It is difficult to separate the equitable identification and outcomes for underrepresented populations in gifted education from the lack of teacher diversity. We know the impact teachers of color have on the identification of students of color in gifted programs and for maintaining high expectations for students whose genius we typically leave on the table. With this in mind, thinkLaw is excited to host this convening for diverse G/T educators and allies committed to increasing the diversity of our gifted teaching force. This event will include a brief summary of opportunities and barriers for diversifying G/T education, ideas for next steps leaders and TAGT can take to overcome these barriers, and lots of opportunities to network and build coalitions with leaders eager to increase diversity in the ranks of G/T educators.
Sponsored by thinkLaw
Wednesday December 4, 2019 5:30pm – 6:30pm
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Improving equity and diversity in gifted programs starts with educators recognizing underrepresentation and evaluating their own understanding of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners. But how do you build a culturally responsive classroom?
Thursday December 5, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: Grand Oaks EF
Can you engage students in rigorous, engaging activities and ensure they are prepared for the STAAR? Test prep with critical thinking is not only feasible but necessary. Because let’s be real: If there was such a thing as “teaching to the test,” we would’ve cracked that code by now!
Thursday December 5, 2019 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room: Cibolo 6
In a perfect world, there would be ample time for collaboration between G/T staff and classroom teachers, but it seems that time is always in short supply. Learn quick, easy-to-implement, critical thinking strategies you can share with other educators today that require very little prep time!
Friday December 6, 2019 9:00am – 10:00am
Room: Cibolo 6
See how critical thinking can unleash the full potential of ALL of your students. Contact thinkLaw for a customized quote.