Event: Shifting from the Best of Gifted Education to Talent Development: Implications for Identification, Education, and Psychological Support Inside and Outside of School

by NYC Firm Schools on January 10, 2012

Join The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) Workshop Series and The Speyer Legacy School for a Conversation with Rena Subotnik @ The Speyer Legacy School:

Topic: Shifting from the Best of Gifted Education to Talent Development: Implications for Identification, Education, and Psychological Support Inside and Outside of School
When: Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 8:45 am-10 am.
Where: The Speyer Legacy School on the UWS, 15 West 86th Street between CPW and Columbus
Registration: Open, but space is limited, so sign-up soon:
http://palworkshops2012.eventbrite.com

Rena F. Subotnik began her position as Director of the Center for Psychology in the Schools and Education at the American Psychological Association in January 2002. Before she came to APA, Dr. Subotnik was Professor of Education at Hunter College, where she coordinated the secondary education program and served as research and curriculum liaison to the Hunter College laboratory schools (grades PK-12). In 1997-98, Dr. Subotnik was an APA Congressional Fellow in child policy with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. Her fellowship assignment involved drafting and promoting legislation related to teacher quality, which led to passage of Title II of the Higher Education Act in 1998. Since the fellowship, Dr. Subotnik has been actively involved in the community of scholars and practitioners concerned about federal policy related to teacher education.

Dr. Subotnik has been awarded grants from the McDonnell Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, U.S. Department of Education Javits program, and the Spencer Foundation.

She is co-author (with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Frank Worrell) of Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science (in Psychological Science in the Public Interest), and (with Ann Robinson, Carolyn Callahan, and Patricia Johnson) Malleable Minds: Translating Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience to Gifted Education (National Research Center for Giftedness and Talent). She is also author (with Lee Kassan, Alan Wasser, and Ellen Summers) of Genius Revisited: High IQ Children Grown Up (1993) and (with David Grissmer and Martin Orland) A Guide to Incorporating Multiple Methods in Randomized Controlled Trials to Assess Intervention Effects (2009).

Additional edited books include (with Bruce Thompson) of Methodologies for Conducting Research on Giftedness (2010), (with Frances Horowitz and Dona Matthews) Developing Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span (2009), (with Robert Sternberg) Optimizing Student Success with the Other Three R’s (2006), (with Herbert Walberg) The Scientific Basis of Educational Productivity (2005), (with Kurt Heller, Franz Monks, and Robert Sternberg) The International Handbook of Research on Giftedness and Talent (2nd Edition, 2000), (with Karen Arnold and Kathleen Noble) Remarkable Women: Perspectives on Female Talent Development (1997), (with Karen Arnold) Beyond Terman: Contemporary Longitudinal Studies of Giftedness and Talent (1994).

Dr. Subotnik is a 2009 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

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