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STEM Curriculum with a Track Record: Conversations with Colleagues -- Roundtable Discussions

Thursday, November 9
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: 203 B

Take an in-depth look at your choice of one of several STEM-focused curricula found effective with supporting achievement in low-income gifted learners. Talk with developers or experienced implementers of the curriculum about key features.

Kristy Kidd

Project Director, STEM Starters+
Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education

Kristy Kidd is the STEM Starters+ Director, a Jacob K. Javits research and demonstration project, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Kristy has 21 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school science in the Little Rock Public Schools. She has also served as a building gifted and talented facilitator for the Little Rock Schools, an adjunct professor of early childhood science methods for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and most recently as the k-12 math and science specialist for the eStem Public Charter Schools. She is the recipient of the Milken National Educator Award which honors top educators around the country for their achievements in education. Kristy is also a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the recipient of the Arkansas Museum of Discovery SPARK! Star Award which honors Arkansans who have been influential in STEM fields.

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Monica Meadows

Doctoral Student / Gifted and Talented Facilitator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock / Jacksonville North Pulaski School District

Monica Meadows is in her tweleth year of teaching. She has expericence teaching various high school science classes, high school talented and gifted seminar classes, middle school gifted and talented pull-out classes, elementary gifted and talented pull-out classes, and elementary enrichment classes. She has also taught for several years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Summer Laureate University for Youth program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with Social Studies emphasis with a minor in Physics from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Masters of Education degree in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Monica is continuing her education, pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she is also an adjunct instructor.

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Debbie D. Dailey

Assistant Professor of Gifted Education
University of Central Arkansas

Debbie Dailey, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Teaching And Learning at the University of Central Arkansas where she is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teaching program and the Gifted and Talented Education program. Formerly, Debbie was the Associate Director for the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education and Advanced Placement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Debbie also served as the Curriculum Coordinator and Peer Coach of a federally funded program, STEM Starters, which focused on improving science instruction in the elementary grades. Prior to moving to higher education, Debbie was a high school science teacher and gifted education teacher for twenty years.

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Katherine Gavin

Associate Professor
University of Connecticut

Katherine Gavin has over 30 years of experience in education as a mathematics teacher, math district coordinator, elementary assistant principal, and Associate Professor at the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut. The focus of her research is the development and evaluation of advanced math curriculum. She is director of Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds and is senior author on these innovative, NAGC award-winning math curriculum units for talented elementary students. She is also director and senior author on the NSF Project M2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians curriculum units for primary students. Kathy is co-author of a new CCSS-aligned middle school math curriculum, Math Innovations. She is the author of Identifying and Nurturing Math Talent, part of The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education and has published numerous articles and book chapters on gifted mathematics education. She works with teachers nationally and internationally who are interested in developing mathematical thinking and talent in their students.

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