Is That REALLY An Elephant in the Room?

In this June 26, 2013 photo, Sanger High School graduate Yadir Sanchez sits in a classroom at the school in Sanger, Calif. Sanchez, who arrived from Mexico as a 5-year-old, graduated in June as valedictorian. Her school district, which was once named one of the lowest performing in the state, graduated 94 percent of its Hispanic students in 2012, 20 percent more than the state average. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

Presented by Dr. Joy Lawson Davis

Date, Time, Cost

Thursday, March 22, 2018
7.30PM EDT – 9.00PM EDT
Fee: $30.00 for SENG Members; $40.00 for Non-Members
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This session will address the complex concepts of implicit bias, stereotype threat, colorblindness, and single story narratives that prevent educators and policymakers from consciously and effectively addressing the intellectual & psychological needs of Gifted Children of Color. All terms will be clearly defined and examples provided of how these constructs manifest daily to disarm and denigrate gifted children from African American, Hispanic American and Native American families who do not have access and equity to services and whose unique needs are misunderstood. Case studies of students from varied demographics: urban, suburban, rural, male, female will be shared. The long term effects of under-representation and intersection of gender, income, region, will also be explored with recommended strategies provided to address student needs.

About the Presenter

Dr. Davis has over thirty years of experience in Gifted Education as an author, practitioner, and scholar.  Her area of interest is addressing the academic and psychological needs of Gifted Children of Color.  As an international expert, Davis is frequently sought out by organizations and school districts to provide professional development for educators and families. She is a former a-large member of the NAGC Board of Directors.