Symposium 2015: Policy and Practice: Trends and challenges impacting gifted learners
The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education’s symposium, Policy and Practice: Trends and Challenges Impacting Gifted Learners, held on Thursday, February 5th had a tremendous showing with over 50 attendees. Panelists Chester E. Finn Jr., Rena Subotnik, Jacquelin Medina, and Terrence Richard Blackman engaged in discussion on policy issues facing Gifted Education today, the positive and negative implications of the issues, as well as future trends. The panel was moderated by Norma Hafenstein and the audience contributed questions to the panel as well.
Chester E. Finn Jr. - Distinguished Senior Fellow
and President Emeritus, Thomas b. Fordham Institute
Rena F. Subotnik - Director of the Center for
Psychology in Schools and Education, American
Terrence Richard Blackman - Assistant Professor Morgridge College of Education
Jacquelin Medina - Director, Office of Gifted Education, Colorado Department of Education
Moderator: Norma Hafenstein - Director, Institute
for the Development of Gifted Education; Ricks
Endowed Chair for Gifted Education; Clinical
Professor of Curriculum Studies and Teaching,
Morgridge College of Education
2015: Weaving together innovative thinking and design: the future of differentiation
- The 5th Annual IDGE Conference was held on February 6, 2015.
- The focus of the conference was on innovative thinking, design, and differentiated instruction.
- Keynote speaker, Dr. Bertie Kingore, focused on the future of differentiation promoting students' deeper learning by reimagining and reinventing learning environments, instructional processes, and the effective use of time.
- Dr. Julia Link Roberts received the Institute's 2015 Palmarium Award and gave the lunchtime address. Her address focused on what policies and procedures enhance opportunities for all students to learn at levels that allow for continuous progress and what a school in which gifted young people thrive would look like.
- February 6th featured a full day of session. Conference Schedule
- Conference proceedings can be found on the Conference Portfolio Site.