The annual Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted is scheduled for March 5 from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the R.C. Cook University Union at the University of Southern Mississippi, and will be hosted by the university’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.
Dr. Kristen Stephens, assistant professor of the practice in education program at Duke University, will present the keynote address titled “Digital Storytelling: Narratives for the 21st Century,” and a second presentation, “Creative Product Development in the Gifted Classroom.”
Dr. Sandee Manning, assistant professor in the Southern Miss Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education will present “When Gifted Students Underachieve,” and Carol Paola, executive director of the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children, will present “Parent Advocacy for Gifted Education.”
Another featured presenter will be Chauncey Spears, advanced learning/gifted programs division director for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction for Mississippi Department of Education, will present “Gifted Education in Mississippi.”
The presentations will be followed by the program “Time for Sharing” in which teachers will share materials, mini-units, activities, ideas and products they have enjoyed success with in the classroom.
Registration will be from 8-8:45 a.m. at the union in rooms A and B. Continuing Education Units (CEUs, .5) will be offered for $20. Applications should be completed and returned by Feb. 26. To register or to get more information about this event, contact the Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 601.266.5236. To learn more about the center and its programs, online visit www.usm.edu/gifted
About The University of Southern Mississippi
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