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Thursday evening, November 15
The Changing Faces of Creativity
Arts and Creativity Networks 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
As our world and work with creativity constantly changes, come explore activities to enhance your interaction with gifted students. Learn ways to provide engaging activities for the many “faces” of creativity and our students’ changing creative needs. Experience creative activities to infuse into your own instruction and to spark your students’ creative imaginations. Creativity Night will be held in a large room with 15-20 stations. Select from the list of stations you'll receive when you enter and join one group for the first of three or four rounds. We will have spontaneous celebrations between rounds! Come join the fun and you may win a prize from one of our vendors!
Room: Symphony I Hilton Minneapolis
Global Awareness Gala/2018 Annemarie Roeper Award
Global Awareness Network 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wondering what the Global Awareness Network is all about? Join us for an evening of fellowship, fun and honor. All NAGC members are welcome! The presentation of the 2018 Annemarie Roeper Awards will kick off our gala. After the awards presentation, it’s party time! Enjoy connecting with others, global artwork displays from students, a cultural showcase, adding “flair” to your convention badges, and fantastic folk dancing. No dancing skills required, we will teach you. The Global Gala will culminate with our annual Global Awareness Intention Circle. Part serious, part fun, all love and respect!
Room: Marquette IX Hilton Minneapolis
Julie Robinson Mathematics Festival
Computers & Technology & STEM Networks 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Come join us for a night of mathematics fun as we host a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals engage participants in activities that encourage high-level mathematics in a noncompetitive setting. Participants can rotate between 10 tables with activities that can include a game, puzzle, or problem set. Participants will choose the table or tables that interest them, work at the table as long as they like, and learn mathematics as they work. Booklets will be shared on how to extend the activities and explaining how they can run their own festival. http://jrmf.org/
Room: Marquette VII Hilton Minneapolis
Scholar Tables and Graduate Student Gala
Research & Evaluation 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Research & Evaluation Network is pleased to announce our Scholar Tables and Research Gala event! The evening kicks off with the Scholar Tables event from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM. This is an opportunity for graduate students and early-career professionals to converse with leaders in our field, getting advice on research, methodology, and more! Don’t miss out!
The Graduate Student Research Gala is an annual event sponsored by R&E and will be held from 7:45-8:30 PM (following the Scholar Tables). Four categories of papers (doctoral-level completed research, doctoral-level in-progress research, non-doctoral-level completed research, and non-doctoral-level in-progress research) are submitted each summer, judged by experts in the field, and the awards are presented at the gala event. Graduate students will be available to answer questions about their research. This is a great opportunity to network and to see the work of up-and-coming researchers in the field.
Room: Marquette IV Hilton Minneapolis
Conversation and Color
Social and Emotional Development Network 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
The Social and Emotional Development Network invites you to take time for yourself with Conversation and Color. After a short introduction and coloring technique tutorial, you will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with others who are passionate about serving gifted children. Conversation starters provide the platform for delving deeply into topics such as social and emotional development, self-actualization, growth, and well-being while the use of color sustains and enhances the convivial atmosphere. Join us as we celebrate through connection and the psychology of color.
Room: Marquette I Hilton Minneapolis
Dr. Alexinia Baldwin Gifted and Special Populations Award Celebration
Special Populations Network 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Come join us as we celebrate leaders and advocates in Special Populations who support children who are gifted and _____.
The Dr. Alexinia Baldwin Gifted & [Special Population] Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the mission of the Special Populations Network and advanced the recognition of the talents and abilities of specific populations while recognizing the impact that other factors have on the process of talent development.
Room: Marquette III Hilton Minneapolis
On Saturday night don’t miss the Parent & Community Meet-Up for parents and caregivers who want to share experiences and laughter and GLBTQ’s evening of music, art, and words.