2019 Sept Mini-Conference: GT & 2e Students, Schools, & Advanced Learning

  • September 07, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • MN Dept of Education, Conference Center B, CC15 1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113


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Mini-Conference ~ GT & 2e Students, School, & Advanced Learning

co-sponsored by MCGT, MEGT, and MDE

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9am - 12pm

Are you a parent or teacher who wants to learn about options available in school to support talent development for GT & 2e students? Do you wonder if acceleration is a good fit for your student? What does gifted education look like in Minnesota? How can educators and parents partner to support GT & 2e students?

Join us to discuss how parents and educators can work together at student conferences, 504, and IEP meetings by using specific research-based acceleration and talent development options.

Parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, school board members are encouraged to attend!  Build relationships between parents and school professionals during networking time at the end of the mini-conference.  MDE will also provide professionals with CE hours.  Let's start 2019-20 off with a blast for GT & 2e students!

Susan Assouline, Director of the UI Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development will share information about acceleration options that are outlined in the Belin-Blank Center's recent research and publication: A Nation Empowered.

Wendy Behrens, Minnesota Department of Education Gifted Specialist 

will talk about Gifted Education Policy in Minnesota.

Panel of Experts with Wendy Behrens, Susan Assouline, and Tania Lyon. The last hour is a fun and interactive question and answer time about gifted children, schools, and parenting. 

The mini-conference will conclude with an open networking session where you can connect and get ideas to develop your student's learning plan.

Bonus: Contact Melissa Malen to join a facebook group, "A Nation Empowered Book Club", where you can get connected with the research and publication that Dr. Assouline will discuss.

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9am to 12pm

Check in begins at 8:30am

WhereNote that this is a new location from previous MCGT mini-conferences

MN Dept of Education, Conference Center B, Room CC15

1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113

Who: All those interested in supporting gifted and 2E students – educators, parents, and other caregivers and professionals welcome!

How: Go to www.mcgt.net and register online, or register onsite on the day. Cash, check or charge accepted.


MCGT Members: $10, or 2 for $15

MEGT Members, $10, or 2 for $15 (Registration Code Required)

Non-members, $20 per person (join online or onsite for member rate)


Questions: Email info@mcgt.net, or call (952) 848-4906

Additional information:

Morning refreshments will be provided.

CEUs from the MN Department of Education will be provided.

No childcare is available. This event is for parents, educators and other professionals ~ we will not have space, activities, or supervision for children at this event.

Photo Release

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

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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