The annual conference of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), “Ignite Passion with Purpose,” will be held Friday, March 22 at the Conference Center at Mercer. The program is open to educators, curriculum supervisors and administrators.
Participants will hear the keynote, attend one breakout session in the morning and two breakout sessions in the afternoon. Jeff Danielian, specialist in the affective needs of gifted and talented students, creativity and eminence, and the school-home connection will present the keynote.
The keynote session and workshops will address what motivates gifted students to take ownership of their learning and how to inspire students to leave their comfort zones, capitalize on their passions and persevere through the inevitable failure they will encounter along the way while incorporating the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Presenters will also speak on how to pursue and share unique interests and talents while developing individual skills and knowledge in the gifted field. Speakers will provide an overview of skills, share activities and materials, and explore the educational and social emotional needs of high ability students. Two computer labs will be available for technology sessions.
The purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities for classroom teachers, teachers of the gifted, administrators and curriculum coordinators to gain insight into the educational and social/ emotional needs of gifted students and to support all those responsible for educating the gifted child.
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