What, Why, and What If?

Igniting Inquiry to Differentiate for Gifted Learners in the Regular Education Classroom

Emily Mofield, Ed.D.
How can we challenge and support gifted learners in the regular education classroom?  Through the use of inquiry-based learning, students focus on solving problems and learn to think about academic content from diverse perspectives. Learn to use various models of inquiry to differentiate  instruction for gifted students in ways that respond to their characteristics and needs.  Practice using these models to develop creative and critical thinking across all grade levels and content areas. You will leave with ideas for engaging activities that students will love even as they interact with challenging content!
Each day is a three-hour interactive workshop on Zoom, with breakout rooms for you to reflect and apply content throughout.

Day 1 – July 21, 9:00 am-noon Central Time: Content will focus on defining rigor with an emphasis on incorporating critical thinking strategies in instruction.

Day 2 – July 22, noon-3:00 pm Central Time: Content will focus on using creative thinking and problem-solving strategies as ways to extend and enrich student learning in the classroom. 

Each day is a “stand alone” session, meaning participants may attend Day 2 without attending Day 1 and vice versa.

EMILY MOFIELD, Ed.D., is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Lipscomb University where she teaches gifted education and doctoral research courses. Her background includes 15 years of experience teaching gifted students and leading gifted services. Emily currently serves as the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Chair for Curriculum Studies. She has coauthored numerous award-winning advanced language arts curriculum units with Tamra Stambaugh/Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth. She is also the author/coauthor of several research publications related to achievement motivation and collaborative teaching practices and has received the NAGC Hollingworth Award for excellence in gifted education research (with Megan Parker Peters).

She is a National Board Certified Teacher in language arts and has recently been recognized with the 2019 Tennessee Association for the Gifted’s Jo Patterson Distinguished Service Award and the 2019 Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented’s Legacy Book Award for Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence (with Megan Parker Peters). Emily regularly leads professional learning addressing the social-emotional needs of gifted learners and implementing effective differentiation strategies for advanced learners for school districts, conferences, and special groups.

The Summer Workshop will consist of two three-hour virtual interactive workshops using Zoom. There will be breakout rooms and plenty of time for questions. You can sign up for one or both days. 

TIME: Day 1 – July 21, 9:00 am-noon Central Time. Day 2 – July 22, noon-3:00 pm Central Time:

EILA and Conference Credit available for each day.

COST:  The cost to attend both days for current KAGE members is $90, or $120 if joining or renewing with registration. Attending just one three-hour workshop is $50 for current KAGE members or $80 if joining or renewing now. Contact the KAGE office if you are unsure about your KAGE membership status. 

LAST UPDATED 06/29/2020