the bee project
Changing the face of who gets to TEACH gifted so we can
change who gets to BE gifted.
The BEE Project inspires, trains, and advocates for Black and Hispanic education leaders to equitably design and lead gifted and talented education programs through an asset-based framework that supports the unique needs of brilliant students of color and their families.
The BEE Project envisions a world where three realities exist:
Introducing Our Summer 2023 Virtual Learning Series
Our quarterly virtual learning series is available on two tracks: one for classroom teachers and one for building and district leaders. Each series consists of 12 hours of PD (6 synchronous, 6 asynchronous) over three sessions with an optional pre-course equity audit.
Creating an Equity-Centered GT Classroom
Assimilation for Identification? Unpacking how current norms in gifted assessment impact who gets to be brilliant
Gifted Looks Different Understanding how cultural and community values shape how giftedness presents in underrepresented students and how to adapt culturally affirming curricular strategies in the gifted classroom
Advocating for Gifted Students of Color How to build relationships with families and leverage building champions to increase representation in your GT program
Equitable GT Program Design for Education Leaders
Designing for Equity: Understanding what an equitable GT program should look like
How to Leverage Data to Build an Equitable Program Learn how to examine both your qualitative and quantitative data to shape an equitable identification and assessment process, and then to provide a culturally affirming GT experience for all students.
Collaborating With Parents Who May Inherently Distrust the Institution Learn how to build relationships with marginalized families to better meet the needs of your GT students from underserved backgrounds.
The BEE Project Teacher Fellowship Program
2022 Program Evaluation
The BEE Project exists because we recognize the difference Black and Brown teachers make in the educational experience of Black and Brown students. In fulfillment of our mission to support the brilliance of students of color and their families, our teacher fellowship program provides culturally affirming training in gifted identification and assessment and intellectual and social-emotional needs of diverse gifted students and provides a pathway to certification for Black, Hispanic and Indigenous educators across the country.
“I joined the BEE project because of the educational impact it will have on exceptional learners who are Black and Hispanic. This project supports teachers and helps us to elevate our instructional practices in the classroom so that our gifted learners are impacted for long term success.”
Elizabeth gragg – 4th grade teacher
from the blog
a bold approach to equity
Get involved with The BEE Project today.