PRESENTATIONS

Refereed National and International Presentations

98. Pereira, N., Tay, Cress, A., J., Maeda, Y., & Gentry, M. (2019, November). Balancing research and evaluation: An overview of the evaluation of a Javits project. Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

97. Desmet, O. & Pereira, N. (2019, November). What do underachieving gifted students say about their underachievement? Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

96. Cress, A., Tay, J., Pereira, N., Gentry, M., & Richardson, J. (2019, November). Balancing research and evaluation: An overview of the evaluation of a Javits project. Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

95. Gentry, M., Whiting, G., Grantham, T., & Pereira, N. (2019, November). The uphill quest for equity in gifted education: The time for reform is now. Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

94. Douglas, D., Brulles, D., Pereira, N., Stambaugh, T., & Coleman, A. (2019, November). Breaking Barriers: Self-Advocacy Essentials for Underserved Gifted Learners. Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

93. Gentry, M, Whiting, G., Pereira, N., & Gray, A. (2019, July). Dreams deferred: Access, equity, and missing children in gifted education across the United States. Symposium presented at the 23rd World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Nashville, TN.

 

92. Tay, J., Pereira, N., Cress, A., & Gentry, M. (2019, July). Fidelity of implementation of the Total School Cluster Grouping model: The role of teachers. Session presented at the 23rd World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Nashville, TN.

 

91. Karakis, N. & Pereira, N. (2019, July). Examining teacher discourse in STEM classrooms in a summer enrichment program. Poster presented at the 23rd World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Nashville, TN.

 

90. Pereira, N., Tay, J., Maeda, Y., & Gentry, M. (2019, April). Representation of high-achieving students in schools implementing cluster grouping. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ON. 

 

89. Pereira, N., Desmet, O., & Ghahremani, M., (2018, November). Stimulating creativity in STEM classrooms. Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

88. Pereira, N., & Tay, J. (2018, November). When research goes to school: How leadership matters. Poster presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

87. Pereira, N., Tay, J., & Maeda, Y. (2018, November). Differentiation practices in regular classrooms: Updates on the classroom practices survey. Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

86. Karakis, N., Pereira, N., & Desmet, O. A. (2018, November). The role of a gifted education practicum in teacher professional development. Session presented at the National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

85. Pereira, N., Desmet, O., Tay, J., Kenney, R., Seward, K., Jen. E., & Fugate, M. (2018, August). Purdue’s Instrument Repository for Researchers and Practitioners: Cross Cultural Instrumentation. Paper presented at the 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability. Dublin, Ireland.

 

84. Richardson, J., Pereira, N., Desmet, O., Tay, J., & Kenney, R. (2018, August). Underserved populations: Programming that works to develop talent among students often overlooked in gifted education. Paper presented at the 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability. Dublin, Ireland.

 

83. Tay, J., & Pereira, N. (2018, August). Total School Cluster Grouping: Fidelity of Implementation and Role of School Leadership. Paper presented at the 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability. Dublin, Ireland.

 

82. Pereira, N., & Tay, J. (2018, August). Revised Classroom Practices Survey: An Instrument to Collect Information on Differentiated Educational Practices. Paper presented at the 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability. Dublin, Ireland.

 

81. Olenchak, R., Pereira, N., & Fugate, M. (2018, August). Multi-exceptional populations: Overcoming challenges, promising practices for talent development. Paper presented at the 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability. Dublin, Ireland.

 

80. Hodges, J., Tay, J., Green, C., Pereira, N.  (2018, April). The effect of the 2008 recession on gifted education funding across the state of Texas. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. 

 

79. Gentry, M., Richardson, J., Maeda, Y., Pereira, N., & Tay, J. (2018, April). Total School Cluster Grouping: Effects on identification and achievement of populations underserved in gifted education. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

 

78. Pereira, N., Tay, J., & Maeda, Y. (2017, November). Revised Classroom Practices Survey: An instrument to collect information on differentiated educational practices. Session presented at the 64rd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.  

 

77. Pereira, N., & Parra, F. A. (2017, November). Gifted Student experiences and role model influence in STEM career choices. Session presented at the 64rd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.

 

76. Ghahremani, M., & Pereira, N., Desmet, O. (2017, November). Creative engineering and design in action. Session presented at the 64rd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.

 

75. Tan, D., Desmet, O., Pereira, N., Yough, M., & Yi, S. (2017, August). Middle school students' beliefs of intelligence and giftedness. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

 

74. Yi, S., & Pereira, N. (2017, August). Developmental Trajectory of Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Its Association with Achievement. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

 

73. Pereira, N., & Ghahremani, M., (2017, July). Creative engineering and design in action: Designing and evaluating learning activities connecting engineering and creativity. Session presented at the 22nd World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney, Australia.

