Dr. Thomas Hébert is working with educators from Hampton, Colleton, Barnwell and Jasper counties.
Hébert is teaching a graduate course entitled Cognitive and Affective Aspects of the Gifted (EDEX 740) five Saturdays this semester to educators who are working towards their certification in gifted and talented education. Hébert commutes to Barnwell County where he meets face-to-face with his class from 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m. This is a College of Education outreach initiative lead by Hébert to help educators obtain certification in gifted and talented education that is mandated by the state.
These educators are asked to investigate instructional approaches and counseling strategies to address the unique relationship between cognitive abilities and affective needs of advanced learners. In this course, Hébert has focused on issues specific to gifted children from underserved populations and low-income backgrounds.
The course content focuses on a variety of factors that influence the intellectual, social and emotional development of gifted and talented young people and how they influence their learning experiences.
Roster of Teachers enrolled in the course and their respective school districts (counties):
Ruth Benson, Hampton County
Becky Broderick, Colleton County
Stephanie Carroll, Hampton County
Julia Chapman, Jasper County
Brannon Collins, Barnwell County
Carolyn Dalton, Colleton County
Julia Ferguson, Barnwell County
Shirley Guinyard, Barnwell County
Lynell Holmes, Hampton County
Christa Horton, Barnwell
Holly Hughes, Colleton County
Vicki Jacobi, Hampton County
Robin Mabry, Colleton County
Stacey McCollum, Barnwell County
Vanessa Lee Mitchell, Barnwell County
Jena Moncheck, Barnwell County
Carla Moore, Barnwell County
Barbara Moomey, Hampton County
Angie Morris, Barnwell County
Supreethi Mukthipudi, Barnwell County
Brandy Noll, Hampton County
Anita Padgett, Hampton County
Betsy Portune, Barnwell County
Brenda Scruggs, Barnwell County
Daphne Still, Barnwell County
Robin Taylor, Hampton County
Thomas Taylor, Barnwell County