The Dunham School faculty participated in a full-day inservice on “Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom,” on February 10, 2020. Guest speaker Dina Brulles, Ph.D., a highly-respected expert in the field of gifted education, trained teachers on a variety of instructional strategies such as flexible grouping, tiered instruction and assessment, and collaborative learning.
Dr. Brulles is the Director of Gifted Education at Paradise Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. She has also co-authored the books, The Cluster Grouping Handbook: How To Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement For All, Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classrooms, and Helping All Gifted Children Learn, along with other publications and teacher training courses. Brulles assists school districts in developing, supporting, and evaluating gifted programs with an emphasis on integrating current educational initiatives.
“This training will enable teachers to enhance the curriculum with even more challenging lessons and activities for our academically gifted and advanced students,” said Dunham Dean of Faculty Deedra Laplace.
(Pictured right: Upper School Director Amanda McIlwain, Dean of Faculty & Lower School Head Deedra LaPlace, Dr. Dina Brulles and Middle School Head Mary Theriot.)