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September 9, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2023/09/09 10:00:00

Phoenix Coding Academy
4445 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Live Stream Virtual Option Available

AAGT invites all parents/caregivers to join us on an exciting adventure that will reveal the  extraordinary treasures within your gifted and talented child. Together we will discover a world of awe-inspiring abilities, boundless potential, and exceptional brilliance waiting to be explored. Through insightful panel discussions and captivating presentations, we will empower you to fully understand and embrace the unique gifts your child possesses. Together, we will navigate the pathways of their remarkable minds, nurturing their talents, and guiding them through emotions and self-advocacy. Don’t miss this annual event, where we celebrate the brilliant gems that lies within every gifted and talented child and equip you with the knowledge and tools to help them shine brighter than ever before.

Parent Institute Registration

In-Person or Virtual Access
$40 Members | $55 Non Members

Add on a boxed sub lunch for $15 per person (In-Person Only)

Purchase KidZone Access for $15 per child (In-Person Only)

Registered Attendees will have access to recordings via the event portal for six months

Educators qualify for 4 Hours of Professional Development

Did you know that AAGT Membership is only $35 annually – that will save you $15 on this registration and give you additional membership perks! Learn more

School Districts and/or Affiliate Groups – Send 8 or more attendees to Parent Institute to save $5 per ticket!

KidZone at Parent Institute Registration

In-Person Only
$15 per child

Our young attendees will enjoy an active and fun range of activities including Mathnasium games, improv skits, art projects, and more. They will also practice problem-solving, mindfulness, and gratitude through small group challenges and games!

Please be sure to purchase or pack a lunch for your child. Light snacks will be provided.

Parent Institute Scholarships

AAGT is offering 10 scholarship opportunities for parents and their children

Parents who wish to attend the 2023 AAGT Parent Institute can apply for a needs-based scholarship.  Parents may also request for a needs-based scholarship for up to three children to attend KidZone.

Scholarship Recipients will be notified within one week of application.

Partner Registration & Sponsorships

Exhibitor Registration

In Person Table Set Up
$55

Discounted AAGT Business Partner/Non-Profit Rate

Set up one table display and listed in event app as an exhibitor

Includes one attendee at the event

Level 2

Business Sponsorship
$75

Listed on our AAGT website, event app and social media as a sponsor with links to your business

Digital Ad in slideshow during breaks

Prioritized listing in the event app

60-second pre-recorded video commercial to be highlighted in the event app and added to AAGT’s Youtube Channel

Level 1

Business Sponsorship
$50

Listed on our AAGT website, event app and social media as a sponsor with links to your business

Digital Ad in slideshow during breaks

Static image ad in the event app

Thank You Partner Sponsors!

Parent Schedule

9:30 AM • Doors Open!

10:00 AM • Welcome

Overview of the day & Connector Activity

10:10 AM • Parent Panel

The panel will represent a diverse group of parents who have had to learn and navigate a variety of experiences as early as elementary school through high school. Topics will include, but not limited to Twice Exceptionality, Homeschooling, unique learning challenges, and LGBTQ experiences.

10:55 AM • Breakout Sessions

Danna Evans, All Things E.Q.

Help your child navigate challenges of friendships by learning how to identify the difference between a true friend and an acquaintance, and why it’s necessary to have both. This session will identify parenting tools to enable parents to confidently support their child’s emotional and social personal growth.

Grades K-3

10:55 AM • Breakout Session

Beth Perry, AAGT Gifted Teacher of the Year

Partnering with Parents Gifted children don’t come with instructions. Each of them is unique and has distinct needs. By partnering with your child’s teacher, and using PAX tools, you can improve cooperation, reduce unwanted behavior, and help build self-regulation and positive behavior in young people!

Grades 4 & Up

11:30 AM • Keynote Speaker

Francine Sumner (PI) : Kid In the Corner

Meet founder Francine Sumner and learn about her “why” behind her non-profit focused on shattering the stigma that surrounds mental health by encouraging youth to normalize mental health and physical health. Ms. Sumer guides youth in learning the important skills, tools, language and resources needed to reach out to those that may be struggling, take care of their own mental health and be a safe and caring person to those that need help.
12:00 PM • Lunch

12:20 PM • Breakout Session

Beth Perry, AAGT Gifted Teacher of the Year

Partnering with Parents Gifted children don’t come with instructions. Each of them is unique and has distinct needs. By partnering with your child’s teacher, and using PAX tools, you can improve cooperation, reduce unwanted behavior, and help build self-regulation and positive behavior in young people!

Grades K-3

12:20 PM • Breakout Sessions

Danna Evans, All Things E.Q.

Help your child navigate challenges of friendships by learning how to identify the difference between a true friend and an acquaintance, and why it’s necessary to have both. This session will identify parenting tools to enable parents to confidently support their child’s emotional and social personal growth.

Grades 4 & Up

12:55 PM • Student Panel Discussion

This panel will hear the stories from Middle and High Schoolers. They will share their challenges and successes both within and outside of school, how they learned to self advocate throughout their academic journey, and what it means to be identified as Gifted in today’s world.

1:40 PM • AAGT SMPG

Meet two group facilitators who will share their passion for this unique parent group. Experience a brief activity to help you connect with other parents and discover you are not alone on your Gifted parenting journey.

1:50 PM • Prizes & Closing

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.
2:00 PM • End of Day!

KidZone Schedule

9:30 AM • Doors Open!

10:00 AM • Welcome

Welcome and get to know you!

10:15 AM • Friendships

Danna Evans – Students will play an interactive game to practice and discover the secrets to making new friends and keeping them. Students will be able to take these new skills with them and use them confidently in any social situation.

10:45 AM • Penny Pledge

Francine SumnerPenny Pledge program.

The Penny Pledge program is designed to shatter the stigma that surrounds mental health by encouraging youth to normalize mental health and physical health. Youth learn the important skills, tools, language and resources needed to reach out to those that may be struggling, take care of their own mental health and be a safe and caring person that those that need help.

11:15 AM • Arts!

Teresa Neilson – Drawing Workshop.

Did you know that when children drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts? In a recent study, students who drew information remembered twice as much information as students who wrote it. Drawing taps into visual, kinesthetic and linguistic Drawing builds self confidence and helps children find their creative voice. Anyone can improve their drawing skills with simple materials in the classroom and at home. Come draw with me!

11:50 AM • Lunch

12:20 PM • Mathnasium

Students will enjoy an interactive math experience appropriate for each academic and skill level.

12:45 PM • Odyssey Project

Students will be guided in a collaborative task to achieve a creative goal. It will be time to “think out of the box”, get a little messy, and learn how to come together as a small group to achieve success! The activity is age appropriate for all attendees.
2:00 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.

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