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.
ANGELA HOUSAND, PH.D.
Practice? Practice. Practice!
You may have heard that too much practice leads to boredom for gifted students. You may have also been told that developing talent into elite performance requires practice. Conflicting ideas? Maybe…it really depends on the goal. Together, we will delve into the complex concepts of talent development, “practice” and its role in achievement. You’ll walk away with ideas to think about, strategies to use in the classroom, and maybe even a new perspective on “practice”.
Plus Two Breakout Sessions!
Social Emotional Learning: A Foundation for Talent Development
Fail Early, Fail Fast!
BRIAN HOUSAND, PH.D.
Taylor Swift, a Supermarket, & the Saguaro Cactus
Yes, you read that right! Taylor Swift, a Supermarket, and the Saguaro Cactus! At first glance, this may seem like a random collection of nouns in a game of Mad Libs, but this person, place, and thing have a great deal to teach us about developing talent in our gifted learners. We will analyze the unique characteristics of each and discover some practical strategies to incorporate in your learning environment.
Plus Two Breakout Sessions!