Have you heard about this year’s WATG fall conference, Hands On-Minds On: Now More Than Ever? In a few short weeks the WATG fall conference will go virtual. The fall conference is always a time to meet new people, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and to learn some new tips and strategies for working with and/or parenting students who are gifted.
The virtual format will be a bit different from past years, but it still promises to provide the same opportunities for learning and renewal. Have you previewed the conference yet? If not, I recommend you visit the website at: https://www.watg.org/annual-conference.html There you will find tabs on the left to explore registration information, a conference schedule, keynote speaker bios, other highlights, and information about the parent to parent session and teen conference-both on Sunday. The teen conference focuses on Engineering Design Using the Arduino Uno and is facilitated by Maria Isabel Mendiola Ramirez, an award-winning teacher from Mexico, and Peter Haydock, a former teacher and curriculum developer who worked for National Geographic and Smithsonian.
There are many sessions on a variety of topics including differentiation, social-emotional learning, STEM topics, equity and diversity issues, and creativity. This year’s keynote speakers are Dr. Marcia Gentry speaking about Equity in Wisconsin on Monday, and Dr. Brian Housand speaking about the future of gifted education on Tuesday. There are three different registration levels which provide broader access to attend.
Mark your calendar for Sunday through Tuesday, October 18, 19, & 20, 2020, and go to www.watg.org to register. Enjoy the conference!
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