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Institute for the Development of Gifted Education

Conference 2015

Workshop: A sustainable development guide for the teaching profession

The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education in coordination with Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica invite you to attend the FREE virtual workshop: A Sustainable Development Guide for the Teaching Profession.  The workshop will be presented by Dr. Helen Temple of the Universidad Veritas and will focus on Sustainable Development and an exploration of the central concepts, policy, and practice.

This FREE virtual workshop will be held on June 15, 2015 from 5-8 PM in Katherine A Ruffatto Hall - Room 105.  Light snacks will be served.  Seating is limited and registration closes on Friday, June 12, 2015.

Workshop Schedule

Registration

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 Finn panel photo

    Chester E. Finn Jr. - Distinguished Senior Fellow
 and President Emeritus, Thomas b. Fordham Institute

Rena Subotnik Panel

       Rena F. Subotnik - Director of the Center for
     Psychology in Schools and Education, American
                   Psychological Association

Terrence Blackman panel

                           Terrence Richard Blackman - Assistant Professor                                                                     Morgridge College of Education

 

Jacquelin Medina panel

                              Jacquelin Medina - Director, Office of Gifted                                                             Education, Colorado Department of Education

 

Norma Hafenstein Moderator

   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

 

Panel and Moderator

 

*Additional panel featuring Dr. Rena Subotnik with Chester E. Finn, Jr. as Moderator presented by Fordham LIVE - Can Gifted Education Survive the Common Core? 

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.

 

Bertie Kingore Keynote

 

Keynote crowd