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2016 Palmarium award 

A Call for Nominations DUE October 28, 2015

The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education is pleased to announce the third annual Palmarium Award.  This $5,000 recognition will be awarded to the individual most exemplifying the Institute's vision.  We are seeking nominations of individuals who demonstrate the Institute's vision through understanding of giftedness in the areas of:

  • Practice by impacting graduate education, pre-service, and P-12
  • Community Outreach through advocacy at a variety of levels (local, national, international)
  • Publications informing teachers, children, parents, policy makers, and academia
  • Research influencing theory, practice, and policy.

The award will be presented at the Institute's annual conference February 4-5, 2016 with the recipient delivering the lunchtime keynote as well as an opportunity for publication in an Institute monograph.

Nomination Form

A Call for Nomination Flyer

Please send nomination information to Dr. Norma Hafenstein, Director, Institute for the Development of Gifted Education, 1999 E. Evans Avenue, Ste. 130, Denver, CO 80208, or email idge@du.edu (with IDGE Award in the subject line) by Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

2015 Palmarium award winner - dr. julia link roberts

The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Julia Link Roberts is the recipient of the 2015 Palmarium Award. Julia Link Roberts is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Roberts is the Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. She is active in international, national, and state organizations. Dr. Roberts is one of seven members of the Executive Committee of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, past-president of The Association for the Gifted (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children), co-chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the National Association for Gifted Children, a member of the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, and a board member of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education. Her writing has focused upon differentiation, assessment, STEM schools, advocacy, and gifted education. Dr. Roberts received the first NAGC David Belin Advocacy Award, the 2011 Acorn Award as the outstanding professor at a Kentucky four-year college or university, and the 2011 William T. Nallia Award for innovative leadership from the Kentucky Association for School Administrators. She directs summer and Saturday programming for gifted children as well as travels internationally with high school students.

Julia and Norma

 

Palmarium plate2013 Palmarium award 

nner - dr. sylvia Julia's lunchtime address

 IN THE PRESS:

2013 Palmarium award recipient - Dr. Sylvia Rimm

Dr. Sylvia Rimm received her award and made the lunchtime address at the Institute's 2013 conference, "Engaging the Heart & Mind–Character Education for Gifted Learners."

2013 conference photo for Palmarium page

Palmarium award 

The Palmarium Award is awarded to the individual most exemplifying the vision of the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education:

A future in which giftedness will be understood, embraced, and
systemically nurtured throughout the nation and the world.

Recipients demonstrate the Institute's vision through understanding of giftedness in the areas of:

  1. Practice by impacting graduate education, pre-service, and P-12 community
  2. Outreach through advocacy at a variety of levels (local, national, international)
  3. Publications informing teachers, children, parents, policy makers, and academia
  4. Research influencing theory, practice, and policy

Palmarium:  Latin for Outstanding, Excellent