Wednesday, November 14, 2018, pre-convention offers visits to local innovative gifted programs or an opportunity to begin the process of receiving a micro-credential in equitable identification of gifted students.
Registration Fee: $169 each.
Deadline to register is September 14, 2018.
Half-Day Session (Convention Center, 1-4PM)
NAGC Professional Learning: Move from Hours to Outcomes with NAGC Micro-Credentials
Take the first steps to achieving a micro-credential in one of two areas: SEE ME (identification) or UNDERSTAND ME (social emotional). In this session, you will receive an overview of this outcome-based professional learning opportunity and begin the work needed to receive your selected micro-credential. After completing the process on your own, you will receive a portable badge certifying demonstrated mastery.
Full-Day Sessions (Offsite)
The Action Labs below are full day programs. Registration is available while space lasts. Lunch is provided. Departure times from Convention Center will vary.
Action Lab 1
Twice-Exceptional Programs in Action at Arete Academy of Exceptional Education and Lionsgate Academy
Observe how Arete, a school for twice-exceptional students in grades 4-12, caters to individual learning through a calm environment, engaging academics, relationship-building, and social-emotional development. In the afternoon, travel to Lionsgate Academy (for students with Asperger's syndrome and those on the autism spectrum in grades 7-12) to learn about a strengths-based leadership and enrichment program for twice-exceptional students. See structured opportunities where students practice and cultivate the skills and habits of successful leaders.
Action Lab 2
Innovation, Personalized Learning, and Intellectual Challenge in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie Public Schools
At Minnetonka learn about the Navigator program for intellectually gifted elementary students; Investigations and ProjectTHINK, project-based enrichment services; and the Minnetonka Research Lab where high school students develop and conduct personal research. In the afternoon, Eden Prairie will highlight their gifted options -- the Mosaic program for highly gifted elementary students, the KEY send-out program, and personalized learning and integration of technology.
Action Lab 3
Student Voice and Choice at Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School
Spend the day at culturally and economically diverse Capitol Hill with 1,300 students in grades 1-8. Experience master teachers individualizing instruction through the Schoolwide Enrichment Model for reading; student aptitude for math; and YogaCalm and Mindfulness.