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Whitworth to Hold Gifted Education Institute

January 7, 2020
The Whitworth Center for Gifted Education invites community members, parents and educators to a one-day institute, Breaking Barriers: Understanding and Responding to Diversity in Student Potential, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Whitworth’s campus.

The event’s goal is to assist parents, teachers and counselors in tapping into the talents and potential of gifted students.

Participants will leave the institute able to identify, understand and support diverse expressions of potential, including underachievement, perfectionism, twice-exceptionality and social-emotional intensity.

Featured presenters include Del Siegle, Ph.D., a professor in the Giftedness, Creativity and Talent Development program at the University of Connecticut. Siegle serves as the director of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education and is the author of The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding & Reversing Underachievement.

Also speaking at the event will be Susan Baum, Ph.D., director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, and Robin Schader, Ph.D., an expert in educational psychology with a focus on talent development and the role of parental influence.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $180 per person and include lunch. To purchase tickets or for more information, click here.

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


The Center for Gifted Education, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3226 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or