Sessions: Call for Proposals

The Gifted + Equity Conference: Serving the Underserved is geared toward the educators who work tirelessly to ensure equitable access for all gifted students. TAGT seeks informational and engaging presenters and presentations for the 2018 Program. Sessions will focus on at least one of the four main tracks.
  • Twice Exceptional (gifted and another exceptionality)
  • Underserved Populations (low SES, minorities)
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Additional Qualifiers (Homeless, Military, Girls, LGBTQ, etc.)

Who attended Gifted + Equity in 2017?
  • 51% Classroom Teacher
  • 21% District Leadership
  • 21% University, Consultant, Parent, or Other
  • 6% Campus Leadership
What populations did attendees serve (was able to select multiple options)?
  • 60% Special education
  • 78% ELL
  • 78% Low SES
  • 18% Other (gifted, emergent bilingual, minority students)
What topics were of most value in 2017?
  • Practical strategies for working with special populations
  • Inspirational stories and guidance
  • Social-emotional strategies
  • Identification of ELL students
What topics did attendees want/need more of?
  • Hands-on, interactive sessions or practical strategies
  • Ability to talk one-on-one about their struggles or get solutions to problems
  • Advanced level/deeper level strategies
  • Sessions with a smaller focus/narrow look at specific population’s needs
  • Tuesday, January 23: Call for Proposals Opens
  • Monday, February 19: Call for Proposals Closes
  • Monday, March 5: Presenters Notified of Acceptance 
  • Friday, March 16: Presenters Notified of Schedule