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Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Thursday, Nov. 15
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Don’t miss a chance to meet and mingle with others who share your special interest/s within the field of gifted and talented education. The NAGC Network events are open to all; each NAGC individual member may “join” three Networks as part of their membership. The Convention offers you a great opportunity to explore what the Networks have to offer, as well as get acquainted with some amazing people.

Thursday, November 15

7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

Early Childhood, Special Schools, and Middle Grades

Ricks Center at the University of Denver, 480 South York Street Denver, CO (Buses depart at 7:15 from the Hyatt Regency)

Explore Ricks Center for Gifted Children: Serving the Needs of Gifted Learners Ages 3-14

The Early Childhood, Special Schools, and Middle Grades Networks join together for the opportunity to highlight a program that meets the needs of gifted learners, ages 3 to 14 years of age. The evening will provide a hands-on learning opportunity to look at various curriculum options, learning environments, and teaching practices. Participants will mingle with teachers, content specialists, administrators, and network representatives during this informative evening. Transportation will be provided and heavy appetizers will be served while exploring the Ricks Center for Gifted Children.

Friday, November 16

 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM

Conceptual Foundations

Portraits in Gifted Education: The Legacy Series

“Thinking Like a Master Teacher with Sandra N. Kaplan”

Hyatt Centennial

The Conceptual Foundations Network, in concert with NAGC, continues its dedication to videotaping notable gifted advocates, researchers, and leaders in order to preserve their legacy for future generations. For our sixth annual videotaping, you are invited to share in a dialogue with master educator and scholar Sandra N. Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Professor in Learning and Instruction at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. She is a national leader in the fields of curriculum, instruction, and advocacy in support of the development of gifted students. We are honored to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Kaplan and allow her to share her insights and experiences with all NAGC attendees.

Reception hosted by the Curriculum Studies and Conceptual Foundations Networks immediately following the taping in the Centennial Foyer.

Friday, November 16

5:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Network Evening Events Reception
 Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom Foyer

Friday, November 16 (all events in the hyatt regency)

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Global Awareness

Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D/E

An Extraordinary Two-Part Global Gala Evening

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

“The State of Education Going Forward”
Deb Delisle, Assistant Secretary, Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

It is an exciting time for gifted education now that President Obama has named former Global Awareness member, Deb Delisle, as Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. Prior to this national leadership position, Deb has been a gifted specialist, principal, district superintendent and Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. We are fortunate that she is lending a strong voice to education policy decisions that are sensitive to the needs of gifted students. Join the Global Awareness

Network in congratulating Deb, while she shares her educational expertise and vision for the future, with a question and answer session to follow.

 

 

7:45 PM – 9:00 PM

“Remembrance of Annemarie Roeper”
1918-2012
Founder of Roeper School, Roeper Review and Global Awareness

The Roeper School will host a dessert reception and time of remembrance for Annemarie Roeper, a founding member of Global Awareness Network. The celebration of Annemarie’s life and expansive professional contributions will include tributes from the Roeper School community, Roeper’s Qualitative Assessment core group of advisors, eminent fellow colleagues in gifted education, and friends who wish to share their stories about this luminary matriarch in the field of gifted education. Please join us for a joyful commemoration of our beloved Annemarie.

 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Arts

Hyatt Regency Mineral Hall G/H

The Arts Alive: Gifted Writers and Artists at Work

The Arts Network will celebrate the marvelous output of gifted children who are highly talented writers and artists. Come join our members for discussion regarding how best to develop talents in the arts.

 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Creativity

Hyatt Regency Centennial B/C

Creativity Night

Join us for a mile-high celebration of creative potential at Creativity Night, NAGC’s Creativity Network’s evening event. Creativity Night will be held in a large room with 15-20 stations. Select from the list of stations you’ll receive when you enter and join one group for the first of three 20-minute rounds. Spontaneous celebrations between rounds provide additional entertainment and very popular prize giveaways!

 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Computers & Technology

Hyatt Regency Mineral Hall B/C

Speed Geeking

Are you stuck in the 20th century when it comes to technology integration? Looking to update your technology resources, but cannot find the time to keep up? Let the NAGC Computers & Technology Network help! Self-professed “tech geeks” will rocket through a series of 5-minute presentations designed to introduce participants to the educational uses of some of today’s best free technology resources. You do not want to miss this lively and interactive session that will help energize you and update your teaching for 2012!

Curriculum Studies

 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

 Hyatt Regency Mineral Hall A

 Curriculum Awards Night

Come meet this year’s Curriculum Award Winners! Every year the Curriculum Studies Network celebrates the authors of outstanding curriculum with an evening devoted to showcasing their talents and their work and effect on students. You will hear from the curriculum developers, who are more than willing to share lessons and answer questions about their individual units. All of our award winners received outstanding evaluations based on our rubric for writing curriculums based on the needs of the gifted learner.

Please join us in celebrating their efforts and excellence!

Research and Evaluation

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Centennial A

Research Crackerbarrel and Research Gala

The Research Crackerbarrel (6:00 PM-7:00 PM) is an opportunity for graduate students and beginning researchers to seek advice about different aspects of the research process from more seasoned researchers. You can join one of several roundtables hosted by prominent researchers in our field. The Research Gala (7:30 PM-9:00 PM) celebrates the exciting new research conducted by graduate students. Gala participants will present posters of their research and the awards committee names winners in three categories: doctoral level completed research, doctoral level research in progress, and non-doctoral level research.

Special Populations and Parent & Community

 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 Hyatt Regency Capitol 4

 Trailblazers for Special Populations of Gifted Students: Past, Present, and Future

 Join the Special Populations and Parent & Community Networks to honor educators, parents, and community members who have championed the diverse needs of gifted students from special populations. Celebrate the trailblazers from past, present, and future while enjoying an evening of entertainment provided by students from Stargate School for the Gifted. This K-8 public charter school has forged partnerships with parents, the community, and Regis University to advance their mutual interests. Students will share their music, projects, artwork, and service projects. Experience the possibilities created by a school where being gifted is the norm, all day, every day.

NAGC Network and Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

All meetings take place at the Hyatt Regency

Thursday, November 15

Twice-Exceptional SIG
7:10 PM – 8:10 PM
Mineral Hall C

Research & Evaluation Work Session
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mineral Hall B

Friday, November 16

Computers & Technology
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Capitol 6

Parent & Community
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM
Capitol 6

Conceptual Foundations
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM
Capitol 7

STEM
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM
Capitol 5

Counseling & Guidance
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Capitol 6

Special Schools & Programs
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Capitol 7

Arts
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Capitol 6

Creativity
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Capitol 6

Early Childhood
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Capitol 7

Professional Development
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Capitol 6

GLBTQ SIG (Business Meeting & Social)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Capitol 6

Saturday, November 17

Special Populations
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM
Capitol 6

Assessment of Giftedness SIG
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM
Capitol 7

Curriculum Studies
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Capitol 6

Middle Grades
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Capitol 7

Global Awareness
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Capitol 6

Research & Evaluation
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Capitol 6