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WHAT: Guilford County PAGE’s 2018-19 Penultimate Event
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 PM – 8 pm
QUESTIONS: email Events@GuilfordCountyPAGE.org
Guilford County PAGE and Duke TIP with help from UNCG School of Education and GCS’ AG Department present:
Dr. Rick Courtright, Ph.D.
Gifted and Talented Students: Potential Problems and Pitfalls
It may seem great to be a gifted student. It may seem great to teach and parent a gifted student. But it’s not so simple. There may be problems along the way. There are extra issues that coincide with “being gifted”. And not just being bored in class. There are issues both internally and externally that lead to interesting struggles along the way. Dr. Courtright will address these problems including perfectionism, asynchronous development, overexcitabilities, twice exceptionality, unrealistic/unmet expectations, isolation, and overload. And he will talk about resources and strategies to address and overcome them!
Plus a Special Bonus: Student Ambassadors to speak on their Summer Enrichment
NC Governor’s School, Duke TIP, and GCS’ Academic All-Star Camp
Dr. Rick Courtright, PhD, gifted education research specialist for Duke TIP, is a lifelong educator with more than 40 years of experience. Dr. Courtright was an elementary and middle school classroom teacher, and a gifted education program administrator. He holds a BA, MEd, and PhD in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an emphasis on gifted and talented education. He has co-written and co-edited several works, taught courses and workshops in general, gifted, and special education, and presented at state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Rick Courtright received the 2015 NCAGT Distinguished Lifetime Service Award.