Category: Professional Development

6 - Are You Listening to Your Gifted Students?

Saturday, Nov 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join this session to learn how gifted children differ from their age peers and why specialized services are required for their social and emotional vulnerability. We explore strategies and activities to foster healthy social and emotional development in gifted children. Teachers leave with multiple resources.


Shirley J. Farrell

Assistant Professor, Gifted Education Program Coordinator
Troy University
Tyler, Alabama

Shirley Farrell has been in gifted education for 25 years in various roles. She has been a classroom gifted specialist faciliating pullout programs, developing curriculum for pullout programs, and differentiating curriculum in general education classrooms for gifted learners; gifted coordinator coordinating 45 elementary and middle school gifted specialists for the second largest school system in the state; State Education Specialist monitoring gifted programs and providing technical assistance and professional development for public schools; and, currently assistant professor and program coordinator for gifted education at Troy University. Shirley loves technology and is passionate about gifted education.