TROY to host free conference for parents, teachers of gifted students

Posted: Thursday, 09 April 2009

DOTHAN – A conference aimed at helping parents and teachers better meet the needs of gifted students in kindergarten through second grade will be held at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Saturday, April 25.

The free event is sponsored by the College of Education and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Michelin Room inside the Library Technology Building.

Parents and teachers will learn more about the unique needs of high-ability students, said education professor Dr. Victoria Morin.

“The conference presenters will provide information related to the recommended books, games, toys and activities that parents can use at home and ways that teachers can easily differentiate instruction to extend and enrich the curriculum for high-ability students,” Morin said.

The conference is free but seating is limited to 35 participants and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Morin at 334-983-6556, extension 351 or vmorin@troy.edu.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.