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Summit Agenda  

Wednesday, May 30 

Overview and Summit Expectations

Moderator: NAGC President Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Northwestern University Center for Talent Development, Evanston, IL


Opening General Session -- The Effects of Poverty on Educational Opportunities

Josh Wyner, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC

How does poverty affect educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income students at every level of education? What is the policy context for research that examines the impact of poverty? 


Panel Responders Share Prepared Themes/Observations

Donna Ford, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Tamra Stambaugh, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Jaime Castellano, Ganado Public Schools, Ganado, AZ

How do issues of poverty manifest differently in various populations across the United States? 


Themes and Rationale for the School & Outside ServicesPanel Discussions

Moderator: Paula Olszewski-Kubilius


School Programs that Work with Promising Learners from Poverty

Young Scholars Program, K-2: Carol Horn, Fairfax County Public Schools Fairfax, VA; Project M2&M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds, Kathy Gavin, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Middle Years IBProgram, Myriam Rogers, Francis Scott Key Middle School, Silver Spring, MD; Advanced Placement, Jeanne Paynter, Maryland State Dept. of Education  (Summary of School Programs)


Supplemental Programs that Work with Promising Learners from Poverty

Next Generation Venture Fund (Grades 8-12) - Renée Haston-Birch, Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), Durham, NC; Karen Bond, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Johns Hopkins CTY), Baltimore, MD; Project Excite (Grades 3-12), Kourtney Cockrell, Northwestern University Center for Talent Development,Evanston, IL; TEAK Fellowship, Beth Onofry, New York, NY; Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Julian Johnson, New York, NY  (Summary of Supplemental Programs)


Programs and Services Recap: Common Themes and Conclusions 

 Small-Group Discussions on the Research Agenda:

  • Exploring barriers to and increasing access to advanced programs and services
  • Identifying programs and best practices for low-income, high-ability learners
  • Psycho-social needs that affect development and learning of low-income, high-ability learners


Report Out and Synthesis of Common Themes

Building a Psychological Identity that Supports Commitment to High Achievement/Psycho-social Skills and Issues with Promising Learners from Poverty

Moderator:  Del Siegle, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Issue Framers:  Angela Lee Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Frank Worrell, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Panel Responders:  School Psychologist - Tiombe-Bisa Kendrick, Miami-Dade County Schools, Miami, FL; Educator/Author- Joy Davis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; Psychologist - Tracy L. Cross, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA


Whole-Group Discussion (Siegle)

  

Thursday, May 31

Research and Policy: Next Steps for Action/Reinventing the System for High-Ability Learners from Poverty

Facilitator:  Rena Subotnik, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC

Issue Framers: Chester Finn, The Fordham Institute, Washington, DC; Jonathan Plucker, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Next Steps and Priorities: Research, Practice

Overlooked Gems Then and Now: What’s Changed, What’s the Same?

Issue Framer: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

 Perspectives from 3 Vantage Points:

Carol Horn, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA; Frank Worrell, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Northwestern University Center for Talent Development, Evanston, IL


Closing Remarks

Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Moderator and Program Chair

Post Summit:

Unlocking Emergent Talent report