Eduality in Gifted Education

With the recent release of new state report card and gifted indicator data, I’ve found myself looking at various districts across the state and their gifted programs. I’ve been a little nosy, to be honest. I’m interested in how districts are identifying and serving gifted students. As with any new initiative, there are pros and …

Advancing Student Engagement and Achievement through Rigor, Relevance, and Self-Efficacy: Why a Growth Mindset is Not Enough

Advancing Student Engagement and Achievement through Rigor, Relevance, and Self-Efficacy:  Why a Growth Mindset is Not Enough By:  Nicole Dietrich, PhD In 2010, I attended the National Association for Gifted Children conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  Here, I attended the keynote presentation by Stanford University Psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck.  Her work has validated my 18 years …

Looking Mighty Fancy!

Over the weekend our blog format was updated by our wonderful graphic design artist and technology team. This update, just happens to be perfect timing for a Twitter Challenge that my colleagues and I are starting today, the theme…#bettertogether. If you are on Twitter, follow us @hcescIS and our challenge hashtag, #bettertogether The Wired for …

The “2E” Student

Don’t forget to register for HCESC’s upcoming professional development opportunity: Critical Issues in the Identification and Education of Twice Exceptional Students Guest Presenter: Dr. Michael Postma Learn more about the twice-exceptional child and be able to effectively support them socially, emotionally, and academically through best practices both inside and outside of the classroom. Register HERE by Friday, December 4!

Gifted in the News

Last last week, OAGC’s Executive Directior, Ann Sheldon’s editorial was featured in The Columbus Dispatch . She voices her concern about the new proposed operating standards. Ann and gifted advocates state, “new proposals are inadequate and they weren’t consulted”. Ann’s editorial, Careful with Gifted Policy, brings to the surface issues that may arise IF the proposed rules were …