Although the State Plan (TEA, 2019) requires evaluation of student growth, the process remains difficult for Texas districts. Assessment beyond on-level state testing is required to adequately assess growth in our gifted learners and in the curriculum and instruction provided to them. Implementation of growth modeling and other suggested effective tools will support assessment of academic growth in gifted learners.
In this interactive workshop, parents will be introduced to the four core elements of purpose and learn how they can support their children in cultivating purpose along every stage of their educational journey.
This article will discuss results from a mixed methods study that explored the experiences of more than 300 elementary teachers of the gifted during the first year of the pandemic (Guilbault & McCormick, 2022).
As initiatives begin to remedy the underrepresentation of ELLs, gifted programming must improve support for these students despite cultural and linguistic differences. This session describes ways to respond to linguistic diversity in gifted education and practical ways to implement curricular and instructional strategies that mitigate knowledge gaps and language barriers.
In this session, participants learn about an instructional unit in which 2e learners will investigate the concept of neurodiversity via the use of a thematic, interdisciplinary instructional approach.