Dr. Elissa Brown to speak on The Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners on Sept 24

The HCES Hunter Talks program, in conjunction with the HCCS Mosaic Committee, is presenting
The Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners this Tuesday, September 24 from 6 - 8 pm at the Hunter College Campus School AuditoriumDr. Elissa Brown, Director of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education, will provide an overview of the emotional development, the related psychological issues and the social & emotional needs of gifted learners. The social and emotional needs of gifted learners are sometimes put to the side or, worse, ignored - because of the focus on academic achievement. Without attention to the affective self, gifted learners are sometimes not able to achieve at a level commensurate to their potential. Dr Brown will focus on providing strategies for meeting the needs of our children in all areas, in particular the non-academic. Please RSVP to Tanya Goldfarb on: tgoldfarbpta@gmail.com and click "Read More" for more information.

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Refreshments
6:30pm - 7:30pm  - Presentation
7:30pm - 8:00pm  - Q&A

Child care will be provided - please indicate if you will need childcare for the event by emailing Aruna Chandra on: nycarunas@yahoo.com

Dr. Elissa Brown is a Distinguished Lecturer, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education at Hunter College.  Before joining Hunter College she was the Director of Teacher & Leader Education Programs and Gifted Education at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. From 2002-2007, she was the Director of the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Brown has served as State Director of Gifted programs, a USED Grant Manager, a District Program Coordinator, a Principal of a specialized high school and a teacher of gifted students. As a Professor, she coordinates and teaches the Advanced Certificate program in Gifted & Talented and has served as an adjunct Professor at several Universities, including Rutgers and Duke University. Dr. Brown was the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the N.C. Association for Gifted & Talented; the 2007 Dean's award at the College of William & Mary, and the 2004 Early Leader award from the National Association for Gifted Children.  She is a published author in the field of gifted education and presents widely.