2016 eLecture Series:
Understanding the Challenges of Gifted and Talented and Twice Exceptional Students of Color from K-12 to Higher Education
2016 eLecture Series
Understanding the Challenges of Gifted and Talented and Twice Exceptional Students of Color
from K-12 to Higher Education Symposium
About the Symposium
According to Dr. LaShonda M. Jackson-Dean (2016), many African-American children experience the marginalizing effect of the lack of talent recognition during their school years. Parents have to not only recognize their children’s gifted and talented ability but also when it is not being recognized within the education system. Parental engagement and support of their children’s education encourage better scholastic performance. We have all heard the African proverb, “It takes a village, to raise a child.” This has never been truer than in today’s time. A child's potential for excellence increases with continued love and support. Teaching children to be well-rounded individuals, involves excellence inside and outside the classroom. The responsibility of the academic excellence of children includes the active support of the parents, school administration, and the community (Jackson-Dean, 2016).
During this remarkable one-day Symposium, seminal researchers and experts in the areas of Gifted and Talented Students of Color, Twice Exceptional Minority Learners, Special Education, K-12 Education, and Higher Education will present information on key topics such as (a) Effective Strategies to Engage and Serve Gifted and Twice Exceptional Students of Color; (b) Why a Lack of African American Males in Our Gifted and Talented Programs?; and (c) Why it is Important to Understand the Challenges Gifted and Talented and Twice Exceptional Students Encounter?
Goals and Objectives
- Reinforce the importance of recognizing the wealth of gifted and talented and twice exceptional students of color.
- An Introduction of strategies to the development and sustainability of gifted and talented and twice exceptional for students of color.
- Understanding the social and emotional issues related to gifted and talented students of color?
- What school districts can do to increase the number of minorities with access to gifted and talented programs?
Who Should Attend?
Parents and educators, principals, university faculty and administrators, mental health professionals, education researchers, consultants, school counselors, and pupil personnel workers. The information provided during the Symposium will be relevant for parents and professionals from Pre-K through post-secondary.
The Symposium will take place on December 9, 2016 at the Atrium located on the University of Maryland College Park campus.
Registration begins on October 3, 2016 and closes on December 5 2016. For more information click here.
- Dr. Yolanda Abel
- Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields
- Renowned Scholar Dr. Donna Y. Ford, Vanderbilt University, Shifting Paradigms to Better Serve Twice-Exceptional African-American Learners
- Dr. Rinata Tanks, Baltimore City Schools, Why is there a Misrepresentation of Minority Males in the Gifted Classroom?
- Kathryn Procope, Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, The Gifted and Talented Learner
- Dr. Renae Mayes, Ball State University, Twice Exceptional Students of Color
- Dr. Donna Y. Ford
- Dr. Rinata Tanks
- Kathryn Procope
- Dr. Renae Mayes
- Dr. Ramon Goings
Date: December 9, 2016
Ticket Cost: $68.00 per ticket or $130.00 for two
Seating: Limited: First Come First Served
Registration: Click Here
Registration form: Click Below
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