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Author: Cecelia Boswell

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Instruction

Assessing Growth

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.

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Social/Emotional

Guiding Gifted Learners in Reframing Leadership Stories

Are gifted students called to lead with little support for developing leadership strengths? Guide students to understand leadership through the creation and analysis of leader stories. Develop the art of reframing leadership potential while nurturing the skills and abilities needed by student leaders to meet problems and innovate solutions, in this session, recorded at giftED21.

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Instruction

Ability Grouping Options to Meet the Needs of Gifted Learners

In recent years, the pressure on teachers for their students to perform on state-mandated tests has caused the focus in education to shift to those students who are achieving at or just below academic standards. At the same time, there has been a growing trend of school boards considering the elimination of programs and services for the gifted students in their districts, opting instead to spread these students across heterogeneous general education classrooms. Ability grouping strategies provide schools with opportunities to meet these demands while ensuring that the needs of gifted students are met.

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District Leadership

On the Outside Looking In: The G/T Program Evaluation Process

Every journey begins with a first step. In order to take that step, a destination is determined. Deciding the journey’s destination relies on prior travel and a desire for a new direction to explore.

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Instruction

Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP): History, Why TPSP, and How to Use TPSP in a Virtual World

TPSP provides more than just what to do: TPSP also offers the why and how to meet G/T students’ learning nature and needs.

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Instruction

Virtual Services: Considerations for Gifted Learners

This column will explore the many ways educators of gifted students are transitioning their teaching to virtual and hybrid settings.