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Growth Mindset in GT Students

Please join us on Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom at the Prosper ISD Administration Building (605 E. 7th) for a presentation on Growth Mindset. Gifted Minds Prosper will host a networking event from 6:30pm to 7:00pm and the presenter, Kay Shurtleff, will begin at 7:00pm

The term “growth mindset” is currently trendy in educational, as well as corporate, circles. As the concept has gained popularity, a growing number of misconceptions have emerged. We will return to Dr. Carol Dweck’s original research to answer the question what exactly is growth mindset? We will also consider reasons that it is important for gifted learners and ways to cultivate it in gifted learners. 

Kay Shurtleff spent 19 years in middle and high school classrooms before coming to Region 10 in 2006 and has worked with gifted learners throughout her entire career. She currently manages the GT/Advanced Academics Cooperative at Region 10.  She is active in various professional organizations and on social media.  She holds a B.M.Ed. and an M.A. from West Texas A & M University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in gifted education from the University of North Texas.