Supporting Underserved Gifted Students in Rural Areas: A Community Professional Development Effort

Thu, 1/31: 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 
Presentation with Q&A 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 
Indiana Convention Center 
Room: 212 


Project North Star is a Javits grant preparing teachers, administrators, and communities to identify and support traditionally underserved highly able learners attending rural schools. A state department of education has worked closely with six rural schools with high populations of American Indians to elevate systems of identification and support. Key findings and free access to professional learning modules, assessments for teachers, administrators and students, a teacher growth indicator, community forum resources, and annotated bibliography of materials for supporting students with realistic fiction will be shared. 

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the need to elevate identification and program options for rural underserved gifted populations.
2. Implement strategies and access professional learning modules for educators and administrators as well as resources for families and communities.

Session Leader

Wendy Behrens, Minnesota Department of Education, St. Paul

Primary Topic Area - Required

Gifted and Talented

Secondary Topic Area