The Impact of School Closings on Gifted Services: Recommendations for a Post-COVID-19 World
Paper presentation133Charlton Wolfgang, Millersville University, United States
Central AmericaFri 10:30 - 12:00
Balanced research and practice
This qualitative study explored the perspectives and lived experiences of teachers of the gifted and parents/guardians of gifted learners in the United States within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and provided a deeper understanding of gifted education by determining the meaning of these experiences. Utilizing surveys, open-ended response questions, and in-depth interviews, teachers and parents shared their thoughts and perceptions about academic challenge, enrichment, and students’ social-emotional health throughout the shutdown. Recommendations to best meet gifted learners' needs post-COVID, including a preliminary model for optimizing gifted services, will be shared and discussed in this session.
Connecting Research & Practice in Meaningful Ways, Innovative educational practices