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

Posted: Friday, 05 March 2010

DOTHAN—The second annual conference for parents and teachers of young, high-ability students will be held at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Michelin Room in the Library/Technology Building.

The free event is sponsored by the College of Education and is aimed at helping parents and teachers better meet the needs of gifted students in kindergarten through second grade.

“Typically, students are not identified and served in gifted programs until third grade. Therefore, we want to provide parents and classroom teachers with techniques that can enrich the curriculum for K-2 students prior to enrollment in a gifted program,” said Dr. Victoria Morin, professor of special education and gifted education.

The conference presenters will provide information on 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, Dr. Morin said.

The conference is offered at no cost to participants, but seating is limited. Pre-registration is required and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact Dr. Morin at 334-983-6556, extension 1351 or vmorin@troy.edu.