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Wednesday, April 21 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM [CDT]
For one re-licensure credit (total $100 fee) you must register through the Heartland AEA for the ITAG Spring Workshop course (pay Heartland AEA fee of $35.00), and register through ITAG (pay ITAG fee of $65.00). The $100 total fee is in addition to registering for the Spring Workshop. Please email ITAG at email@example.com if you have questions regarding ITAG Spring Workshop course credit.
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Please consider a tax-deductible donation to ITAG so that ITAG can continue to offer advocacy, education, and networking opportunities for stronger gifted education in Iowa. Thank you!
Wednesday, April 21 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM [CDT]
This day-long virtual session will provide participants an overview of current trends in research and evidence-based best practices that have potential to permanently change gifted education programs. Currently, gifted education programs nationwide are under scrutiny to become more equitable and accessible for students across populations. With equity and access as underpinnings, all session discussions, materials, and small group interactions will be designed to help educators create enhanced gifted education programs. Identification protocols, critical professional learning activities, rigorous culturally responsive curriculum, and parent/family engagement models. Each of these sub-components of programming will be ‘unpacked’ and solutions discussed. Deliverables include effective strategies that all participants can utilize in their respective school districts.
All registrants will receive an email prior to the event with login information.
The workshop will be recorded, and the recording will be available beginning one week after the event through May 19, 2021. If you are unable to attend the virtual event on April 21, we encourage you to register and participate later by viewing the recording, which will be available for viewing one week after the event for those who have registered.
ITAG is partnering with Heartland AEA to offer relicensure credit through the Spring Workshop and related coursework. For more information regarding relicensure credit please contact ITAG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation policy Tickets can be cancelled through April 20, 2021 with a $25.00 processing fee.
Tickets can be cancelled through April 20, 2021 with a $25.00 processing fee.
The Iowa Talented and Gifted Association is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization which was organized more than 40 years ago with a vision that gifted and talented children in the State of Iowa should receive an education commensurate with their abilities and needs. ITAG is an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.
ITAG promotes advocacy at the national, state and local levels, pre-service and in-service training in gifted education, and parent/community awareness, education and involvement. ITAG is comprised of parents, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who share an interest in the growth and development of gifted and talented individuals in Iowa.
Mission. The Iowa Talented and Gifted Association recognizes, values, and supports the unique and diverse needs of all talented and gifted children and youth through advocacy, education, and networking.
Dr. Joy Lawson Davis is an award-winning author, scholar, professional learning trainer and equity advocate. Her areas of expertise are culturally responsive teaching; equity and access in Gifted Education programs and meeting the needs of diverse gifted learners with multiple exceptionalities. Davis is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, School of Education/Gifted Education. She holds two degrees in Gifted Education from the College of William & Mary. Dr Davis has provided training (for educators and parents) across the nation and internationally- in South Africa, the Caribbean, Dubai & Turkey. Dr. Davis is a former Associate Professor & Chair, Dept of Teacher Education at Virginia Union University and earlier as an Assistant Professor, The School of Education at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, where she taught undergraduate & graduate coursework in Teacher Education and Gifted Education. She also served five years on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. She is the author of numerous publications including: Bright Talented & Black: A Guide for families of African American gifted learners and Gifted Children of Color Around the World: Diverse Needs, Exemplary Practices & Directions for the Future (co-edited with Dr. James L Moore, III).
Dr. Erinn Fears Floyd is a Gifted Education, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Scholar who serves as Director of Training and Partnership Development for The Consortium for Inclusion of Underrepresented Racial Groups in Gifted Education (I-URGGE). She is former Director of Professional Learning for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and State Director of Gifted Education for the Alabama Department of Education. She has over twenty-eight (28) years of experience as a classroom teacher, Gifted and School Improvement Specialist, District Gifted Education Coordinator, and Assistant Principal, and has provided professional learning opportunities in Alabama, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Floyd is an inaugural recipient of the NAGC Dr. Mary Frasier Teacher Scholarship for Diverse Talent Development, and serves on the Board of Trustees for her alma mater, The Alabama School of Fine Arts. She has authored and co-authored several publications, including Black and Gifted, in Rural America: Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Gifted and Talented Education Programs and Power Advocates: Families of Diverse Gifted Learners Taking a Seat at the Table. Dr. Floyd is Founder and CEO of Equity and Excellence in Education, LLC, which provides professional learning support to educators and virtual learning support to students in grades K-12.
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