January 18, 2015

An Evening with Dr. George Betts: Facilitating Promise and Passion

DCAGT and DCSD's Office of Gifted Education are excited to host an evening with internationally recognized speaker and expert, Dr. George Betts. Dr. Betts will be discussing the social and emotional needs of the gifted in his parent presentation

When: TuesdayFebruary 10, 2015
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Where: Hope Online Learning Academy

Register for this event.

Dr. Betts is President-Elect, National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board of Directors and Professor Emeritus at University of Northern Colorado. He is the founder and director of the Center for the Education and Study of the  Gifted, Talented, and Creative, as well as the founder and director of the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) at the University of Northern Colorado for 35 years. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and consultant who specializes in assisting schools, districts, states, and national organizations to implement and refine programs for gifted and talented learners. Dr. Betts developed the Autonomous Learner Model (ALM) for the facilitation of lifelong learners. The ALM is implemented throughout the world.

He served on the board of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) for 21 years and received the 1990-1991 Distinguished Service Award from NAGC. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) in 1996. In 2003, NAGC selected Dr. Betts as one of the 50 Most Influential Leaders in the history of Gifted Education (Profiles of Influence in Gifted Education). In 2006, he received the prestigious M. Lucile Harrison Award for Professional Excellence at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Betts considers this to be the capstone award of his career, since it was conferred by his professional peers. He is currently serving as President-Elect of NAGC.

Dr. Betts retired after being a Professor at UNC for 35 years. He believes UNC gave him the opportunity to become who he is today.

Space is limited. Please register today!