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WATG Conference News
Thursday & Friday, November 16 & 17, 2017
Keynote Speakers Announced!
Dr. Richard Cash, GT expert, is back by popular demand! He’ll be leading a pre-conference session and presenting a keynote on day one of the conference.
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Dr. Megan Foley-Nicpon, known for her work around twice-exceptionality and social-emotional considerations for GT kids, will be our keynote and break-out session speaker on day two.
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First Call for Speaker Proposals!
We know that great work is happening across the state to serve the needs of gifted and talented learners and advanced learning.
Please consider sharing your knowledge, skills, and efforts with others in the form of a breakout session at this year’s annual conference. These breakout sessions are the heart, sweat, and soul of our conference.
The proposal process is pretty straight-forward:
Conference logo contest!
We invite students to submit logo designs for the Annual Conference. This logo will appear on mailings and conference related items. The winner will be presented with an award and gift at the conference awards ceremony on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
Summer Scholarships for Students
It may still be winter in Wisconsin, but it’s time for families to look forward to summer programs for their talented and gifted children. Do you know a child who needs financial help to participate in a summer enrichment program? Every year WATG offers support to Wisconsin students who plan to attend summer camps and classes in a range of fields, including music, engineering, and creative writing. Last year WATG distributed a total of $2,000 to seven worthy K-12 scholarship recipients.
In addition to our usual summer scholarships, this year WATG will award a special scholarship to honor Olivia M. Dahl, daughter of former WATG Board Member Jennifer Dahl. Olivia was a bright, kind, adventurous young woman with a fierce drive to learn who lost her life in a plane crash in September, 2016. Because Olivia found great joy participating in WCATY summer camps, special preference for this scholarship will be given to students who plan to attend a WCATY program.
To apply for a WATG summer scholarship, download the Application Form and follow the instructions for submitting an essay, program brochure, and references. Applications are due on April 1. Awards vary in amount, up to half the cost of a program.
To fund our scholarships, WATG uses investment income supplemented by proceeds from the silent auction and book and merchandise sale at our Fall Conference. WATG welcomes donations to this scholarship fund at any time. Contact our office here or by US Mail at: WATG Office, 1553 Smithfield Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590