What: A conversation on equity in gifted education with Professor Nancy Hertzog
When: Noon, Jan. 25, 2019
Livestream: Watch on the College's YouTube channel.

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, will answer questions about opening access to gifted education during a YouTube Live conversation hosted by the UW College of Education on January 25.

In the 2018 edition of UW’s Research That Matters magazine, Hertzog explored how Washington and other states can better identify and nurture the potential of all learners — creating systems where race, language and socioeconomic status do not predict student success — in her essay “Giftedness Is Not a Number.”

Hertzog's research examines the use of instructional practices that have typically been designed for students identified as gifted in general education classrooms, including models of inquiry-based instruction and specific strategies to address the diverse needs of learners.

She is the author of “Early childhood gifted education – Fostering Talent development,” published by the National Association for Gifted Children, and in 2017 organized an Equity Summit on Gifted Education at the UW, bringing together more than 300 educators, researchers, community members and students to discuss how to open access to accelerated learning opportunities for all.

The session will be broadcast on the UW College of Education's YouTube channel starting at noon on January 25. Submitting questions in advance for Hertzog is encouraged by email to

For more information about Hertzog’s work, watch her EduTalk “Got Talent? Equity in Gifted Education,” which describes how the UW is leading efforts to ensure all children have an equal opportunity to be identified as gifted.


Nancy Hertzog, Professor of Education

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