 

72. Pereira, N., Whiting, G. W., Gentry, M., Maeda, Y., Richardson, J. C., (2017, July). Effective programming for developing talents among underserved populations. Session presented at the 22nd World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney, Australia.

 

71. Gentry, M., Pereira, N., Kenney, R., Fugate, C. M., Maeda, Y. (2017, July). Cross cultural instrumentation for gifted education research and programming: Purdue’s repository. Session presented at the 22nd World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney, Australia.

 

70. Whiting, G. W., Gentry, M., Pereira, N., Fugate, C. M., Olenchak, F. R. (2017, July). Making gifted education more inclusive. Session presented at the 22nd World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney, Australia.

 

69. Gentry, M., Richardson, J. C., Maeda, Y., Pereira, N., Peters, S. J., & Fugate, C. M. (2017, April). An experimental investigation scaling up the Total School Cluster Grouping model. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX. 

 

68. Zhou, N., Pereira, N., George, T., & Ramani, K. (2017, April). The influence of toy design activities on middle school students’ self-efficacy in engineering design. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX. 

 

67. Parra, F. A., & Pereira, N. (2017, April). A case study of experiences, challenges and perspectives for low-income Colombian adolescents in a summer camp for gifted and talented students.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

 

66. Hodges, J., Tay, J., Green, C., Pereira, N. (2016, November). Examining gifted education funding in Texas. Session to be presented at the 63rd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Orlando, FL.

 

65. Pereira, N., & Jordan, S. S. (2016, November). STEAM Labs: Connecting creativity, STEM, and arts. Session presented at the 63rd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Orlando, FL.

 

64. Jordan, J., White, K., & Pereira, N. (2016, November). Developing engineering talent among Navajo youth with chain-reaction machines. Session presented at the 63rd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Orlando, FL.

 

63. Parra, M., & Pereira, N. (2016, November). Effects of an enrichment program on Colombian gifted students of low-income backgrounds. Poster presented at the 63rd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Orlando, FL.

 

62. Rondini, C., & Pereira, N. (2016, September). O atendimento educacional especializado ao estudante com altas habilidades em uma escola pública americana e suas possíveis contribuições para o contexto brasileiro. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Council for Giftedness, Bonito, Brazil. [2016 Maria Helena Novaes Mira Award]

 

61. Zhou, N., George, T. T., Booth, J. W., Alperovich, J., Chandrasegaran, S., Pereira, N., Tew, J. D., Kulkaerni, D. N., Ramani, K. (2016). Developing middle school students’ engineering design concepts through a toy design workshop. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

60. Yi, S., & Pereira, N. (2016, August). Factor structure and longitudinal invariance of the Achievement Goals Questionnaire. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO. 

 

59. Yi, S., & Pereira, N. (2016, April). Developmental patterns of achievement goals during adolescence: A growth-curve analysis.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC. 

 

58. Jordan, S. S., & Pereira, N. (2015, November). STEAM Machines Clubs™: An Integrative After-School Engineering Experience. Session presented at the 62nd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.

 

57. Jen, E., Pereira, N., & Peterson, J. S. (2015, November). A Multi-generational Dialogue About Qualitative Research in Gifted Education: Challenges and Adaptation. Session presented at the 62nd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.

 

56. Gentry, M., Peters, S. J., Pereira, N., McIntosh, J. (2015, November). The HOPE Scale: A well-researched tool to help teachers recognize talent among underserved populations. Session presented at the 62nd Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.

 

55. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2015, April). Lessons from teaching engineering design in a summer camp for high-ability students: A chain re-action research study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

54. Pereira, N., Roberts, J. L., & Knots. J. D. (2015, April). Current status of twice-exceptional students: A look at legislation, regulation, policy, and standards. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

53. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Moore, M. (2014, November). Utilizing engineering activities in K-12 grades to promote interdisciplinary understanding of science, Technology, and Mathematics. Session presented at the 61st Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Baltimore, MD.

 

52. Pereira, N., & Gentry, M. (2014, April). Understanding the experiences of high-potential, Hispanic English language learners in out-of-school programs. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

 

51. Jordan, S. S., Dalrymple, O., & Pereira, N. (2014, April). Blending the arts with chain-reaction steAm machines™. Workshop presented at the National Conference of the National Science Teachers Association, Boston, MA.

 

50. Pereira, N., & Jordan, S. S. (2013, November). Inspiring inventive genius in middle and high school students with chain-reaction STEAM Machines™. Workshop presented at the 60th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Indianapolis, IN.

