AAGT Parent Institute Tickets go on sale Friday, August 5

September 17, 2022

2022/09/17 16:21:10

These conversations will include tools for students to self-advocate appropriately and provide strategies and resources to support parents as their child’s #1 advocate.

Attend Virtually or In Person!

In-Person Tempe Location

Professional Learning Center at Bustoz

2020 E Carson Dr
Tempe, AZ 85282

Via Livestream

Attendees will register to receive access to our event portal
and can watch from the comfort of their own home!

Thank You Business Sponsors!

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM • Doors Open at all Venues!

8:30 AM • Welcome

President’s Welcome

Overview of the day

8:55 AM • Connection Activity

Morning Connection Activity

Otto Siegel – Owner of Genius Coaching

Otto Siegel joins us for another Parent Institute! Otto will kick off the morning with a Connection Activity to help you get to know other parents in the gifted and talented community

9:05 AM • Panel Discussion

“Ask, Listen, & Learn – A Gifted and Talented Student Panel”

Gifted and talented students will hold a Q&A session to help parents understand their diverse needs. Get a helpful perspective on how you can support your child in advocating for themselves.

9:55 AM • GifTED Talk

The Art of Support: Knowing When You Need Help, and How to Get It

Adam Laningham – SENG President-Elect and Founder of Bright Child AZ

Even adults sometimes struggle to ask for help. During this session, you will learn effective questioning techniques to help K-8 students recognize when they need support, and how to help kids ask for the help they need it. 

10:20 AM • BREAK

10:30 AM • GifTED Talk

Students In the Drivers’ Seat

Dr. Reuters and Dr. Kade – 

Learn strategies to help students identify their triggers and the resulting emotions to help them self-regulate and, as a result, feel empowered over strong feelings

10:55 AM • Panel Discussion

Parent Advocate Q&A

In this Q&A Panel Session, you will learn about some effective Parent Advocate strategies from 5 parents whose children attend a variety of gifted and talented programs

11:45 AM • Lunch

12:30 PM • GifTED Talk

Practicing Conscious Discipline

Kathryn Koniuszy, Director at American Family Education in Gilbert

Join Kathryn Koniuszy for this session where you will discover Conscious Discipline, an emotional intelligence management system that integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) into one seamless approach.

12:40 PM • AAGT News, Resources, and Updates

What’s new with AAGT?

AAGT Board of Directors and Parent Engagement Task Force

Updates on AAGT Advocacy, Parent Resources, and Affiliate Groups

1:00 PM • Parent Connection Groups

Building Your Gifted & Talented Village

Led by Adam Laningham – SENG President-Elect and Founder of Bright Child AZ and Stephanie Newitt, AAGT Board Member and SENG Model Parent Group Leader

Spend time getting to know your parent peers through connection activities that will help you build your network of resources, support, and encouragement. You might even leave this session with everything you need to start your own AAGT Parent Affiliate Group!

2:00 PM • GifTED Talk

Getting from Overwhelmed to In Control

Aliza Michel, NBCT – Music Instructional Coach in the Washington Elementary School District

In this session, you will learn self-regulation tools that can help you and your child manage big emotions like anxiety and other overexciteabilities

2:55 PM • Raffle

Be sure to stay for all of Parent Institute! You must be present (virtually or in person) when we call your name to be eligible to claim your prize.
2:30 PM • End of Day!

Parent Institute Archives

AAGT Members can access slide decks and handouts from previous Parent Institutes by logging into their account and visiting the Members Only Page.