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Our staff has presented on the topic of gifted education for the following conferences, expos and conventions.

IDGE Conferences

Engaging the Mind and Heart - Character Education for Gifted Learners
  • October 2013—Educating Global Citizens: Embedding Human Rights into the Curriculum; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
  • October 2013—Character Strength in Gifted Adults: Case Studies through Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration and Overexcitabilities; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
Articulate, Adamant and Abstract: Unwrapping the Gifted Adolescent Conference
  • October 2011—From The Lorax to Fahrenheit 451: A Study of Utopian/Dystopian Societies; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
  • October 2011—Whose Line is it Anyway?; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
  • October 2011—Exercises to Enhance Creativity; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
  • October 2011—Utilizing a Human Rights Educational Model to Influence Teaching Practice and Student Experience; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
  • October 2011—Using Integrated Curriculum with Gifted Adolescents; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
Joys and Intensities: The Challenges and Delights of Young Gifted Children Conference
  • October 2010—Precocious and Perceptive: The Social Emotional Needs of Young Gifted Children; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
  • October 2010—Project-Based Learning at the Ricks Center for Gifted Children; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
Greatest Potential, Greatest Need: Soaring Beyond Expectations Conference
  • October 2009—Highly Gifted, Highly Intense: Meeting the Psychological Needs of Those with the Greatest Need; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO
  • October 2009—Playing Games in the Elementary Math Classroom; Institute for the Development of Gifted Education; Denver, CO

Conferences

National Association for Gifted Children Conference
  • November 2013—The Intriguing Complexities of an Illustrious Renaissance Man - Leonardo da Vinci; Indianapolis, IN
  • November 2012—Journals Unwrapped: The Hidden Power of Journaling; Denver, CO
  • November 2012—Communicating the Needs of Gifted Students During Times of Limited Resources; Denver, CO
  • November 2012—Journey Books, Portfolios and E-folios: Using Authentic Assessment in a Meaningful Way; Denver, CO
  • November 2012—Educating Global Citizens: Embedding Human Rights into the Curriculum; Denver, CO
  • November 2011—Play-Based Assessment: Identifying Gifted Preschoolers; New Orleans, LA
  • November 2011—Why Play?; New Orleans, LA
  • November 2011—Space that Teaches: Why Environment Matters; New Orleans, LA
  • November 2010—Synergy Between Creativity and Sustainability: The Creative Recycling Center; Atlanta; GA
  • November 2010—Bridges to Opera: Explorations Using the Project Approach; Atlanta; GA
  • November 2010—Dim the Lights and Illuminate the Arts; Atlanta, GA
  • November 2010—Addressing and Meeting the Needs of Young Gifted Learners Utilizing Project-Based Learning; Atlanta, GA
  • November 2009—Beyond Competency: Creating and Experiencing a Gifted Education Specialist Cohort; St. Louis, MO
  • November 2009—Architecture: A Source for Big Ideas; St. Louis, MO
Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
  • October 2013—Educating Global Citizens Using Human Rights Integration; Denver, CO
  • October 2011—The Power of Journaling: Meeting the Needs of Young; Denver, CO
  • October 2011—Moving Toward the Future: Incorporating Movement into the Classroom; Denver, CO
  • October 2009—Strike Gold: Mine Years of Rich Experience; Denver, CO
National Curriculum Network Conference
  • March 2011—21st Century Skills and the Connection to Gifted Education; The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Beyond Giftedness Conference
  • February 2011—Creating New Classics; Open Space Communications, Denver, CO
  • March 2010—Project-Based Learning Approach; Open Space Communications, Denver, CO
Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo
  • April 2010—I Need a Place Where I Belong: The Highly Gifted Child; Denver, CO
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
  • November 2011—Virtual Voyages for Middle School Gifted Children; Austin, TX
  • November 2011—Unraveling the Prophecies of Ancient Cultures: The Secrets of the Maya and Egyptians; Austin, TX
Nebraska Association for the Gifted Spring Conference
  • March 2011—High-Level Curriculum for Young Gifted Learners Utilizing Principles from Reggio Emilia and Integrated Curriculum Model; Omaha, NE
  • March 2011—An Independent Research Model for Young Gifted Children; Omaha, NE
8th International Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness Conference
  • July 2014—Patterns of Perfection; University of Denver - Denver, CO
  • July 2014—Educational Policy for Improving Pre-Service Programs; University of Denver - Denver, CO
The First Annual Internationalization Summit
  • April 2014—Pura Vida: Cloud Forest, Curriculum, and Cross-Cultural Study; University of Denver - Denver, CO
  • April 2014—Highlights of an Impactful Trailblazer in Gifted Education; University of Denver - Denver, CO
World Gifted Conference
  • August 2013 - Educating Global Citizens: Embedding Human Rights into the Curriculum; Louisville, KY
  • August 2013 - Exploring the Spectrum of Service Learning to Social Action; Louisville, KY
  • August 2013 - Under the Big Top: Bringing the Worldwide Love of the Circus into Your Classroom; Louisville, KY
  • August 2013 -  Passion Pursuits: Exploring Passions Utilizing an Independent Research Model for Young Gifted Children; Louisville, KY
  • August 2009 - High Level Curriculum for Young Gifted Learners; Vancouver, Canada 
  • August 2009 - Gifted Kids Speak Up and Act Out; Exercises to Enhance Creativity; Vancouver, Canada
  • August 2009 - Creating New Classics: Using Writing and Art to Ignite Expression; Vancouver, Canada
  • August 2009 - A Four Quadrant Assessment Model: Moving Beyond the Test; Vancouver, Canada 
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Annual Conference
  • July 2014—Patterns in Intellectualism, Imagination and Intensity: OEs within Individuals and Throughout Generations; San Jose, CA
  • July 2013—I Need a Place Where I Belong: The Highly Gifted Child; Orlando, FL
  • July 2013—Educating Global Citizens Using Human Rights Integration; Orlando, FL
American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies—9th Annual Meeting
  • April 2010—Coming to Consciousness: Understanding World Perspectives through Current Events and World Affairs Challenge; Denver, CO
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Conference
  • October 2011—Utilizing a Human Rights Educational Model to Influence Teaching Practice and Student Experience; Denver, CO

Schools, Districts and Courses

Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning—Professional Development Session
  • August 2010—Integrated Curriculum: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners; Colorado Springs, CO
Clark County School District—Professional Development Session
  • May 2010—Problem-Based Learning Creativity: Theory into Practice; Las Vegas, NV
Clayton Educare—Professional Development Center
  • August 2011—Young Gifted Children; Denver, CO
Denver Public Schools—Professional Development Session
  • May 2012—Rigor in Action: Passion Projects and Independent Research Model for Gifted Children: Denver, CO
Morgridge College of Education Presentation
  • May 2010—Introduction to Gifted Education: An Overview of Characteristics, Programming and Service; University of Denver, Denver, CO
Morgridge College of Education—Buell Early Leaders Program Presentation
  • March 2010—The Young Gifted Child: Recognizing and Meeting the Needs of the Developing Gifted Child; University of Denver, Denver, CO
Morgridge College of Education—Department of School Psychology Presentation
  • September 2009—Introduction to Gifted Education: An Overview of Characteristics, Programming and Service; University of Denver, Denver, CO