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Friday, November 17 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
4C: Identifying Gifted English Language Learners

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What might a gifted second language learner "look like" in your classroom?  How can you identify second language learners as gifted and talented?  A brief description and overview of English language proficiencies will be explained.  We will examine characteristics that may be displayed in gifted or "high potential" second language learners as presented by two veteran English as a Second Language teachers currently taking courses toward gifted certification.

Participant Outcomes:

  • Gain an awareness of the WIDA Can Do Descriptors and English Language proficiency descriptions
  • Learn about typical language proficiency growth
  • Increase their knowledge about observable characteristics in gifted and "high potential" second language learners

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Donna Dawursk

ESL Teacher, Racine Unified School District
I am so excited and honored to be presenting at WATG. I have been in education for 20 years; 18 of those years have been in English as a Second Language. I earned my Masters of Science in Education and ESL certification from UW-Steven's Point. I have taught in Minnesota, Wausau... Read More →

Pat Lewno

ESL Coordinator, Racine Unified School District

Friday November 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm CST
Tundra A-B