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TAGT Specialized Conferences

Upcoming TAGT Specialized Conferences:


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Gifted Plus: Serving the Whole Gifted Student
Saturday, September 27
Chapin High School, El Paso

The Gifted Plus Conference will focus on the inclusiveness of gifted education and G/T student services. The conference will provide information and support for educators who work with gifted students who are:

  • Gifted and Bilingual or Multilingual
  • Gifted and an English Language Learner
  • Gifted and in Poverty
  • Twice Exceptional or Multi-Exceptional
  • Gifted and Homeless
  • Gifted and with a Family in the Military

Full-day attendees will receive 6 hours of professional development from experts such as Dr. Joyce Juntune and Lisa Van Gemert, as well as dozens of working teachers from the El Paso area.


Breakout Session Schedule and Descriptions


Registration


Educator Keynote Speaker

Baum PhotoDr. Susan Baum
Co-Director of the International Center for
Talent Development and Director of
Professional Development at Bridges Academy

 

The Twice Exceptional Learner: 5 Essential Understandings for Meeting Their Needs
Explore the challenging world of 2E students and what happens when advanced abilities collide with disabilities. Through case studies, key factors that guide program development and strategies for meeting the complex needs of this special population of youngsters will be highlighted.

Parent Keynote Speaker

Joyce-Juntune-PhotoDr. Joyce Juntune
Instructional Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

 

 

The Other Side of Giftedness
Focus is often placed on the intellectual capacities of gifted children. Equally important is understanding and working with the emotional side of giftedness. Gifted children not only think differently, they feel and experience life differently. Exploring the emotional side of giftedness enables parents to more effectively deal with communication and discipline issues.


Exhibitor Prospectus 


Preliminary Schedule

  • Educators, Grades K-5

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 9:40 a.m. General Session/Keynote Address
9:40 – 10:10 a.m. Morning Break / Exhibits Open
10:10 – 11:05 a.m. Breakout Session #1
11:10 – 12:05 p.m. Breakout Session #2
12:10 – 1:05 p.m. Breakout Session #3
1:05 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch / Exhibits Open
2:05 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session #4
3:05 – 4:15 p.m. Extended Breakout Session #5

  • Educators, Grades 6-12

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 9:40 a.m. Extended Breakout Session #1
9:40 – 10:10 a.m. Morning Break / Exhibits Open
10:10 – 11:05 a.m. Breakout Session #2
11:10 – 12:05 p.m. Breakout Session #3
12:10 – 1:05 p.m. Lunch / Exhibits Open
1:05 – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session #4
2:05 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session #5
3:05 – 4:15 p.m. General Session/Keynote Address

  • Parent Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration for Parents / Exhibits Open
10:00 – 11:05 a.m. General Session/Keynote Address
11:10 – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session #1
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch / Exhibits Open
1:05 – 1:55 p.m. Breakout Session #2
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Breakout Session #3


TAGT offers Regional Conferences throughout the state to bring exceptional information on gifted education to parents and educators. This one-day event usually includes a 6-hour Educator Training Conference with a concurrent Parent Conference.