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Wednesday, December 4
 

3:00pm

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

3:30pm

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
TAGT HQ

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
TAGT HQ

5:00pm

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

5:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Colin Seale

Colin Seale

Founder/CEO thinkLaw, thinkLaw
Colin is the Founder and CEO of thinkLaw, a program that uses real-life legal cases to teach critical thinking to all students. Colin created thinkLaw while he was teaching during the day and going to law school at night. He realized that ALL students needed access to the high-quality... Read More →



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

7:45am

Coordinators Coffee
Enjoy your morning coffee with your fellow G/T coordinators and leaders. Sponsored by Knowsys


Thursday December 5, 2019 7:45am - 8:15am
TAGT HQ

12:00pm

Lunch Provided to All Attendees
Grab your boxed lunch in the TAGT Marketplace Exhibit Hall!

Thursday December 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Marketplace Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

The One (Wo)Man Show Meet-Up
Wear many hats in your district? Are you from a small or rural district without a lot of resources? Join your peers to share solutions to your challenges in this meet-up.

Thursday December 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TAGT HQ

3:45pm

Elementary Educators Meet-Up
Network with other elementary G/T educators and share your favorite tools and strategies for working with this age group.

Thursday December 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
TAGT HQ

7:30pm

INSPIRE: TAGT Awards Celebration
Honoring outstanding contributions to the field of gifted education by educators, administrators, advocates, parent groups, and publications, INSPIRE: TAGT Awards Celebration allows you to support your peers doing good work. Join us for an inspiring conversation with the winners and a chance to celebrate their accomplishments. (Note, all invited; session does count for professional learning credit.)

Looking for Riverbend Pavilion? Exit the main lobby by Cibolo Moon restaurant, walk around the pool walkway to the right until you reach the outdoor event space. Follow the TAGT signs!

Thursday December 5, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Riverbend Pavilion
 
Friday, December 6
 

10:00am

Secondary Educators Meet-Up
Network with other secondary G/T educators and share your favorite tools and strategies for working with the unique needs of this age group.

Friday December 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
TAGT HQ

10:15am

Parents Meet-Up
Meet other parents of G/T students and share your guidance and advice for one another for understand your gifted children.

Friday December 6, 2019 10:15am - 10:45am
TAGT HQ