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Wednesday, December 4


giftED19 Opening Kick-Off Celebration
Join TAGT as we kick-off giftED19 the right way! Check out our amazing vendors, take your photo with friends in our photo booth, grab some swag from the TAGT store, and more. We'll have plenty of meet-ups, pop-ups, and fun surprises waiting for you!

Wednesday December 4, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Marketplace Exhibit Hall


Emerging Leaders Program Interest Meeting & Alumni Meet-Up
New coordinators and those interested in being mentors can learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program at this meet-up.

The TAGT Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to provide new (3 years or less) district G/T coordinators with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with school staff, parents, students, and the community to positively impact the development of appropriate educational services for G/T students in the district.

Wednesday December 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Honorary Texans Meet-Up
Not from Texas? Don't worry, we won't hold it against you! Join other attendees from
outside of Texas to connect and share news from your state. (And consider yourself an honorary Texan while you're at giftED19.)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm


University Meet-Up
Network with other university professors and graduate students, share current research, and suggest opportunities for partnerships.

Wednesday December 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Oaks EF JW Marriott Hill Country Hotel


Diversity, Equity, and You: A Convening for Diverse G/T Educators and Their Allies
It is difficult to separate the equitable identification and outcomes for underrepresented populations in gifted education from the lack of teacher diversity. We know the impact teachers of color have on the identification of students of color in gifted programs and for maintaining high expectations for students whose genius we typically leave on the table. With this in mind, thinkLaw is excited to host this convening for diverse G/T educators and allies committed to increasing the diversity of our gifted teaching force. This event will include a brief summary of opportunities and barriers for diversifying G/T education, ideas for next steps leaders and TAGT can take to overcome these barriers, and lots of opportunities to network and build coalitions with leaders eager to increase diversity in the ranks of G/T educators.
Sponsored by thinkLaw

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Colin Seale

Founder/CEO, ThinkLaw
Tackling inequity hands-on has always been personal to Colin, because the amazing educational opportunities he received in gifted and talented courses and an exclusive specialized high school despite his underprivileged background growing up in Brooklyn, NY made him an exception to... Read More →

Wednesday December 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bluebonnet/Dogwood JW Marriott Hill Country Hotel