Date: February 20, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Topic: Creating a Continuum of K- 12 Services for Gifted Learners: Putting Standards into Practice
Organization: Virginia Association for Gifted Conference
Location: Williamsburg, VA
In this speech: Dr. Carol Horn explains that ongoing professional development, aligned with a strong curriculum framework, supports a continuum of advanced academic services designed to develop talent and potential beginning in kindergarten.
Participants explore a dynamic model aligned with research-based best practices and the NAGC Gifted Program standards and implemented in a large school district with a diverse population.
This successful framework enhances teaching practice, directly impacts student learning, and promotes advanced academic achievement and continuous intellectual growth for a wide range of advanced learners.
Speech duration: 1 hour
About Dr. Carol Horn
Dr. Horn is coordinator of Advanced Academics Program (former Gifted and Talented Programs) for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia.
She has worked in gifted education for the past 20 years and has a Master of Education in Educational Psychology with an Emphasis on Gifted from the University of Virginia.
She earned her doctorate in Teacher Preparation and Special Education from The George Washington University and is the 2002 recipient of the Hollingsworth Award from the National Association for Gifted Children for outstanding research study in the field of gifted education.
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