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Sally M. Reis; Storrs, Connecticut

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Reis.SallySally M. Reis is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at The University of Connecticut and the past Department Head of Educational Psychology Department at the University of Connecticut where she also serves as a Principal Investigator for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She was a teacher for 15 years, 11 of which were spent working with gifted students on the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. She has authored or co-authored over 250 articles, books, book chapters, monographs and technical reports.

Her research interests are related to special populations of gifted and talented students, including: students with learning disabilities, gifted females and diverse groups of talented students. She is also interested in extensions of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model for both gifted and talented students and as a way to expand offerings and provide general enrichment to identify talents and potentials in students who have not been previously identified as gifted. She has been a consultant to numerous schools and ministries of education throughout the U.S. and abroad and her work has been translated into several languages and is widely used around the world.

She has been honored with the highest award in her field as the Distinguished Scholar of the National Association for Gifted Children and named a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Speaker Topics:

  • Differentiation
  • Why gifted programs make a difference in students’ lives
  • The Schoolwide Enrichment Model
  • Challenging Talented Readers
  • The Schoolwide Enrichment Model Reading Framework
  • Research that supports the need for and benefits of gifted education
  • The Underachievement Dilemma

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