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67 - Shining a Light on Growth Mindset: What Parents Should Know to Help Their Gifted Child Succeed

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The research shows that many gifted students know over half of the general curriculum at the beginning of the year. When students eventually start working on content that is challenging, why do some students embrace the challenge and others start to doubt their abilities? In this session, parents learn about Carol Dweck's research on mindset and how important it is for gifted students. They walk away with strategies and resources to help encourage growth mindset in their children in ways that will help to set them up for success!

Stacy Hayden

Doctoral Student
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Stacy Hayden is currently a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut. Previously, Stacy worked in Alexandria City Public Schools as a Talented and Gifted Teacher for five years while serving as the Young Scholars Lead Teacher. She completed her Master's at the University of Connecticut in Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development and recieved her Gifted Endorsement from the College of William and Mary. Stacy is a past Javits-Fraiser Scholar.

Kelly Miller

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia

Kelly Miller is a fourth grade teacher from Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia. She is currently completing her gifted endorsement through the College of William and Mary. Kelly recieved her B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University and her Master's degree in Elementary Education from Marymount University. She also serves as her school's young scholars coordinator.