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Thursday, October 13 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Keynote: Building Comprehensive Gifted Services that Embrace Diversity: Beyond Imagining

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“All gifted is local,” a phrase coined by NAGC’s Legislative Advocate Jane Clarenbach, refers to the fact that no federal mandate or funding for gifted education exists in schools. Thus, our gifted students rely on us, on what we do at the state level, at the district level, at the school level, and most importantly, in the classroom to provide appropriate services for our gifted students and training for their teachers.  Regardless of whether your school or district has funding or support, there are methods and strategies that can help integrate the needs of our diversely gifted learners into every aspect of school. 

In this presentation, Dr. Brulles will introduce steps toward:

  • Serving a gifted population that reflects the schools demographics

  • Providing training in understanding affective and academic needs of diverse gifted students

  • Embedding gifted services into school structures and initiatives

  • Ensuring teachers have the training necessary to differentiate instruction, accelerate curriculum, and provide enrichment opportunities

  • Monitoring academic progress among the various subpopulations

  • Increasing diversity by providing professional development and identifying Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students

  • Enfranchising students from disadvantaged and underrepresented populations

  • Monitoring academic growth of all G/T students to modify services

  • Developing a continuum of services in response to students’ needs

  • Building stakeholder support, including parents, school staff and district administrators

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Dina Brulles

Director of Gifted Education, Arizona State University
Dina Brulles, Ph.D., is the Gifted Education Director at Paradise Valley USD where she has developed a continuum of gifted programs. She is also the Gifted Program Coordinator at ASU. Dina serves on the NAGC Board of Directors as Governance Secretary. Dina co-authored the books:  A... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Sandstone Ballroom