Center for Talent Development Hosts Educator’s Conference January 25

Center for Talent Development Hosts Educator’s Conference January 25


What are leading best practices in gifted education today? The Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy will present effective strategies for challenging gifted children at its annual conference for educators on January 25.

The CTD Educator's Conference offers a workshop with Ann Gadzikowski, the early childhood coordinator for the Center for Talent Development. She will outline effective strategies for challenging exceptionally bright young children, intended for early childhood through grade 3 teachers.

The conference is designed for educators, gifted coordinators, administrators and gifted education advocates. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norris Center on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

Gadzidowski, the author of Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms, will present three core strategies for teachers in pre-K through grade 3 classrooms. Her workshop will feature interactive presentations on differentiation, conversation and connection along with small group discussion, hands-on “lab” sessions for developing materials and the gift of a copy of her book.

A workshop with gifted educator Shelagh Gallagher has been rescheduled for April 11. At that time, Gallagher will discuss "Meeting Common Core Standards through Problem-Based Learning." The author of gifted education articles and curriculum for gifted education, she is an expert in problem-based learning. 

Registration for the Educator's Conference is available here. The fee for the conference is $125.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 1/16/14