Educators interested in participating in the spring Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted conference at The University of Southern Mississippi are encouraged to register by the Feb. 26 deadline. This event will be held March 5 from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the university’s R.C. Cook University Union and is offered at no charge to participants.
Hosted by the College of Education and Psychology’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, the conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Kristen Stephens, assistant professor of the practice, for the Duke University Program in Education, “Digital Storytelling: Narratives for the 21st Century.” She will also offer another presentation, entitled “Product Development by Gifted Students.”
Other speakers and their presentations include Dr. Sandee Manning, Southern Miss assistant professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education, “When Gifted Students Underachieve;” Carol Paola, executive director of the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children, “Parent Advocacy for Gifted Education;” and Chauncey Spears, advanced learning/gifted programs division director, Mississippi Department of Education Office of Curriculum and Instruction, “Gifted Education in Mississippi.”
Following the presentations will be the Time for Sharing session, in which teachers of the gifted share materials, mini-units, activities, ideas and products they have used successfully in the classroom. The conference will also offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for $20.
To learn more about the conference or to register, contact the Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 601.266.5236; online, visit www.usm.edu/gifted.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.