February 7-8, 2024
Past Attendees say it Best:
This was such a great event to come to as a brand new Gifted teacher. We really had zero direction when starting up our program, so this was so helpful!
This was such a comprehensive conference! You have it all! Anchoring to the “WHY” we support gifted students, addressing the myths and barriers, and providing solutions and hacks to improving gifted education was non-stop! Keynotes and breakout sessions were all top notch! Can’t wait for next year!
I’m really rethinking my definition of gifted. I’m thinking about the way we identify gifted children and local norms and everything that goes along with that.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to hear directly from experts in the field of gifted education. Learning about the latest research findings and expert insights helps inform my teaching practices, allowing me to better serve my students.
I love the opportunity to be immersed in all things gifted every year with individuals that share that same passion. It always inspires, reignites, and helps me reframe. Thank you, AAGT!
I really enjoyed the whole conference. I loved collaborating with new and familiar faces! My favorite sessions were those who had high energy, great modeling and practical takeaways to use right away in the classroom!
This has been on my bucket list for years. I am so proud to be among amazing educators in our state and valued hearing from all of the people who are advocating for our children in the state.
I enjoyed all the sessions and I am planning on watching the recordings of other sessions that I wanted to attend.
As a first time attendee, I left energized with fresh ideas to motivate as well as support the social and emotional needs of my gifted learners.
The conference was time well spent! I plan to convey much of the information to my co-workers when I return to school through PD. It’s always so refreshing and revitalizing to learn from the leaders in our discipline and each other! Thank you for a great experience!
It is always refreshing to attend the conference. To be surrounded by a quirky and dedicated set of educators. It’s my favorite time of the year.
Shelagh A. Gallagher, Ph.D.
“Back to the Future” or “Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before?”
Reflections on the Past, and Next, 50 Years
It’s time to celebrate! AAGT has successfully navigated 50 years of advocacy on behalf of gifted and talented students. That’s a notable accomplishment. Before running pell-mell into the next 50 years, it’s important to stop, take stock, and consider what we’ve done right and what we need to do differently. After all, in the words of Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That’s what we’re going to do– take time to pull on the threads of history to show the connections between where we were, where we are, and where we need to go.
Plus Two Breakout Sessions!
Edward R. Amend, Psy.D.
Building Resilience in Gifted Students
Asynchronous development, sensitivity, and intensity in gifted and twice-exceptional youth can affect their growth and development. Uncertainty fuels frustration, perfectionism, and anxiety for some as they struggle to adjust to the world around them. Loss, trauma, and existential concerns complicate their situation. Dr. Amend will explore these challenges and their effects on gifted and 2e students as well as strategies to foster healthy growth, manage frustration, and build resilience. Ideas for self-care will help participants recharge in the wake of the challenges that come with teaching and raising these amazing kids.
Plus Two Breakout Sessions!