KAGE Summer Workshop 2017

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education

Summer Workshop 2017

Tuesday,  June 20, 2017

EILA credit available

Bowling Green, KY, Western Kentucky University campus

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time

The workshop includes a book on Problem-Based Learning.

The Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education is providing a limited number of registrations for educators to participate in this informative workshop on June 20. Two people can come for the price of one registration! The Council requires those who apply for financial assistance come with at least one colleague whose registration is paid by the district or by other means. Download the application and find out more by clicking HERE

with Dr. Shelagh Gallagher

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Mark Twain once said, “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”  This is the philosophy behind problem-based learning: immerse students in real-world problems in order to learn the core curriculum. While searching for a solution, students simultaneously learn required content and improve their skills in research, higher-order thinking, decision making, collaboration, and more. Students leave the experience more motivated and better educated.

Workshop participants will be introduced to PBL through a brief simulation of the first stage of a PBL unit. Having experienced PBL from the students’ point of view, teachers will be ready to learn how to put PBL into practice. During the course of the day, teachers will learn the fundamentals of PBL, the flow of a PBL problem, how and when to embed instruction; how to integrate Common Core standards, assessment opportunities, and the basics of creating a PBL unit.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Shelagh A. Gallagher has worked with gifted students, their teachers and their parents from Charlotte to Kazakhstan. She has devoted much of her career to developing and testing Problem-Based Learning curriculum for gifted students, seven of which have won the Nation Association for Gifted Children Curriculum Division Award for Outstanding Curriculum. Dr. Gallagher has also conducted research and published articles on topics including personality attributes and giftedness, developmental and academic needs of gifted adolescents, questioning strategies for gifted students, gender differences in mathematics performance, and twice exceptional students.

Dr. Gallagher served two terms on the Board of Directors of NAGC and three terms on the North Carolina Association for Gifted (NCAGT). She has received the Distinguished Service Award and the James J. Gallagher Award for Advocacy from NCAGT, the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence from UNC Charlotte and the Article of the Year Award from NAGC. She recently received the “Person of SIGnificance” award from the National Society for Gifted Students. She is also a contributing author in the Off the Charts, winner of the 2013 Legacy Book Award from the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented. Every summer Dr. Gallagher makes time to work with gifted adolescents as a Fellow at the award-winning camp Yunasa.

EILA and conference credit will be available.

COST: (Includes a book on Problem-Based Learning) – KAGE current members: $180, nonmembers $210 (includes a complimentary KAGE membership)

LOCATION: Florence Schneider Hall (Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science), the Great Room on the second floor. Here is a map of WKU campus – https://wku.edu/campusmap.php.  Florence Schneider Hall is building 46 on College Heights Blvd. Confirmation emails will be sent that will include parking information.

Please remember that Bowling Green is on Central Time.

If you need a list of hotels in the Bowling Green area please visit the Bowling Green Area Convention Visitors Bureau website at http://visitbgky.com/stay/

last updated 05/17/2017