Seidlitz EducationGifted & Talented Multilingual Learners
Teachers can meet the language and learning needs of gifted multilingual students by combining best instruction for multilingual students with best instruction for gifted students.
Gifted Multilingual Learners: Answers for Educators
Who is the gifted multilingual learner? What are the characteristics of gifted multilingual children? How can teachers play a role in their identification? How can educators increase the rigor of instruction to address both the language and learning needs of not only the gifted multilingual learner, but all multilingual learners?
What is it?
This session will provide answers to these questions and more. A special emphasis will be placed on classroom instruction that encourages multilingual learners to exhibit in-depth, complex thinking while also increasing their achievement and proficiency in English. Participants will explore ways combine the thinking model of Depth and Complexity with Sheltered Instruction in classroom instruction. Examples of activities that structure classroom interaction for multilingual learners to use academic vocabulary to listen, speak, read, and write while at the same time think in in-depth, complex ways will be provided.
Participants will leave equipped to:
• Create activities that structure classroom interaction for multilingual learners to use academic vocabulary to listen, speak, read, and write while also thinking in more in-depth, complex ways
• Identify gifted multilingual learners using a checklist of characteristics
• Advocate for the needs of gifted multilingual learners
Who Should Attend this Training
K-12 Teachers of Multilingual learners
Gifted Education Teachers/Specialists
Bilingual/ESL/Multilingual Specialists/Instructional Coaches
Meet Our Specialist
Marcy Voss is an Educational Consultant who during her career has coordinated Gifted and Bilingual/ESL Programs and helped implement a Dual Language Program. She currently serves as Chair of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Gifted and Talented Bilingual Education Special Interest Group and Facilitator for the TAGT Emerging Leaders Program.
Marcy’s passion is helping multilingual students to think at higher levels through the use of differentiated curriculum that incorporates depth and complexity.
– Marcy Voss
What Our Clients Say
This training really helped me include higher-order thinking in my lessons. As a result of this training, I am much better prepared to create rigorous lessons for my students.
As a result of this training, I will incorporate more depth and complexity into my lessons. This training will not only challenge me as a teacher, but also push the limits of what my students are capable of.
This training changed my thought process of depth and complexity. I would like the trainer to know I feel more prepared for class next week.
Tools For Teachers
Seidlitz Education Blog
Who Are Gifted Multilingual Learners and How Do We Support Them?
Identifying and Supporting Gifted Multilingual Learners Podcast
Marcy discusses what teachers need to know to better identify gifted and talented MLs and how to create learning environments that both support and challenge these and all students.
Academic Language Cards Podcast
Marcy Voss shares how MLs can think critically, and sometimes all they need is the language to communicate their ideas. That’s why she created academic language cards.
Seidlitz Education Blog
Recognizing the Gift: Identifying Gifted English Learners
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