 

49. Pereira, N. (2013, November). Finding talent among elementary English language learners: Beyond Project HOPE. Session presented at the 60th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Indianapolis, IN.

 

48. Roberts, J. L., Pereira, N., & Knots. J. D. (2013, November). Current status of twice-exceptional students: A look at legislation, regulation, policy, and standards. Session presented at the 60th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Indianapolis, IN.

 

47. Pereira, N. & Jordan, S. S. (2013, November). Inspiring inventive genius in middle and high school students with chain-reaction STEAM Machines™. Session presented at the 60th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Indianapolis, IN.

 

46. Pereira, N., Roberts, J. L., & Knotts, J. D. (2013, August). International perspectives on twice-exceptional learners:  Recognition and services. Session presented at the 20th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Louisville, KY.

 

45. Pereira, N., & Gentry, M. (2013, August). A qualitative inquiry into the experiences of high-potential Hispanic English language learners in Midwestern schools. Session presented at the 20th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Louisville, KY.

 

44. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2013, August). STEAM Labs™:Using chain reaction machines to teach gifted students engineering design. Session presented at the 20th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Louisville, KY.

 

43. Jordan, S. S., Dalrymple, O., & Pereira, N. (2013, June). Inspiring inventive genius in middle and high school students with chain-reaction STEAM Machines™. Workshop presented at the American Society for Engineering Education K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA.

 

42. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2012, November). Rube Goldberg activities: Developing engineering talents. Session presented at the 59th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Denver, CO.

 

41. Miller, R., & Pereira, N. (2012, November). Opening traditional gifted programs to high-potential students from low-income families. Session presented at the 59th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Denver, CO.

 

40. Jordan, S. S., Dalrymple, O., Pereira, N. (2012, October). Teaching engineering design to middle and high-school students using STEAM Machines™. Session presented at the Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, WA. 

 

39. Pereira, N. (2012, July). Talento encontrado é talent nao desperdiçado [Finding and not wasting talent]. Session presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Council for Giftedness, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

38. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2012, July). STEAM Labs™: Inovação tecnológica no ensino de ciências [STEAM Labs: Technological innovation in science teaching]. Session presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Council for Giftedness, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

37. Fleith, D., Alencar, E. M., Pereira, N., & Gama, M. C. (2012, July). Educação de superdotados nos Estados Unidos: Relato de experiências de educadores e pesquisadores brasileiros [Brazilian educators/researchers and their experiences with gifted education in the United States]. Roundtable presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Council for Giftedness, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

36. Jordan, S., Dalrymple, O., & Pereira, N. (2012, June). Teaching STEAM concepts to middle and high-school students using engineering design to create STEAM Machines™. Graduate Science Workshop for Teachers presented at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Fort Wayne, IN.

 

35. Jordan, S. S., Dalrymple, O, Pereira, N., Astatke, Y, & Fletcher, J. D. (2012, June). Design swapping as a method to improve design documentation. Paper presented at the 119th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

34. Dalrymple, O, Jordan, S. S., Astatke, Y, Pereira, N., & Fletcher, J. D. (2012, June). Teaching engineering design to middle and high school students using Rube Goldbergineering. Workshop presented at the 119th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

33. Dalrymple, O, Jordan, S. S., & Pereira, N. (2012, June). Teaching engineering design to middle and high school students using Rube Goldbergineering. Workshop presented at the American Society for Engineering Education K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX.

 

32. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2011, November). Using Rube Goldberg activities to develop creativity and foster positive interactions. Session presented at the 58th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, New Orleans, LA.

 

31. Miller, R., Pereira, N., Yang, Y., & Gentry, M. (2011, November). Promising practices for gifted ELLs and high-potential students from low-income families. Session presented at the 58th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, New Orleans, LA.

 

30. Wu, J., Pereira, N., & Gentry, M. (2011, November). How does Super Summer serve gifted students under the framework of My Class Activities? Session presented at the 58th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, New Orleans, LA.

 

29. Miller, R., Pereira, N., Yang, Y., & Gentry, M. (2011, April). Examining the effects of Total School Cluster Grouping on teaching practices. Session presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

28. de Oliveira, L. C., & Pereira, N. (2011, March). Educating gifted English language learners: Lessons from gifted education. Session presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

 

27. Pereira, N. & Peters, S. J. (2010, November). University-based summer camps for gifted students: Learning from the professionals. Session presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA.

 

26. Miller, R., Pereira, N., Yang, Y., & Gentry, M. (2010, November). Examining the effects of Total School Cluster Grouping on student achievement identification, and teaching practices. Session presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA.

