On February 24, 2013, the NCCS AIG Program is facilitating a Kindergarten – third grade “Nurturing for Giftedness” training. Twelve NCCS primary teachers and select CCS teachers will attend the session. The presenter will be Sarah Hennessey from Cumberland County.
Several educators in NCCS have had an opportunity to focus on our academically gifted students this year. With two different training opportunities, sixteen teachers in our district will be learning new skills to meet the needs of gifted students.
First, four NCCS teachers, Theresa Roth (Shuford), Matt Mitchell (South Newton), Rebecca Lockwood (North Newton), and Sheridan Summer (NCMS), are attending AIG professional development sessions throughout the 2013-14 school year to become locally endorsed to teach gifted students. Catawba County Schools’ AIG program is hosting the series of trainings. Linda Robinson, AIG is facilitating each of the eight sessions.
Linda Robinson is Director of CONNECTIONS-NC, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in gifted education and differentiation. For the last 23 years, she has conducted professional development and program evaluation for gifted and Title I programs across North Carolina. In addition, Linda has served as Coordinator of Gifted Programs for multiple school systems, taught gifted learners K-12, presented at state and national conferences, and conducted courses for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, University of Virginia, and East Carolina University. Check out her resources on Learn NC.
For more information about academically gifted services, contact Jan Freeman, AIG Coordinator or Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer.