Pac Rim 2023

Pre-Conference Events

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Conversations on Disability Studies

Saturday, March 4, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (HST)

Online via Zoom

What is disability? This is the question at the heart of Disability Studies, one of the newest disciplines in the academy. As we work towards creating equitable and inclusive spaces, Disability Studies invites us to question our most basic assumptions about disability and to consider the host of factors (including cultural, environmental, and historical) that impact the experience of being disabled. 

We are delighted to celebrate the contributions of this discipline and invite you to join our Pre-Conference Disability Studies Celebration Day on March 4th, 2023. Come help kick off the 38th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity with this exciting exploration together!

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Symposium on Indigenous Gifted Education with an Emphasis on Math

Saturday, March 4, 2023
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (HST)

Hybrid via Zoom (Online)
Ala Moana Hotel (In-Person)

410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI 96814

Join educators from across the globe as we learn about innovative approaches to gifted education for indigenous students. In the morning, there will be presentations and panel discussion by the federal and Hawaiʻi state gifted education program managers and nationally well-known scholars in gifted education. Afternoon sessions will focus on a math intervention program for indigenous students having potential in math. The intervention model and experimental study findings will be shared, and in-person participants will join hands on activities. Throughout the symposium, participants will actively reflect on their perception of gifted students and education, and ways to identify and serve underrepresented groups of students having potential.