Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted will be held on Friday,
Sept. 23, at the Center for Healthy Living located at the Hattiesburg
This conference, sponsored by The University
of Southern Mississippi’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted
Studies, is designed to educate teachers on current curriculum and
instructional issues in gifted education. Teachers of the gifted,
regular education teachers, psychologists, and administrators are
encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend the conference,
and the deadline for registration is Sept. 10.
Dr. Sylvia Rimm, director of Family Achievement
Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, will be the keynote speaker. She will
present “The Social Emotional Development of Gifted Children:
Understanding and Serving Their Needs.” Rimm was a contributing
correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and was featured on the
Oprah Winfrey Show and in People magazine. She is also a clinical
professor at Case School of Medicine in Cleveland.
Other sessions will be lead by Dr. Conrad Castle,
state consultant for gifted education, who will present “Mississippi
Gifted Education: The Instructional Management Plan”; Dr.
Sandra Manning will present “Appropriate Practices for Screening,
Identifying, and Serving Potentially Gifted Preschoolers”;
and Jean Prather, executive director of the Mississippi Association
for Gifted Children, will give an update on current legislation
and how it affects gifted education.
Immediately following lunch, teachers will
be given time to share activities and ideas. Teachers should indicate
their intent to share materials on their registration form.
For more information, contact The Frances A.
Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at (601) 266-5236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information may also be found on our Web site at http://www.usm.edu/gifted.