This presentation provides tested strategies for ensuring that gifted children’s intellectual and emotional needs are met, both at home and at school. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, a nationally known expert on gifted education, speaking at Helios’ Fall 2011 event, “The Unique Inner Lives of Gifted Children: What Educators, Parents and Therapists Need to Know” provides background on characteristics of gifted children, strategies to help parents deal effectively with kids and educators, and an excellent list of resources. Download this presentation.
Speaker Bio: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus, was the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Education, and Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she developed a graduate program and R&D center in gifted education. She has also served as the state director of gifted programs for Illinois, as a regional director of a gifted service center in the Chicago area, as coordinator of gifted programs for the Toledo, Ohio public school system, and as a teacher of gifted high school students in English and Latin. She has worked as a consultant on gifted education in all 50 states and for key national groups, including the U.S. Department of Education, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and American Association of School Administrators. She has consulted internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Jordan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. She is past president of The Association for the Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children, and the President of the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. VanTassel-Baska has published widely, including 20 books and over 345 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly reports. Recent books include: Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Education (with Tamra Stambaugh), Curriculum for Gifted Students, Designing and Utilizing Evaluation for Gifted Program Improvement (with Annie Feng),Content-based Curriculum for Gifted Learners (with Catherine Little) and Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners.