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NJAGC 2022 Conference, Hybrid Event: Explore, Discover, Engage
The annual conference of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), “Explore, Discover, Engage,” is a hybrid event this year with both in-person and hybrid attendance available.
All curricular areas will be included as well as assessment, identification, social and emotional issues, and the differentiation of curricula for identified students. Speakers will address successful strategies for including and retaining students of color in gifted programs and New Jersey’s Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act, which became law in January 2020.
Participants may attend either in person or virtually. The cost to attend in person is $159 for members and $219 for nonmembers. The cost to attend virtually is $94 for members and $114 for nonmembers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, compliments of NJAGC for on-site participants. Participants will receive credit for six professional development hours.
Dr. Marcia Gentry’s keynote will be “Equity, Access, and Missingness: Gifted, Talented, and Creative Youth in New Jersey.” Gentry directs the Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute at Purdue University where she works with doctoral students and engaging in research and gifted education professional development. Gentry remains active in the field through service to NAGC and AERA (American Educational Research Association) and by writing, reviewing and presenting research aimed to improve education for children, youth, and teachers. She focuses on underserved populations and creating an equitable, socially just field.