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Upcoming events

    • January 13, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room 15, 1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113
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    Making the Most of Universal Screening & Acceleration

    in a Continuum of Services Workshop - January 13, 2020



      



    REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JAN 3, 2020


    DescriptionUniversal screening has emerged as a valuable practice for increasing representation of culturally and economically diverse students in gifted and talented education programs and other advanced learning options. Despite the benefits of universal screening, however, some schools see potential obstacles such as testing cost, staff time for implementation, and stakeholder concerns about testing in general. 


    This workshop will briefly introduce seminal research on universal screening, highlight benefits and potential pitfalls of universal screening, and share promising real world models of implementation. Topics discussed include potential uses and limitations of existing school-wide assessments in gifted education, differentiating assessment to capture valid information about diverse learners, and choosing appropriate norms. The workshop will also explore maximizing the value of universal screening by using data to inform program design and reform and to support differentiated learning for all students -- including students screened but ultimately not identified for a gifted education program. 


    Presenter: Dr. Eric Calvert


    Intended Audience: Gifted Education Coordinators and Specialists, Administrators, Integrated Specialists, Success Coaches, and School Counselors. 


    Building/Organization: Minnesota Department of Education

    Room: Conference Center B, Room 15

    Street Address: 1500 Hwy 36 W

    City, state, zip: Roseville, MN 55113


    Directions: Map Directions


    Date: January 13, 2020

    Time(s): 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (registration at 8:30 AM)


    PRINT VERSION OF REGISTRATION FORM

    Request for special accommodations must be submitted in writing and received a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.


    Fee: $120.00

    A $10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices, invoice 30 days after workshop.


    Additional Information: Registration fee includes beverage break, lunch, and a copy of Achieving Equity in Gifted Programming: Dismantling Barriers and Tapping Potential by April Wells. 


    Online Registration opens on Aug 29, 2019

    Registration Deadline: January 3, 2020, (5 p.m) 

    Cancellation Deadline: January 3, 2020, (5 p.m)


    Contact - Registration Questions: info@mcgt.net, Ph. (952) 848-4906

    Contact - Program Questions: Wendy Behrens 651-582-8786, wendy.behrens@state.mn.us




    If you are paying by check or Purchase Order please make your check payable to MCGT and mail to:

    Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented

    5701 Normandale Road, Suite 315

    Edina, MN 55424


    In the event of inclement weather please check major news outlets. If either the Minneapolis or St. Paul school districts have issued a weather related cancelation the workshop will be rescheduled.



    • January 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 48
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    MindCraft: Crafting Gifted Minds, Hearts and Bodies Through Play 


    MCGT's Bloomington Chapter is hosting speaker Anne Tyler on Mindcraft: Crafting Gifted Minds, Hearts and Bodies Through Play


    Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:30-8pm


    Location: to be determined


    FREE for MCGT members (join online here)

    $5.00 for Non-Members


    Sometimes executive functioning, emotional regulation, social skills and perfectionism can be challenging for gifted kids and teens. Escape into videogames is a growing concern. But, throughout childhood and adolescences, games and play continue to be one of the preferred methods of learning and communicating with others. Learn ways to mentor gifted kids through play and games and increase the chances they will learn better executive functioning, improve their emotional balance, reduce stress, and improve social skills. This presentation provides several examples of games, creativity, challenges and strategies to transfer play into learning in real life.


