Register for one of three deep dives into urgent topics in gifted education. Separate fee of $169 includes a full day of learning and lunch.
Gifted and Native: Research, Practices, and Partnerships
Native American youth continue to be under identified for their gifts and talents, underserved by schools, and overlooked by research. This pre-convention session is a rare opportunity for practitioners, school board members, administrators, researchers, and community members to strengthen our community, address the unique needs of our students, and improve education for Native American children. Led by Richard Olenchak and Marcia Gentry, Purdue University
Successful Educational Outcome Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students
This session will assist educators to work with twice-exceptional students in their schools. Experts in twice-exceptionality will lead an interactive discussion about (1) evidence-based identification strategies; (2) the neuroscience of twice-exceptionality; (3) career and strength-based interventions; (4) profiles of high ability students with ADHD, ASD, and learning and behavioral challenges; and (5) educational environments specifically designed for twice-exceptional student success. Speakers include Susan Assouline, Belin-Blank Center; Sue Baum, Bridges Academy; Alissa Doobay, and Megan Foley-Nicpon, University of Iowa
Teaching Gifted Learners in the Regular Classroom
Most gifted and talented students spend the majority of their time learning in regular classrooms. With training and support classroom teachers can differentiate their curriculum and instruction in ways that engage and challenge their advanced learners. Join leading practitioners for a comprehensive, interactive, and practical look at creating opportunities wherein advanced abilities of G/T learners are recognized and developed. Led by Sally C. Krisel, Hall County (GA) Public School and NAGC President; and Dina Brulles, Paradise Valley (AZ) Unified School District