Presenter: Debra Troxclair, Ph.D
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary
Hours: 1

Identifying giftedness can help ensure proper social, emotional, and cognitive development in children with high abilities, allowing them to achieve their maximum potential. This 1-hour course offers foundational knowledge about giftedness for early childhood professionals and educators so that can identify giftedness in children of all ages.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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It is impossible to serve the needs of gifted children without first identifying them. Unfortunately, many students aren’t identified until too late in their educational journey. In this 1-hour course, Debra Troxclair, Ph.D. defines what giftedness actually is and presents the reasons why it is important to identify gifted students as early as possible.

In this course you will learn:

  • Different types of gifted students
  • Traits of giftedness that are often mistaken for misbehavior
  • How to identify young children with advanced abilities

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies d, e, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, and 5.5.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Debra Troxclair, Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department at Lamar University, received her doctoral degree in Special Education (Emphasis in Gifted Education) from the University of Southern Mississippi and has over 20 years of teaching experience in both elementary and university classroom settings. She is a member of several professional associations focusing on giftedness. Dr. Troxclair is currently serving on the Professional Standards Committee and the University Networking Committee of the National Association for Gifted Children. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented and is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children-TAG Division. 

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