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    • October 22, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room 15, 1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113
    Registration is closed

    BUNDLE and SAVE $10 OFFER:


    Project North Star Training Module Workshop - October 22, 2019

    and

    2019 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop: 

    October 23 & December 11, 2019


    LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOR GIFTED SERVICES




    Interested in attending just one workshop?


    Register Here for Project North Star Training


    Register Here for 2019 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop


    REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO OCT 16!!


    Project North Star Description: This workshop provides an introduction to the Project North Star training materials and resources for educators and administrators. 


    Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Description:

    MDE is pleased to announce an ALL NEW two-day training workshop for all gifted education coordinators and specialists. The two-day workshop is a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented, and the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented. Participants will receive copy of Holistic Leadership: Thriving Schools by Jane Kise and Excellence Gaps in Education by Jonathan Plucker and Scott Peters.


    Sponsored by

    Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented, Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented


    Participants: Administrators, Gifted Education Coordinators and Specialists, Talent Development Coordinators, Educators, and others with responsibility for gifted services


    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(s) and Time:

    October 22, 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30 AM)

    October 23, 2019, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (registration at 8:30 AM)

    December 11, 2019, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (registration at 8:30 AM)

    You are signing up for three days of workshops



    PRINT VERSION OF PROJECT NORTH STAR WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

    PRINT VERSION OF GIFTED COORDINATORS WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

    Both forms must be completed for the bundle rate

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


    Fee for both workshops: $175.00 ($10.00 Savings)

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


    Additional Information: Registration fee includes beverage breaks, lunch each day, and materials. 


    Online Registration opens on Aug 29, 2019

    Registration Deadline: October 16, 2019, (5 p.m) 

    Cancellation Deadline: October 16, 2019, (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.



    • October 23, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room 15, 1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113
    Registration is closed

    2019 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop: 

    October 23 & December 11, 2019


    LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOR GIFTED SERVICES




    Interested in attending this workshop and

    The MDE Project North Star Training Module Workshop?

    Register Here for the bundle and save $10


    REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO OCT 16!


    Session Description:

    MDE is pleased to announce an ALL NEW two-day training workshop for all gifted education coordinators and specialists. The two-day workshop is a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented, and the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented. Participants will receive a copy of Holistic Leadership: Thriving Schools by Jane Kise and Excellence Gaps in Education by Jonathan Plucker and Scott Peters.


    Sponsored by

    Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented, Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented


    Participants: Gifted education Coordinators & Specialists, Administrators, and others with responsibility for gifted services


    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


    Dates: 10/23/2019 and 12/11/2019

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

    You are signing up for a two-day workshop: First Day 10/23/19 & Second Day 12/11/2019. 


    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: $145.00

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


    Additional Information: Fee ($145.00) includes beverage breaks, lunch each day, plus a copy of Holistic Leadership: Thriving Schools by Jane Kise and Excellence Gaps in Education by Jonathan Plucker and Scott Peters.


                                                  




    Online Registration opens on Aug 29, 2019

    Registration Deadline: 10/16/2019 (5 p.m.)

    Cancellation Deadline: 10/16/2019 (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



    • October 29, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55431
    • 45
    Register

    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, October 29, 2019, 6:30-8pm


    Location: Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55431


    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

    • November 02, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Robbinsdale Middle School - 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
    Register




    2019 MINNESOTA COUNCIL FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    Theme: “On Behalf of Gifted Kids...”

    Host and co-sponsor: Robbinsdale Area Schools   


    Where: Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale MAP


    Conference Fees: 

    Members: $65 per person, $25 for second adult in the same family

    $40 for each child in kindergarten through seventh grade who parent(s) or guardian is attending the Conference


    Non-Members: $85 per person (join now and pay the member rate)

    $40 for each child in kindergarten through seventh grade whose parent(s) or guardian is attending the Conference.


    The fee includes lunch and a snack. 


    Lunch is included for those registered by Oct. 28th.

    If you register after Oct 28th, you must provide your own lunch.


    **Online Registration Closes Oct. 31**

    Adult Walk-ins are welcome, but lunch is not included. Children's Program does not accept walk-in registrations.


    Early bird registration for MCGT members: MCGT members may register online beginning Sept 1, before registration opens to the public. Get your first choice in children's program classes by registering as an early bird!  Not an MCGT member? Join online at mcgt.net and you can get the early bird registration. 


    Registration opens to everyone on Sept 16, 2019.


