I just got this in an email from our school and thought some of you might be interested:

Parent Day at the National Association for Gifted Children Convention
The Colorado Association for Gifted Children (CAGT) is hosting the 59th Annual NAGC Convention November 15–18 at the Colorado Convention Center and the Hyatt-Regency in downtown Denver. Convention events, sessions and attendees harness the power of diverse viewpoints—from the field and from the classroom—to elevate learning, and ensure that our nation’s brightest learners are challenged as they reach their personal best in the classroom and beyond.

“Parent Day at the National” is Saturday, November 17, 2012. Held at the Hyatt-Regency in conjunction with the National Convention, Parent Day is an inclusive experience for parents to benefit from the expertise and energy the National Convention brings to town. This is a great opportunity to learn from experts in the field, meet other parents of gifted children, and get helpful resources to take home for your child and community!

Parent Day Program Schedule
(all events and lunch included in Registration)
7:30 - 8:15 Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome and Announcements
8:15 - 8:30 Dr. Richard Olenchak: “They Say My Kid’s Gifted: Now What?”
8:30 - 8:45 Dr. Jonathan Plucker: “What Research Tells Us About Gifted Students”
8:45 - 9:00 Jacquelin Medina, Colo. Dept. of Education: “Gifted Students in Colorado”
9:20 - 10:40 NAGC President Comments: Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius
NAGC General Session Keynote: Author Ridley Pearson: “Getting it Write: Where Imagination Meets Creativity”
10:40 - 11:30 Visit NAGC Exhibit Hall
11:30 - 12:10 Dr. Linda Silverman:“Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner”
CAGT Annual Awards
12:10 - 1:05 Lunchtime Mile Marker Topic Table Discussions w/National Experts. Sample Topics: Identification, Stress, Twice- Exceptional, Underachievers, Friendships, Intensities.
1:30 - 2:30 NAGC Concurrent Sessions/Poster Sessions
2:50 - 3:50 NAGC Concurrent Sessions/Poster Sessions
3:50 - 4:30 Visit NAGC Exhibit Hall
4:30 - 5:30 Speaker and Moderator Dr. Jim Delisle and Student Panel - An opportunity to ask a panel of GT students about their diverse experiences at home and school.
6:00 - 7:30 NAGC Denver Reception (CO History Museum)

This day-long event is brimming with opportunities to learn from local, state and national experts, gain information regarding gifted children at general and poster sessions and table talks, and connect with others at break-out sessions and at the NAGC reception. Bring a spouse, a grandparent, friends, or group from your school to share the experience.

Register for Parent Day now! www.coloradogifted.org For more info call 303-520-4887.
Registration: $110 individual ($175 for couples from the same household)
Your Parent Day registration benefits continue beyond November 17 with membership to the Colorado Association for Gifted Children (CAGT) and to your local CAGT Affiliate (BVGT) so that you can be part of ongoing state and local advocacy supporting efforts for gifted children.

For more information about the full range of NAGC Convention opportunities, go to www.nagc.org

Volunteer Opportunity: If you would be willing to work a four-hour shift during the upcoming NAGC conference, you will be invited to attend the conference for the remainder of the day free of charge! If interested, please contact the Local Arrangements Committee Hospitality/Volunteers Chair, Debbie Getzel, at dgetzel@comcast.net.

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