Category: Poster

7 - Affective Education: Measuring the Unmeasurable

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

How do gifted educators measure student growth within Affective Education? Providing social and emotional curriculum to meet the needs of gifted learners has always been our mission; however, it was a struggle to measure social and emotional growth. Through our work with a university research department, we have found an effective way for students and teachers to measure personal growth. This is not a curriculum adoption or a product to purchase, but rather a research-based framework that uses common vocabulary, user-friendly resources, and comprehensive surveys that enable each of us to learn, share, grow, and measure our interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Attendee participation and discussion is highly encouraged.



Lenae Lazzelle

Gifted Education Director
Phelps Center for Gifted Education, Springfield Public Schools
Springfield, Missouri

Dr. Lenae Lazzelle is the Director of Gifted Education for Springfield Public Schools. She is the administrator for over 900 students in three gifted programs: The WINGS program at the Phelps Center for Gifted Education serves gifted students from 36 elementary and 10 middle schools, the BRIDGES program established to meet the needs of gifted students enrolled in 24 of the most under-resourced schools, and the full time middle school gifted program, SCHOLARS, housed within Central High School. In addition, Dr. Lazzelle serves on the Missouri Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children, President of the Gifted Association of Missouri, the National Association for Gifted Children State Affiliate, and Vice President of the Drury University Center for Gifted Education.
Dr. Lazzelle earned her Doctor of Education and Education Specialist degree from Southwest Baptist University. She received a Master in Educational Administration from Missouri State University, a Master in Gifted Education and a Bachelor in Elementary Education from Drury University. Published work includes: Student Perceptions of Engagement in Part-time and Full-time Gifted Programs (2015), Improving Achievement in Minority and Poverty Gifted Populations (2009), and Meeting the Needs of Highly Gifted Students (2001). You can follow Dr. Lazzelle on the Twitter @llazzelle.