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Gifted Chat

Gifted Chat

By Shirley Farrell

This monthly podcast covers topics about gifted education. Each episode features a leader in gifted education discussing the topic that is near and dear to them.
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EPISODE 2/1: Dr. Joy Lawson Davis: Equity in Gifted Education and Cultural Competency in Schools
EPISODE 2/1: Dr. Joy Lawson Davis: Equity in Gifted Education and Cultural Competency in Schools
Joy Lawson Davis, EdD, is the award-winning author and expert scholar in Diversity & Equity in Gifted & Advanced Learner Programs. She is a leader in gifted education at the local, state, national, and international levels. Dr. Davis not only has the knowledge and wisdom, but has the experience in gifted education, as a gifted teacher. Two of her must-have books are Bright, Talented, & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners and Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: Perspectives from the Field.
36:44
January 29, 2023
Episode 8: Dr. Jaime A. Castello: Gifted Students with Trauma, Toxic Stress, and ACEs
Episode 8: Dr. Jaime A. Castello: Gifted Students with Trauma, Toxic Stress, and ACEs
Join the conversation with Dr. Jaime Castellano, Professor in the Department of Special Education at Florida Atlantic University, to identify and support students with trauma, toxic stress, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Learn strategies to support and locate services to help our gifted students and their families. Also, hear about the new edition of his book, Special Populations in Gifted Education. 
40:59
November 16, 2022
Episode 7: Dr. Emily Mofield: Vertical Differentiation
Episode 7: Dr. Emily Mofield: Vertical Differentiation
Join Dr. Emily Mofield, assistant professor from Lipscomb University,  as she discusses vertical differentiation for gifted and high-potential students. She shares a few strategies from her latest book, Vertical Differentiation for Gifted, Advanced, and High-Potential Students, and how they can be applied to reveal and cultivate talent in K-12 students. Emily uses the ABC's for differentiation of A-advance the content, B-build the buy-in, and C-create the challenge. Leave this chat wanting her new book, which is now available! You can follow Dr. Mofield on twitter: @MofieldEmily.
18:09
August 09, 2022
Episode 6: Dr. Matt Makel: Why do we need Gifted Education?
Episode 6: Dr. Matt Makel: Why do we need Gifted Education?
Join the conversation with Dr. Matt Makel, Associate Research Scientist in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, as we discuss "Why do we need gifted education?". This episode is one of the longer chats as we discussed the need for gifted education and how to improve how we do gifted.
37:59
June 28, 2022
Episode 5: Dr. Joni Lakin: The Collective Obsession with Identification over Services
Episode 5: Dr. Joni Lakin: The Collective Obsession with Identification over Services
Join Dr. Joni Lakin as she discusses services for gifted students as well as sharing data with general education teachers to provide services in the general education classroom. You will learn why advanced math needs to start in middle school for students going into STEM and medical fields! Dr. Lakin shares strategies gifted specialist can use to help with talent development and talent identification. 
23:04
May 16, 2022
Episode 4: Lisa Van Gemert: Word! Why Gifted Kids Need Special Vocabulary Instruction
Episode 4: Lisa Van Gemert: Word! Why Gifted Kids Need Special Vocabulary Instruction
Join Gifted Guru, Lisa van Gemert, as we discuss the importance of teaching vocabulary to gifted students.
26:52
April 13, 2022
Episode 3: Dr. Patti Wood- Gifted Readers
Episode 3: Dr. Patti Wood- Gifted Readers
Gifted readers need appropriate instruction and reading level books, but we have to make sure the content is appropriate. Dr. Patti Wood explains how to teach to the gifted and High-Ability Readers. She shared her resource links below. Blendspace link for resources for gifted readers: https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/aerO28kQxqYt4w Novel Guides for Gifted Readers: https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/wvBp3rhmXIyYqg/novel-guides-for-gifted-readers-grades-2-8
25:03
March 17, 2022
Episode 2: Dr. Brian Housand, Gifted 360 & Coordinator of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program at University of North Carolina Wilmington
Episode 2: Dr. Brian Housand, Gifted 360 & Coordinator of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program at University of North Carolina Wilmington
Join this session with Dr. Brian Housand as he talks about CONNECTIONS on many, different levels. Gifted children need connections with intellectual peers who share interests and teachers of gifted need connections with other gifted teachers. You may find other connections within the discussion and hopefully, you will make a connection!  Once you listen to the podcast, go to the Facebook page to join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/AAGCGiftedChat. You can learn more by following us at alabamagifted.org and on Instagram and Twitter-@alabamagifted. To learn more about Dr. Housand, check out his website: https://www.brianhousand.com/
27:11
February 14, 2022
Episode 1: Emily Hurst & Ashley Strickland, Gifted Directors at ALSDE
Episode 1: Emily Hurst & Ashley Strickland, Gifted Directors at ALSDE
Join this session with the Gifted Education Specialists at the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) as they talk about the continuum of services for gifted learners. They discuss training for general education teachers and how specialists will provide services for gifted students in Grades K-12. Once you listen to the podcast, go to the Facebook page to join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/AAGCGiftedChat. You can learn more by following us at alabamagifted.org and on Instagram and Twitter-@alabamagifted.
16:48
January 07, 2022