Laurie Croft


In order to support the needs of gifted and talented learners, I work primarily with educators who want to better understand best practices in gifted education. I teach or supervise courses that explore the identification of gifted learners and the curriculum and programming that meets their needs.  All coursework aligns with one or more sets of national standards in the field as provided by the National Association of Gifted Children, although work with international educators has to be responsive to their settings.  My research interests include attitudes of teachers toward talented children, and how those attitudes can expand to include essential practices such as the acceleration of high-ability learners.