Center for Talent Development Holds Fall Educator Conference October 13

Center for Talent Development Holds Fall Educator Conference October 13


The Center for Talent Development 2012 Fall Educator’s Conference on October 13 will focus on the new Common Core Standards and their impact on gifted education. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, professor emerita at College of William and Mary and founder of the Center for Talent Development, will be the guest speaker.

The conference is designed for gifted educators, school administrators, gifted coordinators and gifted education advocates. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pancoe Hall on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

VanTassel-Baska, who is recognized internationally for her expertise in curriculum development for gifted students, recently turned her focus to the Common Core State Standards. Her work will help educators across the country develop and implement curriculum that aligns with the new standards yet ensures that high-ability students get the differentiated instruction they require.

This workshop will offer theory and concepts as well as practical tactics that educators can apply in their own schools. Van Tassel-Baska will provide research-backed recommendations on how to implement the Common Core State Standards to enhance learning for gifted students.

The registration form is available here. The fee for the workshop is $115, and the registration deadline is October 1.

Each fall, the Center for Talent Development hosts a conference for educators, informing them of best practices in gifted education and inspiring them to strive toward mastery of their craft and better instruction and support for gifted students.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 12/18/13