Aligning Values, Evidence, and Communication to Create Effective Gifted Education Workshop

  • October 15, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Building/Organization: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room 15, 1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113


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Aligning Values, Evidence, and Communication to Create Effective Gifted Education Workshop

October 15, 2018


Description: The journey from having an idea to having a strong community of support for implementation can be a rough road. But these are crucial steps for any successful gifted program. In this session, we will discuss three intertwined facets of effective gifted programs: 1. Universal educational values; 2. Research evidence and; 3. Effective communication. As a capstone, attendees will create personalized strategies to sway skeptics using the principles of persuasion science research.

Presenter: Dr. Matthew C. Makel, Director of Research of the Duke University Talent Identification Program

Matthew C. Makel’s research focuses on academic talent development and research methods. Matt earned his PhD in Educational Psychology from Indiana University, an MA in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University, and his BA in Psychology from Duke University, where he first started working with academically talented students while an undergraduate. He is the chair of NAGC’s Research & Evaluation Network, the co-chair (with Susan Johnsen) of NAGC’s Definition Task Force, and serves on NAGC’s Publication Committee.

Facilitator: Minnesota Department of Education

Participants: Administrators, Gifted Education Coordinators and Specialists, Talent Development Coordinators, Psychologists, Counselors, Consultants, Researchers

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: October 15, 2018

Time(s): 9:00 am – 2:30 pm (registration at 8:30 AM)

Additional Information: Registration fee includes morning beverages, lunch, and materials, CEUs. A $10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices, invoice 30 days after workshop.

Registration Deadline: October 8, 2018, 9:00 am Register insert link

Cancellation Deadline: October 8, 2018, 9:00 am

Contact - Registration Questions:, Ph. (952) 848-4906

Contact - Program Questions: Wendy Behrens 651-582-8786,

Fee: $95.00

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.

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