    Questions? Contact Bloomington at bloomington@mcgt.net

Past events

November 02, 2019 2019 MCGT Annual Conference
October 29, 2019 MindCraft: Crafting Gifted Minds, Hearts and Bodies Through Play
October 23, 2019 2019 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop: October 23 & December 11, 2019
October 22, 2019 Bundle Offer: MDE 2019 Workshops (Gifted Coordinators and Project North Star), Oct 22 & 23, Dec 11
October 22, 2019 Project North Star Training Module Workshop
September 07, 2019 2019 Sept Mini-Conference: GT & 2e Students, Schools, & Advanced Learning
August 17, 2019 2019 Annual Picnic
August 08, 2019 Target Field - Learning Through Baseball and Stadium Tour: Homeschool Chapter Take Me Out to the Stadium Summer Field Trip Series
July 31, 2019 The MCGT Minnetonka Chapter's Amazing Race!
July 24, 2019 Xcel Energy Center: Homeschool Chapter Take Me Out to the Stadium Summer Field Trip Series
July 01, 2019 Call for Children's Program Teachers 2019 MCGT Annual Conference
June 22, 2019 MCGT Minnetonka Chapter Kids Coding Party
June 21, 2019 Allianz Field: Homeschool Chapter Take Me Out to the Stadium Summer Field Trip Series
May 30, 2019 “Summer With Your Gifted Child: Encouraging Parents to Make It the Most It Can Be” presented by Julie Light, Ed.D. hosted by MCGT's Minnetonka Chapter
May 22, 2019 Special Offer Bundle - includes all four field trips: Homeschool Chapter Take Me Out to the Stadium Summer Field Trip Series
May 22, 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium - Sustainability Tour: Homeschool Chapter Take Me Out to the Stadium Summer Field Trip Series
May 04, 2019 May the Coding Fourth Be With You sponsored by MCGT's Minnetonka Chapter
April 27, 2019 2019 April Mini-Conference: Sensory Experience & Supports for GT and 2e Students
March 15, 2019 Winter Wanderings with the MCGT Homeschool Chapter: March - SkyZone
February 26, 2019 Professional Training Workshop with Andrew Mahoney
February 25, 2019 Motivation and Achievement with Andrew Mahoney
February 21, 2019 Winter Wanderings with the MCGT Homeschool Chapter: February - Leonardo's Basement
February 02, 2019 2019 MCGT Mini-Conference: Putting the Fun back in Gifted Parenting
January 23, 2019 Winter Wanderings with the MCGT Homeschool Chapter: January - iFly
October 25, 2018 2018 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop: October 25 & December 6, 2018
October 15, 2018 Aligning Values, Evidence, and Communication to Create Effective Gifted Education Workshop
September 08, 2018 2018 MCGT Annual Mini-Conference
August 05, 2018 2018 Annual Picnic
May 08, 2018 Helping Your Child Manage Rigorous Course Work: Tips for Parents Presented by Dr. Richard M. Cash
April 21, 2018 MCGT Annual Mini-Conference
March 26, 2018 Envisioning All Students with High Ability to Reach Their Potential: The Scholar Identity Model in Action Workshop
January 16, 2018 Dual Language Immersion Symposium: Engaging and Supporting ALL Learners: January 16, 2018
November 04, 2017 2017 MCGT Annual Conference
October 18, 2017 2017 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop: October 18 & December 18, 2017
July 16, 2017 2017 Annual Picnic
June 01, 2017 Call for Presenters Annual Conference - Adult and Child (Online)
March 18, 2017 Gifted 101 Mini-Conference 2017
November 12, 2016 2016 MCGT Annual Conference
April 09, 2016 Gifted 101 Mini-Conference 2016
November 07, 2015 2015 MCGT Annual Conference
May 30, 2015 2015 Minnesota NUMATS Awards Celebration RSVP
April 18, 2015 Gifted 101 Mini-Conference
February 16, 2015 Creative Workshop Day!
November 08, 2014 2014 MCGT Annual Conference
May 31, 2014 2014 Minnesota NUMATS Awards Celebration RSVP
March 29, 2014 Vendor Registration for Resource Fair 2014
November 16, 2013 2013 MCGT Annual Conference
July 21, 2013 Annual Picnic RSVP 2013
June 01, 2013 2013 Minnesota NUMATS Awards Celebration RSVP
April 06, 2013 Advocacy Workshop 2013
March 02, 2013 Vendor Registration for Resource Fair 2013
February 18, 2013 Mummies, Mysteries and More!
November 10, 2012 2012 MCGT Annual Conference
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