2020 WATG ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
MONDAY, OCT 19
WATG Welcomes Dr. Marcia Gentry!
TUESDAY, OCT 20
WATG Welcomes Dr. Brian Housand!
Dr. Brian Housand, is the coordinator of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted program at University of North Carolina Wilmington. 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 served two terms on the National Association for Gifted Children’s 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 is also the author of Fighting Fake News! Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age. Brian has worked in education as a classroom teacher, a teacher of the gifted, and a university professor for over twenty years. As a speaker and consultant, he has presented in 40 states, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Kuwait, and Chilé. Brian is a lover of technology, Star Wars, Disney, video games, and fonts, and he proudly identifies himself as a geek. You can learn more on his website at brianhousand.com and by following him on
2019 Conference Lodging
BOOK TODAY FOR DISCOUNTED RATES!
WATG has set aside a block of rooms at the Wilderness Glacier Canyon Lodge for Wednesday and Thursday nights, October 2nd and 3rd, 2019.
TO RESERVE A ROOM. Contact the Wilderness at 800-867-9453 by September 1, 2019 . Be sure to note that you are staying as a part of the WATG 2019 Fall Conference.
Reference #692993RoomSingleDouble/Triple/QuadDouble Queen SofaState Rate$99.99*2 Bedroom Deluxe$140*$140*
* Room rates include wristband for entrance to waterpark
Call for Exhibitors & Sponsors!
THE WATG Conference has grown by 10% each year for the past 3 years! Meeting the needs of advanced Learners is a growing concern in Wisconsin.
Join over 300 school administrators, teachers, university faculty, and parents of gifted children at the annual Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted conference at the Wilderness Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells on Monday and Tuesday, October 19th and 20th.
We see our exhibitors as partners in helping provide more engaging tools and strategies that align with best practice teaching to strengthen learning paths for our students.
Our conference offers exhibitors the opportunity to showcase products and services to potential new markets and to network with key people looking for the right tools and strategies that provide programming and advocacy for gifted students throughout Wisconsin.
We offer a range of options for exhibitors, including sponsorship of specific activities during the conference. Social events such as the conference lunches, refreshment breaks, and the Thursday evening networking event provide exceptional exposure for sponsors. Some sponsorship levels provide your company or organization a guaranteed speaking slot in our conference presentation schedule.
New this year: Activities will run throughout the conference that encourage attendees to visit exhibitors! We want connections to be made!
Ready to join us? Please see the Exhibitor opportunity levels below, then complete the Exhibitor Registration online to secure your spot.
We look forward to you joining us in October, partnering to provide exceptional programming and supports to students with advanced learning needs.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
Presented by Peter Haydock and Maria Isabel Mendiola Ramirez
Authors of the The ARDUINO® Classroom: STEAM EditionTheir first curriculum together is The ARDUINO® Classroom: STEAM Edition. It is a 240-page curriculum that presents 25 classroom-tested, engaging projects with step- by-step instructions. The Arduino® UNO is an inexpensive, flexible, and easy to use open-source microcontrollers perfect for learning engineering, design, and coding. The UNO is designed to work with hundreds of inexpensive connection, input, and output devices, ranging from Wi-Fi® connections to LEDs and buzzers to light, motion, and gas sensors.
Gearbox Labs offers an optional book and starter kit for engineering design. Order one and take your projects home with you! The starter kit includes materials for 4 projects from the ARDUINO® book. Use the code "WATG2020" for special pricing on these materials.
Past ConferencesAccess schedules and materials from past WATG Annual Conferences
Designed by Carly Schindler, Holmen
INVEST IN THE POWER OF POSSIBILITIESKeynote speakers: Dr. Richard Cash and Dr. Foley-Nicpon
Click here to access archived session materials for the 2017 conference
Logo designed by Brian Fox
POTENTIAL AND POSSIBILITIESKeynote speakers: Dr. Dina Brulles and Dr. Frank Worrell
Click here to access archived session materials for the 2016 conference
UNLOCKING GIFTED POTENTIALKeynote speakers: Lisa Van Gemert and Dr. Mary Ruth Coleman
Click here to access archived session materials for the 2015 conference
We are unable to provide refunds after August 16, 2020.