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Connect Chat: Serving G/T Learners in Small Districts

This video shares an online Connect Chat on serving G/T and advanced learners in small districts, including discussions of solutions and challenges to meeting students’ needs and how you take care of yourself while wearing multiple hats.

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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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Let’s Pivot! Teaching Elementary Gifted and Talented Learners During Emergency Remote Instruction

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).

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Differentiation Squared: Strategies for Struggling Gifted Students

Gifted students that struggle to perform to academic expectations are often misunderstood for being lazy, or not trying hard enough. A dual differentiation definition through a cognitive diversity lens will be presented. Implementation strategies will be illustrated through case study examples.

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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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Using NASA Missions and Resources to Reach G/T Students

Join NASA STEM Engagement Specialist Steven C. Smith in this webinar as he shares new, FREE, outstanding resources that have been created just for your gifted students!