Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of
Southern Mississippi will hold its 22nd Annual Parenting Gifted
Children Conference on Sept. 24, 2005. The event is offered to assist
parents and other concerned adults to better understand the unique
intellectual, academic, and social-emotional needs of the gifted
and talented and to provide an opportunity to interact with leaders
in gifted education from across the state and nation.
Dr. Sylvia Rimm, director of Family Achievement
Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, will be the keynote speaker. Rimm's presentation
is titled "Growing Up Too Fast: What Parents Can Do to Help
Their Gifted Child." 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 to be held during the conference
include "Developing Parent Leadership," "Science
and Your Gifted Child," "How to Start an MAGC Affiliate,"
"The Young Scientist," "Supporting Visually Artistic
Children," "Instructional Management Plans," "Resources
for Scientific Exploration" and "Appropriate Practices
for Gifted Preschoolers."
The conference will be held in Joseph A. Green
Hall on the university's Hattiesburg campus. The cost to attend
is $30, and the deadline for registration is Sept. 10. For more
information, call (601) 266-5236, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit our Web site at http://www.usm.edu/gifted.