Do you know the effects of poverty on your classroom? Poverty impacts a student’s intelligence and achievement. This is particularly evident in verbal and nonverbal gaps and in memory. Even poverty at the earliest moments of life can have long-term effects on a child. Thankfully, there are ways that educators can address these issues and help students in poverty reach their potential. In this 3-hour course led by Dr. Joyce Juntune, a nationally renowned consultant, educators will learn about how to serve gifted students raised in poverty. Dr. Juntune draws from years of research, both her own and others professionals’, to create sound strategies for supporting these students.
After taking this course, educators will walk away knowing:
- Reasons for gaps in intelligence scores
- Strategies for building complex language
- Mind sketching strategies
- Memory building strategies
- Best practices for serving gifted students in poverty
Dr. Joyce Juntune is a nationally renowned consultant, trainer, professor, and lecturer with more than 45 years of experience in the field of education. An instructional associate professor at Texas A&M University, she teaches graduate-level courses in her expert areas of intelligence, child and adolescent development, educational psychology, giftedness, and creativity. She has served as the executive director of the National Association for Gifted Children, the American Creativity Association, and the Institute for Applied Creativity at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Juntune earned her M.S. in curriculum instruction from St. Cloud University and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M University. Over the course of her notable career, Dr. Juntune has been invited to appear on leading television programs such as The Phil Donahue Show and The Today Show. She has also been honored with a variety of awards, including the Texas A&M University Distinguished Award in Teaching.