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Wednesday, December 4
 

9:00am

Building Vocabulary: The Foundation for College Readiness Grand Oaks ABSheila Griffith • Amber Reynolds Civic Simulations: Engagement With Democratic Processes Cibolo 3-4Dodie Kasper • Jan Miller Enrichment: One District's Model Indian Paintbrush/LakesparMichelle Swain • Katharine Riedlinger How to Develop Curriculum Units Using the TEKS and the State Plan Cibolo 7Dewawn Wiest • Kristi Williams • Heather Buckley • Jessica Travis Identifying Giftedness Among ELL Populations GoldenrodAnna Payne • Yasmin Laird Mashed Potatoes and Other Adventures in G/T Parenting FreesiaSara Gray P3: Partnering, Passion, and Philanthropy Cibolo 1-2Caitlin Andrews • Kimberly Blake The Transformative Power of Cooperative Gameplay Cibolo 10-11Allison Ross • Kathy Lyda Who Is Doing the Thinking? Begonia/BottlebrushBarbie Scott Challenge Accepted: Practical Approaches to Equitable Identification Cibolo 5Justin Vawter • Ben Koch Challenge Me With Choice Grand Oaks CDBlythe Brown • Dalena Ryskoski • Bianca Zelenski DC Icons and 2e Learners Bluebonnet/DogwoodCarrie Simpson Equitably Identifying and Serving Minority Students in Gifted Education: Lessons Learned From Illinois District U-46 Grand Oaks NOCrystal Wilson • Donna Y Ford • April Wells Real Science on a Dime with NASA Resources Iris/LilySteven Smith The Possibility of the Unexplored Cibolo 6Andi McNair Total School Cluster Grouping: Developing Talents among all Students and Teachers Grand Oaks RSMarcia Gentry Using Powerful Questions to Guide Inquiry and Discussion Grand Oaks PQDenise Ahlquist Using the STEM Process in Your Project-Based Learning Cibolo 8-9Todd Stanley

10:15am

11:30am

1:30pm

3:00pm

3:20pm

3:30pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

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5:30pm

7:00pm

 
Thursday, December 5
 

7:30am

Beyond Either/Or: Open-ended Questions Support Academic and Social-Emotional Learning Cibolo 1-2Denise Ahlquist Brand New to Been There: What New Coordinators Need to Know to Find Success Indian Paintbrush/LakesparRaine Maggio Breathing to Breathe Grand Oaks CDJacqueline Brewer Connections Between Critical Thinking, Writing, and Meeting the Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Children Grand Oaks RSNathan Levy Differentiation Through Creativity Cibolo 6Sandy Sook Diving Deeper: Research Update "Social/Emotional Issues in the Gifted World" Cibolo 5Kristin Majority • Joyce Miller • Katie Lewis • Christina Dearman • Debbie Troxclair • Kristen Lamb • Alex Kabli Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Inquiry & Mathematics Grand Oaks NOValerie Johsse Integrating Science and ELA Instruction to Add Depth and Complexity Cibolo 8-9Eric Fecht Let’s Talk: What to Expect When You’re Expected to Teach Gifted Students Grand Oaks EFTracy Inman • Julia Roberts • Kari Lockhart Playful Learning: Engaging Strategies for the Early Childhood Learner Cibolo 3-4Doris Tomas • Joy Sloan TEA Town Hall: Building G/T Certification, Part I  Cibolo 7Monica Brewer Thinking Outside the Box: Spatial Skills in Advanced Academics Cibolo 10-11 Tools for Ecological Thought Grand Oaks PQSusan Waite • Melanie Warren • Keira Holt Twice-Exceptional Students and G/T Services Bluebonnet/DogwoodDonna Ashby Voice and Choice Through Technology in the Secondary Classroom Grand Oaks ABStephanie Shackelford • Melanie Beckett

