[BHS Etree] PARENT ED: Gifted Education & the Underrepresentation of Diverse Students, Apr. 27 (Mon)

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BALSA (Berkeley Advanced Learner Support and Advocacy) presents:


Gifted Education, Talent Development, and the Underrepresentation of Diverse
Students: What Do We Know, What Can We Do?


Monday, April 27, 2015, 7-9 p.m.

BUSD Administration Building

2020 Bonar, Room 126 (enter on Addison)


FREE and open to all. Childcare and Spanish translation provided!


Are talented students born or made? How should students be identified for
districts' gifted and talented education (GATE) programs? Can you identify
intellectual potential without using intelligence (IQ) tests? Is there a way
to address the chronic underrepresentation of students from low-income and
diverse backgrounds in programs for gifted and talented students? 


Join parents and BUSD staff for a conversation with Dr. Frank C. Worrell of
the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Dr. Worrell's presentation
will explore these questions and more, based on findings from the latest
research in the field.


Bio: Frank C. Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at
the University of California, Berkeley, and holds affiliate appointments in
the Psychology Department (Social and Personality area), and with the Center
for Child and Youth Policy, the Center for Race and Gender, and the Center
for Latino Policy Research. His current appointments include Faculty
Director of the School Psychology program, Faculty Director of the Academic
Talent Development Program, and Faculty Director of the California College
Preparatory Academy. Dr. Worrell's areas of research include academic talent
development/gifted education, the education of at-risk youth, ethnic
identity, racial identity, scale development and validation, teacher
effectiveness, time perspective, and the translation of psychological
research findings into school-based practice. In 2013, Dr. Worrell was
awarded the Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award from Division 16 of APA
and a Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association of Gifted
Children. He has ongoing collaborations in Germany, Italy, New Zealand,
Nigeria, Peru, and the United Kingdom.


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