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Balanced research and practice Teachers of gifted students received scholarships to attend university led Professional Learning on Developing Gifted Potential. This study aimed to explore teachers of gifted students’ perceptions, motivations, and strategies for identifying and teaching highly able students for talent development in their classrooms....

Balanced research and practice Acceleration is well-supported by research and tools are available for making informed decisions. Drawing on decades of research and practical experience with acceleration, the presenter will discuss a team decision approach that is data informed and includes input from family, educators and...

Balanced research and practice Robust gifted education policies provide a framework for identification, services, teacher preparedness, accountability for student learning and program evaluation. Together, these policies define comprehensive, equitable opportunities for high achieving and high-potential students. Having well-designed and approved policies in place reflects an education...

Balanced research and practice This workshop seeks to connect research and practice through a discussion of theoretical tensions and practical classroom experiences which arise in teaching gifted students. We have two main objectives: create an engaging discussion about the tensions in teaching gifted students and facilitate...

Balanced research and practice In this multimodal, performative talk, we will meet an existentially estranged, gifted young adult. We are going to discover through storytelling that this person will be invited by his mentor to start a dialogue with four representatives of nature. They will invite...

Balanced research and practice This mixed-methods study sought to understand how coupling teacher education with research-based instructional interventions could influence underrepresented students participation in advanced mathematics coursework in a single school district. Results of this study show that teachers need professional development and that the amount...