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Thursday, December 1 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Discovering and Nurturing Brilliance in Gifted English Language Learners (Equity Track)

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Students who are both linguistically diverse and gifted have unique characteristics and needs. Tapping into their non-verbal abilities develops potential, increases understanding, and provides social and emotional support without over-reliance on words. What does nonverbal brilliance look like, and how do we nurture it in our EL students?

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Mark Hess

President-Elect, Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
Mark Hess is President-Elect of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented, a board member of SENG, and editor of the SENG Library. Mark has published nine books about teaching gifted learners including social-emotional curriculum and hands-on literacy for upper elementary grades... Read More →
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Nisia Patalan

Gifted Education Regional Consultant, Colorado Department of Education
Nisia Patalan is in her 22nd year in education, 14 of which have been working with other gifted learners.  Her professional focus is on equity in gifted education and she loves busting myths about gifted children and adults.  She is currently a Gifted Education Regional Consultant... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hunters Creek Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010