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To the speakers and all who attended, Thank You!

 The 2012 Nova Scotia Summit on Gifted Education and Talent Development was a great success.  Thank you to all who participated.  This event website will remain online for archival purposes.  Please see the Keynote Speakers, Daily Featured Speakers and Breakout Session Speakers pages to download each speakers presentation.  They will be posted as we receive them.


Dr. Angela M. Housand  Implementing the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (angelahousand.com)

Angela M. Housand is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington (UNCW) where she develops, coordinates, and teaches courses for the Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Teacher Licensure Program. Prior to her work at UNCW, Angela was a research associate at the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Over the years, she has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences on topics related to gifted education and self-regulated learning. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, as chapters in edited books, and in research reports. In addition to teaching and research, Angela actively serves in positions for both the American Educational Research Association’s Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG, and the National Association for Gifted Children.


Dr. Brian C. Housand  Using Technology to Challenge Gifted Learners (brianhousand.com)

Brian Housand is an assistant professor in the department of Curriculum and Instruction and coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program at East Carolina University. Brian  earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut’s National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented with an emphasis in both gifted education and instructional technology. His column, Technology Untangled, appears in the NAGC publication Teaching for High Potential. Brian frequently presents and works as an educational consultant on the integration of technology and enrichment into the curriculum. He is currently researching ways in which technology can enhance the learning environment and is striving to define creative-productive giftedness in a digital age.


Dr. Meredith Greene Burton  Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Individuals (Presentation PDF)

Meredith Greene Burton earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, specializing in the social, emotional, and career counseling needs of gifted students.  While at UConn, she worked as a research assistant for The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented and as co-organizer of Confratute, an international summer institute for gifted education teachers. Meredith received a Doctoral Student Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) for exemplary work in research, publications, and educational service.

Meredith was a member of the provincial committee that revised the provincial guide Gifted Education and Talent Development and is the program co-chair for this Summit. She also revised the AVRSB procedures for Program Planning for Gifted and Talented Students. She has published articles in numerous journals and continues to consult and conduct training workshops for teachers on supporting gifted and talented learners.  Meredith is a teacher at Bridgetown Regional High School as well as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Connecticut and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for whom she teaches graduate courses in Gifted Education.