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Saturday, January 23 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
When Gifted Kids Feel Out of Place: Red Polka Dot in a School of Plaid

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This session will draw on the work of Varian Johnson and others to help teachers use literature to address the social and emotional needs of gifted learners. Since literature is a natural reflection of our lives, it serves as an effective way for gifted learners to begin a conversation about issues they face, such as perfectionism, over-excitabilities, and imposter syndrome. This session is appropriate for educators at all grade levels since a variety of examples will be used. 

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Kay Shurtleff

Senior Consultant, ESC, Region 10
After 19 glorious years in the classroom, I came to Region 10 ESC as an English language arts consultant and later added gifted/talented and advanced academics to my job description. I am an avid reader, kid advocate, thinker, and tea drinker. As a long time member and past president... Read More →

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Saturday January 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Ballroom B-Atrium Level (Lobby)