Wednesday, September 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,
Online Workshop (Zoom)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, GT, SEL

Please know that the BTLC is covering the registration cost of this professional development experience. It’s imperative you complete this registration with the email address to which you would like your registration confirmation to be sent, as within this confirmation you’ll find instructions for joining this professional development experience.​

Presenter: Michael S. Matthews, PhD, is professor and graduate program director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Under-representation of specific student groups among students identified as gifted and talented has been evident for over 50 years, but it over the past five to ten years there has been dramatic growth in the literature addressing this topic. Most recently, beginning in summer 2020, equity moved to center stage as the primary consideration for many organizations. In this presentation I address how assessment choices and practices can support equity, diversity, and inclusion in gifted identification. Because identification serves a gatekeeping role and precedes other salient concerns such as program delivery models and student retention, focusing on how this step can become more effective is key to addressing under-representation in gifted programming in the K-12 setting.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.