Meeting the Needs of Gifted English Learners


Presenters: Cathy Mast & Debra Gill, OAGC
Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, d, e; Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Learning Environments 2.1; OAGC Differentiation
Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

When communicating in the classroom, gifted English Learners are often overlooked due to language challenges. In this 1-hour course, Cathy Mast and Debra Gill, veteran educators and Primary Enrichment Specialists in Columbus City Schools, teach participants how to recognize giftedness among English Learners, practical strategies for connecting with and teaching gifted English Learners, and how to help gifted English Learners reach their full potential. 

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How do language and culture influence the way gifted learners express their giftedness? Join Cathy Mast and Debra Gill, veteran educators and Primary Enrichment Specialists in Columbus City Schools in Ohio, to learn how the presentation of giftedness changes in students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

In this course you will explore:

  • How language and culture influence they way English Learners demonstrate their giftedness
  • What unique considerations you should take during the gifted identification process for English Learners
  • Practical strategies for adapting lessons for English Learners
  • How to apply both critical and creative thinking for English Learners 
This Course addresses the following standards: 
ODE Competencies: a, d, e
NAGC Standards: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1

Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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66 reviews for Meeting the Needs of Gifted English Learners

  1. Alejandro – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very fast paced. Good.

  2. Barbara – ALVARADO ISD (verified owner)

    Material was presented in an easy to understand format.

  3. Maria – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This offers good strategies.

  4. Melissa – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting

  5. Corina – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this training because it reminds me of ideas I can use to help my English learners

  6. Jennifer – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was very explanatory.

  7. Maritza – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    I would have liked to have more details about the practical strategies. This course was not what I thought it was going to be.

  8. Ruby – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course is interesting being that I live in a border city and we get alot of children from Mexico.

  9. Erica – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Highly recommend to bilingual classroom teachers.

  10. Rocio – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Very informational! Helpful!

  11. Julie – BRAZOS ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the brief introduction to practical strategies. This is an area we need to look into, as well.

  12. Belinda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  13. Geneive – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Good information

  14. Kathy – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This course explains very well the influence of language and culture in gifted students. Also, how to use different strategies to guide ELL students through the process.

  15. Sara – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    It is very useful when it comes to helping our English Language Learners and it gives us ideas of activities we can use to help them be critical and creative learners.

  16. Tracy – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I think this course did a good job of providing strategies and activities to use with students.

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