Bladen County educators attend gifted education symposium

By: Staff report

WINSTON-SALEM — Some Bladen County educators are learning more about serving special populations.

Clarkton School of Discovery’s Nancy Clark, Janet Huggins and Brenda Storms recently attended the 2018 North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented Institute in Winston-Salem. Titled “Pulling Together: Reaching All Gifted Learners,” the institute encouraged participants to spend time exploring the social and emotional needs, effective identification practices, and instructional methodologies for reading children from specific populations.

William A. “Sandy” Darity, Jr., professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, delivered the keynote address. Darity serves as director of the Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

Other major speakers on the program were experts in the field of gifted education.

The North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented is a statewide organization of teachers, administrators, parents, and others interested in appropriate education for North Carolina gifted students.

Staff report