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

Posted: Tuesday, 04 March 2014

DOTHAN - The sixth annual Gifted Education Conference for parents and teachers of high-ability K-2 students will be held at Troy University's Dothan Campus on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Michelin Room in R. Terry Everett Hall.

The free event is sponsored by the College of Education and is aimed at helping parents and teachers better meet the needs of high-ability 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.

This year's theme is "Hooked on Humanities."

"The focus of this year's conference is teaching the humanities through literature, social studies, and the arts," Dr. Morin said. "The conference presenters will provide information about how to select and use books, games, technology and curriculum enrichment activities to engage our young philosophers and future leaders."

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.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and refreshments will be provided.