Christine Weber

WeberChristine Weber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL at the University of North Florida (UNF). She instructs teachers in strategies for conceptual teaching and learning, assessment tools, and meeting the needs of gifted learners. In 2007, she was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from UNF. Since 1998, she has served on the Editorial Review Board for Gifted Child Today and co-edited the January 2012 issue on “Teacher Professionalism” with Susan Johnsen. Under her leadership as the Principal Investigator of the Working on Gifted Issues Project, a grant funded by the Florida Department of Education, the Florida’s Frameworks for K-12 Gifted Learners (2007) was developed and disseminated to all school districts in the state. Her two most recent publications, related to sharing the successes of independent schools implementing differentiation, are found in Gifted Child Today and soon to be published internationally in the Journal Für Begabtenförderung (Journal for the Advancement of the Gifted).

She has published articles in Gifted Child Today, Gifted Education Press Quarterly, The Journal of Faculty Development, Voices in the Middle, Understanding Our Gifted, Florida Educational Leadership, and the Florida English Journal. She has presented at various conferences including the Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG), NAGC, the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, and the Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness. Currently, she serves as secretary to FLAG and secretary to the NAGC Professional Development Network. Her latest co-publication with Prufrock Press and NAGC is entitled Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach co-authored with Cecelia Boswell and Wendy Behrens. This book presents problem-based learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K–12 classrooms. Her upcoming book with Boswell and Behrens on case studies for differentiation will be co-published by Prufrock Press and NAGC in 2016. The cases include discussion questions, activities, extensions, and suggestions for further reading supporting the standards of excellence set forth in the revised NAGC – CEC Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education (2014) and the NAGC – CEC Advanced Standards in Gifted Education Teacher Preparation (2014).

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