This essential resource is designed to help your classroom, school, or district better identify and serve gifted English language learners in the Latinx community. Drawing on detailed case studies and vignettes from actual programs, chapters highlight the unique needs of gifted Latinx English language learners, and look at how you can best identify and support their development. Covering topics from teacher bias and systemic racism to best practices for engaging families and communities, this book lays out practical strategies and an accessible framework for implementing culturally responsive assessments, identification, and programming strategies.
Table of Contents
1. Overview and Introduction 2. Characteristics of Gifted Latinx ELLs 3. Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices 4. Culturally Responsive Gifted Classrooms: Providing Access and Opportunity 5. Cultivating Culturally Responsive Gifted Professionals 6. The Critical Role of the Family and Community 7. Case Scenarios 8. Recommendations for Policy and Practices
Michelle Pacheco DuBois is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator for the Boulder Valley School District, Colorado, USA. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Gifted Education. Dr. DuBois teaches courses and conducts professional development in Colorado and around the country, focusing on culturally linguistically diverse and twice-exceptional learners. She has been awarded the Colorado Gifted Educator of the Year and recognized by the Colorado House of Representatives for her work with culturally linguistically diverse gifted learners.
Robin M. Greene is the Director of Gifted and Talented Education for Denver Public Schools, Colorado, USA. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in gifted education. Dr. Greene is an international speaker who has presented workshops on culturally linguistically diverse gifted learners, culturally responsive gifted programming, and transformational leadership. She has published multiple articles on creativity and uses social justice and critical race theory to frame policies and practices for gifted learners.
"Supporting Gifted ELLS in the Latinx Community is one of those books that will leave a long-lasting imprint in the field of gifted education… The authors’ approach is practical, relevant, and introduces new frameworks that are proactive and encompass the critical components required in advocating for this special population of gifted learners… If you are involved in gifted education in any way, then this book belongs close to your side, on your desk, or in your hands as you champion efforts in identifying and serving gifted ELLs." – Jaime A. Castellano, Florida Atlantic University, USA