Category: Poster

73 - Teachers’ and Gifted Students’ Perspectives on Secondary STEM Programming

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Making meaningful improvements to secondary STEM programming requires understanding the perspectives of both STEM teachers and gifted students on current STEM practice. This session shares the results of recent studies examining teachers’ and students’ experiences of secondary STEM education. Looking at STEM through the eyes of teachers and gifted students brings clarity on processes and resources needed within these programs. Recommendations are given to support best practices for designing advanced STEM curriculum and instruction.

Kelly Margot

Assistant Professor
Grand Valley State University
Royse City, Texas

Kelly is an assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in West Michigan. She has worked with gifted students for over 14 years. She earned her PhD in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted and talented from the University of North Texas. Her research interests include perfectionism, creativity, and the social and emotional development of gifted students.

Dianna Mullet

Doctoral Candidate
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Dianna R. Mullet is a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas College of Education in Denton, Texas. Her research interests focus on underserved and underrepresented gifted and talented students, and feminist models of talent development in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.