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Thursday, December 1 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Building a Culturally Responsive Environment that Respects and Values All Gifted Learners

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Culturally responsive practices in gifted education are more important now than ever before. With greater frequency we are seeing the erosion of understanding the strengths and value of too many of our gifted students who have been traditionally othered in educational practice. Join in this campfire discussion with some of the editors and authors of Culturally Responsive Teaching in Gifted Education as we explore ways to make our gifted programs more culturally relevant to wide diversity of students in our classrooms – students of color, those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, from rural populations, twice/thrice-exceptional, LGBTQ+, and so many more. Understanding the intersecting social identities of our gifted students means looking beyond just their academic achievement. We must acknowledge and respect their lived experiences and the richness that they bring to the learning in order to build an environment where they can thrive and grow.

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C. Matthew Fugate

Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Bridges Graduate School (BGS) of Cognitive Diversity in Education
Dr. Fugate received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. Prior to this, he worked as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District where he also served as a Gifted Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator. Dr. Fugate's past research... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Clearlake Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010