Evaluating Your Gifted Program: Why? What? How? with Dr. E. Jean Gubbins

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Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern time (Educator Focus)

Evaluating Your Gifted Program: Why? What? How?
Dr. E. Jean Gubbins - University of Connecticut

Program evaluation is an ongoing process designed to raise questions about the match between identification systems and programming options to guide next steps in maintaining effective programs and practices. Explore the why, what, and how to evaluate your gifted program. Learn how to develop and implement a program evaluation plan matched to expected outcomes.

E. Jean Gubbins, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut. Through Javits grants for The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Dr. Gubbins implemented research studies on curricular strategies and practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics high schools, reading and mathematics education in elementary schools, professional development, and gifted education pedagogy. Currently, she is Associate Director and co-principal investigator for the National Center for Research on Gifted Education, which focuses on exemplary practices in identification, programming, and acceleration for gifted and talented students from underrepresented groups, co-principal investigator for Project BUMP UP: Building Up Math Proficiency Utilizing Push-in, and principal investigator for Thinking Like Mathematicians: Challenging All Grade 3 Students. Her research, evaluation, and teaching interests focus on reading, mathematics, professional development, program evaluation, and identification and programming for gifted students from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities.

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