KAGE Conference 2021 Call for Proposals

The 41st KAGE Annual Conference will be February 23-24, 2020 and will be a virtual conference. While we will miss seeing everyone in person, we are excited about the expanded reach, flexibility, and possibilities this opportunity will provide.

The Deadline to submit proposals has been extended to December 11, 2020. Please carefully review the details below before submitting your proposal.


How It Will Work

These sessions are presented live virtually Wednesday, February 24th, using Zoom. Each session is fifty (50) minutes long and will be scheduled sometime during the day beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST (9:30 CST) and ending at 4:30 p.m. EST (3:30 p.m. CST). You will need to be logged into the Zoom meeting fifteen (15) minutes prior to your presentation to start your presentation and ensure that everything works. If your presentation is accepted, you will be notified in January as to what time you will present along with more information about presenting your presentation via Zoom. You may also be asked in advance to participate in a brief practice session with KAGE.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for questions at the end of the session. Virtual sessions work best when another person monitors the Chat for questions and comments. Please ask a friend to help you do that.

All presenters must be registered for the conference or registered as exhibitors.

Why You Should Present

Presenting provides you an opportunity to share and network with colleagues so they may learn from you and you from them. You may have something new to offer or a new twist to an established methodology or a particular strategy or service that has worked well for you. You may wish to showcase an event or service that has worked well for your students. You might even invite the students to join you in the presentation! The flexibility in a virtual presentation allows for that. The presentation topic possibilities are endless.

Presenting offers the opportunity to engage with other conference attendees interested in the same subject and application as yourself. It is a good way to disseminate your work and provides the opportunity to actively engage with others during the conference in a way that networking alone does not. Presentations provide value for attendees who listen, question, and discuss your presentation content with you and for you as you learn from the presentation experience. Take this opportunity to advance your own professional development and that of your peers.

Presentation Areas

KAGE is looking for presenters with gifted education experiences who are willing to share their expertise with others. KAGE IS ESPECIALLY INTERESTED in the following topics in which past conference attendees have expressed an interest and need:

  • Differentiated Instruction: Best Practices and Experiences for Gifted Learners in any of the Five Areas Identified in KY Schools
  • Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children in a Diverse Classroom
  • Nontraditonal Instruction Tailored for Gifted Learners during the Pandemic and Beyond
  • Special Programs/Special Schools
  • Enrichment for Gifted Learners
  • Technology for Gifted Learners during NTI and Beyond
  • STEM/STEAM Activities
  • Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
  • Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted in the World of NTI
  • Proven Service Options for Gifted Learners, i.e., Acceleration
  • Finding and Serving Underachieving Gifted Learners
  • Finding and Serving Twice Exceptional Learning
  • Identification and Assessment of Gifted Learners in any of the Five Areas Identified in KY Schools
  • Identification and Assessment of Gifted Learners in Underserved Populations
  • Creativity and instructional Strategies
  • Advocacy with Colleagues and Administrators
  • Focus Session for Teachers or Coordinators of the Gifted Who are New to Their Assignments
  • Law and Policy
  • Evaluating Gifted Programming and Services

Last updated 12/07/2020