Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November 14th Guest Lecture

“How to Advocate for your Gifted Child while Building Bridges with Teachers”

DATE:  Thursday, November 14th, 2013
PLACE:  Greenfield Elementary library located at 2550 E Elliot Rd. in Gilbert
TIME:  7-8pm.  Members are invited to come early at 6:45pm or stay until 8:30pm to network with other parents.

A gifted child’s needs and strengths are often one and the same. Come hear expert Erica Bailin speak on how we can advocate for our gifted children while building a supportive relationship with teachers.  

Presented by Erica E. Bailin, ME.d., an Academic Professional at the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy [HYSA] on Arizona State University’s West Campus.  She is a gifted specialist with expertise teaching English, Social Studies, Technology and specializes in the creation of game-infused thematic curriculum using digital tools. She has worked as a classroom teacher, gifted cluster teacher, gifted pull-out teacher for honors reading and mathematics, and a gifted specialist for the Digital Learning Center for the Gifted. She has been involved in curriculum development projects, provided local and international professional development classes for educators interested in technology, student engagement, games, and gifted education. She presents at seminars and conferences for gifted students, educators in gifted education, administrators, and parents of gifted children. 
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master's degree in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Social and Cultural Pedagogy from the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her research interests include educational technology, gaming and its impact on society and cultures, goal setting, community partnerships, social identity, global education, and reality television, popular culture and its impact on youth. She is also a student fellow for the Center for Games and Impact at Arizona State University, a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, and a member of the Board of Directors for Arizona's Association for Gifted and Talented. 

Mark your calendars for the remaining dates of our 2013-2014 Guest Lecture Series!  
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014