Engaging The Mind & Heart - Character Education for Gifted Learners
Dates: October 17 and 18, 2013
Designed for teachers, administrators, gifted education specialists and representatives from higher education, the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education's annual conference is intended to provide specific topical information about the selected area of gifted education.
We will hold varied sessions on topics of interest, parent information groups and research agenda development over the course of the conference. The second day of the conference is a half-day site visit to the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. Tours allow participants an opportunity to visit a nationally recognized model school for gifted children, ages three through eighth grade.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Marvin W. Berkowitz, is the inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education and Co-Director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has also served as the inaugural Ambassador H.H. Coors Professor of Character Development at the US Air Force Academy (1999), and Professor of Psychology at Marquette University (1979-1999). He earned his Ph.D. in Life-span Developmental Psychology at Wayne State University in 1977.
His scholarly focus and expertise is in character education and development. He is author of Parenting for good (2005), You Can't Teach Through a Rat: And Other Epiphanies for Educators (2012), and more than 100 book chapters, monographs, and journal articles. He is founding co-editor of the Journal for Research in Character Education.
Dr. Berkowitz was cited as one of Milwaukee's "87 Most Interesting People" in Milwaukee magazine (1987), was named Educator of the Year by the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (2005), received the Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Character Education Partnership (2006), received the Good Works Award from the Association for Moral Education (2010), and honored as the University of Missouri System's Thomas Jefferson Professorship (2011-12).
He is co-founder of ComedySportz, a nationally franchised improvisational comedy show, for five years he was author of a weekly newspaper column on parenting for character published in the Topeka (KS) Capitol-Journal, is a two time Missouri State Senior Division Soccer gold medalist (2006, 2007).
To register online, please select the link below that corresponds to your desired participation level. Note that online registration is a two part process: 1) complete the registration form and 2) submit credit card information for registration payment.
Full Conference Registration (Oct 17 & 18, 2013 for $100.00)
Student Conference Registration (Oct 17 & 18, 2013 for $60.00)
Full Day Conference Registration (Oct 17, 2013 for $70.00)
Half Day Conference Registration (Oct 18, 2013 for $50.00)
- October 18, 2013 schedule of events includes site visit to the Ricks Center for Gifted Children.
To register by phone, mail, or fax please click here to print the registration form. This form may be used to process payment by personal check or purchase order from your school or organization.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Conference sessions will be 45 or 60 minutes in length, and should allow time for audience questions and discussion. Presenters will be notified of their session length (i.e., 45 or 60 minutes) upon notification of proposal acceptance. Presenters will be required to submit digital handouts on or before September 26, 2013. All rooms will be supplied with an LCD projector and desktop computer.
Proposal acceptance will be based on: 1) relatedness to needs and issues surrounding gifted learners, 2) relatedness to the goals of the conference, and 3) clarity of the presentation proposal.
To submit a proposal online, please select the link below.
To submit a proposal by mail or fax, please click here to print the proposal form.
Please contact the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (303-871-2607) if you have questions.