The Network's primary purpose is to improve the quality of services offered to the gifted/creative/talented students through effective programs for training professionals to work with this unique population. This purpose is:
The mission of the Professional Development Network is to improve the quality of personnel preparation programs and to further the development of leadership within the field of gifted education. Current network interests include:
Angela Novak, Chair
Lauri Kirsch, Chair-Elect
Elizabeth Fogarty, Program Chair
Angela Novak, The Catalyst Editor
Jason McIntosh, Co-Editor, The Catalyst and Membership Committee Chair
Laurie Croft, Awards and Election Committee Chair
Dina Brulles, Twitter Coordinator
Christine Weber, Secretary
The Professional Development Network is pleased to announce the third annual Professional Development Award. The Award recognizes an individual(s), institution, or organization for planning and implementing sustained professional development on gifted education.
The program may relate to any age level within the gifted education context and be given to educators and service providers in PreK-12 or higher education.