Save the date for SAGE’s 4th annual mini-conference!
GCISD Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC)
5800 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, TX
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
5:30 p.m. Check In & Networking
6:00 p.m. Main Session
7:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
8:30 p.m. End
Learn about options and opportunities during a gifted child’s journey through school.
Main Session Keynote: 6pm
Developing Talent from Childhood into Early Adulthood
Dr. Todd Kettler, Baylor University
Perhaps one of the greatest anxieties of parenting children with exceptional abilities is wondering whether you are doing what you should be doing to foster the development of their potential. Fortunately, the process of talent development has been studied and modeled to help parents, educators, and researchers better understand the cognitive and psycho-social nuances that interact with opportunity and environment. This presentation will include an overview of the science of developing exceptional talent as well as practical recommendations for parents.
Todd Kettler, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at Baylor University. He serves as the coordinator of gifted and talented education programs in the School of Education including gifted and talented teacher preparation as well as masters and doctoral degrees with gifted education specialization. He has been recognized as the Advocate of the Year by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, and his book Modern Curriculum for Gifted and Advanced Academic Learners won the Legacy Award for the Best Scholarly Book in Gifted Education in 2016. He has six kids, four dogs, and a book he still regrets stealing from Mrs. Booth, his second-grade teacher.
Breakout Sessions: 7 pm
Breakout sessions are designed for parents, educators & students in 5th-12th grades. Bring your student! A panel of National Merit Scholars will offer insights on life/studies balance. College prep info.
More details to come. Follow @GCSAGE for updates.
Free for SAGE Members.