2017 MCGT Annual Conference

  • November 04, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Robbinsdale Middle School - 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registration Code Required




Theme: “On Behalf of Gifted Kids...”

Host and co-sponsor: Robbinsdale Area Schools

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

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

10:45 - 11:45 Adult Breakout Session I

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

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

All day Vendors & information

Conference Flyers for download:

Main Conference Flyer 

(includes Children's Program Descriptions)

Adult Sessions - at a glance

Adult Sessions with Descriptions

Children’s Program: ALL CHILDREN'S PROGRAM CLASSES REGISTRATION CLOSED. 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 - course descriptions inside. 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.


Exhibitors and Vendors: Brightmont Academy, Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search, Friedrichs Education, K12 Education, Mad2Glad, MathCounts, MCGT (books from a number of publishers), River City Clinic, Stories with Holes, SENG, Tyler Institute, Usborne Books and more. There will also tables with information and catalogs from a number of

additional organizations.

Table Talks & Lunchtime Sessions: From 12:15 - 1:30, Multiple presenters will be available 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.

Cost: $65 for members, $85 for non-members (but pay the member rate if you join with your registration), $25 for second adult in the same family and $40 for each child in kindergarten through seventh grade whose parent(s) or guardian is attending the Conference. The fee includes lunch and snack. Credit cards may be used if registering online.

Incentive for early registration: If you register by Oct. 6 (postmark or timestamp) you are entitled to pick up on the day of the conference a coupon for $2.00 off a purchase made at the MCGT table.

Keynote Speaker – Richard Cash

Self-Regulation for Gifted Learners: A Parent's Role

Many people believe that students who are successful in school possess greater degrees of intelligence and ability, while those who are not successful possess less intelligence and ability. However, signi_icant research on school and life performance suggests that what matters more than intelligence and ability is a set of qualities such as persistence, self-control, curiosity, self-con_idence and true grit (determination). These qualities, generally referred to as self-regulation, have a substantial effect on how motivated, engaged and focused the learner is toward achieving meaningful goals. This session will brie_ly explain the foundations of self-regulation and how it is developed. Parents will be offered useful and practical strategies to help their children be better prepared for the complexities of the 21st century.

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 2017 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.

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