MCGT Annual Mini-Conference:

  • April 14, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Edina Community Center 3rd Floor 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


MCGT Annual Mini-Conference ~ Gifted 101 & Beyond

Join us for an intensive, half-day learning experience at our annual mini-conference! This is a great opportunity to learn, talk, and network with other parents, educators, professionals, and long-time advocates for gifted children.

When: April 14th, 2018, 9am to 12pm

Where: Edina Education Center, 3rd floor ~ 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424. Registration outside of rooms 350-351

Who: All those interested in the topic of giftedness – educators, parents, and other caregivers and professionals welcome!

What: 3 experts will present on topics of vital interest to those who know and care about gifted children:

Stephen Schroeder-Davis -- Using Literature and Film to Address the ‘Eight Great Gripes'. Steve will present his findings from the MDE Javits Grant, Project Northstar, where his assignment was to create a list of books and films featuring gifted protagonists as a means of helping gifted students and their advocates better understand and affirm giftedness. Some of the books in his study will be presented along with discussion guides he created for the books.

Teresa Boatman, PhD. -- Social Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Children. Explore the asynchrony and social emotional characteristics of gifted children and discuss parenting strategies to assist with guiding them through the world.

Andrea Johnson, Psy.D. -- An integrative health approach to promoting wellness in gifted children. This session will discuss seven areas of integrative care: nutrition, environment, sleep, movement, relationships, resiliency, and spirituality and how they impact wellbeing. We will then look at evidence based integrative strategies such as mindfulness, meditation, food/nutrients, aromatherapy, and exercise to address common gifted traits and promote optimal health for gifted children. Participants will leave with an integrative lens to view gifted children and new tools to support them.

How: Register here online, or register onsite on the day. Cash, check or charge accepted.

Cost: Suggested donation: 

  • Members, $10, or 2 for $15
  • Non-members, $20 per person (join online or onsite for member rate)

Questions: Email, or call (952) 848-4906

Additional information:

  • Morning refreshments will be provided.
  • A wide selection of books and resources will be available for perusal or purchase.
  • No childcare is available. This event is for parents, educators and other professionals ~ we will not have space, activities, or supervision for children at this event.

The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a state-wide non-profit support and advocacy organization of parents, educators, and other professionals who live or work with gifted children and are interested in their education and well-being.

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