Presenter:Karen Zeske, Ph.D.
Core Area: Identification & Assessment
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

With so much effort and attention placed on raising low performing students, researchers are finding that G/T students in the classroom are often stagnating in their achievement. While this group of learners are being left behind, low-income gifted students are falling even further behind their higher-income classmates. Good program design can address all of these achievement gaps, including the unique needs of low-income students.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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In this course, Karen Zeske, Ph.D. highlights the difficulty in identifying and addressing the needs of gifted students, especially those in low-income populations. Dr. Zeske outlines successful program models and educational practices, with a focus on how to implement these strategies for maximum impact. Characteristics of successful programs and expected student outcomes are also tied to specific strategies in the classroom.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn how to:
  • Recognize and implement successful program models
  • Define executive skills
  • Teach self-confidence, motivation, organization skills, and system awareness strategies

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Karen Zeske, Gifted and Advanced Academic Coordinator in Irving ISD, has been serving gifted learners since 2000. Her research interests include gifted advocacy, gifted education for historically underserved populations, and the role of families in gifted education. She has served in the Leadership Division and in various capacities in TAGT. 

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125 reviews for Uncovering Gifted, Diverse Learners

  1. Kim – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    it was beneficial

  2. Marcos – WALLER ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the videos that complemented the presentation. It was also nice to understand more about this type of students.

  3. Allyson – Pilot (verified owner)

    I lliked the Ted Talk section of this course.

  4. Beatriz – WALLER ISD (verified owner)

    great course

  5. Amanda – WALLER ISD (verified owner)

    It was great!

  6. JUAN A – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course!

  7. Leticia – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    A very interesting topic

  8. Lennie – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I was mostly interested in learning more about this questionnaire used for tapping into student interest and executive skill. Overall, another good lesson on GT students.

  9. Cynthia – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  10. Melida – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative. An eye opener to how we are failing to identify the low income gifted students.

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