Are We There Yet? Chasing the Elusive Goal of Equity in Gifted Education with Joy Lawson Davis

Broadcast November 18, 2023

One of the continuing challenges in gifted education is the equitable recognition of giftedness among all demographic groups in the nation. Excellence gaps, missingness, disproportionality are just a few of the terminologies tossed around as scholars and practitioners struggle with creating programs that allow gifted learners to grow and develop in our schools regardless of their ethnicity, culture, geographic, gender, income, or other exceptional conditions. These challenges have been met with some dissension and revelations. This webinar with Dr. Joy Lawson Davis explores barriers that remain and shares successful practices that have enabled practitioners and advocates to arrive at their goal of reaching equity in gifted education services.

About the presenter

 Dr. Joy Lawson Davis is an award winning, career educator with a distinguished record of scholarship in the field of Gifted and Advanced Learner programming. Her specific expertise is diversity, access and equity for Black students and others from culturally diverse backgrounds. Dr. Davis is a highly sought out speaker,  trainer, and consultant to school districts and organizations nationwide and globally. Davis is also Core Faculty member at Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in California and an Instructor at Johns Hopkins University, School of Education in Maryland. She also serves as a consultant for special projects at JHU’s Center for Talented Youth and the Roeper Institute . Davis is also an author of numerous publications. Her books include “Bright Talented & Black: A guide for Families of Black gifted learners 2.0”; “Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: Perspectives from the Field”. Davis served for five years on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children and continues service on numerous Advisory Boards. Dr. Davis is the recipient of the 2022 Honorary Member of the Colorado Academy of Educators of the Gifted; 2020 New Jersey Hall of Fame Award from the NJ Association for Gifted Children; the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted; and the 2019 Alexinia Baldwin Special Populations Award from the NAGC.