|Thursday: Michele Borba, a former classroom teacher, is an educational psychologist and expert in parenting, character development, child behavior, and empathy. She is an NBC contributor and has appeared on CNN, Dr. Phil, and The View, among other shows. Dr. Borba is the author of many books including UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, and Building Moral Intelligence.|
|Friday: Choose one of the three mini-keynotes on important topics in gifted education presented by leaders in the field:
Megan Foley-Nicpon, The University of Iowa, Best Practice Identification and Intervention Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students;
James Moore, The Ohio State University, Advanced Academics: Considerations in Recruiting and Retaining Black Males;
and Scott Peters, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Low Hanging Fruit and Hard to Accomplish Ideals: An Honest Discussion about Equity in Gifted Education
Saturday: Physics Force, a science outreach program through the University of Minnesota. Learn how teachers from around the state inspire K-12 students to think creatively and love learning through fun, engaging, and exciting interactive science demonstrations.
|Sunday: Colonel Patricia Collins, U.S. Army (retired), an inspiring leader who served her country for more than 20 years. Collins will share her motivating story of overcoming the physical, mental, and external challenges of living with a disability as an amputee to achieve her personal best. Collins represented the U.S. as a member of the 2016 U.S. Paralympic team in the sport of Paratriathlon.|