February 5-7, 2012!
Classroom teachers, gifted coordinators, administrators, and parents will be attending the Seventeenth Annual IAGC Convention to experience presentations in the areas of program development, specific subject areas, social and emotional issues, parents, and diverse gifted populations.
See some of what we have planned for you:
The convention attendees will participate in a luncheon/special presentation on Monday. During this General Session for Everyone, Bruce Mau, Co-Founder of Massive Change Network, will speak on the topic of “Sustaining the Gift of Education”. He is an award-winning author, educator and design innovator.
Bruce Mau is the embodiment of the 21st Century Skills that we must foster in our gifted learners as we prepare them to face future global issues. In addition, screening of David Österberg’s documentary film ‘The Plan’ will be held both Monday and Tuesday. This thought provoking film highlights individuals who are making a difference in the world and underscores Bruce Mau’s message.
Photo courtesy of Dave Gillespie
Sunday Parent Workshop
We have a stimulating afternoon planned for parents of gifted children. Our featured presentation will be “Understanding, Assessing and Supporting Your Gifted and Talented Child's Potential: A conversation with Andy Mahoney M.S., L.C.P.C.” Andy Mahoney, a counselor and one of the pioneers in the field of counseling the gifted, will present and discuss how parents can create a better “fit” to activate and support their child’s gifted identity potential. The focus of his presentation will include issues related to achievement, learning, language processing, executive function, assessment challenges, and forming an identity that “fits” when a child is gifted and talented. In addition, we'll have Paula Kosin, who is Marketing Manager and Career Consultant of Career Vision of Glen Ellyn. Her topic will be "Start Early-Start Smart: Why Early College Major & Career Planning is Essential for Gifted Students." Finally, we'll have our traditional breakout discussion groups on topics pertinent to your interests and needs, led by experienced facilitators. Come, share the afternoon and learn with your friends. Please plan to join us!
Sunday Educator Workshop
Presenter: Tamra Stambaugh
Exhibitors: We would like to invite you to join our 17th Annual Illinois Association for Gifted Children Convention where movers and shakers across the state come together to share and look for new ideas that affect the lives of these children.
For the registration brochure, click here.
The Early Bird registration discount deadline is November 18, 2011.
Plan your visit to Chicago. Go here.
See you there!
Mary Ann Paradise and Jane Seidel, Convention Co-chairs