to move up to second grade after completing their first semester of first grade if they were capable. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • Winifred Edgerton

    Winifred Edgerton
    She was the first American Woman to earn her PhD in mathematics. This paved the way for many more women to be interested and influential in the field of applying and teaching math.
  • First Alternatives for Advanced Students Part 2

    First Alternatives for Advanced Students Part 2
    New Jersey began moving children through schooling faster. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • First Gifted Programs in America

    First Gifted Programs in America
    "William Torrey Harris, superintendent of public schools for St. Louis, institutes the earliest systematic efforts in public schools to educate gifted students." National Association for Gifted Children. (2008). A Timeline of Key Dates in Gifted and Talented Education. Retrieved from http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=607.
  • First Mental Tests in the U.S.

    First Mental Tests in the U.S.
    James Cattell and Galton set up the first mental tests in the United States. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4
  • Binet-Simon

    Binet-Simon
    In France, the Binet-Simon scale was developed by Alfred Binet and his colleagues to identify the mentally retarted. This was the first practical test to be used in a school setting. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • Special Classes

    6% of cities had some form of special classes for gifted students. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • Henry Goddard

    Henry Goddard
    The Binet-Simon scale was translated into English by Henry Goddard then revised at Stanford University by Terman to be called the Stanford-Binet scale. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • Army Uses Stanford-Binet

    Army Uses Stanford-Binet
    The Stanford-Binet was then applied to the public army. The army alpha test was given to individuals who could read and the army beta test was given to those who couldn't. This was the first instance the test had been diretly applied to the public. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • End of World War I

    At the culmination of World War I schools wanted to use tests for mental capacity to help differentiate students since enrollment was so high. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/x Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • Gifted Programs

    2/3 of large cities finally had a program to formally educate the gifted students. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • First Text on Gifted Education

    First Text on Gifted Education
    "Leta Hollingworth publishes Gifted Child: Their Nature and Nurture, what is considered to be the first textbook on gifted education." National Association for Gifted Children. (2008). A Timeline of Key Dates in Gifted and Talented Education. Retrieved from http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=607.
  • Stock Market Crash

    When the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began, gifted students were left behind since people were more concerned with day to day survival. The notion of equity was also very prominent during this time which did not support gifted students. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 201 Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • The Wechsler Intelligence Test

    The Wechsler Intelligence Test
    This test developed by David Wechsler is the commonly used IQ test used to tell if someone is gifted or not. Two standard deviations above the mean at a score of 130 is considered gifted. IUPUI. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales.Retrieved from http://www.iupui.edu/~flip/wechsler.html.
  • Funding for Research in Math, Science and Engineering

    Funding for Research in Math, Science and Engineering
    "National Science Foundation Act provides federal support for research and education in mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering." National Association for Gifted Children. (2008). A Timeline of Key Dates in Gifted and Talented Education. Retrieved from http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=607.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    The Soviets launch Sputnik. This increased America's concern to educate the more intelligent to compete with the rest of the world. Robbins, Jennifer H. (May 2010). An Explanatory History of Gifted Education: 1940–1960. Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from https://beardocs.baylor.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2104/7946/Jennifer_Robins_phd.pdf?sequence=4.
  • Alphabet Letter Day

    Alphabet Letter Day
    The earliest memory I can remember of fostering creativity was when I was in preschool. On alphabet letter day we were allowed to pick a letter, bring in a treat for the class that started with the letter, and create a costume that incorperated the letter. Obviously my mom helped me with the project but it was a great way to learn our alphabet. I obviously chose the letter "E" for Emily!
  • Zenith Program

    Zenith Program
    In late kindergarden my parents got a letter informing them that I was accepted into a gifted program for my school district that was called Zenith. Since my home school was just down the street from my house, I was thrilled to go to a new school just so I could ride the bus! But little did I know this program would help me a lot throughout my education.
  • Sister in Zenith

