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IAGC 25th ANNUAL Conference

Chicago Marriott Naperville 

  February 6 - 8, 2020

Thursday Session Details

8:00 - 8:30 IAGC Welcome/Awards/Updates


8:30 - 9:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: What I’ve Learned from Gifted Children

Dr. Del Siegle, University of Connecticut



BREAK-OUT SESSIONS


9:45 a.m  - 12:00 noon (Double Sessions)


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Selecting and Utilizing Multicultural and Culturally Relevant Picture Books (Double Session) 

Presenter: Laura Beltchenko, Educational Consultant


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

A Three-Stage Approach to Intentional, Effective Questioning (Double Session) 

Presenter: Shelagh Gallagher, Educational Consultant


9:45  a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Back


K-12 Social-Emotional

Building Academic Tenacity and Resilience: Strategies for Teaching Psychosocial Skills 

Presenter:  Emily Mofield, Lipscomb University


Effective Program Leadership

Politics of Gifted Education 101: Lessons Learned for Advocates and School Leaders

Presenter: Eric Calvert, Northwestern Center for Talent Development


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Beyond Either/Or Questioning for Academic and Social Emotional

Presenter: Denise Ahlquist, Great Books Foundation


Underserved

Teaching in the Classroom with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

Presenters: Jose M. Torres, President; Bob Hernandez, Principal;  Crystal Randall, Biology Faculty and Curriculum Assessment Leader, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy


Social-Emotional

Educating Mindfully: Another Fad or Here to Stay?

Presenter: Michele Kane, Professor Emerita, Northeastern Illinois University 


Effective Program Leadership

Productive PD: Transformative and Effective

Presenters: Randee Blair, Center for Talent Development; Robyn Cogan, Northbrook/Glenview School District;  Helene Spak, Northbrook School District


Middle School Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Meeting the Needs of Mathematically Gifted Students 

Presenter:  Edward Zaccaro, Author-Hickory Grove Press


K-6 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Latin: It's Elementary 

Presenter: Nava Cohen, American Classical League


K-8 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Intruction

Shakespeare Amazing: Exploring the Bard with Elementary 

Presenter: Jennifer Szwaya, Bensenville School District


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  Back


Underserved

Talent Development: 20/20 Vision for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Populations

Presenter: April Wells, Elgin School District-U46


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Differentiated Approaches for Developing Talented Writers

Presenter: Todd Kettler, Baylor University


Effective Program Leadership

Gifted Education in School Improvement: Strategies for Evaluating Quality and Impact

Presenter: Eric Calvert, Northwestern Center for Talent Development 


Underserved

Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Presenter: Adrienne Coleman, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 


K-8 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Best Practices and Programming Standards for High Ability Students 

Presenter: Susan Corwith, Northwestern Center for Talent Development


EC-3 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Supporting Collaborative Discussions with Young Readers 

Presenter: Denise Ahliquist, Great Books Foundation


K-8 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

The Quest for Authentic Student Questioning 

Patricia Steinmeyer, Educational Consultant


Underserved

Underrepresented Gifted and Talented Kids and Art Education Building  

Presenter: Maria Katsaros-Molzahn, Oregon School District


EC-12 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Notice and Note Strategies for Close Reading 

Presenter: Jennifer Melberg, LaGrange School District 102


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Selecting and Utilizing Multicultural and Culturally Relevant Picture Books  

Presenter: Laura Beltchenko, Educational Consultant


1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Back


Social-Emotional

Motivating Gifted Students Who are Not Achievin

Presenter: Del Siegle


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Integrating Art in Language Arts  

Presenter: Emily Mofield


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Problem-Based Learning: Using the Power of Story to Drive the Curriculum

Presenter: Shelagh Gallagher


9-12 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

College and Career Pathways: Resources to Empower Students' Decisions, High School

Presenter: Lauren Pingul, Everfi


Underserved

Gifted Identification with an Equity Focus

Presenter: April Wells, Elgin School District U-46


Acceleration

Turning Concept into Reality with Acceleration  

Presenters: Jeannie Stachowiak, Christine Droba, Kevin Buscerni, North Palos School District

6-12 Effective Program Leadership

Developing A Secondary Gifted Program 

Presenters: Laura Goldman, Maine Township District 207

K-3 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Mind the Gap: Developing Talent in Early Elementary 

Presenter, Kaila Matthys, Harlem Consolidated School District 122

K-8 Social Emotional

Teachers and Mental Health Collaboration in the Gifted Classroom 

Presenters: Jennie Mevoli and Nicole Valenza, Indian Prairie School District 204

Universal Program Leadership

Ensuring Quality Data: Take Talent ID from Good to Great 

Presenter: Melissa Hinshaw, Northwestern Center for Talent Development

K-6 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

The Mathematician's Journal-Thinking More Deeply 

Presenter: Lisa Packley, Plainfield School District

6-12 Social -Emotional

Coping Skills for Youth in our Chaotic and Dysfunctional World- 

Presenter: Ellen Sotoloff, Life Coaching for Gifted


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Back

K-12 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Research is More Than Googling: Using Technology to Conduct Authentic Research 

Presenter: Del Siegle, University of Connecticut

Universal Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Collaboration, Co-teaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education  

Presenter: Emily Mofield, Lipscomb University

Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Emphasizing Critical Thinking for Deep Learning

Presenter: Todd Kettler, Baylor University 

K-8 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom

Presenter: Kim Von Kaenel, Oswego School District 308

K-8 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Strategies and Activities for Differentiation 

Presenter: Denise Kuchta, Queen Bee School District

Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Be An Amazing Writing Teacher! 

Presenter: Shannon Anderson, Rensselaer Central School Corporation


K-8 Effective Program Leadership

How Instructional Coaching Can Change Your Gifted Program 

Presenter: Kari Thicksten, Skokie School District 69


Universal Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Using Grade Level and Above Level Assessment with Fidelity 

Presenter: Melissa Hinshaw, Northwestern Center for Talent Development


Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Comparing Paired and Text Sets-Metacognition

Presenter: Laura Beltchenko, Educational Consultant


Underserved

Local Norms: Identifying the Needs of Students 

Presenters: Joni Lakin, Auburn University  and Victoria Driver, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


K-8 Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Talk Moves: Facilitating Meaningful Discussion 

Presenters: Lisa Packley, Plainfield School District






 

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