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#NAGC16 will be held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, November 3-6. The official convention hotel is Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
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AM & PM SESSIONS
Registration Fee: $125 per session (includes one-way transportation from Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to the parks and park admission)
Disney Youth Programs is a collection of unique, enriching experiences designed to engage young minds and show students the path to making dreams a reality. These practical learning programs use Disney storytelling, dynamic cast members, the environment of the Disney Parks, and the power of hands-on learning to spark creativity and unlock the hidden potential within our students.
These NAGC endorsed programs are being specially customized for gifted education educators. NAGC registrants will engage in a 3-hour educational adventure and learn how to apply the curriculum and insights gained into their classrooms or homeschools and share the magic with their students. This collection of guided field studies is accredited, standards-based and uniquely designed to reinforce classroom lessons.
Energy and Waves Physics Lab at the Magic Kingdom® Park (9:00AM and 11:00AM)
Explore how the physics of light and sound are at work creating immersive attraction experiences.
The Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® (8:00AM)
Discover how Walt Disney Imagineering uses the powers of science to develop our world-famous theme parks and attractions.
Discovering the American Spirit at Magic Kingdom® Park (7:30AM)
From the Declaration of Independence to the Wild West, you are transported back in time to discover the American Spirit.
Introduction to Global Citizenship at Epcot® (8:30AM)
Explore cultural connections and competency to prepare for your role as global citizens on the world’s stage.
Disney Leadership Strategies at Epcot® (8:00AM and 12:45PM)
Uncover elements and strategies of great leadership and learn how to identify and nurture existing skills to become effective leaders.
Exploring Careers in the Marine Sciences at Epcot® (8:30AM and 1:00PM)
Learn from Disney marine educators about the roles and responsibilities acquired by marine scientists to excel in the fields of animal care, marine research, and conservation at The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
Registration Fee: $149 per session (includes breakfast and lunch)
Geared for those new to gifted education as well as those that are looking to make changes to programs, and others interested in various models, this pre-convention program will focus on eight models of gifted education practice and highlight how various schools are implementing the models in their setting.
Confirmed models and experts as of 3/1/16:
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Smith Professor Emerita, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Joseph Renzuilli, Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT and Sally Reis, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Susan Assouline, Director, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA or Nicholas Colangelo, Dean, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Nancy Hertzog, Professor, Educational Psychology; Director, Robinson Center for Young Scholars, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
George Betts, Professor Emeritus of Gifted Education and President, NAGC, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Darby Carr, Head of School, Laurel Springs School, Centennial, CO or Megan Palevich, Director of Education and School Principal, Laurel Springs School, Centennial, CO
Shelagh Gallagher, Engaged Education, Charlotte, NC
Join the nation's leading African-American and Hispanic/Latino scholars, authors, and researchers in the field of gifted education for this special opportunity for practitioners, researchers, and administrators to address the needs and improve the education of African-American and Hispanic/Latino children.
The program will start with a keynote by Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, followed by mini-keynote presentations and panel discussions on the following topics:
Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency, Social Justice
Social/Emotional Growth and Development; Curriculum and Instruction
Next Generation/Innovative Assessments
Program Chair: Jaime A. Castellano, Luciano Martinez Child Development Center & Maverick Education, West Palm Beach, FL
Co-Chairs: Margarita Bianco, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, and Tarek C. Grantham, Professor, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
From pre-convention events and engaging keynote speakers to content-rich learning sessions,
networking, and a state-of-the-art exhibit hall, #NAGC16 has it all!