Date: September 30, 2009
Topic: Finding and Nurturing Young Scholars
Organization: Virginia Association for Gifted Conference
Location: Williamsburg, VA
In this speech: Advanced academic potential in students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds is often overlooked and unrecognized.
The Young Scholars (YS) model is designed to find students with high academic potential from diverse backgrounds at an early age, and to nurture their potential so that they will be prepared to engage in advanced learning opportunities as they progress through the school system.
Dr. Horn helps participants examine a comprehensive district-wide approach to the issue of underrepresentation with multiple levels of support. Information on a video, online course, and handbook designed to guide school districts who wish to implement the model will also be shared.
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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