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Supporting Gifted Learners - Why Do We Need Gifted Education? A Day with Dr. Linda Silverman

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Facilitator(s): Linda Silverman
Date:April 21, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Course code: 17-IE-316

Who should attend

All Teachers, Administrators, District Leaders, Educational Assistants, and Counselors who have an interest in supporting Gifted Students

About this learning opportunity

This learning opportunity will address key concepts in supporting gifted students in the school context. These will include but not be limited to:

  • Giftedness 101
  • Dispelling the myths
  • Twice Exceptional (just a brief overview of what this means)
  • Through the lens of giftedness
  • Why do we need specialized educational programming for these students?
  • Messaging to families (best practice)

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This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist. She directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiaries, the Gifted Development Center [] and Visual-Spatial Resource [], in Denver, Colorado.  

In the last 37 years, she has studied over 6,300 children who have been assessed at GDC, the largest data bank on this population. This research enabled the creation of extended norms on the WISC-IV. Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. For nine years, she served on the faculty of the University of Denver in counseling psychology and gifted education. She has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written over 300 articles, chapters and books, including Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner, Advanced Development:  A Collection of Works on Gifted Adults and Giftedness 101 (translated into Swedish and Korean).