    Sister in Zenith
    My sister was accepted into the gifted program as well. She is two years younger than me. She and my parents will say this program helped her very much as well.
  • Famous Person Report/Living Wax Museum

    This was the first of many projects throughout my elementary and Zenith career that gave me full reign of creativity. I was able to choose Grace Kelly as my famous person and explore her any way I wanted. We then had to give a short prresentation. As I got older the presentations were then called independent studies and we were able to pick any topic of our choice. Some presentations I had to do were 20 minutes in just the 5th grade. It helped to build my confidence,
  • Brother not accepted in Zenith

    Brother not accepted in Zenith
    My brother was not accepted into Zenith but was borderline on getting in. Since my mom felt that my sister and I benefited so much from it and since my grandma passsed away around the time he was tested, she had him retested. He was once again on the borderline so my parents didn't push him into Zenith. He has done fine in school but my mom will tell you she feels that the Zenith classes prepared my sister and I better with respect to study habits.
  • Fifth Grade Leaders

    Fifth grade leaders was a select group of fifth graders that would run the ice cream store or help kidergardeners to the bus in the afternoon. When older children mentor the younger ones it can be of great benefit.
  • The Best English Teacher I Ever Had

    The Best English Teacher I Ever Had
    In the 8th grade I was taking an english class at my middle school.Some students decided not to take this high school credit class due to what they heard about how hard the teacher was. Her name was Mrs. Petrigac and she was the best english teacher's I have ever had. I remember the class being a lot of work but it felt well worth it and beneficial. She helped us to understand why we were learning the material and how it was helpful.
  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder
    This period of time was a rough for me because my mom was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I feel that this could have changed my education a lot but I was fortunate enough to have good family support and a great school environment. I remember it now being a horrible time but I was able to learn from it and become a stronger person.
  • Coaching Volleyball

    Coaching Volleyball
    At the end of my freshman year of high school I was given the opportunity to coach the incoming freshman's summer league team. This is the point in time where I discovered that I loved coaching and was facinated that I had so much impact on the girls.
  • AP Statistics

    AP Statistics
    My AP Stats teacher, Mr.Leskiewicz was phenomenal. His class was a lot of work and ironically he checked that we did our homework everyday but he made sure we were well prepared for the AP test. I think that is important when you are seeking to earn college credit. Not only did he teach what was necessary but more. He is one of the reasons I enjoy stats today. He really did anything in his power to help his students.
  • The Biodome

    The Biodome
    I had a biology teacher in high school that was wonderful and his classroom was called the Biodome! His name was Mr. Koelling and he was the biggest fan of biology that you could ever meet. Granted I am that interested in biology but his excitement made me want to learn. I hope to have that same excitement when teaching math!
  • Calculus

    Calculus
    One of the main reasons I love calculus is due to my AP Calculus teacher Mr.Fox. He made the subject less daunting and simplistic for everyone in the class to understand. If I could choose any subject to teach it would be calculus and I would strive to teach my students like Mr. Fox did by engaging my students.
  • OSU

    OSU
    This is the day I started school at Ohio State. This was the first time I have ever been away from home for a long period of time. At first being at such a large university was a culture shock for me. But overall my experiences were positive and I was exposed to a lot of different things that I never would have seen if I didn't go there. I am very thankful for my experience at OSU.
  • Tutoring

    Last summer I tutored some 6th and 7th graders in math. It was very enjoyable for me because I could help them to understand math especially when I related it to their own interests.
  • JCU

    JCU
    I decided to go to John Carroll and emark on my jounrey to become a high school math teacher.
  • Chemistry

    Chemistry
    Since I started out as an engineering major, I had to take the hardest general Chemistry OSU had to offer. I absolutly hated it! But what it made me realize was my attitude is what hindered my ability in the class. If I had a more positive attitude toward it I could have done a lot better. It made me want to invoke positive attitudes in my students about math.