Spotlights

ATDP students, faculty, and alumni are always involved in interesting activities and reaching new heights toward their goals! Here are some accounts of some of their recent challenges and accomplishments.

ED Faculty Make Advances in Comp. Sci. Instruction

October 2, 2012 in Featured, Research, Spotlights

Dr. Colleen Lewis has been teaching with us since 2009, and her goal each summer is not only to teach her students but to learn from them—her research at ATDP has yielded four publications that will help inform computer science teaching all over the world.

On “Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education”

December 12, 2011 in Community Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 2, Research, Spotlights

Interim Director Adena Young interviews ATDP Faculty Director and Talent Development Researcher Frank Worrell on his recent article in Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

Unlikely Twins: Making Peer Effects Explicit

December 12, 2011 in Community Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 2, Featured, Give, Spotlights

Public mass transportation policy is a career path for two ATDP alumni. Their post-secondary education and career paths are as similar as their pre-collegiate lives were dissimilar, until each came to ATDP.

Bragging Rights: Christina Büchmann, Advanced Reading & Writing

December 9, 2011 in Community Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 2, Spotlights

I know that this email conversation belongs in the Bragging Rights column, but I can’t single out who’s bragging: the teacher, the student, or ATDP for having the privilege of
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How to Get to Sesame Street: A San Francisco Counselor Finds Herself in Nigeria

December 9, 2011 in Community Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 2, Spotlights

Many Secondary Division students, especially middle schoolers, know and have enjoyed working with Amy Abdallah as our ATDP-GearUp counselor. Amy had worked at the San Francisco Unified School District for
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Leaving ATDP Smiling

November 3, 2011 in Community Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 1, Spotlights

As the Director of the Academic Talent Development Program for the past 24 years, Nina Hersch Gabelko has created meaningful and lasting learning and teaching experiences for over 27,600 students and close to 700 teachers.

Going the Distance with Style and Grace

July 12, 2011 in Spotlights

Students frequently compare ATDP’s Secondary Division to an academic marathon, so I find it wise to ask marathon runners (who are also ATDP instructors) for advice on going the distance.
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Leo White: Summer’s Sociologists

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Spotlights

SD instructor Leo White reflects on his first year at ATDP In a 1676 letter to a colleague, Isaac Newton famously wrote, “If I have seen further it is only
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Geoff Quan: Filmmaker

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Spotlights

We extend our heartiest congratulations to ATDP alum Geoff Quan, who was recently invited into Film Independent’s prestigious Project:Involve film mentorship program as a director. A long-time member of the
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Former SD Instructor Gemma Whelan Launches Novel

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Spotlights

Several hundred ATDP alumni share exciting memories of their experiences in Gemma Whelan’s Shakespeare as Theatre classes at ATDP. I particularly enjoyed the performance put on by students in her
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