Middle Grades

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Resistance or Rebellion? Engaging Bright Students in the Politics of a Democracy

Friday, November 10
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: 208 B

What is the difference between resistance and rebellion? Who are the patriots and who are the traitors? After this tumultuous presidential election, how do we tell the difference? More importantly, how do we engage our middle school students in discussion that reflects a positive, productive approach? Join us and learn about a challenging, evidence-based unit that bridges the gap from the Civil Rights Movements of the 1860s through the 1960s to today. Also, we discuss a scope and sequence for the teaching of critical thinking skills that may help our students learn the difference between resistance and rebellion, discussion and debate. Practice using our model for enhancing existing curriculum.

Carol L. Tieso

Professor, Gifted Education
College of William & Mary

Dr. Carol Tieso, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Professor of Gifted Education, currently acts as Graduate Dean for the School of Education and teaches graduate courses in gifted education at The College of William and Mary. Dr. Tieso served as co- principal investigator on a USDOE-funded Javits demonstration grant, Project Civis. Prior to joining the faculty at the College of William and Mary, she served as program coordinator for gifted programs at the University of Alabama. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Connecticut and earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Gifted and Talented Education in June, 2000. Dr. Tieso recently served on the NAGC Board of Directors.
Dr. Tieso's research interests include examining the impact of flexible grouping and curriculum differentiation models on students' achievement and investigating patterns of Dabrowski’s Overexcitabilities in gifted, talented, and creative students. Her teaching interests focus on meeting the socio-emotional needs of talented students and improving the quality of curriculum and instruction for gifted students.

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