7:40am

7:45am

8:05am

8:45am

11:00am

A Parent's Guide to School Jargon and Advocacy for Gifted Learners FreesiaTamra Stambaugh Advocating for Important Policies: Why and How? Grand Oaks RSJulia Roberts AP Capstone: A Perfect Match for Gifted High School Students Grand Oaks ABMichelle Swain Becoming a Meddler-in-the-Middle Cibolo 5Brian Housand Daily Wonderings & Genius Minutes: Finding Ways to Fit Curiosity, Passion, and Wonder Into Everyday Activities Cibolo 8-9Sheila Mulbry Early Childhood: Precocity and Gaps in Educational Opportunities Grand Oaks CDMelanie Meyer • Leah Murphy Get Them Thinking! Keep Them Thinking! Grand Oaks PQJoyce Juntune Growing Grit Through Gaming: Technology for the K-6 Advanced Learner Cibolo 1-2Brigette Cardenas Guiding Development: The Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners Cibolo 7Randi Rasco If You Love It, Let It Go: Popular Practices and Favorite Myths That Are Holding G/T Education Back Indian Paintbrush/LakesparClint Rodriguez Let’s Talk: Culturally Responsive Classrooms Grand Oaks EFColin Seale • Brandi Marroquin • April Wells Owning Your Identity Grand Oaks NOHeather Vaughn Real-World Independent Projects: Take Your Students to the Next Level! Cibolo 10-11Danielle Oehler • Melanie Bondy Selecting and Interpreting Tests for Identifying Gifted Students Begonia/BottlebrushSusan Johnsen Taking Genius Hour to the Next Level Cibolo 6Andi McNair Texas State Plan Work Session: Building a Program Guide GoldenrodRolando Ruvalcaba • Kelsey Karcher • Kristin Graham The Magic of Open-Ended Challenges: Design and Engineering Activities for the Classroom Cibolo 3-4 Underrepresentation in Gifted Education: Status and Action Bluebonnet/DogwoodMarcia Gentry • C. Matthew Fugate giftED Exchange: Challenging Curriculum for Gifted Students Exhibit Hall Learning Space Learning Lab: Build Math Thinkers Playground (Exhibit Hall)Kelly Threadgill

12:05pm

12:30pm

12:55pm

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1:15pm

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3:45pm

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4:30pm

A Framework for Using Media and Texts to Support the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners Grand Oaks NOTamra Stambaugh Beauties of the Brain: Making Sense of the Most Complex Structure Known to Humankind Cibolo 10-11Kelly Barrett • Courtney Baker • Liz Smith • Tricia Hanson • Kaylyn Barrett • Kristy Schluter Concepts, Essential Questions, and Inquiry: What Would Socrates Do? Cibolo 1-2Richard Courtright Embracing Intense Emotions: Nurturing Empathy Development in Gifted Children FreesiaChristine Fonseca Experimental Design and Problem Based Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Science AzaleaAnita Schuh Framing Leadership Stories Indian Paintbrush/LakesparJJ Colburn • Mary Christopher • Cecelia Boswell Going Beyond the Basics of Critical Thinking: Teaching High Ability Students the Principles of Inventive Problem-Solving Begonia/BottlebrushSuzanna Ramos • Hector Ramos Launching TPSPs for Beginners! Grand Oaks CDDeniece Frideley Leveling the (Math) Playing Field to Promote Equity in Gifted Services GoldenrodRaine Maggio • Sejal Jain Literature That Connects to G/T Students Bluebonnet/DogwoodMelissa Saphos Out of the Box: Implementing Mystery as a Strategy to Engage Gifted Learners Grand Oaks ABVicki Phelps Preassessment and Grouping: Laying the Groundwork for Effective Differentiation Cibolo 6Tracy Inman Ratcheting-Up the Curriculum for Gifted Learners Cibolo 3-4Debbie Troxclair Speed Geeking Cibolo 5Andi McNair • Lisa Van Gemert • Stephanie Shackelford • Melanie Beckett • Brigette Cardenas • Rolando Ruvalcaba • Brian Housand • Justin Vawter • Clint Rodriguez • Laila Ferris STEM/STEAM Pathways to Authentic Problem-Solving Grand Oaks RSBarbara Hinton TEA Town Hall: Building G/T Certification, Part II Grand Oaks EFMonica Brewer Weaving STAAR Stems, Depth and Complexity Tools, and Collaboration Into a Tapestry of STAAR Reading Mastery Grand Oaks PQGina Pasisis What Is Giftedness, Really? A Talent Development Perspective Cibolo 8-9Frank Worrell giftED Exchange: Strategies for Underrepresented Students Exhibit Hall Learning Space Learning Lab: Astronomy for the Classroom PlaygroundAbigail Peterson

5:45pm

6:00pm

7:30pm

 
Friday, December 6
 

7:30am

8:05am

8:30am

9:00am

10:00am

10:10am

10:15am

10:45am

12:45pm