Global Awareness

Concurrent

Exploring Global Controversies With Authentic Texts and Meaningful Learning Experiences

Saturday, November 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: 212 A

Global conflicts and injustices can take a heavy emotional toll on gifted children, who often feel powerless to effect real change. The humanities classroom can be a starting point for the development of ethical leadership and critical citizenship, preparing students to engage meaningfully with a broken world. Intentional curriculum design and meaningful learning strategies can empower gifted students to understand the context and causes of international disputes and controversies while equipping them with tools to propose meaningful reforms and solutions. This session outlines discussion strategies, games, simulations, reading and writing activities, and critical thinking exercises that will bring issues of international importance into your classroom in a productive way.

Cheryl Taliaferro

Humanities Teacher and G/T Lead
ASPIRE Academy for the Highly Gifted

Dr. Cheryl Taliaferro has worked in education for twenty-two years as a classroom teacher, curriculum writer, academic coordinator, and teacher educator. Her research and teaching interests include gifted education, critical literacy, social justice, and the use of multicultural and international texts in secondary classrooms. She currently teaches humanities at ASPIRE Academy for the Highly Gifted in Grapevine, Texas.

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Clint Bland

6th-grade Humanities Teacher
ASPIRE Academy for the Highly Gifted

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