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IAGC 23rd Annual Convention


Chicago Marriott Naperville
February 1 - 3, 2018

Please plan to join fellow educators, parents and counseling professionals from across Illinois for the 23rd IAGC Annual Convention on February 1-3, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott Hotel in Naperville for...

Over 100 concurrent sessions focused on supporting gifted learners’ academic, social, and emotional needs at school and at home on Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2

Featured speakers including 

Dr. Sally Krisel, Director of Innovative and Advanced Programs for Hall County Schools in Gainesville, Georgia and President, NAGC Board of Directors; 
Tamara Fischer, K-12 Gifted Education specialist in Montana, Past President of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented, author of Intelligent Life in the Classroom, Smart Kids and Their Teacher, in addition to the blog Unwrapping the Gifted; 
Scott Peters, assistant professor of educational foundations at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, author of Designing Gifted Education Program and Services: From Purpose to ImplementationBeyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs and HOPE Teacher Rating Scale Manual and Kit.

Sessions for all types of teachers including teachers focused exclusively on gifted students and those in a regular education classroom; those working with younger students and those those working with older students, those teaching math and science, those teaching language arts and those teaching the arts; those with significant experience in gifted education and those new to the field. 

Many sessions of interest to administrators during the convention, but also a dedicated Gifted Education Seminar Administrator Academy on Friday, February 2.

Sessions for parents during the convention with a dedicated Parent Saturday on Saturday, February 3.

Sessions specifically focused on the social and emotional needs of gifted children which could be of interest to those in the counseling professions

Explore the Convention Schedule

Are you interested in being an exhibitor at our convention? We traditionally have more than 800 people attending, all of whom have an interest in gifted children.      Learn More


Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610
Palatine, IL 60074

Ph: 847-963-1892
Fax: 847-963-1893

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