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Gifted and Talented Emergent Bilinguals, presented by: Marcy Voss, Seidlitz Educational Consultant
Emergent Bilingual Learners engage in Depth & Complexity through Sheltered Instruction, 10/23/2024

Who is the gifted emergent bilingual student?  What are the characteristics of gifted emergent bilingual 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  learners, but all emergent bilingual learners? This session will provide answers to these questions and more. 


A special emphasis will be placed on classroom instruction that encourages emergent bilinguals 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 emergent bilingual learners to use academic vocabulary will be provided. These activities provide students opportunities to engage in all four language domains.


Bilingual/ESL Director or Coordinator
Teacher 6-8
Teacher 9-12
Teacher K-5

Important Session Information:

Early registration: $100.00

After 10/16/24, Registration: $150.00



• Create activities that structure classroom interaction for emergent bilingual students

• Provide opportunities for students to engage in all four language domains and metacognition 

• Identify gifted emergent bilingual students using a checklist of characteristics

• Advocate for the needs of gifted emergent bilingual students


Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Thursday, October 24, 2024
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
(6) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Arlene Villarreal
Melissa Darbonnier
Marcy Voss
Date Time Location
10/23/2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Sunset Room

Education Service Center-Region 19 ~ 6611 Boeing Drive ~ El Paso, Texas 79925 ~ Tel (915) 780-5055 ~ Fax (915) 780-5034

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