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Addressing Excellence Gaps in Minnesota: Promoting Advanced Achievement in the 21st Century with Dr. Jonathan Plucker

  • April 17, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Via Zoom

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Addressing Excellence Gaps in Minnesota: Promoting Advanced Achievement in the 21st Century 

with Dr. Jonathan Plucker

President, NAGC Board of Directors

Johns Hopkins University


Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9-11 am via Zoom



Co-sponsored by:

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented

Minnesota Educators for the Gifted and Talented

Minnesota Department of Education



The economy and culture of the 21st century have a tremendous need for talent. Whether one works in manufacturing, government, education, or the service industry, there is always a shortage of talented people. A major cause of this shortage is the excellence gap – the achievement gap at the high end of student learning. Evidence suggests excellence  gaps are growing, yet research has also identified highly  promising strategies for reversing this trend. In this session,  we will briefly review excellence gaps and their causes,  followed by a detailed discussion of potential solutions and  advice for parents. Dr. Plucker will also engage in a dialogue with the participants about other relevant and timely topics in gifted education and parenting. 


Jonathan Plucker is the Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he works at the Center for Talented Youth and School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia. His research examines creativity, talent development, and education policy, and his books include Creativity and InnovationExcellence Gaps in Education with Scott Peters and Creativity and Innovation. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award and E. Paul Torrance Creativity Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. He is the president of the National Association of Gifted Children


MCGT Members who are registered for this event will have access to Zoom recordings for four months after the event. Access to recordings after the event is not available to Non-members.


CEUs will be available, please contact us at info@mcgt.net for more information.


When: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9am to 11am

Zoom information will be sent out the day before the event.


WhereOnline! 

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Who: All those interested in supporting gifted students – parents, educators, other caregivers and professionals welcome!


Cost:

MCGT Members: $10

Includes access to event Zoom recordings for four months after the event.


MEGT Members can register on MEGT's Website: $10 (Free with a MEGT Premier membership)


Non-members, $20 

Non-members will not have access to the recordings after the event.

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Financial assistance is available from the Betty Johnson Scholarship Fund: Families with gifted and talented children should not be restricted in their participation in MCGT activities because of limited funds. Therefore, the MCGT Board will accept requests for financial assistance which would enable families to attend events sponsored by MCGT, such as the annual conference or mini-conferences. MCGT also accepts requests for financial assistance for MCGT membership fees. 

If you would like to submit a request for financial assistance from the Betty Johnson Scholarship Fund for a MCGT membership or event, please contact the MCGT office at info@mcgt.net.


Questions? Email info@mcgt.net



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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