KAGE 2018 Administrators Institute

KAGE Annual Conference 2018, February 26-27, 2018

ADMINISTRATORS INSTITUTE 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:30 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

INTENDED FOR:  Superintendents, Principals, Assistant Principals, and All Educators Who are Key Decision-Makers in Schools, Districts, and Organizations

PURPOSE: If gifted students from all levels of society are to be nurtured to be college and career ready and to reach their full potential, then key decision-makers must make informed decisions rooted in research-based strategies and best practices in gifted education. All children, including gifted children, need encouragement, and appropriate learning experiences from caring adults in order to make the most of who they are and will become.

SESSIONS INCLUDE:

Gifted Education at a Crossroad? Where the Research is Leading Us and the Implications for Serving High Potential Gifted Students (keynote address) Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Ph.D. director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Olszewski-Kibilius has created programs for all kinds of gifted learners and written extensively on issues of talent development, particularly on programming for under-represented gifted students.

Talent Development as a Framework for Gifted Education: Implications for PracticePAULA OLSZEWSKI-KUBILIUS, Ph.D. The field of gifted education is changing in response to new research about the malleability of intelligence, the importance of psychosocial skills for high achievement, and the need to insure more equitable representation of learners from diverse backgrounds within gifted programs. In this session, we will discuss how gifted education is moving to a great focus on the development of talent rather than only the identification of high ability. Implications for how gifted education services should be integrated and implemented within a school setting will be discussed.

•  Nurturing Potential: Eliminating Barriers and Boosting Opportunity at the District/School Level – Jan Lanham, Ph.D., educational consultant – Policies, procedures, and norms create the world in which our high potential students struggle or thrive. By comparing best practices and local realities, planning toward boosting opportunity for all students begins.

• Gifted Education and Talent Development – A Panel Discussion led by Julia Link Roberts, Ed.D., Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies, Executive Director, The Center for Gifted Studies and The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science

INFORMED DECISION-MAKERS MAKE APPROPRIATE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES HAPPEN FOR GIFTED LEARNERS!

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