Raising Intellectually Gifted Children

Jeff Offutt

Professor Offutt is an award winning college teacher and keeps busy raising three gifted kids. This talk shares his knowledge from a wide reading on the subject of educating gifted children, his experience with his own kids and their friends, and coaching Odyssey of the Mind teams. All Children challenge committed parents, and intellectually gifted children bring their own unique challenges. One of the first principles is that they are “better at” but not “better than” other kids. Professor Offutt will discuss theories behind AAP programs, give practical advice for parents, and offer insights into the FCPS AAP program and Thomas Jefferson. This talk is designed for parents and teachers of gifted children of all ages.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen