Identifying Gifted Students of Color Conference

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Thank you for joining the 2018
Identifying Gifted Students of Color Conference!

We welcomed over 60 attendees to the 2018 conference! Join our Giftedness Institute in August 2019 for more lectures, workshops, and information about identifying gifted students of color. Read further for details from our 2018 event.  

 


 

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

About the Conference

The Identifying Gifted Students of Color Conference focuses on the challenges we, as educators, psychologists, and parents, face when trying to identify and support gifted learners of color. The 2018 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.”

The Identifying Gifted Students of Color Conference 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.

 


 

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