Fri, 2/1: 2:45 PM
- 3:45 PM
Friday, February 1, 2019
Indiana Convention Center
Lynette Breedlove, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Primary Topic Area - Required
Gifted and Talented
Based on readiness, learning profile, or interests, preassessment establishes the baseline for student knowledge, skills, and interests in a topic or content area to be studied. Likewise, reflection at the conclusion of a unit of study enhances learning by tying new learning to previous learning and raising questions for future study. Preassessment establishes the starting point while reflection provides links to previous learning and directs future study. Preassessment and reflection are the bookends for meaningful learning, especially for learners with gifts and talents.
Tracy Inman, The Center for Gifted Studies/Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Julia Roberts, The Center for Gifted Studies/Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
A summer engineering camp provided elementary students (Grades 3–6) inexpensive (or free) summer enrichment experiences in engineering. This presentation will discuss components of the camp, efforts to attract low income and diverse students, student gains in engineering knowledge and interest, and lessons learned.
Debbie Dailey, University of Central Arkansas, Conway
Michelle Buchanan, University of Central Arkansas, Conway
Creating Online Communities: Cultivating a Community of Gifted Learners
Gifted students tend to have a smaller localized network of like-minded peers with whom to enjoy, collaborate, and share ideas. An online platform specifically tailored to the gifted community can offer a much needed social and academic network. By examining how one program has focused on cultivating three different communities: gifted students, parents, and teachers, this session will explore how different types of online platforms create vibrant communities of learners. Participants will leave this session with practical strategies on how to start their own online community and with resources to cultivate their community of learners on an ongoing basis.
Andrew Bauer, Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, Evanston