TAGT is offering two add-on summits, available to in-person attendees addressing Acceleration and Depth & Complexity. The summits will take place concurrently, so attendees are only able to register for one summit. Each summit will take place for 2 1/2 hours on Friday, December 3, and will include lunch.
Depth & Complexity Summit, Friday,
December 3, 12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Join Depth & Complexity practitioner experts as they break down low-prep, classroom-proven techniques for using the D & C Icons and the framework’s other components in this interactive summit. Topics covered include successful strategies for introducing Depth and Complexity into instruction, subject-area application of D & C and Content Imperative Icons, prompting students think deeply about all content, and leveraging Depth and Complexity as an instructional model school/districtwide. Lunch provided. Sponsored by J Taylor Education/The Center for Depth and Complexity
12:45 p.m.-12:50 p.m.: Introduction/Welcome
12:50 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: What Is Depth & Complexity?: A brief introduction, for all summit attendees, into the framework and how to introduce them to your students.
1:30 p.m.-2:05 p.m.: Mini-Breakouts (See PDF for breakout info)
2:05 p.m.-2:10 p.m.: Break/Transition Time
2:10 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: Mini-Breakouts (See PDF for breakout info)
2:45 p.m.-2:50 p.m.: Break/Transition Time
2:50 p.m.-3:25 p.m.: Model Lessons: Walk away with a lesson and strategies you could introduce to your students the next week.
3:25 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Closing/Reflection
View Schedule PDF Here
Acceleration Summit, Friday, December 3, 12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Take part in deep, interactive coaching from University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center acceleration experts in the giftED21 Acceleration Summit. Attendees will engage in collaborative roundtable sessions related to their school/district acceleration needs, hear from practitioners implementing acceleration in their schools, and explore related topics including subject-area acceleration, early entrance to kindergarten, early entrance to college, whole-grade acceleration, and acceleration for twice-exceptional students. Bring your questions and experiences about acceleration to this participant-driven session focusing on how to “do” acceleration. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Belin-Blank Center, University of Iowa
12:45 p.m.-12:55 p.m.: Introduction & Pre-Assessment
12:55 p.m.-1:40 p.m.: Acceleration: A Deeper Dive, presented by Susan Assouline, Ph.D., and Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D., Belin-Blank Center, University of Iowa
1:40 p.m.-1:50 p.m.: Break
1:50 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Practitioner Panel: District Experiences With Acceleration
2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.: Roundtable Sessions: Join acceleration experts and your peers as you discuss subject-area acceleration, early entrance to kindergarten, whole-grade acceleration, and acceleration for twice-exceptional students during these roundtables.
3:10 p.m.-3:25 p.m.: Wrap-Up and Reflections