This article explores characteristics of young gifted students in kindergarten and grade 1.
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.
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.
In this panel session, Black scholars of I-URGGE offer examples, tips, data (state, national, and international) on gifted programming, and inclusive pedagogies that support all gifted students.
Implementing culturally responsive teaching practices in your classroom can help create a multicultural and inclusive instructional environment.
Finding bilingual resources for high-ability learners continues to be a challenge. This resource list is intended to provide a variety of options in curricular and high-interest areas. It includes sites with language support, materials in Spanish, or both.