Full Program

Monday Schedule                                                                          Tuesday Schedule

Speakers’ Resources

Achieving Equity through Identification, Interpretation, and Instruction – Dina Brulles, PhD & Kim Landsdowne, PhD

Back to Basics:  Gifted Education in Pennsylvania – Jonathan Klingeman.

Batman & Robin, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and  Reading/Writing & Robotics…Dynamic Duos – Bill & Janemarie McKay

Best Practices in Identification and Programming for Gifted Multilingual Learners – Hannah Kaptur     Handout

Building Inclusive Gifted Programs to Enfranchise and Empower All Gifted Learners – Dina Brulles, PhD

Connecting Community Business with Education – Nicole Reppert & Marcilayne Lloyd

Crash Course in Creativity – Nicole Reppert

Creativity with Story Cubes – Sarah Brambley

Expanding Your Reach:  Identifying and Serving Spatially Talented Students – Dr. Joni Lakin

Gifted Extensions: Using Project-Based Learning to Meet Individual Strengths in a Pullout Program – Ryan Humphries

Gifted Learners and the University Model – Christopher Stiles, Bobbi Portnoy, & Kristen Waltz

GONE FISHING (ANGLING to REEL in the Underrepresented in
Gifted Education) – Dr. Tammy McDonald & MaryAnn Green

Heutagogy:  The Hidden Superpower for Gifted Educators

Philosophy:  The Perfect Subject for Gifted Minds – Marcia Gregorio

A Strategy to Optimally Identify Students for Gifted Services – Dr. Scott J. Peters

A Total-School Approach to MTSS: Including Advanced Learners – Dr. Scott J. Peters

Using CogAT® Data for Screening AND Instruction – Edward Hulefeld & Dr. Joni Lakin


Keynote Speakers

PAGE is beyond excited to announce our two keynote speakers for our 2022 conference.  We will be welcoming Emily Kircher-Morris on Monday and Dr. Scott Peters on Tuesday.

Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC, inspired by her own experiences as a neurodivergent person, is dedicated to destigmatizing neurodiversity and supporting neurodivergent people of all ages. She started her career in education and is now in private practice near St. Louis, Missouri as a licensed professional counselor, where she specializes in supporting gifted, twice-exceptional, and neurodivergent kids and adults (and their families).
Emily is the author of two books related to the development of children and teens who are neurodivergent and cognitively gifted. “Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom” (Free Spirit Publishing, 2021) focuses on supporting 2e learners in the educational setting, and the forthcoming “Raising Twice-Exceptional Children: A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids” (Routledge, 2022) is a guide for parents navigating the world of twice-exceptionality.
Emily hosts The Neurodiversity Podcast, which explores the psychological, educational, and social needs for enriching the lives of neurodivergent people. She speaks at statewide, national, and international conferences and frequently provides virtual and in-person professional development to educators, mental health clinicians, and parents worldwide. 
Scott J. Peters, Ph.D. is a Professor of Assessment and Research Methodology at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater where he teaches courses on educational assessment, research methods, and gifted and talented education. His research work focuses on assessment and data use, gifted and talented student identification, equity within advanced learning opportunities, and educational policy. His scholarly work has appeared in the Australian Educational Researcher, AERA Open, Teaching for High Potential, the British Journal of Educational PsychologyGifted Child Quarterly, the Journal of Advanced AcademicsGifted and Talented International, the Journal of Career and Technical Education ResearchEd LeadershipPhi Delta Kappan, Gifted Child Today, and Pedagogies. He is the first author of Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs and Designing Gifted Education Programs and Services: From Purpose to Implementation, both from Prufrock Press, and the co-author (along with Jonathan Plucker) of Excellence Gaps in Education: Expanding Opportunities for Talented Students, published by Harvard Education Press.

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