Addressing the Needs of Underserved Gifted Students

Thu, 1/31: 2:15 PM  - 3:15 PM 
276 
Multi-Presentation Session 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 
Indiana Convention Center 
Room: 212 
PDHs:

Moderator

Lynette Breedlove, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

Primary Topic Area - Required

Gifted and Talented

Presentations

Addressing Inequality: A Summer Program for Low-Income, High-Ability Students

Abstract

This session profiles Camp Launch, a two-week, summer residential STEM program for low-income, high-ability middle school students. Since 2012, more than 200 students have attended the camp and most return for a second year. The strengths-based focus and future orientation foster positive identity development among these economically disadvantaged youths. Research exploring the program's effectiveness and student characteristics will be described. 

Session Leader

Tracy Cross, William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Co-Presenter

Jennifer Cross, William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

An Rx for Addressing Academic Diversity in the Classroom

Abstract

Meeting the needs of students with a wide range of academic needs is daunting! We have an Rx, tiered assignments, that, when taken regularly, will provide just what you need to challenge all students in your classroom. You will leave this session with a lesson template and sample tiered lessons. 

Session Leader

Christine Weber, University of North Florida, Jacksonville

Co-Presenter

Cheryll Adams, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Who Are the Gifted English Language Learners and How Can We Find Them?

Abstract

Despite English Learners being the fastest growing population in the United States their representation in gifted and talented education program continues to lag behind all other types of learners, including other underserved populations (Susan Dulong Langley, 2016). How can English language teachers (EL, ESL, ELL) and gifted service coordinators collaborate with each other to identify and support English learners for inclusion in accelerated offerings? In this session we will discuss simple strategies for a referral/nomination process that informs, educates and engages teachers, parents, and students. Systems that support students identified for services will also be discussed. 

Session Leader

Wendy Behrens, Minnesota Department of Education, St. Paul