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GT Six-Hour Update: Identifying and Serving Emerging Bilingual Students

This workshop opportunity will equip participants with the tools necessary to help them effectively identify and serve student populations who are Emerging Bilingual. The workshop will consist of a keynote speaker to begin the day, then allow participants to choose among breakout sessions, before ending with a town-hall style question and answer period. Participants will receive their yearly six-hour G/T update as well. We hope you can join us for this very special day as we learn about strategies and techniques in identifying our EL/EB students as well as effectively serving them as high-level learners. Lunch will be from 12:15 to 1:30 If you have any questions, please contact Steve Hammons at 903-575-2737 (shammons@reg8.net) or Deyanira Torres at 903-575-2670 (dtorres@reg8.net)



T-TESS/T-PESS:
Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation; Standard 1 - Instructional Leadership

Keynote (Required)
(Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM)
Session ID: 318373
Are We Gifted? Are We Talented?
Seats Filled: 31 / 150
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
This keynote will empower participants with recognizing the assets of our emergent bilingual students. Teachers will be able to reflect on their teaching processes, and how we view emergent bilingual students.
Session I (Required)
(Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Session ID: 318375
Writing Through a Different Lens
Seats Filled: 20 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
This session will focus on a variety of writing methods which empower students to activate their prior knowledge and see beyond the basic questions and answers.
Session ID: 318377
Identifying and Serving Emergent Bilingual Students in the Gifted and Talented Program
Seats Filled: 5 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Representatives from Gifted and Talented and English Learner Support Divisions at the TEA will discuss the intersection between bilingual and ESL programs and gifted and talented program participation. We will analyze data to identify areas of disproportionality and discuss how to address factors impacting them. Join this engaging discussion on dual support for the targeted needs of gifted and talented emergent bilingual students.
Session ID: 318378
Gifted and Talented Bilingual Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Seats Filled: 6 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 2 North Staff Room

Important Breakout Information:
This presentation will explore a variety of perspectives and expectations of gifted and talented bilingual students from diverse backgrounds. Three major points will be highlighted: 1. The definition of giftedness needs to be clear and agreed upon. The description of the unique characteristics of bilingual gifted students needs to be understood by all educational stakeholders. 2. The necessity of genuine partnerships between educational stakeholders is critical, not only for the identification of underserved gifted bilingual students, but also to understand how to effectively serve them in respectful, meaningful ways. 3. Consistent advocacy is necessary to begin and sustain change in how we appropriately service gifted students from diverse backgrounds.
Session II (Required)
(Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
Session ID: 318381
Writing Through a Different Lens
Seats Filled: 6 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
This session will focus on a variety of writing methods which empower students to activate their prior knowledge and see beyond the basic questions and answers.
Session ID: 318384
Identifying and Serving Emergent Bilingual Students in the Gifted and Talented Program
Seats Filled: 17 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Representatives from Gifted and Talented and English Learner Support Divisions at the TEA will discuss intersectionality between bilingual and ESL programs and gifted and talented program participation. We will analyze data to identify areas of disproportionality and discuss how to address factors impacting them. Join this engaging discussion on dual support for the targeted needs of gifted and talented emergent bilingual students.
Session ID: 318385
Gifted and Talented Bilingual Students From Diverse Backgrounds
Seats Filled: 8 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 2 North Staff Room

Important Breakout Information:
This presentation will explore a variety of perspectives and expectations of gifted and talented bilingual students from diverse backgrounds. Three major points will be highlighted: 1. The definition of giftedness needs to be clear and agreed upon. The description of the unique characteristics of bilingual gifted students needs to be understood by all educational stakeholders. 2. The necessity of genuine partnerships between educational stakeholders is critical, not only for the identification of underserved gifted bilingual students, but also to understand how to effectively serve them in respectful, meaningful ways. 3. Consistent advocacy is necessary to begin and sustain change in how we appropriately service gifted students from diverse backgrounds.
Session III (Required)
(Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Session ID: 318387
Writing Through a Different Lens
Seats Filled: 13 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
This session will focus on a variety of writing methods which empower students to activate their prior knowledge and see beyond the basic questions and answers.
Session ID: 318388
Identifying and Serving Emergent Bilingual Students in the Gifted and Talented Program
Seats Filled: 5 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Representatives from Gifted and Talented and English Learner Support Divisions at the TEA will discuss intersectionality between bilingual and ESL programs and gifted and talented program participation. We will analyze data to identify areas of disproportionality and discuss how to address factors impacting them. Join this engaging discussion on dual support for the targeted needs of gifted and talented emergent bilingual students.
Session ID: 318389
Gifted and Talented Bilingual Students From Diverse Backgrounds
Seats Filled: 13 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 2 North Staff Room

Important Breakout Information:
This presentation will explore a variety of perspectives and expectations of gifted and talented bilingual students from diverse backgrounds. Three major points will be highlighted: 1. The definition of giftedness needs to be clear and agreed upon. The description of the unique characteristics of bilingual gifted students needs to be understood by all educational stakeholders. 2. The necessity of genuine partnerships between educational stakeholders is critical, not only for the identification of underserved gifted bilingual students, but also to understand how to effectively serve them in respectful, meaningful ways. 3. Consistent advocacy is necessary to begin and sustain change in how we appropriately service gifted students from diverse backgrounds.
Session IV (Required)
(Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 318391
Wrap-Up Discussion Panel
Seats Filled: 31 / 150
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
This town-hall style panel discussion will feature our breakout session speakers, Region 8 GT coordinators, our Region 8 specialists, and graduates of Region 8 district GT programs. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions related to the day's learning and participate in a town hall style discussion.




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