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Castellano.JaimeJaime A. Castellano is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the identification, assessment, recruitment, and retention of low-income, culturally and linguistically diverse gifted students. Dr. Castellano has particular expertise and success in working with school districts across the nation to increase the number of Hispanic/Latino students, as well as English language learners in gifted education programs. With more than 20 years in the field, he has served as a teacher of the gifted, assistant principal and principal supervising gifted education programs, district-level administrator, gifted education director, and state department of education specialist.

Castellano has edited three books on understanding our most able students from diverse backgrounds, written and or edited multiple chapters, articles, and monographs in the field, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Academics (JAA), Journal for the Education of the Gifted (JEG), and Roeper Review. Castellano continues to consult with school districts across the country on the inclusion of low-income, culturally and linguistically diverse students in gifted education programming. He currently resides on the Navajo Nation in Ganado, AZ where he serves as an elementary school principal and director of gifted education.

Speaker Topics:

  • Identifying, Assessing, Recruiting, and Retaining Gifted Hispanic Students
  • Identifying, Assessing, Recruiting, and Retaining Gifted English Language Learners
  • Identifying, Assessing, Recruiting, and Retaining Gifted Students from Low-Income, Diverse Backgrounds
  • Identifying, Assessing, Recruiting, and Retaining Gifted Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
  • Differentiating Instruction for Low-Income, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted Students
  • Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Low-Income, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted Students
  • Cultural Competency: Implications for Educational and Instructional Leaders in Gifted Education
  • Identifying, Assessing, Recruiting, and Retaining Gifted Bilingual Students
  • Developing Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills in Low-Income, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted Students
  • Involving Parents in the Education of their Gifted Children

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