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Thursday, December 5 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Beauties of the Brain: Making Sense of the Most Complex Structure Known to Humankind

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How might a better understanding of the brain help educators to generate best practices and lessons for their students? A gifted medical student will guide attendees through basic neuroscience, separating scientific findings from misconceptions. Seasoned educators will provide practical takeaways to support the beautifully complex brains in any classroom.

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Kelly Barrett

Gifted and Talented Specialist, Northwest Independent School District
With 32 years of teaching experience, this year marks Kelly Barrett's 18th year as a GT Specialist, serving elementary students in Northwest ISD. She is a recipient of the TAGT Teacher of the Gifted and was twice awarded the Northwest ISD Campus Exemplar Educator of the Year Award... Read More →
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Courtney Baker

Accelerated Math Specialist, Northwest ISD
Courtney Baker is the Accelerated Math Specialist in Northwest ISD. She spent 9 years as a math and science teacher in grades 4 and 5 before moving to the gifted classroom, where she was in her role for 2 years. In her current position, she teaches elementary aged students middle... Read More →

Liz Smith

Gifted and Talented Specialist, Northwest ISD
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Tricia Hanson

Gifted and Talented Specialist, Northwest ISD

Kaylyn Barrett

Student, University of Texas Health at San Antonio
Kaylyn Barrett is currently pursuing a dual Medical Degree-Masters of Public Health degree at University of Texas Health at San Antonio. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from University of Texas at Austin in 2017 and spent the following two years teaching biology and... Read More →

Kristy Schluter

Gifted and Talented Specialist, Northwest ISD

Thursday December 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
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