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    Illinois Association for Gifted Children

IAGC 24th ANNUAL Conference

Chicago Marriott Naperville 

  January 31 - February 2, 2019

Thursday Session Details

THURSDAY 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. SESSIONS         Back

EC-12 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Teaching Leadership
Lindsay Succari - Program Director, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Linsey Crowninshield - Assistant Program Director, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

EC-12 T 8:15 - 10:30 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Inquiry-Based Learning, Developing a Culture of Complex, Critical and Creative Thinking in the English Language Arts

Laura Beltchenko - North Cook ISC Area Coordinator, ISBE, Libertyville, IL

K-8 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Blended Learning and Your High-Ability Students

Randee Blair - Project Coordinator, Center for Talent Development/Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

K-8 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Underrepresented and Underserved Students

The Latest Research on Equitable Identification of Gifted Children

Paula Olszewski-Kubiliius - Director, Center for Talent Development/Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Saiying Steenbergen-Hu - Center for Talent Development/Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

K-8 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Differentiating for Advanced Learners Using Principles of Creativity

Elizabeth Gordon - Differentiation Facilitator, School District 38, Kenilworth, IL

K-8 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Differentiating Instruction --Using Ability Test Scores for More than Identification

Joni Lakin - Associate Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

K-8 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Social-Emotional

Dramatic Instruction: Using Dramatic Structures and Storytelling in Instruction

Brad Lofgren - Honors Teacher, Thomas Jefferson School, Plainfield School District 202, Joliet, IL

K-8 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Acceleration

Acceleration: Turning the Concept Into a Reality

Melissa Murphy - Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, North Palos School District 117, Palos Hills, IL

Jeannie Stachowiak, Adrienne Pavek, Kevin Buscemi, Karen Canning, Eileen McCaffrey - North Palos School District 117

6-8 T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Social-Emotional

High School Gifted Students Reflect on their School Experiences

David Dewey - Supervisor of Gifted Programs, Madison Local Schools, Mansfield, OH

Brittany Kemper, Michelle Replogle, Noelle Maiorana, Jocelyn Kilpatrick - Madison Local Schools, Mansfield, OH

T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Underrepresented and Underserved Students

Finding and Nurturing Young Scholars

Kirsten Maloney - Coordinator, K-12 Advanced Academic Programs, Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA

T 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Building Content Expertise: A Models Approach to Adding Complexity in Social Studies and English Language Arts for Upper Elementary Through High School Gifted and Advanced Students

Tamra Stambaugh - Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN



THURSDAY 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. SESSIONS         Back

EC-12 T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Underrepresented and Underserved Students

Promoting Equity In and Access to Supplemental Enrichment and Accelerative Programs

Elliott Cady - Manager of Admissions and Pathways Advising, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

EC-12 T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom: Facilitation Skills for Critical Inquiry

Lindsay Succari - Program Director, Civic Education Project, Northwestern University

Suzanne Goebel - Enrichment Program Staff, Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

K-8 T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Differentiating for the Gifted Learner with Web-Based, Artificially Intelligent Software

Brandon Rutherford - Gifted Teacher, Champaign Unit 4, Champaign, IL

Megan Fritner 

K-8 T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Muggins Math: Aerobics for the Mind

Heidi Schuler-Jones - Chief Marketing, Professional Development, Muggins Math, Ellijay, GA

Sue Schuler 

6-8 T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Measurement and Math for Accelerated Learners, Grades 6 to 8

Jeffrey Barrett - Professor, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL

T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Acceleration

State of the State -Benchmarking Illinois in Policy, Opportunity, and Outcomes for High- Ability Students

Eric Calvert - Associate Director, Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Carolyn Welch - Attorney-at-Law, IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Co-Chair

T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Social-Emotional

Fostering Well-being in Contemporary Gifted Children: Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning

Michele Kane - Professor and Program Coordinator, Master of Arts in Gifted Education Program, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

K-12 T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Social-Emotional

Tips for Collaborating and Aligning with Parents of Gifted Students

Susannah Wood - College of Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

David Duys, Carol Smith - College of Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Erin Lane - Western Illinois University, Department of Counselor Education, Moline, IL

T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Underrepresented and Underserved Students

Finding and Nurturing Young Scholars

Kirsten Maloney - Coordinator, K-12 Advanced Academic Programs, Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA

T 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Building Content Expertise: A Models Approach to Adding Complexity in Social Studies and English Language Arts for Upper Elementary Through High School Gifted and Advanced Students

Tamra Stambaugh - Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


THURSDAY 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. SESSIONS         Back

EC-12 T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Advanced Vocabulary for Gifted Children 

Michael Clay Thompson - Author/Consultant, Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, NY

K-6 T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Effective Program Leadership 

Benefits and Lessons Learned Utilizing Total School Cluster Grouping 

Megan Aseltine - Assistant Superintendent of Academics, Skokie School District 69, Skokie, IL

Kari Thicksten - ALP Coach, Skokie School District 69, Skokie, IL

K-6 T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Ignite Innovation: Adding Literature to the Engineering Fire 

Jen Campen - Gifted Resource for K-5 Learners, Indian Prairie School District #204, Naperville, IL

K-6 T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Be an Amazing Writing Teacher

Shannon Anderson - Teacher/Gifted Coordinator/Author, Rensselaer Central School Corporation, Rensselaer, IN

