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Cultivating Gifted Minds:
NJAGC Virtual Conference 2021
Identifying, Engaging, and Supporting Gifted Learners from Underrepresented Populations
The annual conference of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), “Cultivating,” will be held Friday, March 19. The program is open to educators, curriculum supervisors and administrators.
Participants will hear the keynote from Dr. Joy Lawson Davis and attend one breakout session in the morning and attend two breakout sessions in the afternoon. Davis’ keynote is titled “Identifying, Engaging, and Supporting Gifted Learners from Underrepresented Populations.” Her workshop is titled “Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Gifted Education Classroom.”
Other workshops will address the educational and social/emotional needs of minority students, strategies for increasing equity in gifted programs, and other topics relating to broadening diverse representation in gifted education. Presenters will deliver sessions incorporating their vision of excellence in gifted education, such as showcasing successful programming for the gifted learner, sharing best practices to develop attendees’ individual educational skills, and idea exchange seminars as a way of increasing participants’ knowledge in the gifted field. Speakers will also provide an overview of teaching strategies, skills, and characteristics specific to the gifted learner.
The costs run from $94-$114, depending on membership in NJAGC. Contact Sue McGreevy at 856-273-7530 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit njagc.org to register.