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6 Middle school students in full-time gifted programming

This presentation is an informational account of a 20-year program created to identify and serve the full-time educational needs of highly gifted middle school students within a centre-city high school. The presenter will lead participants in a group discussion about student success and achievement within gifted programs including accelerated curriculum, student experiences, technology, and community partnerships.

Author(s):

Lenae Lazzelle
llazzelle@spsmail.org
Springfield Public Schools
United States

Dr. Lenae Lazzelle is the Director of the Phelps Center for Gifted Education, Springfield Public Schools. The Center is home to 900 K-8 students in three separate gifted programs. Dr. Lazzelle serves on the Missouri Gifted Advisory Council, Gifted Association Missouri-President, NAGC-State Affiliate, and Drury University’s Pre-College, VicePresident. Dr. Lazzelle has been recognized with the GAM Friend of Gifted Award and most recently the NAGC Coordinator of the Year. Published work include: Student Perceptions of Engagement in Part-time and Full-time Gifted Programs, Improving Achievement in Minority and Poverty Gifted Populations, and Meeting the Needs of Highly Gifted Students.

 

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