Maryland Educators
of Gifted Students

Conference Resources

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Presenter PowerPoints and Handouts:

Joyce VanTassel-Gaska
Keynote Presentation
Talent Development Trajectories for Gifted Learners K-12

Ivy Allgeier
Myth/Urban Legend

Carolyn Coil
Using the Common Core Standards with Gifted Students
Differentiated STEM Activities & Assessments
Using the RTI Approach with Gifted Underachievers

Marcia Cole
First Lego League (FLL) Robotics

Harry Cook
The Visual Rhetoric of Monuments and Memorials

Deborah Firestone
The Pressure of Perfectionism in Gifted Students

Keri Guilbarult
A Nation Deceived
Guidelines for Developing an Academic Acceleration Policy

Robin Hawley-Brillante
Flying in the Cloud

Tara Lambden
Engaging Students in Authentic Research

Meg Lee
Mindset Chart
Mindset Presentation
Two Mindsets

John Marple
Lego Education

AJ Nath
Our Place in Space

Jeanne Paynter
EGATE - Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education

Marisa Stemple
Professional Development for Teachers of Twice Exceptional Students

Tracey Thisse

Michelle Webster
Inquiry Circles - Wondering, Questioning, Thinking, Investigating
Weather Brochure Rubric

Inquiry Circles Contract
Inquiry Conversation Stems
Thoughtful Question Ticket


Conference Highlights   Conference Schedule

Keynote Address

Common Core State Standards:
What Gifted Educators Need to Know

Dr. Joyce VanTassel-­Baska
Smith Professor Emerita of Education and founding director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary, international consultant, and published author of over 20 books and 345 refereed journal articles.

Conference Sessions

Instructional Needs of Gifted Learners, K-12:

  • Acceleration
  • Beyond AP: Creativity in the High School Content Areas
  • Brain Research
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Creativity/Creative Thinking
  • Extracurricular Opportunities
  • Higher Level Thinking
  • Independent Investigations
  • Invention
  • Mentorships/Internships
  • Online Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • STEM

Underrepresented Populations in Gifted Education:

  • Culturally or Linguistically Diverse Gifted Students
  • Twice-Exceptional Gifted Students with Disabilities
Registration/Continental Breakfast
Session I
Session II
Catered Lunch / Vendor Exhibit Hall
Session III
Special Features
  • Follow-up presentation with keynote speaker
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit
  • Door Prizes


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