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September 19, 2008

Troxclair presents session at Parenting Gifted Children Conference

Dr. Debra Troxclair, an assistant professor in the ULM Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently presented a session at the Parenting Gifted Children Conference Sept. 6, in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted the event, at which Troxclair presented “Alphabet Soup: Social Emotional Issues of Gifted Children.”

Lindy Hopkins, National Board Certified Teacher, former teacher of the gifted, and Mississippi Teacher of the Year 2005-2006, was the keynote speaker. Her topic was “Motivating Gifted Children to Achieve.”

Other sessions were offered on a variety of topics pertinent to parents and educators, including, “What Parents Should Know About Gifted Education in Mississippi,” “Evaluating Gifted Children: IQ Tests and How to Understand the Results” and “Career Explorations for Gifted Children.”

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