Gifted Multilingual Learners

Gifted Multilingual Learners

When & Where:


March 29, 2023

8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Market Center

2015 Market Center Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75207 

Presented by: Marcy Voss


What it is:

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? 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 will be provided. These activities provide students opportunities to listen, speak, read, and write while at the same time thinking in in-depth, complex ways. 

Participants will leave the conference equipped to:

  • Create activities that structure classroom interaction for multilingual learners
  • Provide opportunities for students 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


  • K-12 Teachers of Multilingual Learners
  • Gifted Education Teachers/Specialists
  • Bilingual/ESL/Multilingual Specialists/Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators/School Leaders
  • Bilingual/ESL Directors/Coordinators
  • Gifted Directors/Coordinators

Copies of The Diverse Learner Flip Book (Revised 2nd Edition) Included

Included Companion Book

The Diverse Learner Flip Book

Revised 2nd Edition