Minnesota Leadership Forum

Education leaders in Minnesota have the opportunity to access a national perspective around the vital issue of gifted and talented education and meeting the unique needs of these students. On the opening day of the NAGC 65th Annual Convention, November 15, a high-level Leadership Forum and luncheon will be held at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. This invitation-only event is extended to superintendents and a member of their administration or school board.

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When:  Thursday, November 15  8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Where: Minneapolis Hilton Marquette 1, 1001 Marquette Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN  55403

An overview of the day's activities

8:30am Registration & Coffee
9:00

Opening Remark
Wendy Behrens, Minnesota Department of  Education
Sally Krisel, NAGC Board President
M. René Islas, NAGC Executive Director

9:30

Changing Minds: Increase the public’s urgency to support the needs of gifted children
April Wells, Elgin School District, IL

10:30

Changing Policies: Advocate for the adoption of policies that promote programs and services in which gifted and talented children will thrive.
Jonathan Plucker, Johns Hopkins University

11:30

Lunch

12:15pm
 

Changing Practices: Empower supporters to implement effective practices for all gifted and talented children in homes, schools, and communities
Julia Roberts, Western Kentucky University

1:00

Developing an Academic Acceleration Policy for Your District

Susan Assouline, University of Iowa, Belin Blank Center
Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, University of Iowa, Belin Blank Center
Wendy Behrens, Gifted Education Specialist

1:45
 

Roundtable Discussions & Closing
Doug Paulson, Director of Academic Standards
Wendy Behrens, Gifted Education Specialist
Susan Assouline, University of Iowa, Belin Blank Center
Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, University of Iowa, Belin Blank Center

3:00

NAGC 65th Annual Opening Session
Keynote Address: Michele Borba
Convention Center Main Auditorium