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Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Thursday, Nov. 15
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The NAGC Annual Convention happens once a year (guess you got that)! Don't let this opportunity go by without extracting as many opportunities as possible to enlighten, engage, and invigorate your mind!

  • Separate registration required for these events
  • Registration deadline for Action Labs is September 21.
  • Don't delay, as these events fill quickly. 
  • Make it easy - Register for these pre-conference activites when you initially register.

Gifted Education Essentials
Supporting Gifted and High-Potential Learners in a Common Core State Standards Environment: What Every Teacher Leader Needs to Know

Wednesday, November 14
:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in almost every state is cause for gifted education as a field to reflect on its role in supporting gifted and high-potential learners appropriately in the content areas, specifically English Language Arts and Mathematics.

NAGC has assembled the experts to share their knowledge for a full day of learning before the NAGC Convention officially kicks off. Start off broadly with a practical overview of the role of standards in designing and delivering high quality programs. As the day goes on, the focus gets more specific: targeting implementation issues related to curriculum, collaboration, connection to other models, and professional development.

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Gifted Education Applications
Critical Issues and Models for Delivering Successful Programs and Services

Thursday, November 15
8:00 AM – 2:15 PM

Choose from topics designed to offer a more specialized approach to gifted education applications in your area of expertise. Whether you are an administrator or experienced gifted coordinator, you’re sure to find something to increase your knowledge and advance your understanding!

Who Should Attend?
Any educator with more than three years’ experience working in gifted and talented education—administrators, gifted coordinators, counselors, classroom teachers

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Action Labs

Wednesday, November 14


NAGC Action Labs, designed by local educators, artists, and administrators, provide an experiential learning opportunity that will broaden your perspective and give you ideas to use back home.

To ensure that the Action Labs go as planned, pre-registration is required by September 21. We do our best to ensure that all Action Labs will take place, but some arrangements are out of our control. Please register as early as possible to ensure your spot. There is no onsite registration and no waiting lists. If accepted, you will receive a detailed letter in early October. These Labs fill quickly. Register early and please be sure to note your alternate selections.

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Register for the Gifted Education Essentials or an Action Lab on Wednesday and join us for this special event!

Wednesday, November 14
4:15 – 6:00 pm

Voices of Leadership: A Range of Perspectives from the Field

Moderator: George Betts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Panelists: Richard Cash, Bloomington Public Schools, Bloomington, MN; Jean Sunde Peterson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Mary Ruth Coleman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Joy Davis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; Scott Hunsaker, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Take advantage of this opportunity to reflect on your own leadership style as you learn from the stories and insights of these NAGC leaders. What personal leadership skills help them to be successful? What important choices have they made to further their careers, support high-ability learners, and make a difference in the field of gifted education? What big ideas, core values, and purposeful actions add up to success? This interactive and candid exploration will keep you engaged and entertained—for a great finish to an information-packed day!