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Strategies for Promoting Social Justice Problem Seeking

Friday, November 10
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 217 A

When given the opportunity, students can utilize their gifts to accomplish AMAZING feats! Alex McKelvey, age 8, completed 600 acts of kindness; William Kamkwamba, age 14, built a windmill to irrigate his village’s farms during a famine; and Natalie Warne, age 18, led a national campaign to rescue minors from Ugandan child armies. Let’s place more talented students in the spotlight! As your students’ gatekeeper, you can empower them to address society’s most pressing needs. Join us for a discussion of five key strategies to cultivate students’ creative problem seeking skills, empathy for others, and engagement in social justice.

Cindy M. Gilson

Assistant Professor of Gifted Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Cindy M. Gilson is an Assistant Professor in the Special Education and Child Development department at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After teaching elementary education for over 10 years, she received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Gifted Education and Talent Development from the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include gifted and talented education, differentiated curriculum and instruction, classroom discourse, and professional development.

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Micah N. Bruce-Davis

Assistant Professor
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Micah N. Bruce-Davis is an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has been a classroom teacher and a research assistant at The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Her research interests include specialized schools and programs, motivation, and the affective needs of gifted students.

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Michael S. Matthews

Professor and AIG Graduate Program Director
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Michael S. Matthews is associate professor and Director of the Academically & Intellectually Gifted graduate programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is co-editor of Gifted Child Quarterly, and also has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Matthews also is Chair of the Special Interest Group—Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent of the American Educational Research Association. His professional interests in advanced academics and gifted education include research methods; policy; science learning; motivation and underachievement; parenting; and issues in the education of gifted and academically advanced learners from diverse backgrounds, specifically those who are English language learners. Dr. Matthews is the author or editor of five books, over 40 peer reviewed journal articles, and numerous book chapters in gifted education. His work has been recognized with the Early Scholar Award (2010) from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award from the AERA SIG—Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (2012).

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