    Children's Program Descriptions


    Adult Session Descriptions

    Adult Sessions at a Glance


    Keynote Speaker – Alonzo Kelly 


    The Impact of Organizational Culture on Identity 

    In regards to matters of identity, human beings are no different than any other living species on the planet. Each of us thrive in environments where both our Base and our Place are recognized and respected. Unlike other living species however, as critical thinking beings with the unique ability to 'argue', we are able to intentionally create organizational cultures that foster authentic relationships, enhance our performance, and realize our potential.


    Breakout sessions with Alonzo will include The Intersection of Lived Experience, Learned Experience, Formal Education, and Emotional Intelligence and Misdiagnosed in the Workplace: Helping Our Kids Survive in the World.


    A dynamic Executive Coach, Professor, 3x Best Selling Author, and Radio Host, Alonzo Kelly has gained international and global attention as a premier consultant and strategist. Alonzo is recognized as one the nation’s leading experts on leadership development, strategic thinking, planning, and acting which results in individual and organizational goal achievement. He has appeared on America’s Premier Experts which airs on major networks across the country including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Alonzo has served over 1,000 individuals through personal and professional development, delivered training to a plethora of Fortune 500 Companies, College and Universities, Institutions of Higher Learning, Foreign Countries, nonprofit organizations, and is consistently retained to be the keynote speaker at large and small events across the country.

    He holds a bachelor’s in Accounting, three master’s degrees (Public Administration, Human Resource & Labor Relations, Business Administration), and is nearing completion of a PhD in Multidisciplinary Human Services.  He is also currently in the process of obtaining his Doctorate in Business Administration. Find more at www.alonzokelly.com



    The Day’s Schedule:


    8:30 - 9:00 Check-in and pick up program

    9:00 - 12:00 Children’s morning session

    9:00 - 10:30 Welcome, MCGT Friend of the Gifted Award,

                       Keynote Address - Alonzo Kelly

    10:45 - 11:45 Adult Breakout Session I

    11:45 - 1:00 Lunch for adults and students

    12:15 - 1:20 Lunchtime and Table Talk Sessions

    1:00 - 4:00 Children’s afternoon session

    1:00 - 1:20 MCGT Annual Meeting

    1:30 - 2:30 Adult Breakout Session II

    2:45 - 3:45 Adult Breakout Session IV 

    4:10 - 4:30 Book Swap Session for Students & Adults

    9:00 - 2:40 Silent Auction

    All day Vendors & Information




    Children’s Program: Open only to children of registered adults who attend the conference. Kids in kindergarten through 7th grade must pre-register. They will choose a morning and an afternoon class led by experienced teachers. There are no facilities for children younger than kindergarten. Older kids may register to attend adult sessions or sign up to be volunteers in various areas of the conference (including assisting teachers in one of the kids’ classes or helping set up and clean up). Contact Shari at crowriver@mcgt.net for more information on volunteer opportunities at the conference.


    Lunch: All will eat together in the school's cafeteria. Please mark lunch choices on the conference registration form. Please note any allergies/dietary restrictions on the registration form.


    Book Swap for Students and Adults: Bring your used, good condition, children's and adolescent books to swap for something your kids haven't read (no textbooks or preschool books please). And adults, you can bring a book and participate too! It's easy to do. After you check in at the registration table on the morning of the conference, go to the Book Swap table in the exhibitor hall and exchange the books you brought for coupons which will allow you to select an equal number of different books. (If you like garage sales or the used book sales that libraries conduct, you may find suitable books to purchase to bring for the MCGT Conference Book Swap). Return to the Book Swap table at the end of the day to redeem your coupons for books your fellow conference attendees turned in that morning.


    Exhibitors and Vendors: The exhibit hall will be open all day. There will be tables with information and catalogs from a number of organizations.


    Table Talks & Lunchtime Sessions: From 12:15 - 1:20, Multiple presenters will be available in the exhibit hall for table talks and interactive sessions appropriate for both adults and their children. This is an opportunity to dialogue with experts in areas of interest.


    Driving Directions: Robbinsdale Middle School (3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale) is just off MN-100 – south of 694 and north of 394. Take MN-100 to N 36th Ave. Take the 36th Ave exit from MN-100. Turn east onto N 36th Ave. Turn left onto Regent Ave N. Turn left toward Toledo Ave N. Turn right onto Toledo Ave N.  CLICK FOR MAP


    Photo Release

    By attending the 2019 MCGT Annual Conference, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format, recorded onsite during the conference to be used by MCGT for educational, promotional, and archival purposes.

    • 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
    Register


    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.



Past events

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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