KAGE Annual Conference 2017 Proposal Submission



KAGE is pleased to announce that we are now accepting presenter proposals for th the 37th Annual Conference on February 27 – 28, 2017 in Lexington.   This year’s theme is Challenging and Empowering Our Gifted Students.  One of our keynote speakers will be leader and pioneer in gifted education Joseph Renzulli, Ph.D. Dr. Renzulli is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor,  Neag Professor of Gifted Education and Talent Development, and at the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut.

The major goals of the conference are to:

  • Highlight special materials, practices, and curriculum approaches that are responsive to the needs of high-ability learners;

  • Provide networking opportunities for participants engaged in curriculum, instruction and assessment for high ability learners; and

  • Provide participants with additional insights into the nature and needs of gifted students

CONFERENCE STRANDS include (1) designing curriculum for the gifted, (2) social-emotional needs of the gifted, (3) administrating gifted services, (4) and other topics representing best practices and experiences for gifted children. All presentations should have a gifted education focus. Presentations could be about projects or issues related to gifted education programming or the nature of gifted students, advocacy, parenting strategies, technology, and practical strategies/curricula of interest to general classroom and/or G/T resource teachers as they serve gifted students.

KAGE IS ESPECIALLY INTERESTED in the following topics in which past conference attendees have expressed an interest and need:

  • Enrichment for gifted students

  • Meeting the needs of gifted children in a diverse classroom

  • Dealing with stress, perfectionism, and / or underachievement of gifted students

  • Identification of gifted students in any of the five areas identified in Kentucky schools but especially in the underserved populations & areas

  • Advocacy with colleagues and administrators

  • Best practices and experiences for gifted learners

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for consideration. These presentations will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Sessions are 50-60 minutes long. There is no fee compensation for these presentations. Presentations should be content-based and not a product advertisement. An overhead screen only is provided. Presenter assumes all costs involved.  Presenters must be registered for at least one day of the conference.

The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2016.  Final confirmation of acceptance status will be in January 2017. Contact the KAGE office if you have any questions or problems using this form – kage@wku.edu or 270.745.4301.

Click HERE to submit your proposal online.

Thank you for your interest in the KAGE Annual Conference 2017!