From Andover to Phoenix  

file photoJanis Baron shows photos of children she has taken in recent years.

Janis Baron knows what makes kids tick — especially those who are the brightest of the brightest.

She's preparing to share that knowledge with educators from around the country.

Baron, director of Andover's popular summer programs for kids, is a guest speaker at the upcoming conference for the Arizona Gifted and Talented Association.

Baron is a longtime Andover resident and longtime director of the Kaleidoscope and KITE summer programs for children in Andover.

She will present one of the major sessions at the two-day conference titled “20/20 Vision: Creators and Innovators in Gifted Education.” The conference will be held in Phoenix Feb. 6 and 7.

Baron's workshop is titled “I’m Done; What Do I Do Now?” She said the workshop identifies practical classroom strategies that can help teachers in kindergarten to grade 12 as they challenge their above-grade-level learners.

An experienced staff development consultant, Baron is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education.





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