2016 Conference Program

An overview of the conference program is provided below. You may also download the full program with descriptions. 

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Check-in (Doubletree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center)
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote (Doubletree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center)
Presenter: Joyce Van Tassel-Baska
Title: Serving Gifted Learners from Poverty: A Manifesto for Value-Added Opportunities

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions I
Rutgers Continuing Education Center at the Atrium

Session I-a
Presenter: Dr. Angela Housand
Title: Mission Mars: Using the Enrichment Triad Model to Make the Future Possible

Session I-b
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska
Title: Using Non-Fiction with the Gifted: Jacob's Ladder

Session I-c (Novice Session)
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Manzone
Title: Curriculum Blindspots: Creative Ways to Navigate the Curriculum for Primary Gifted Learners

Session I-d
Presenter: Dr. Debbie Dailey
Title: Identification and Low Income Diverse Learners

Session I-e
Presenter: Dr. Elissa Brown
Title: Using the NAGC PreK-12 Standards to Improve Gifted Education Programs

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Rutgers Continuing Education Center at the Atrium
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Concurrent Sessions II
Rutgers Continuing Education Center at the Atrium

Session II-a 
Presenter: Dr. Angela Housand
Title: Future Casting: Making Inroads to a Successful Future

Session II-b 
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska
Title: Teaching Leadership to Gifted Students: Change for Tomorrow

Session II-c (Advanced Session)
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Manzone
Title: Curriculum Blindspots: Creative Ways to Navigate the Curriculum for Primary Gifted Learners

Session II-d (Novice Session)
Presenter: Dr. Debbie Dailey
Title: Hands-On Science for Advanced Learners

Session II-e
Presenter: Dr. Lenore Cortina, Michael F. Kaelber, Esq., Michelle Falanga, and Elizabeth Beasley
Title: Working toward an Endorsement in Gifted Education in NJ

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.      

Concurrent Sessions III
Rutgers Continuing Education Center at the Atrium

Session III-a 
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Hoffman
Title: Advanced Readers in Today's Classrooms  

Session III-b 
Presenter: Dr. Matthew Mingle
Title: Communicating the Importance of Gifted Education

Session III-c 
Presenter: Dr. Lenore Cortina
Title: Identification Workshop

Session III-d (Advanced Session)
Presenters: Dr. Debbie Dailey
Title: Hands-On Science for Advanced Learners

Session III-e
Presenter: Dr. Elissa Brown
Title: Modifying Curriculum for Elementary Students

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closing