Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:15 - 11:45am
Dr. Del Siegle - 'Advocacy for Gifted Children'
The frequently cited quote, "If you are not at the table you are on the menu" certainly applies to advocating for gifted children. Without strong voices that draw attention to their needs, gifted children will not have the necessary resources to reach their full potential. During this session, we will discuss strategies for productively advocating for gifted students with audiences that range from your child's classroom teacher to a U.S. senator.
Kathryn Haydon and Jane Harvey - 'Creative Thinking: A Path to Happiness and Deeper Learning'
Is everybody really creative? In this dynamic, interactive session, the presenters will shed light on the science of creativity and its power to deepen learning and support growth. Participants will actively engage their own creative thinking and problem solving in the process. You will return home with inspiration and strategies to help you nurture creative thinking and problem solving in the classroom, in your family, and beyond.