Category: Poster

64 - Radical Acceleration: Fact vs. Fiction

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Acceleration is perhaps one of the more controversial options for gifted students, and the more grades a student skips, the worse it is… or is it? Join a PhD student in Educational Psychology who radically accelerated through high school, and her mother who guided and supported her through it, for an interactive discussion on the facts about acceleration and our personal experience. Additionally, we share advice for parents considering this option for their child as well as teachers, researchers, and administrators wanting to learn more about acceleration.

Noel Jett

Doctoral Student
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Noel Jett is the youngest PhD student at University of North Texas and is working towards her Educational Psychology PhD with a focus in Gifted and Talented Education. She attended Texas A&M University at 14 years old and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology there. Her research interests include social and emotional needs, with a focus on traditionally-underserved populations, as well as creative curriculum and instruction.

Nancy Shastid

Board Member
Texas Parents of the Profoundly Gifted
Denton, Texas

I am a mere mom to a phenomenal profoundly gifted daughter. With a degree in pre-law, I was a litigation paralegal before I became a stay-at-home-mom. I quickly sequed to homeschooling mom, then educational facilitator, then executive assistant. Along the way I joined the Board of the Texas Parents of the Profoundlty GIfted.