Leadership and Outreach Activities

During Phase I, the Center will engage in leadership and outreach activities designed to engage policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in discussion of strategies and review of evidence on how best to meet the needs of and improve outcomes for gifted and talented students from traditionally underserved groups. Researchers also plan to disseminate the Center’s research to the wider public and create a center website.

In addition, leadership and outreach activities will include convening an advisory group of policymakers, practitioners, and other researchers to provide input into the Center’s work; forming partnerships with state or school district officials in the study sites to make sure their questions are being addressed and to report back on the findings from the exploratory study; and holding conferences and/or small workshops to discuss research methodology, measurement, and critical research gaps.