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Edufest 2018

Sunday, July 22nd

5:00 – 7:00 PM           Conference Check-In

Monday July 23th

7:30 – 8:15 AM     Conference Check-In (if you miss the Sunday check-in)

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM  Keynote - Dr. Del Siegle- Why Increasing Equity in Gifted Education is Important and What you Can Do About It 

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM     Lunch

1:15 – 3:00 PM             Monday-Thursday Strand Presentations Session 1

                          Select one to attend during Session 1 Monday-Thursday

1. Igniting and Unleashing Creativity in Your Gifted Student - Bob Bishop


2. Game On!: Integrating Games and Simulations in the Classroom - Brian Housand


3. Robots, Art and Design Thinking...The Emphasis is on Art - Linda Stokes


4. Teaching the Underachiever: Strategies that Work - Margo Long 


5. Innovative Instruction to Engage Students - Cloyce Weaver


6. Gifted Kids Facing Life with Grace and Grit - Tom Hebert


7. What's Your Problem? - Dr. Angela Housand


8. Books as Hooks for Lifelong Learning - Dr. Susannah Richards



3:15 – 5:00 PM    Monday-Thursday Strand Presentations Session 2  

                           Select one to attend during Session 2 Monday-Thursday 

9. Innovate Instruction to Engage Students - Cloyce Weaver


10. Becoming a Meddler-in-the-Middle - Brian Housand


11. Puzzles, Patterns, Printmaking- Creativity, Oh, My! - Linda Stokes


12. Talent Development from Scratch- Cara Hinkson, Alaina Sayers Huhn, and Michele Knight


13.The Multiple Menu Model for Curriculum Development - Jeff Danielian


14. Helping Bright Boys Become Awesome Young Men - Tom Hebert


15. Social and Emotional Learning: The Foundation for Talent Development - Angela Housand


16. Creating Challenge for HIgh Ability Readers, Writers, and Thinkers - Dr. Susannah Richards

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM         Dinner

6:00 PM– 7:30 PM        Special Topic Presentations to choose from

A. Wonder-Full Moments in Mathematical Magic- Bob Bishop

B. Five Areas of Gifted and Talented Supported with Mastery Education- Kelly Brady and Marita Diffenbaugh

C. The Beauty of Mandala in Art and Mathematics- Diane Garmire

D. Edufest Book Club- Margo Long

E. National History Day in Idaho- Heidi Wiesner

F. Twice Exceptional Learners, Identification- Beth Faddick and Leona AlexLearn 

G. Diversely Gifted- Susan Solomon

H. Setting Goals for the More Advanced Path: Provecus Via, a High School Cub for Honors Students- Kristina Batalden


Tuesday, July 24th

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon     Morning Institutes 

    Choose one Institute to attend Tuesday- Thursday

    Institute 1. Quality Curriculum and Instruction for Advanced Learners: A Look at Essential Elements - Marcia Imbeau

    Institute 2. The Power of Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Education for Twice Exceptional Learners - Susan Baum

    Institute 3. Fill your Teacher Tool-Kit with Evidence Based Instructional Strategies that earning - Diane Garmire

    Institute 4. Creative Mathematics Within the Core Curriculum - Rachel McAnallen 

    Institute 5. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) - Jeff Danielian and Tamara Fisher                              

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM      Lunch 

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM         Monday - Thursday Strand Presentations Session 1

                                Please attend the same Strand you selected on Monday.

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM          Monday - Thursday Strand Presentations Session 2

                                Please attend the same Strand you selected on Monday.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM         Dinner

AA. Chess: Its More Than a Game- Bob Bishop

BB. Parent Night- Growing Courageous, Efficacious Kids Who Can Advocate for Themselves- Margo Long

CC. STEAM’D! Learn about Future Design Academy- Peggy Wenner

DD. The Student at School is the Child at Home- Jeff Danielian

FF. Twice Exceptional Learners, Accommodations, Social Emotional Support, and Strength Based Goal Setting- Beth Faddck and Leona Alexander

GG. Meet with the Experts Session-Identification Issues and Types of Programming Services- Conference Speakers

HH. Self-Advocacy: The Power of a Child's Voice- Tamara Fisher

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM         Special Topic Presentations to choose from 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM           Special Evening for Parents, Administrators, and Counselors

                                           Growing Courageous, Efficacious Kids Who Can Advocate for Themselves - Margo Long

 Wednesday, July 25th

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM        Morning Institutes   

        Please attend the same Institute you selected on Tuesday 

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM         Lunch 

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM           Week-long Strand Presentations Session 1 

       Please attend the same strand you selected on Monday.

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM           Week-long Strand Presentations Session 2  

                                               Please attend the same strand you selected on Monday.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM            Dinner

6:00 – 7:30 PM                 Special Topic Presentations to choose from

AAA. Talent Development and Healthy Mindsets: Helping Gifted Students Develop Their Full Potential- Melanie Schrader

BBB. The Boy, The Bird, & The Coffin Maker and Other Great Picks for Gifted Readers- Rebecca Crosswhite

CCC. Developing the Freedom to Think- Dr. Jann Leppien

DDD. Cinematherapy and the Implications for Social and Emotional Counseling of Gifted Adolescents- Jeff Danielian

FFF. Exceptional Learners, Instructional Strategies- Beth Faddick and Leona Alexander

GGG. Making in the GT Classroom- Susan Solomon

HHH. Primarily Thinking: Thinking Skills Activities for Primary Grades-Tamara Fisher

 Thursday, July 26th

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM         Morning Institutes  

                                                Please attend the same Institute you selected on Tuesday 

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM         Lunch 

1:15 – 3:00 PM                   Week-long Strand Presentations Session 1 

                                                Please attend the same strand you selected on Monday.

3:15 – 5:00 PM                   Week-long Strand Presentations Session 2  

                                                Please attend the same strand you selected on Monday.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM         Dinner

 Friday, July 27th

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM        Keynote - Once Upon a Happy Life: The Work is the Learning - Cloyce Weaver                     

                    

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