The Giftedness Knows No Boundaries panel discussion will be led by award-winning journalist Leslie Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez will moderate a panel made up of: Jonathan Plucker, NAGC President-Elect; Haley Taylor Schlitz, the Texas teen currently attending law school to become an advocate for gifted students; and Shawn Moore, former NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy finalist, and Director of Community and Inclusion, as well as Associate Director of Admissions, at St. Christopher's in Richmond, VA. Panelists will share research and personal anecdotes on ways to achieve equity in gifted education.
Choose one of three mini-keynotes on important topics in gifted education presented by leaders in the field.
Ronald Beghetto, University of Connecticut, Storrs, is a world renown expert on creative thought and action in educational settings.
Frank Worrell, University of California, Berkley discusses bias and diversity in gifted identification; confronting the facts and changing the conversation.
Claire Hughes Lynch, College of Coastal Georgia will discuss curriculum for gifted learners.
Lisa Yee, an award-winning author of children and young adult novels, jingles, Disney T.V. shows, canned bean labels, and more…much more. Her book Millicent Min, Girl Genius won the prestigious Sid Fleishman Humor Award. Her latest book, The Kidney Hypothetical, features a goal-obsessed teen.
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Northwestern University, and Rena F. Subotnik, American Psychological Association, will discuss giftedness and high performance, highlighting research and practice. Drs Subotnik, Olszewski-Kubilius, and Worrell are editors on two recent books—Talent Development as Framework for Gifted Education (Prufrock Academic Press) and The Psychology of High Performance: Developing Human Potential into Domain-Specific Talent (APA).