KAGE Fall Workshop 2017


Fall Professional Development Opportunities offered by KAGE and 
The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU

• KAGE Fall Workshop 2017 (see below)

• KAGE Parent Night 2017 (click HERE)

• Torrance Test of Creative Thinking Figural Scoring Workshop (see below)

KAGE Fall Workshop 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
CREATIVITY in the Classroom with Brian Housand, Ph.D.

Brian Housand, Ph.D. focuses on creativity in the classroom. Why is it important to include creativity in the classroom? How might we promote creativity in students, and how will that help identify creatively gifted children? These and other questions will be answered in the KAGE Fall Workshop that kicks off three days devoted to creativity.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Why is it important to include creativity in the classroom? How might we promote creativity in students and how will that help identify creatively gifted children? These and other questions are answered in this daylong session, FROM CURIOSITY TO CREATIVITY, with Dr. Brian Housand.

A common characteristic of gifted students is a seemingly insatiable curiosity, and thanks to the power of the Internet, the answer to almost any question is only a few clicks away. Today’s gifted students also have unprecedented access to powerful tools designed for creative production and worldwide distribution. As educators how can we tap into students’ interests and purposefully guide them towards meaningful products? Together, we will explore viable options for transforming you and your students from consumers of information to producers of new knowledge.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Brian Housand, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and co-coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program at East Carolina University. His column, Technology Untangled, appears in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) publication Teaching for High Potential.  Dr. Housand presents and works as an educational consultant on the integration of technology and enrichment into the curriculum. He is currently researching ways in which technology can enhance the learning environment and is striving to define creative-productive giftedness in a digital age.

Monday, September 25, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Registration for KAGE Fall workshop only: $140 KAGE members / $170 non-members, includes lunch


EILA and Conference Credit are available for the KAGE Fall Workshop 

KAGE Parent Night
Monday, September 25, 2017

Unwrapping the Gifted – Joys and Challenges of a Gifted Parent, presented by Jan Lanham, Ph.D.

Click HERE for more information on the KAGE Parent Night.


Torrance Test of Creative Thinking – Figural Scoring Workshop
Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Torrance Center offers training on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Figural. Efficient, effective, expert, up-to-date training by the Torrance Center assures all motivated learners will receive a certificate of scoring reliability from the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development.

The training for the Figural requires 2 days of active training. All training requires that participants follow-up by scoring practice protocols to reach scoring reliability.


  1. Participants will be given two weeks to score four tests independently and send the scores to the Torrance Center.

  2. Participants’ scores will be checked by component. For the figural, that is fluency, originality, abstractness of titles, resistance to closure, elaboration, and the checklist.Individuals will receive feedback about which scores were accurate and which were not and need rescoring along with another set of four tests for those who must rescore some components. Trainees will only score the components that they missed on the first set.

  3. Steps 1-3 will be repeated as necessary to mastery (up to 5 trials), or arrangements will be made with the individual to receive additional training. The Torrance Center will work with any motivated individual to mastery. When individuals reach mastery, they will be issued a certificate of proficiency by the Torrance Center at the University of Georgia.

Registration for Torrance Test Figural Scoring Workshop only: $575, includes lunch both days & follow-up scoring


Confirmations are emailed to all registrants for all workshops. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the KAGE office before you come to the workshop.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE KAGE FALL WORKSHOP AND/OR Torrance Center Test of Creative Thinking Figural Scoring Workshop.

LOCATION: All events are at the Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY.

HOTEL INFORMATION: The KAGE Conference rate is $126/night plus tax.  This rate is good for September 24, 25, and/or 26.  The cut-off date is September 8.  Call 859.455.5000 or 800.EMBASSY and ask for the KAGE Conference rate.

Contact KAGE if you have any dietary or other concerns.


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last updated 07/24/2017