 

25. Gentry, M., Peters, S. J., & Pereira, N. (2010, November). Gifted and talented student identification using behavior checklists, nominations, and rating forms: Psychometrics, research, practice. Session presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA.

 

24. Gentry, M., Miller, R., Pereira, N., Wigtil, C., & Yang, Y. (2010, November). Lessons learned from Project HOPE: Recognizing giftedness among children of poverty. Session presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA.

 

23. Pereira, N. (2010, September). Escala HOPE: Uma nova opção para a identificação de minorias para programas de atendimento a portadores de altas habilidades [HOPE Scale: A new instrument for identifying minority students for gifted programs]. Session presented at the  Congresso Internacional sobre Altas Habilidades e Superdocação/IV Encontro Nacional do Conselho Brasileiro para Superdotação, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

 

22. Pereira, N. (2010, September). A educação do superdotado nos Estados Unidos [Programs for gifted students in the United States]. Session presented at the Congresso Internacional sobre Altas Habilidades e Superdocação/IV Encontro Nacional do Conselho Brasileiro para Superdotação, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

 

21. Pereira, N., Miller, R., Yang, Y., & Gentry, M. (2010, May). Total School Cluster Grouping: Effects on student achievement and identification and on teacher practices and perceptions. Session presented at the 10th Biennial Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development, Iowa City, IA.

 

20. Pereira, N. (2010, May). Promising instruments and practices for the identification of English language learners for gifted programs. Session presented at the 10th Biennial Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development, Iowa City, IA.

 

19. Pereira, N., Peters, S., & Gentry, M. (2010, May). The My Class Activities instrument as used in Saturday enrichment program evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

 

18. Pereira, N., & Jordan, S. (2009, November). The simplicity of complexity: Rube Goldbergineering in the classroom. Session presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Saint Louis, MO.

 

17. Pereira, N. (2009, November). Educating gifted English language learners: Lessons from the field of English as a second language. Session presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Saint Louis, MO.

 

16. Gentry, M., Gates, J. C., Pereira, N. (2009, November). Total School Cluster Grouping and underrepresentation: A research-based program for improving student achievement and representation. Session presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Saint Louis, MO.

 

15. Gates, J., & Pereira, N. (November, 2009) Perceived needs of pre-service teachers regarding gifted learners: Evidence and suggestions for teacher preparation programs. Session presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Saint Louis, MO.

 

14. Pereira, N. (2009, August). Instrumentation for research, programming and evaluation: My Class Activities. Session presented at the 18th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Vancouver, BC.

 

13. Pereira, N. (2009, August). Recognizing and nurturing giftedness among underserved populations: Gifted English language learners. Session presented at the 18th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Vancouver, BC.

 

12. Pereira, N., & Jordan, S. (2009, August) Design twice, build once: Teaching engineering design with Rube Goldberg. Session presented at the 18th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Vancouver, BC.

 

11. Pereira, N. (2009, August). Developing engineering talents at Purdue University. Session presented at the 18th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Vancouver, BC.

 

10. Jordan, S., & Pereira, N. (2009, June). Teaching engineering design to middle school students with Rube Goldberg. Session presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX.

 

9. Gates, J.; Pereira, N.; Gentry, M.; & Mann, R.L. (2009, April). Perceived classroom management needs of pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

 

8. Pereira, N. (2009, March). Analysis of instruments for identification of English language learners for gifted programs. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Denver, CO.

 

7. Pereira, N. (2008, October). Meeting the needs of English language learners. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Tampa, FL.

 

6. Jordan, S., & Pereira, N. (2008, May). Design twice, build once: Teaching engineering design in the middle and high school classroom. Paper presented at the Conference on Graduate Student Research in Engineering and Technology Education, Minneapolis, MN.

 

5. Pereira, N. (2008, April). Analysis of instruments for identification of English language learners for gifted programs. Poster presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Doctoral Forum, New York, NY.

 

4. Pereira, N., & De Lon, J. (2008, March). My Class Activities: Comparative analysis of students’ perceptions in an enrichment program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

 

3. de Oliveira, L. C., & Pereira, N. (2008, March). Challenges and needs of teachers of English language learners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

    

2. Pereira, N., & De Lon, J. (2007, November). Comparative analysis of gifted students’ perceptions of classes in a Saturday enrichment program. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.

 

1. Pereira, N. (2003, September). Um novo olhar sobre a sala de aula: a elaboração de tarefas à luz de teorias contemporâneas de ensino e aprendizagem [A new perspective of classrooms: Using modern teaching and learning theories in task design]. Paper presented at the II Encontro Nacional de Ensino de Línguas e XVII Semana da Letras da Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil.