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Honors Mentorship: Lighting the Way for the Future by Connecting Passion and Career

Saturday, November 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: 210 B

Do you want to provide gifted and talented high school students with an authentic, professional experience beyond the traditional school setting? Georgia offers an honors course that is also an approved gifted delivery model – Honors Mentorship! Honors Mentorship answers today’s challenge to help gifted students connect their academics and career paths. Participants engage in an interactive session to learn about the blended learning curriculum approach; developing and managing the program; and powerful student outcomes. Join us to see how your district can light the way to the future with a rigorous curriculum and professional opportunities for gifted and talented high school students.

Laurie Ecke

Assistant Director of Innovative and Advanced Programs
Hall County Schools

After teaching middle and high school gifted, honors, and IB courses for 15 years, Laurie Ecke is currently the Assistant Director of Innovative and Advanced Programs for Hall County Schools in Gainesville, Ga. She teaches the Gifted Endorsement courses for Hall County Schools and Pioneer RESA and is the Legislative Liaison for the Georgia Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Ecke was involved in the first public school International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma Programme focused on Native Speakers of Spanish, and her dissertation explored immigrant students’ stories in an IB Programme. She advocates for gifted and talented students from all backgrounds to reach their potential in educational opportunities that build on their unique strengths and interests. She has been married for 35 years to Skip Ecke, has three beautiful children, and three amazing grandchildren.

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Jennifer Killingsworth

Honors Mentorship Coordinator
Hall County Schools

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