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A public talk by Connie Phelps, EdD, Emporia State University, USA, part of the Creativity and Innovation Lecture Series organized by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI)


Date:  Thursday, October 3rd 2019

Time: 18:00 – 18:45 (followed by a small reception)

Place: Bristol Hotel Geneva (St-James Room)


This is a free event, but we kindly ask that you register >> HERE 


Savvy health-conscience consumers read ingredient labels carefully when shopping for products compatible with their individual needs and preferences. Without essential understandings, however, some ingredients sound unfamiliar and unpronounceable to the uninformed. Public schools often “label” exceptional students in order to provide developmentally appropriate experiences that address their cognitive and affective needs.


What’s in the label, “gifted, talented, and creative”? How can schools and families provide supportive environments where children and adolescents identified with gifts, talents, and creativity thrive emotionally and intellectually? This session demystifies the label by discussing research-based characteristics and best instructional practices for high ability children and adolescents.


Dr. Connie Phelps directs the Gifted Education graduate program at Emporia State University where she trains teachers to deliver appropriate educational experiences for gifted children and adolescents. As the inaugural Dr. John E. King Endowed Professor, Dr. Phelps shares her expertise in Gifted Education as a conference speaker nationally and internationally. She served as an alternate delegate for the USA on the World Council of Gifted and Talented Children, leads accreditation site visits for American universities, and publishes research in the International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity and Gifted and Talented International. Presently on sabbatical, she researches aspects of giftedness, creativity, and talent development impacting the cognitive and affective domains of high ability students in France, Switzerland, and Germany.

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