South Korean Educators Visit NCRGE

A contingent of 73 gifted and talented educators from South Korea recently visited the National Center for Research on Gifted Education at the University of Connecticut. The group of teachers is touring the U.S. to learn more about gifted education practices. NCRGE director Dr. Del Siegle share recent NCRGE research findings and NCRGE Research Associate Dr. Rachel Mun share results of the recently completed review of literature on identification and service practices with EL gifted students. Dr. Mun is fluent in Korean and made her presentation in Korean.

South Korean Educators Visit NCRGE

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Rashea Hamilton Receives Dissertation Award

Dr. Rashea Hamilton was selected as the recipient of the 2015 William E. Loadman Outstanding Dissertation Award for Educational Psychology at The Ohio State University. This award is given annually to the Ph.D. student who has completed and defended the most outstanding dissertation in each academic area during the previous year. Dr. Hamilton joined the NCRGE as a Research Associate in October 2015.

Rashea Hamilton receives dissertation award

Picture: Dr. Rashea Hamilton (center) is presented with a William E. Loadman Dissertation Award by donor Professor Emeritus William E. Loadman (left) and Dr. Eric Anderman, her advisor and the chair of the Department of Educational Studies.

NCRGE Director Receives National Award for Impact on Gifted Education

Dr. Del Siegle was recognized for his impact on gifted education as recipient of the 2016 Palmarium Award, presented Feb. 4 in Denver.

The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education at the University of Denver presented the award during its annual conference.

Siegle is a professor of gifted and talented and Head of the Department of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at UConn. He also serves as director of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education, the federal government’s only funded national center on giftedness.

The Palmarium Award is presented to the individual most exemplifying the vision of the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education: A future in which giftedness will be understood, embraced and systemically nurtured throughout the nation and world. Recipients demonstrate that vision through practical impacts on education, advocacy outreach, educational publications and influential research.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the third annual Palmarium Award,” Siegle said.

After receiving the award, Siegle delivered a talk titled Tips for Making a Difference in Young People’s Lives, addressing important attitudes toward learning that enable young people to be successful.

Siegle is a past president of the National Association for Gifted Children, the largest organization dedicated to promoting the needs of gifted and talented children. He is also chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG. With over 650 state, national, and international presentations and over 100 articles, book chapters, and books on gifted and talented education, Siegle is nationally recognized for his work on motivation and underachievement of gifted students.

NCRGE Trains for Site Visits

NCRGE held a 2-day training at the University of Connecticut on December 15 and 16 for 13 members of our team who will be involved in conducting school visit case studies. This included one member of our team from Washington state, two members from the University of Virginia, and ten from the University of Connecticut. The training involved mock individual and focus group session interviews, interview question triage, data management procedures, and site visit procedures. Dr. Carolyn Callahan, Dr. Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead, and Dr. E. Jean Gubbins conducted the training.