Category: Poster

52 - NC AIG Booster Shots: Providing Just-In-Time Professional Development Support for ALL

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The NC AIG Booster Shots are a series of mini professional development sessions designed to highlight and promote best gifted instructional practices, provide tangible social and emotional support for gifted learners, and provide job-embedded professional learning that is targeted, meaningful, quick, and can support teachers with instruction for AIG learners tomorrow!

Stephanie R. Cyrus

State Consultant for Gifted and Advanced Programming
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sneha Shah Coltrane

Director, Division of Advanced Learning & Gifted Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sneha Shah-Coltrane is currently the Director of Advanced Learning and Gifted Education at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). She works with public school districts, teachers, policy-makers, families, colleges/universities, and other advocates of gifted education to ensure that the needs of gifted learners are most effectively met in the state of North Carolina. She has been in this position since 2009.

Before joining NCDPI, Sneha was an elementary school teacher, gifted education specialist, professional developer, author and researcher. As Co-Director of Project U-STARS~PLUS, Using Science, Talents and Abilities to Recognize Students, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Sneha worked with school teachers and district personnel across the country to better recognize and respond to outstanding potential in young students. In all of her work, she strives to meet and better understand the needs of advanced students, including those from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds, through various lenses including policy and teacher development.

Sneha also serves the gifted community in multiple roles, including having been Co-Chair of the Early Childhood Division of the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) and served on the Board of Directors of The Association of the Gifted, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of State Directors for Gifted Programs (CSDPG).