Building Inclusive Gifted Programs to Enfranchise and Empower All Gifted Learners

 21st May 11am – 1 pm Eastern Standard Time ($5 for GTCASA members) 

The hallmark of excellence in gifted education insists on inclusivity and equitable identification, along with vibrant, culturally diverse programming practices and culturally responsive classrooms.  In this session the presenter discusses methods and approaches that can help integrate the needs of our diverse gifted learners into every aspect of school. Focusing on enfranchising and empowering all gifted learners, Dr. Brulles will share practical steps like-minded advocates can make to build, support and maintain inclusive gifted practices and programs. Dr. Brulles will also discuss gifted cluster grouping, one such inclusive model that allows gifted-identified students to learn together all day, every day; enfranchises underrepresented populations; and yields desirable achievement outcomes for all students.  

Topics include: 

  • Recognising giftedness in all populations
  • Implementing inclusive identification and placement processes 
  • Building stakeholder support, including parents, school staff and district administrators
  • Embedding gifted services into existing school structures and initiatives
  • Advocating for expanding gifted services


Dina Brulles, Ph.D., is the Gifted Education Director in Arizona,  the Gifted Program Coordinator at Arizona State University and NAGC’s Governance Secretary. Dina’s work centres on increasing equity and diversity in gifted programming and building culturally responsive practices in gifted education.  Dr. Brulles’ books include:  A Teacher’s Guide to Flexible Grouping and Collaborative LearningDesigning Gifted Education Programs; Differentiated Lessons for All Learners; The Cluster Grouping Handbook; Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s ClassroomsHelping All Gifted Children Learn;  Ensuring Equity:  Identifying and Serving All Gifted Students Using the Naglieri Tests of General Ability; and the Naglieri Ability Test – Verbal

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