Sally Reis is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, and a Teaching Fellow in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She currently holds the Letitia Neag Chair in Educational Psychology. She was a public school teacher and administrator for 15 years, prior to her work at UConn. She has authored more than 250 articles, books, book chapters, monographs and technical reports. She has traveled extensively across the country conducting workshops and providing professional development for school districts on enrichment programs and gender equity programs. Sally serves on the editorial board of the Gifted Child Quarterly, and is a past-president of The National Association for Gifted Children. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and was named a Distinguished Scholar of the National Association for Gifted Children.
Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) to Create Future Leaders and Change Agents: How Enrichment Inspires Service, Social Responsibility, and Using Talents to Improve the Planet
In this session, learn how educators and parents can encourage children to use their talents to address and solve problems in their school and community. Learn how to help students identify problems and use specific pedagogy to focus opportunities, resources, and encouragement on developing a socially constructive product or service that brings about positive change locally and in larger audiences. Learn how young people all over the world have used their talents to make the world a better place.