We came to an agreement that we must educate classroom teachers on the characteristics of gifted children. We must let them know of a working vocabulary of gifted education that they can use to help understand what it means to be gifted.
To help students who are underrepresented in gifted programs we need to make sure our testing tools for identification don't lean to discrimination of minority groups.
To help students who are of ELL we as gifted educators need to make sure we work with those in the school district to help make sure they get their needs met though translators. We also need to make sure we use a nonverbal test to help identify these students. Just because they are not fluent in English doesn't mean they are not gifted.
Over all, we learned a lot from our guest Beth Wilson-Fish. I hope that you can read through the transcript and glean some nuggets of knowledge just as I did.
The next #ohiogtchat will be Feb. 4 when Beth will be back talking about how school board members can support gifted programs.