13th Global virtual meeting Octobre 29th 2011!

Heads up! The Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children is holding the next "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life",October 29th 2011 at 9 p.m. CEST. Invited speaker is Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, Ed. D. (USA).

Topic:The unique challenges of culturally diverse gifted children & youth'

Dr. Joy Lawson Davis has over 25 years of experience in the field gifted education. She has been a classroom teacher; coordinator of district services in three school divisions; federal grant coordinator; first Director of the Appomattox Regional Governors School for the arts & technology in Virginia; and served for five years as the State Specialist for Gifted Programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As an assistant Professor of Education at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Dr. Davis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Diversity Education & Gifted Education. Often sought-out as an expert on the topic of diversity in gifted education, Dr. Davis has provided extensive services to school districts and presented at conferences in the United States, Trinidad/Tobago, and South Africa.

Davis has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters, with the primary focus being improved equity and access to gifted programs for African Americans and other underrepresented groups. She holds two degrees in gifted education from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, and is serving a second term as Chair of the National Association for Gifted Childrens Diversity & Equity Committee. Dr. Davis is author of the award-winning Bright, Talented & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Children published by Great Potential Press. Dr. Davis also writes a Special Populations column for NAGCs Teaching for High Potential and serves as co-editor of Mosaic, the NAGC Special Populations Network Newsletter. Davis was recently invited to join the Advisory Board of Gifted Child Today, a popular peer-reviewed journal w/ the nations largest practitioner subscription base. She is married, with three adult children, and shares four grandchildren with her husband.