Professor Del Siegle


Del Siegle is Director of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He is a past president of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), past president of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education (Montana AGATE), and past chair of the Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and recently finished a term as co-editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. Dr. Siegle is co-author of the 6th and 7th editions of Education of the Gifted and Talented. He is also author of The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, & Reversing Underachievement. In 2016, he received the Palmarium Award from Denver University, which is given yearly to the individual most exemplifying the vision of a future in which giftedness will be understood, embraced, and systematically nurtured throughout the nation and the world. Prior to becoming a professor, Del worked with gifted and talented students in Montana. 

enlightenedKeynote Title:

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: What I've Learned from Gifted Children

enlightenedKeynote Description:

One size does not fit all in the gifted and talented world. It doesn't work with sutdents and it doesn't work with teachers. During this presentation, we will discuss the different roles teachers play in developing students' talents, the importance of having an achievement oriented attitude, and the importance of recognizing student strengths and interests and the implications that doing so has on talent development.