Be Practical: Finding and Developing Gifts and Talents

Date:  Friday, September 26, 2014
Time:  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:  University of St. Thomas, Opus Hall, Room 201/202; 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Map and driving directions.

Event Contact: 
Aneisha Tucker
$150 Individual; $125 Group (3 or more); $50 Student



The Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education conference provides practical strategies that can be applied directly to classrooms and schools. It features panels and breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics regarding gifted education programming.


This year's conference, Be Practical: Finding and Developing Gifts and Talents, will include sessions by University of St. Thomas Professors Karen Westberg, Ph.D. and Karen Rogers, Ph.D., and five practitioners: Kari Govig, Carol Malueg, Kirstin Moldan, Cori Paulet, and Margaret Smith, all recent graduates from the University of St. Thomas GCT program.

The presenters will discuss practical and defensible ideas based on "best practices" for meeting the needs of advanced learners in their schools. Topics will include: defensible identification practices; advanced technological applications for advanced learners; curriculum that addresses the emotional needs of advanced learners; and curriculum that truly is "high end".


Program Schedule

8:30-9:15 a.m.


9:15-10:00 a.m.

Opening Session by Drs. Karen Westberg and Karen Rogers

10:00-10:15 a.m.


10:15-11:30 a.m.

Session 1 Breakouts

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


12:15-1:30 p.m.

Session 2 Breakouts

1:30-1:45 p.m.


1:45-3:00 p.m.

Session 3 Breakouts

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Closing Event


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