Speaking Engagements

NAGC 2015 Annual Convention

The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Toolkit for Promoting Gifted Education in the General Education Culture

Sharon Duncan – Gifted Consultant and Co-Founder, Gifted Research and Outreach Inc & Gifted Identity

Joanna Haase, Ph.D., MFT

Like the Emperor’s loyal subjects, many educators feel intimidated to speak about what cognitive neuroscientists have found to be true about giftedness. Driven by equity pressures, the Emperor’s weavers decorate the truth with threads of grit and practice. Come hear a psychologist and an organizational behaviorist discuss findings from cognitive neuroscience and share suggestions for incorporating change management principals into the general education culture. Participants will leave with increased knowledge of cognitive neuroscience, suggestions for promoting healthy connections between gifted education and general education, and guidance on how to properly incorporate popular research into curriculum and instruction for gifted learners.

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