Presenter: Dr. Joyce Juntune 
Core Area: Identification & Assessment 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
Hours: 1 

Intelligence has become a taboo subject in some educational circles. Rather than avoiding the subject, hit the issue head-on by addressing some of the myths associated with the concept of intelligence, particularly in the classroom setting.

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In this 1-hour course “What is Intelligence and Why Does it Matter?” you’ll hear from Dr. Joyce Juntune, a leading expert in the field of education, why it is essential for the success of all students that we begin talking about intelligence in education.

In this course you will learn:

  • What intelligence is and isn’t
  • What leaders in the field of intelligence have to say
  • How intelligence correlates with success in life
  • The impact of “g” factor on intelligence
  • And the impact that intelligence has in the classroom
  • The connection between intelligence and abstraction
  • How to build abstraction in students

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

Presenter Bio

Dr. Joyce Juntune is a renowned consultant, trainer, professor, and lecturer with more than 45 years of experience in the field of education. She is an instructional associate professor at Texas A&M University, and she teaches graduate-level courses in her expert areas of intelligence, child and adolescent development, educational psychology, giftedness, and creativity. She has focused the majority of her career on the areas of intelligence and gifted and talented education. Dr. Juntune has served as the executive director for the National Association for Gifted Children and the Institute for Applied Creativity at Texas A&M University. 

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