Thu, 1/31: 2:15 PM
- 3:15 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Indiana Convention Center
Lynette Breedlove, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Primary Topic Area - Required
Gifted and Talented
Addressing Inequality: A Summer Program for Low-Income, High-Ability Students
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.
Tracy Cross, William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Jennifer Cross, William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
An Rx for Addressing Academic Diversity in the Classroom
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.
Christine Weber, University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Cheryll Adams, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Who Are the Gifted English Language Learners and How Can We Find Them?
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.
Wendy Behrens, Minnesota Department of Education, St. Paul