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Content in Context: Connecting The "What" and "Where" in Curriculum Design

Friday, November 10
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: 217 BC

Gifted educators are (rightly) concerned with questions of “what” in curriculum design: What concepts should be taught? What skills will be most valuable in the future? But, advancements in educational technology and rising interest in “authentic” learning raise a new question: Where? What setting best supports powerful experiences around a particular set of learning goals? Leaders of innovative online, field-based experiential, and hybrid education programs for gifted students identify unique opportunities and challenges inherent in each delivery model. We share effective practices to guide K-12 educators in creating classroom, online, and field experiences to match “content” and “context” in the coming blended landscape of gifted education.

Eric Calvert

Associate Director
Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

Eric Calvert is an Associate Director at the Northwestern University Center for Talent Development. Calvert oversees the Gifted LearningLinks online program for gifted and academically advanced students (http://ctd.northwestern.edu/online). Previously, he has served as Assistant Director for Gifted Education and International Education at the Ohio Department of Education, and as Director of Youth Programs for the Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University. Dr. Calvert also contributes time to several gifted education organizations, including serving NAGC through the professional development committee, NAGC Expert Speakers Program, and as a reviewer for NAGC research publications. He also serves as a governing board member for the Ohio Association for Gifted Children and the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Bowling Green State University and an M.S.Ed. in educational psychology with an emphasis in gifted education from Purdue. His interests include technology-integrated curriculum models, the role of technology in students' informal learning and thinking, and educational structures that support opportunities for acceleration and talent development.

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Lindsay Wall Succari

Program Director
Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development

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Rebecca Vonesh

Co-Director
Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth

Rebecca, Director of the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth's online Academy, has dabbled in the details of classroom culture in a variety of school settings. Her experience in the classroom complements the thematic approach that WCATY uses throughout the Academy. Years of working with and exploring the boundaries of online communication, also enables Rebecca to assist the wonderful WCATY instructors as they build a truly unique web community for gifted students at academy.wcatyweb.org.

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Amy Gyarmathy

Coordinator, Online Programs
Center for Talent Development

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Ola Skyba

Executive Director
Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth

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