K-8 T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Take Your Classroom Job System to the Next Level

Joseph Bellak - Academically Talented Teacher, Johnsburg, IL

K-8 T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Diversity and Inclusion in the Library 

Darlene Neumann - Library Media Specialist, Science and Arts Academy, Des Plaines, IL 

T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Social-Emotional 

Fostering Well-being in Contemporary Gifted Children:Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning

Michele Kane - Professor and Program Coordinator, Master of Arts in Gifted Education Program, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 

T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Acceleration 

Advocacy Updates

Carolyn Welch - Attorney-at-Law, IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Co-Chair

Eric Calvert - Associate Director, Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 

6-12 T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Social-Emotional 

Facilitating Small Group (Meaningful) Discussion with Gifted Students 

Carol Smith - College of Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

David Duys - College of Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

T 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Differentiation for Advanced Language Arts students: What does THAT mean?

Ellen Wano - Instructional Coach/8th Grade Teacher, Arlington Heights School Dist. 25, Arlington Heights, IL Maria Palmer - English Language Arts Teacher, Arlington Heights School Dist. 25, Arlington Heights, IL

THURSDAY 1:15 - 2:15 P.m. SESSIONS         Back

EC-8 T 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Picture Books that Break the Traditional Format and create Visual Literacy and Critical/Creative Learning Experiences for Advanced Learners 
Laura Beltchenko - Content Specialist, North Cook Intermediate Service Center, Libertyville, IL 

EC-12 T 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Equipping Your school(s) with FREE Blended Learning Resources 
Lauren Pingul - Schools Manager, EVERFI, Chicago, IL

EC-12 T 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Facilitating Student Inquiry Using Google Apps for Education 
Kristen O’Toole - Teacher, Indian Prairie School District 204, Naperville, IL

EC-12 T 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Introduction to Four-Level Grammar Analysis
Michael Clay Thompson - Author/Consultant, Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, NY

K-8 T 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Social-Emotional 

Bossy Pants, Perfectionists, and Slackers, Oh My!
Shannon Anderson - Teacher/Gifted Coordinator/Author, Rensselaer Central School Corporation, Rensselaer, IN

K-8 T 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Transformative Innovative Technology in Mathematics!
Leslie Kressin - Teacher Doctoral Student, Yorkville School Distict 115, Bristol, IL 

T 1:15 - 2:15 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Scaffolding Questions Across the Content Areas to Promote Critical Thinking
Tamra Stambaugh - Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 

T 1:15 - 3:30 Underrepresented and Underserved Students

Approaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students and Students from Low-Income Households from a Strengths-Based Rather Than a Deficit Model of Education
April Wells - Gifted Specialist, Elgin School District U-46, Elgin, IL

6-8 T 1:15 - 2:15 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Using CERC, to discover the effects of Nitrogen on Hydroponic and Aquaponic Systems
Clintonia McNeal - Teacher, Robert A. Black Magnet School, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, I

THURSDAY 2:30 - 3:30 P.m. SESSIONS         Back

EC-12 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Acceleration 

Acceleration through the eyes of.... 

Kathy Green - Adjunct Lecturer and Music & Arts Educator, University of Iowa and Montessori Academy of Glen Ellyn 

Newenka DuMont - Parent, IAGC Board Member 

Tracey Hosey - Director of Instruction & Program Development, Yorkville School Dist. 115, Yorkville, IL 

EC-12 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Social-Emotional 

SIFT -- A Body-Mind Connection to Learning 

Molly Nechvatal - Gifted ELA Teacher, Elmhurst Community Unit School Dist. 205, Elmhurst, IL 

K-6 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Instructional Routines in Math Reasoning 

Matt Coaty - Gifted Specialist, Lake Zurich School District 95, Lake Zurich, IL 

Cheryl Eastham - Gifted Specialist, Lake Zurich School District 95, Lake Zurich, IL 

K-8 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Underrepresented and Underserved Students 

Potential Unleashed: Identifying Underrepresented Populations in Illinois 

Jonnell Baskett - PhD Candidate, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL 

K-8 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Hands-on Activities for a Very Popular Planet 

Mary Groesch - Retired Elementary Teacher, Winnetka Public Schools, Winnetka, IL 

K-8 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Gifted and International Baccalaureate 

Cara Kranz - Head of East Campus, Ogden International School of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

Michael Beyer - Principal, Ogden International School of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

6-8 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Debuting Drones in School 

Julie Nelson - Student Learning Coach, Arlington Heights School District 25, Arlington Heights, IL 

Jackie Loeppert - Special Services, Arlington Heights School District 25, Arlington Heights, IL 

Gregg Novosad - Founder, Go Drone X 

6-8 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Integrating Art and the Smithsonian Learning Lab in the Gifted Language Arts Classroom 

Yolanda Toni - Teacher Gifted Language Arts, Fairview School Dist. 72, Skokie, IL 

9-12 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Acceleration 

The Fit: A tailored approach to career development and the gifted 

Andrew Mahoney - Director and Counselor, The Center for Identity Potential, Park Ridge, IL 

6-12 T 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Practices 

Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills in all Learners 

Kirsten Maloney - Coordinator, K-12 Advanced Academic Programs, Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA 




 

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