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There is clear and mounting evidence that gifted education must address the serious challenges associated with the underidentification and underservicing of diverse populations of gifted students. For example, English learners (ELs) are the fastest growing population of learners in the U.S., yet they are among the most underrepresented groups in gifted education. Each year, tens of thousands of talented young people are overlooked for gifted services simply because they learned a language other than English as a child. Their teachers focus on their limited English skills and fail to recognize the brilliant mind they possess. Project EAGLE addresses this issue by creating learning situations where students' math talent and potential can be recognized.

 

*FUNDED BY JACOB K. JAVITS GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS EDUCATION PROGRAM, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PR/AWARD # S206A220040

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project EAGLE goals:

  • to develop a dynamic approach to equitably identify gifted ELs in the familiar context of classroom math instruction;
  • to build classroom teachers, gifted specialists, and EL teachers’ capacity for fostering and spotting gifted talent; and
  • to increase the number of ELs nominated for gifted services.

 

 

 

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Project EAGLE Contact Info

Phone: (860) 486-0616
projecteagle@uconn.edu
Address: 2131 Hillside Road Unit 3007
Storrs, CT 06269-3007