Thursday, November 15 Registration Fee: $169 (includes lunch)
Thursday’s Pre-Convention sessions provide deeper learning into current issues and practices in gifted education that extend from the NAGC strategic framework, Minds, Policies, Practices.
Each Thursday session begins at 8:00 AM and ends by 2:30 PM. Lunch is provided.
Curriculum Journeys: A GPS for Effective and Engaging Learning Opportunities for Gifted Students
High-quality curriculum provides a reliable map for the pursuit of important learning outcomes. Further, it guides educators to systematic, defensible connections between gifted and general education. The presenters will first profile central elements of high-quality curriculum and then illustrate those elements with examples across grade levels and content areas. Participants will engage in discussion of emerging and enduring questions about curriculum.
The Right Tool for the Job: Technology to Promote Curiosity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving
Hardly a day goes by without the introduction of a new gadget that promises to revolutionize education. Yet, how many of them actually fit your needs and, more importantly, the needs of your gifted students? Rather than running the risk of using technology for the sake of using technology, learn how to meaningfully infuse today’s technology into your gifted classroom with practical and ready-to-use lessons.
Enhancing Creativity: Strategies and Activities for Infusing Creativity into K-12 Education
Many educators feel they need to rework their curriculum and instructional strategies to help students develop creativity. Participants will learn about an intervention model that allows educators and parents to foster creativity with straightforward, easy-to-use strategies. Techniques that can be used at all levels and across a wide range of content will be emphasized. Several strategies will be modeled.