Category: Poster

39 - Hosting A STEAM Saturday!

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

In this session, attendees hear about the successes and challenges of hosting a Saturday program for gifted learners. STEAM Saturday is a one-day opportunity for gifted learners to come and explore their creative potential as they choose and participate in activities designed to integrate creative, artistic talents with the STEM components of science, technology, engineering, and math with an arts-integrated twist. Attendees leave with the knowledge of how to host their own Saturday program to enrich the lives of gifted learners in their school or community.

Christina B. Liverett

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of the Center for Creative Scholars
William Carey University
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Dr. Christina Liverett is currently an assistant professor of gifted education at William Carey University and is the director of the Center for Creative Scholars which hosts Creativity Explorations for gifted students twice a year at William Carey University.She previously taught intellectually gifted learners at the elementary level for ten years and was a regular education teacher for eight years. Her previous presentations include Metacognition and the Gifted Learner at the Mississippi Association of Gifted Children State Conference, Jackson, MS. October 2016; Improving Accountability through Metacognitive Processes and Mental Organization at the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA, October 2016; Teaching Opportunities for Women in Chile at the meeting of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), Hattiesburg, MS September 2016; Improving Accountability through Metacognitive Processes and Mental Organization at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, Minneapolis, MN August, 2015; Plagiarism and the Gifted Student, Mississippi Association of Gifted Children State Conference, Hattiesburg, MS, September 2011; and The Value of “little c” as Reflected in the Lives of “Big C” Contributors. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2006. She was the Project Director for the Whole Schools Initiative while teaching gifted learners and the recipient of Arts in the Classroom grant from Mississippi Arts Commission, June 2009, 2010, & 2011, as well as Gifted Contact Person for the Laurel School District 2004-14. She has one daughter who is a recent graduate of The University of Texas and lives in Austin, TX. Dr. Liverett currently resides in Laurel, MS with her three cats.