Austina De Bonte is a consultant at Smart is not Easy, LLC (www.smartisnoteasy.com)
Registration is FREE but is required to attend
Free TAG Talk: Smart is not Easy: What Research Says About Gifted Students
Virtual via ZOOM Thursday May 19, 2022
4:30pm to 6:30pm
This presentation will cover the latest research and neuroscience about highly capable learners, informing the most pressing concerns students are facing at home well as in the classroom. We’ll discuss the social-emotional characteristics of gifted learners, ranging from perfectionism and twice exceptionality to grit and executive function difficulties, as well as the recent neuroscience that is helping explain where these characteristics may be originating, giving us big insights on how best to support students. We’ll also touch on the most important considerations for equitable identification of highly capable students, and why universal screening is not just a good idea, but a social justice issue.
Austina De Bonte is a consultant, speaker, coach, and advocate for gifted and twice exceptional students. She specializes in helping families get to the root cause(s) of their child's challenges, looking beyond the usual suspects. Her signature style combines her experience as a parent and parent coach along with synthesized research, current district practices across Washington State, and cutting edge neuroscience. Austina has a Masters degree from MIT, and is currently working on her doctorate at Bridges Graduate School.
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What does it mean to be identified as TAG?
Purpose: TAG serves students who, when compared with others of their age/grade level, require learning experiences beyond the standard curriculum. TAG programs seek to provide an educational experience at the student's rate and level of learning.
Referral: Students may be referred for TAG identification and testing by a teacher, parent, or they may refer themselves. In addition, they may be automatically identified through standardized state test scores.
Identification: Oregon students qualify for TAG when they are in the top 3% on any nationally normed test of achievement or aptitude and there is additional evidence suggesting high ability. A committee in each building identifies students for TAG. Parents have a right to appeal this decision.
Programs and Services: The curriculum and instruction provided to identified TAG students must address their accelerated rate of learning and their advanced level of learning as determined by assessments.
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