"The Art of Gifts" is the title of the 11th Intermountain Gifted and Talented Conference June 13-17 at Utah State University.
Parents, teachers, school administrators and university students interested in working with gifted pupils may register at USU's Conference and Institute Division until the first morning of the workshop unless the conference is filled, said Francine Fukui.Fukui co-directs the conference with Jay Monson, head of the Department of Elementary Education.
Consultants for this year's conference are Rita and Kenneth Dunn, considered among the most sought-after gifted and talented practitioners in the country.
Rita Dunn is professor in the Center for the Study of Learning and Teaching Styles at St. John's University in New York. She has won numerous honors in the field.
Kenneth Dunn is professor and coordinator of administration and supervision in the Department of Educational and Community Programs in Queens College of the City University of New York. He served as superintendent of several suburban school districts in New York state.
The conference is sponsored jointly by USU, the Utah State Office of Education, the Davis, Granite, Jordan, Murray and Salt Lake school districts and the Utah Association for Gifted Children.
Assistant directors for the conference are Ann Larson, instructor in elementary education at USU, and Annette Packard, first-grade teacher in the Edith Bowen Laboratory School at USU.