Identifying Gifted Students of Color Conference

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We invite you to join us for our 2020 virtual conference! 
August 11, 2020
10 a.m.–2 p.m.


Our 2020 conference will be held in conjunction with our Giftedness Institute. This free one-day virtual conference focuses on the challenges we, as PreK–12 educators, psychologists, and parents, face when trying to identify and support gifted learners of color. This biannual conference is of particular value to educators who work in communities with African American and Latinx students.

IGSOCC provides an enriching framework around the intellectual, academic, and psychosocial traits of gifted students of color by sharing student vignettes that dispel myths and negative stereotypes; discussing the impact of implicit bias on recognizing giftedness; and sharing identification protocols found to be successful in identifying gifted students of color. You do not need to attend the Giftedness Institute to attend this one-day pre-conference.

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About the 2018 Conference

Dr. Joy Lawson Davis discusses common obstacles encountered by gifted students of color



In 2018, we welcomed over 60 attendees! The conference featured Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, expert in gifted education and award-winning author of Bright, Talented & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners. Dr. Davis delivered her keynote address, entitled Are You a Facilitator or a Barrier? Recognizing and Nurturing Giftedness in ALL Communities.”




Two Identifying Gifted Students of Color Conference attendees discuss gifted education in diverse communities
Identifying Gifted Students of Color attendee reacts to one of the speaker presentations
Identifying Gifted Students of Color attendees discuss gifted education

2018 Conference Schedule

8:30 am
Registration Opens

9:30 am
Giftedness 101: Debunking the Myth

10:45 am
Identifying the Optimal Journey

11:45 am
Lunch with Break-Out Discussion Tables

1:00 pm
Shifting the Paradigm: Expanding the Opportunities for
Gifted Students of Color

2:00 pm 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joy Lawson Davis

3:00 pm
Skipped Over and Identified: Students and
Teachers of Color Panel

4:00 pm
Closing Remarks and Reception