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Is ICM Pie in the Sky or a Model
Emily Mofield, Ed.D.
Common Core State Standards
Isn’t Common Core Enough?
The vast majority of gifted students are provided little more than the standard curriculum.
Being under challenged denies gifted students the joy of achievement, as well as the necessary skills to struggle to solve a problem or complete a difficult task.
Highly gifted students are the most likely to fall between the cracks in American classrooms – they are the ones experiencing the greatest gap between their potential and what is asked of them.
Assume that the kids have been identified for acceleration or advanced learning
Close-Reading of Text
Application of Reasoning Model
Choice Assignments (that feature depth, complexity, challenge, etc.) and Assessment
Hilda Taba (1962) Method
Power is the ability to influence
Power can be used or abused.
Power is connected to a source.
Unit: Perspectives of Power I like to see it lap the Miles -
And lick the Valleys up - And stop to feed itself at Tanks - And then - prodigious step Around a Pile of Mountains - And supercilious peer In Shanties - by the sides of Roads - And then a Quarry pare To fit its Ribs And crawl between Complaining all the while In horrid - hooting stanza - Then chase itself down Hill - And neigh like Boangeres - Then - punctual as a Star Stop - docile and omnipotent At its own stable door -
What’s the point of controversy?
Is the poem about a train or a horse?
Then beyond text:
Does technology control us, or do we
Apply a Reasoning Model to the problem.
Point of View
Concepts, Data/Evidence, Conclusions
Point of View
Stambaugh & Mofield, 2014
Use with Permission
For Classroom Use Only
Literary Analysis Wheel
Insight on Life
Mofield & Stambaugh, 2014
Technology is a
powerful force that
brings positive and negative
Do I control
does it control
Mofield & Stambaugh, 2014
Generate, Create, Alternatives
What other title would you give this
What are some practical ways we can
control the invasion of technology on our
◦ Create a picture that illustrates the “power” of technology in the poem. Use as many details from the poem as possible to develop your illustration.
◦ Compare a piece of technology in our world to a familiar object/figure in our world. Just as Dickinson compared a train to a horse, compare a smart phone to a cat (or your own choosing). Develop your own poem that shows this metaphor and uses at least three types of figurative language.
◦ Read another poem by Emily Dickinson such as “The Brain is Wider than the Sky.” In a paragraph, explain three ways literary elements contribute to developing an idea related to power. Cite specific evidence from the poem.
◦ Write an editorial about the imposing nature of technology. In your editorial, provide suggestions for individuals to take power over technology rather than allowing technology to control lives. Submit your article for publication in a local newspaper.
ADDITIONAL CCSS ELA TASKS
How does Dickinson’s use of metaphor contribute to the main message of the poem? In an essay, answer the question by providing sufficient relevant textual evidence to support your response.
Write a review that evaluates Dickinson’s use of literary techniques. Was she effective in developing her idea with these techniques? Support your response with textual evidence from the poem.
Is the poem relevant to today? In an argument essay, support your claim by referring to specific evidence in the poem and to contemporary life.
It will come to you! Look at what you
already do. What are your favorite
Think broadly, beyond the text for the
Use trick “Create a ____ that ___ and
____.” (Stambaugh, 2013)
Incorporate concept feature.
Goal Process Measure/Product
To explain how energy is
transferred by adding or
taking away heat
Use the scientific method to
determine an appropriate
Lab results to answer the
question about energy
adding or taking away heat
To identify and use
enhance writing and author’s
Use context clues to
determine when and how to
use metaphorical thinking in
writing to convey a message
Write metaphors that
explain a specific situation in
more exaggerated way and
rewrite a story just read by
metaphors and discussing
To explain that when one
body system is dysfunctional,
other systems must adapt
Read an article on fevers and
discuss how fevers impact
Create your own
thermometer and measure
Matching Learning Objectives to
Process and Products
How can you use the ICM in
different contexts? How can you use this in pull-out setting?
How can you use this as you consult or
Choose a big idea- Develop a chart. Have
students find concept connections on the
Incorporate thinking models across all
Power is the ability to influence-
Math- Exponential power, x influences y, patterns influence
Science- What are the factors that influence____? Where is the source for power? (electrons, chemical reactions, gravity, energy, etc.)
Social Studies- What are some historical patterns in the movement of power and wealth?
Think about what you’re teaching
Monday Can you accelerate the standard?
Look at your questioning (higher level)
How can you relate it to Power?
Can you turn the topic into an issue?
What thinking model could you employ?
How can you differentiate your assignment?
Create a ____ that_____ and_____. (Stambaugh, 2013)
Include features of depth, complexity, challenge, and creativity
How can you have your students generate solutions and ideas? How can they think through multiple perspectives?
A word on change
Change is difficult because it is riddled with dilemmas, paradoxes, and ambivalences. It combines steps that do not seem to go together: to have a clear vision and to be open-minded; to take initiative and empower others; to provide support and pressure; to start small and think big; to expect results and be patient; to have a plan and be flexible; to experience uncertainty and satisfaction.”
Fullan and Steigelbauer (The New Meaning of Educational Change)