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College Board Advanced Placement Program Innovate Kentucky: Create a Spark Little Learners, Big Ideas

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

School Leadership for School-Based STEM Programs: Infrastructure, Design, and Implementation

Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Central Time
Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium

This presentation will discuss key leadership considerations in building and delivering local STEM programs. Details about designing comprehensive programming and curriculum to support student interest and career motivation with a foundation of successful models will also be shared.

Curriculum for Every Student to Succeed:
Integrating Best Practices from Gifted
Education in the Content Areas

Wednesday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Knicely Conference Center, WKU South Campus

This workshop will provide educators with in-depth training about designing curriculum in the content areas for advancing high ability talent development, as well as how to develop social and emotional awareness among students using content-based curricular connections.

EILA credit will be available.

About the Presenter

Bronwyn MacFarlaneBronwyn MacFarlane, Ph.D., is Professor of Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has held leadership roles as Associate Dean for the UALR College of Education and Health Professions; Academic Dean of the Summer Institute for Gifted at Princeton University; NAGC Network Chair of the STEM and Counseling & Guidance Networks; Editorial Assistant and Guest Editor for Roeper Review journal, columnist of the “Curriculum Corner” for Teaching for High Potential magazine; and K-12 classroom teacher. She has received awards for her scholarship, creative work, and educational leadership. Her edited books, STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming (2016) and Leading Change in Gifted Education: The Festschrift of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska (2009) provide the field with discussions of the elements needed for designing and delivering comprehensive gifted educational curriculum and services. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Planning from the College of William and Mary. Her research interests focus upon talent development, assessing programs, and curricula interventions to increase talent development among learners.

Wedge Distinguished Scholar Presentations 2017

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April 11 - Evening Session
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CDT
Gary A Ransdell Hall Auditorium

April 12 - All-day Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the Wedge family's generous funding of the Wedge endowment.

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