MAILED: May 5, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is again offering a challenging opportunity this summer for educators and parents interested in enhancing their knowledge about gifted children.
"Celebrating Gifted Education IX, Giftedness and Wonder" will focus on meeting the needs of gifted students in the classroom and the home. Morning workshops will be presented by classroom teachers, gifted program coordinators and parents on a wide spectrum of topics related to the gifted child. Afternoon sessions will further enhance participants' knowledge relating to giftedness and wonder.
Judy Galbraith, former classroom teacher specializing in gifted education and founder of the Free Spirit Press, will present a keynote address "Growing Good Kids" on Thursday, June 19. Debra Zhems, a gifted education resource teacher in the Eau Claire School District, will present pedagogical strategies for teaching critical thinking skills to gifted children and conduct a demonstration lesson with local children on Friday, June 20.
The workshops are designed for classroom teachers, coordinators of gifted and talented programs, resources teachers, specialists, district administrators, principals, school board members, parents and any person who is interested in learning more about gifted and talented children.
All workshop participants must register for the two-day workshop and pay a $110 fee. Students wanting to obtain graduate credit have the option of earning one to three credits.
For more information regarding registration, contact Debra Moen at (715) 836-5843. For information regarding credit requirements, contact Dr. Ann Klein at (715) 836-6031.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 9, 1997