Speaking for the Gifted Annual Conference 2019

CityBristol
CountyGrafton (NH2874)
Date06/18/2019
Hours08:45
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Bristol
Grafton (NH2874)
Tel 2019-06-18
Categoria Events
Speaking for the Gifted Annual Conference 2019

 Speaking For the Gifted Annual Conference 2019 Imagine the Possibilities Brought to you by Region VII Gifted Education Consortium and the University of Virginia Speaking For the Gifted Annual Conference 2019 Education Brought to you by Region VII Gifted Education Consortium and the University of Virginia Come join us for a day of exploration and fun. Our keynote speaker is Thomas P. Hébert, Ph.D.  Tom is a Professor of Gifted and Talented Education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. He has more than a decade of K-12 classroom experience working with gifted students and over 20 years in higher education training graduate students and educators in gifted education. He has also conducted research for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.

He served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Association for the Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and has been a consultant to numerous schools nationally and internationally. His research interests include social and emotional development of gifted students, gifted culturally diverse students, and problems faced by gifted young men.  Keynote topic: Insights Inspired by Gifted Students’ Life Stories  Tom will be with us for the keynote and then will be sharing in two different breakout sessions. You will have a choice of two breakout sessions this year. During the online registration process, please choose a total of four breakout sessions to ensure you will get to attend two of those choices.
Make your selections in the order of preference. The question labeled "What is your first choice?" is your top pick. Breakout sessions will be assigned based upon the order of your registration. We will do our best to accommodate your top two selections, but please register early.  Lunch will be provided at no cost to you...and there may be a door prize or two.   Seating is limited.   If you must cancel your registration, please send an email to rsh6w@virginia.edu, so someone else can attend.  We always have a waiting list.  This event is open to Region VII educators only. Check-in will begin at 8:15 AM.  Please stop by the check-in table to pick up your name badge, door prize ticket, and event information. The conference will start promptly at 9:00 AM.
*Upon arrival, follow check-in lines based upon last name given during registration. We look forward to seeing you on June 18th. New to You or a Great Review: Characteristics and Behaviors of the Gifted Crystal Farley and Melanie Garrett, Gifted Enrichment, Smyth County Schools  Audience: This is appropriate for anyone in education. If you are new to Gifted Education or would just like to know more about the characteristics of gifted students and the behaviors they often exhibit...the good, the bad, and the ugly, you will enjoy this session. This overview will include characteristics of gifted and talented students and the possible concomitant problems representing a variety of populations in our schools. Lessons Learned from Compassionate Kids: Nurturing Empathy and Leadership in Talented Students Presenter: Dr.Tom Hébert, University of South Carolina   Audience: This is appropriate for teachers, counselors, and administrators K-12 Gifted young people are often compassionate and highly empathic.
These qualities evoke the altruistic motivation to improve the well-being of others. This presentation highlights the experiences of several students who channeled their leadership talent, compassion, and empathy to improve the lives of others in their communities. From them we gain an understanding of the influential factors that shape these positive characteristics. We consider the implications of the lessons they have taught us and examine strategies designed to enhance compassion, empathy and leadership in the young people we teach.   (MORNING SESSION) _______________________________________________________________________________________________  Gifted in the Middle Presenter: Deb Perry, Gifted Middle School Specialist, Pulaski County Public Schools  Audience: middle school teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and parents of gifted middle school children Traits and Identification of gifted children in grades 6 - 8 as well as needs and solutions for gifted children, parents, and teachers in middle school will be shared.
We will discover together the traits of gifted middle school children, discuss the identification process for gifted middle school programs, explore real issues and problems facing our gifted middle schoolers, and expound on solutions based on the needs of these students. Educating Bright Boys: Lessons I Learned from Eddie, Jamal, and Jim Presenter: Dr.Tom Hébert, University of South Carolina  Audience: This is appropriate for teachers, counselors, and administrators grades 3-12 We recognize that boyhood is filled with rich possibilities and difficult challenges. Guys growing up gifted today have to negotiate a culture that may not always be supportive of their talents, interests, and favored ways of learning. This session examines the challenges they experience including image management, self-inflicted pressure, building authentic friendships, father-son relationships, and the role of athleticism in their lives. As we examine these issues, we’ll also explore how educators can support gifted males as they navigate adolescence. (AFTERNOON SESSION) Seeing the Value of Combining Challenge, Complexity, Creativity, and Care for our Gifted Learners Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Harrison, Gifted Education, UVA Audience: Teachers and Administrators Ideas and activities demonstrating how to bring together the 4 C’s- Challenge, Complexity, Creativity, and Care to provide an appropriate, research-based curriculum in the classroom will be shared. Looking at the idea of teacher optimism and suggestions for creating positive social and emotional experiences for the gifted learner will round out the session.  So How Do I Nominate Students for Consideration for the Gifted Program? Process, Progress, and Possibilities. Presenter: Felicia Lowman-Sikes, Facilitator of Extended Programs and Gifted Education for Washington County Schools Audience: This session is appropriate for anyone We will discuss how students are nominated for gifted referrals, how student characteristics affect who is referred, and how truly gifted students are often overlooked. Educators will come away with a better understanding of what giftedness looks like in diverse populations and how to advocate for students.   Sound Off. Presenter: Dr. Susan Donahue, UVA Audience: Anyone who wants to have some fun, but geared toward teachers of 2nd-5th-grade students Design challenges from two UVa Engineering Teaching Kits will be available to work through after a brief overview of the STEM concepts covered in the ETKs (primarily sound and waves).  One challenge is to design an artificial ear drum that has maximum sensitivity to sound; the other is to design a playable washtub bass.  Materials detailing the design challenges and related activities will be available for copying to your USB drive. Elementary Instructional Strategies: Bring Your Problem of Practice Presenters: Dr. Jeanne Edwards and Shanda Warren, Gifted, Carroll County Schools This presentation is appropriate for K-5 Teachers, Administration, Instructional Coaches, and Gifted Specialists How do you attend to the needs of your gifted students while balancing the rest of the classroom? In this session, the presenters will share elementary instructional strategies designed for today's classroom. Bring your problem of practice and we can work together to design a plan of success for your gifted student during this session. .

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