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Lisa Marie Dunn-Flores

Lisa Marie Dunn-Flores

Coordinator

(956) 473-2060

lmdunn@uisd.net

 

GT Parent Virtual Conference Registration (For a Fee), Baylor University

 

Dear Parents,

Greetings! The Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at Baylor University is hosting its second annual GT Parent Conference this Saturday, April 17, 2021. The GT Parent Conference consists of informational sessions led by renowned educators, counselors, and parents. These sessions address critical issues in parenting gifted students, such as debunking common myths about gifted kids, developing creativity, advocating for your child, accessing services, and more. In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet the parents of other gifted students and share experiences, learn from each other, and build relationships.

The conference will be held on this Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. via Zoom. From 2:00–3:00 p.m., there will be a hosted parent networking reception in which you will have an opportunity to interact with other parents and speakers. All sessions will be recorded, and you will have access to them after the conference, so even if you can make it to only a few live sessions, you can watch (or rewatch!) the sessions later. We would love to have you attend.

To see the schedule, speakers, and conversations, and to register for this virtual conference, please visit the Baylor GT Center website.

Our Center staff is proud to work for gifted children and ready to be a resource for your family. We hope to see you on Saturday!

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer H. Robins, Ph.D.
Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Donna B. Hulsey
Doctoral Student in Ed. Psych., Specializing in Gifted

Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97282
Waco, TX 76798-7282
t: (254) 710-2171
f: (254) 710-4909

 

The goal of the United Independent School District Gifted/Talented (GT) Program is to enable GT students to progress beyond the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) of the regular school curriculum by providing in-depth learning experiences that explore complex subjects and issues.

Gifted/Talented Program Overview

As a result of participation in the GT Program, students are expected to:

  • Grow in understanding of universal themes, issues, or problems through subject related activities planned to develop these understandings.
  • Develop thinking skills (critical, creative, problem-solving, and logical) that will enable them to take their rightful place in solving social, ecological, and technical problems of the future.
  • Develop independence in acquisition of knowledge and in learning to apply information in new situations and use it to develop new products.
  • Develop an understanding of their giftedness and an appreciation for others through studies of individual differences and through interaction with both intellectual and social peers.

Kinder – Pre-screening begins in September with services being rendered in March to identified students

Elementary – K-5th grade GT students may receive services at their home campus through classroom instruction and  GT project-based opportunities with trained GT teachers.

 

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