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Diversity Among Gifted Children Theme of TAG Fall Institute at WKU

Diversity Among Gifted Children Theme of TAG Fall Institute at WKU

The Association for the Gifted (TAG), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, will be holding its 2013 Fall Institute on Sept. 6 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center.

The TAG Fall Institute, which has a theme of “Celebrating Diversity Among Gifted Children,” will feature national experts in the field of gifted education exploring important issues related to diversity among gifted children. Areas of focus will include diversity, twice-exceptional students, curriculum that supports diversity, and social-emotional needs.

Mahurin Professor of Gifted Education at WKU and TAG President Dr. Julia Roberts welcomes all to WKU’s campus for a day filled with information, learning and sharing.

“The four strands of the Institute highlight important connections between gifted children and their experiences in school and in their lives outside of school,” Dr. Roberts said.

Two keynote speakers will be featured during the one-day workshop. Baylor University School of Education Professor Dr. Krystal Goree will provide her keynote titled “What Administrators Need to Know about Diversity Among Gifted Children.” The second keynote will be during lunch and will feature Rutgers University’s Dr. Fred Bonner presenting “African-American Males in P-16 Contexts.”

A total of 12 session will be available to participants, each conducted by a member of TAG’s Board of Directors who are leading experts in the field of gifted education.

Dr. Roberts said the Institute is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about gifted education. “The Institute will be a perfect place for parents, elementary and secondary teachers, school leaders and counselors to learn together,” she said.

The full schedule for the TAG Fall Institute and session descriptions can be found online at http://www.wku.edu/gifted/tag_fallinstitute/index.php.

The cost for the TAG Fall Institute is $80 with lunch included in the cost. To register for the event, visit http://gifted-studies.com/2013-tag-fall-institute/.

For information on the TAG Fall Institute, contact Julia Roberts at (270) 745-5991 or atjulia.roberts@wku.edu.

About The Association for the Gifted: The primary purpose of The Association for the Gifted (TAG) is to promote the welfare and education of children and youth with gifts, talents, and/or high potential. TAG strives to improve educational opportunities for individuals from all diverse groups with gifts, talents, and/or high potential.  TAG also sponsors and fosters activities to develop the field of gifted education, such as the dissemination of information, the conduct of research, and other scholarly investigations. TAG supports and encourages specialized professional preparation for educators of individuals with gifts, talents, and/or high potential, as well as for professional persons in related areas. TAG also works with organizations, agencies, families, or individuals whose purposes are consistent with its own.

About The Center for Gifted Studies: Located on the WKU campus in Bowling Green,The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than 30 years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.  The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.

Contact: Zack Ryle, (270) 745-3014.

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