KAGE 2018 Tuesday

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Schedule of Events and Session Descriptions

7:00 am, Registration Desk Opens
7:30 am, Continental Breakfast
7:30 am, KAGE Business Meeting
8:00 – 9:15 am, General Session
• KAGE  Distinguished Student Award presentation
• Keynote Address, Lisa Van Gemert, Letters to the Young Gifted
8:00 am – 2:30 pm, Visit the Exhibits
9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Undergraduate & Graduate Student Poster Sessions
9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Concurrent Sessions (see below)
2:30 – 3:30 pm, KDE Update with KATHIE ANDERSON, KDE Consultant for Gifted and Talented Education

Concurrent Sessions (one hour sessions) – You do not need to pre-register for Tuesday concurrent sessions. Topics include: Differentiating Curriculum, Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted, Advocacy, Grouping, Mind-Sets, Innovative Practices, Critical Thinking, Leadership, Creativity, Finding Resources, Project-Based Learning, Twice-Exceptional, Questioning Techniques, Social Emotional Needs of Gifted, Global Awareness, Specific Academic Areas, Enrichment, Entrepreneurship, and more.

Below is a sample of Tuesday sessions. Times and other sessions TBA.

  • The Trifecta: How Blogging, the Peace Corps, and a Postcard can Transform a ClassLISA VAN GEMERT, Looking for a great way to create authentic audience for student work? Ready to invite real-world applications? Would you like to know how to meet cognitive and affective needs in a single strategy? Join in for a fast-paced look at three strategies to bring any classroom to life. This session shares the nuts and bolts of all of the strategies, shared by a teacher who’s actually done them all in a real, live classroom with tremendous results.

  • Supporting Gifted Students with DyslexiaLISA VAN GEMERT How can teachers best support gifted learners with dyslexia? What accommodations work well in advanced classes? This session offers practical strategies, essential background, and tools that actually work to strike the balance between support and maintaining academic challenge.

  • The DC Buffet: Classroom Activities Using the Depth & Complexity FrameworkLISA VAN GEMERT – Would you like to know how to do more than just insert pictures of the icons next to questions? This session shares a buffet of ideas for classroom activities using the Depth & Complexity Framework. There will be ideas for all grade levels and content areas. [No previous experience with the framework required.]

  • Powerful Strategies to Enhance the Learning of Gifted Students, NATHAN LEVY, Nathan Levy LLC – This workshop explores numerous, proven ways to reach gifted learners in challenging ways. Participants leave with a variety of new strategies and specific ideas to help pupils become better creative and critical thinkers. Bring your thinking caps and your funny bones.

  • Writing Enrichment in the Elementary Classroom, DANIEL PARKS & STACEY JEFFERSON, Gifted Acceleration Program Teachers, Meadowthorpe Elementary, Fayette County Schools – Writing can often become a chore for gifted kids. The same writing topics and pieces are written year after year. Our presentation will cover ways that we use to enrich writing and meet our students’ individual needs. We use core content as a jumping off point to explore differentiation for gifted students.

  • Social Emotional Learning Strategies for Gifted Learners, MICHELLE ANTLE & HEIDI COOLEY-COOK, Field Training Coordinators, University of Louisville Kentucky Autism Training Center, Some students are so successful in areas of academic functioning that social emotional learning is almost forgotten. Research shows that under developed social skills can cause major issues as students progress into college and out into the work force. This session will focus on skills needed by our students and how to formally teach these skills using evidence based practices.

  • Yesterday is History: Today is a Present for Learning New TechniquesBRIAN DUNICAN, Ed.D., The Center of Innovations & Influence – Teachers have known the frustrations of trying to teach each student at the appropriate level, just as every student has known frustrations of receiving a lesson that was too easy or too difficult. The mismatch between the teacher’s level of instruction and the student’s functional level results in wasted time. Our methods have been proven to bridge the gap.

  • Challenging Our Talented Students to Make Sense of PercentsLINDA J. SHEFFIELD, Ph.D., Regents Professor Emerita of Mathematics Education and Gifted Education, NKU –  Students have an informal knowledge of percents from newspaper ads, weather reports, and commercials, but their overall understanding is limited in both depth and breadth. Come learn how to challenge and engage your talented students in working with percents while deepening their understanding of number, proportions and algebraic reasoning. We explore high-level investigations from a new unit in the NAGC award-winning Project M3 series. In this level 5-6 unit, Our Environment Matters, students make sense of percents as they learn about ways to protect their environment, from helping save the rainforest to recycling water bottles and conserving home water usage.

  • Exploring Entrepreneurship and Innovation through Game Creation, KIMBERLY P. CLAYTON-CODE, Ph.D. and DAVID CHILDS, Ph.D., Northern Kentucky UniversityResearch indicates quality, interactive learning games can have a positive impact on student learning, creativity, and development of thinking skills. We will share ideas for gaming and board game creation. Our students created a board or card game that teaches content of their choice. Specifics regarding assignment descriptions, rubrics, student samples, and outcomes will be shared.

  • The Awesome Art of Engineering, DR. LESIA LENNEX, Professor of Education, Morehead State University & JUSTIN ELSWICK, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Morehead State University – Described for summer camp Grades 3-8 as “The art of miniatures is brought to life in this class through tiny sculpture, scaled art. Campers will create objects of art– see how the head of a pin can hold the world,” in reality was an introductory 3D engineering design class. BYOD and experience mind-blowing engineering your students will love.

  • Force and Motion, DENISE ANN ZIGLER, NASA Solar System Ambassador Master Teacher, TN, and MNPS AART (Gifted/Talented Teacher) – Participants in this session will learn to use the materials/ideas, including NASA websites, to differentiate and use in their classroom with gifted students. We will also investigate Newton’s third law of motion by providing a hands-on lesson that participants can implement into their curriculum for use with diverse learners.

  • Now That’s a Good Question!, ERIK M. FRANCIS, Author, Educator, Speaker, Maverick Education LLC – What is a good question – or rather, how does a good question challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge? Learn how to rephrase performance objectives into good questions that will set the instructional focus and serve as assessments for deeper, student-centered learning experiences.


last updated 11/24/2017