Center for Talent Development Presents Educator’s Conference April 11

Center for Talent Development Presents Educator’s Conference April 11

High-ability students and the Common Core take center stage at an educator’s conference presented by SESP’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) on April 11. All educators and SESP students are invited to attend “Meeting Common Core Standards through Problem-Based Learning.”

Shelagh Gallagher

Noted gifted education expert Shelagh Gallagher will conduct a workshop on problem-based learning as an effective approach for challenging high-ability students while meeting the new Common Core standards. A consultant and author, Gallagher is a nationally recognized specialist in gifted education and problem-based learning.

This conference will provide teachers and teachers-to-be with practical solutions for challenging and engaging high-ability learners. In an interactive format, Gallagher will show educators how to design and get maximum results from a problem-based learning unit.

According to CTD, problem-based learning is a vital strategy for educators since it builds Common Core skills and is robust enough to challenge gifted students. A former university researcher and gifted educator, Gallagher has received the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Curriculum Division award three times for her social studies units.

The daylong conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will take place at Roycemore School in Evanston. The conference fee is $125, with a $25 discount for SESP students. Registration is available online through the Center for Talent Development.

The Center for Talent Development (CTD), an accredited learning center and research facility, has been serving gifted students, their families and educators for more than 30 years. Programs include online learning, Saturday enrichment, summer programs, weekend experiences and civic education. Each year 10,375 students from pre-K through high school enroll in CTD courses and offerings. CTD is a program of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. 

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 3/27/14