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  • Maryland StateConference on Gifted and Talented Education

    October 20, 2017

  • Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented EducationSteering Committee

    Co-chairs

    Betty Elder Tracey ThisseAnne Arundel County Public Schools Prince Georges County Public Schools

    Committee Members

    Katie Barbagallo

    Debbie Blum

    Donald Counts

    Elizabeth Elder

    Kathleen Gregory

    Robin Hawley-Brillante

    Monica Hetrick

    Theresa Jackson

    Dennis Jutras

    Meg Lee

    Jennifer Meehan

    Debra Myers

    Denice Neal

    Karen Saunderson

    Tracey Thisse

    Alyson Tommins

    Penny Zimring

    Helaine Zinaman

    Howard County Public Schools

    Howard County Public Schools

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools

    Prince Georges County Public Schools

    Baltimore County Public Schools

    Baltimore City Public Schools

    Prince Georges County Public Schools

    Baltimore City Public Schools

    Frederick County Public Schools

    Baltimore County Public Schools

    Baltimore County Public Schools

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools

    Howard County Public Schools

    Prince Georges County Public Schools

    Howard County Public Schools

    Maryland Educators of Gifted Students

    Maryland Educators of Gifted Students

    2017 Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education

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  • October 20, 2017

    Dear Conference Participants,

    On behalf of the Maryland Educators of Gifted Students and the Maryland State Department of Education, we would like to welcome you to the Seventeenth Annual Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education, Gifted Education: Create! Innovate! Inspire! at North County High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland.

    The 2017 conference committee has worked to develop a contemporary program that is designed to meet the needs of a variety of participants. Whether you are an administrator, classroom teacher, gifted education specialist, special educator, parent, or counselor, there will be something of interest for you. You may select from presentations given by local and national experts in the following strands: Instructional Needs of Gifted Learners and Underrepresented Populations in Gifted Education.

    Teachers in all Maryland school systems strive to provide instruction that challenges and increases achievement for all students. This conference provides an opportunity for educators to exchange ideas and strategies for meeting the needs of high potential students and those already achieving at high levels.

    We hope you will take advantage of the job-embedded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit option, and that the convenient time and reasonable cost of the conference addresses your needs.

    A very special thank you goes to the administration, staff, and students of North County High School, whose assistance and support have made this conference possible.

    Have an enriching and engaging conference!

    Betty ElderTracey ThisseState Conference Co-chairs

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  • Conference Schedule

    7:15 Registration and Continental BreakfastLobby/Cafeteria

    8:15 WelcomeAuditorium

    8:45 KeynoteAuditorium

    Curiosity: Cat Killer or Mother of Invention?Brian Housand, Ph.D.

    10:00 Session 1

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    11:15 Session 2

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    12:30 Catered Lunch/Vendor Exhibit HallCaf/Exhibit HallDoor prizes contributed by our vendors will be announced during lunch. Place your name tag in the boxas you enter the caf. You must be present to claim your prize.

    1:45 Session 3

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    Session Complexity Introductory (I) Experienced (E) Appropriate for those with little or no experience Appropriate for those individuals with in the field of gifted education. experience in the field of gifted education.

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  • Featured Keynote SpeakerBrian Housand

    Brian Housand, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University. Dr. Housand earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Connecticut with an emphasis in both gifted education and instructional technology. He serves on the National Association for Gifted Childrens Board of Directors as a Member-At-Large. Along with his wife Dr. Angela Housand and Dr. Joe Renzulli, he co-authored Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model with Technology. He researches ways in which technology can enhance the learning environment and is striving to define creative productive giftedness in a digital age. For more information go to http://brianhousand.com

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  • Session 1Auditorium Fighting Fake News! Tools and Tactics for Becoming a SUPER Critical Thinker

    in a Digital AgeDr. Brian Housand, Associate Professor at East Carolina University; published author; andinternational presenter

    In 2006, we first learned that even the brightest students were easily fooled by internet hoaxes like the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. While we tried to laugh this as the folly of misguided youth, a decade later we witnessed the rise of fake news and its impact on the post-truth world of 2016 overrun by an ever-growing network of social media. To fight for truth, justice, and yes, even the American way, this session presents a collection of superhero themed critical thinking activities designed to empower you and your students to conquer the evils of fake news.

    Strand: Instructional Needs of Gifted LearnersGrades: K-12 (I, E)Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Specialists

    Room B 109 Igniting Mathematical Minds: Rigorous Questioning Using the Icons ofDepth and ComplexityMelissa Gilroy, JoAnn Shields & Angela Wakshul, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

    In this session, participants will evaluate questions and explore ways Sandra Kaplan's Icons of Depth and Complexity can increase rigor in the mathematics classroom. When used intentionally, these strategies encourage student discourse, provide challenge, extend thinking and provide a platform for students to take an academic risk while having their unique needs met. Resources shared during this session can be immediately utilized as tools for professional development, collaborative planning, and classroom instruction.

    Strand: Instructional Needs of Gifted LearnersGrades: PreK-5 (I, E)Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Specialists

    Room B 106 Using Individualized Learning Plans for Gifted and Advanced LearnersRae Lymer, Baltimore City Public Schools

    Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) are a fantastic way to ensure appropriate differentiation for each gifted or advanced-level learner by identifying their areas of strength, interest, and social-emotional well-being. In this session, the research behind the formation of ILPs will be presented along with strategies for creating and implementing them within schools. A panel of Baltimore City Gifted and Advanced Learning school-based coordinators will discuss their experiences using ILPs at their schools.

    Strand: Instructional Needs of Gifted LearnersGrades: K-5 (I, E)Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Parents

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  • Room B 102 From Good to Great: A Schools Journey in Enhancing a Gifted and TalentedProgram Through the EGATE ProcessMichele DiGiulian, Alyssa Truffer, Jaclyn Klaiss, & Karen Bailey, Anne Arundel County PublicSchools

    The team will share how the EGATE process helped a school team reflect on current practices and take their gifted and talented program to the next level. The presentation will discuss refining instruction for gifted and talented students, utilizing different forms of professional development for teachers/staff, and management of the program at the school level. This process involves utilizing county resource personnel to facilitate growth.

    Strand: Instructional Needs of Gifted LearnersGrades: K-5 (I, E)Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Room B 103 Top Ten Classroom Strategies to Empower Your Gifted StudentsJennifer Monath & Erin Chilcote, Prince Georges County Public Schools

    In a mixed ability classroom, how can you meet the needs of your gifted learners? Learn about the top 10 strategies that will empower your students and foster higher level thinking across the curriculum. Challenge your students with strategies such as creative and critical thinking, alternate assignments, real-world problem-solving and curriculum co