Join us at #NAGC16!


Will you be at #NAGC16?  The Belin-Blank Center staff will be attending and presenting at this year’s National Association for Gifted Children conference, and we hope to see you there!  Below are listed the NAGC sessions by Belin-Blank Center staff members:

Thursday, November 3, 2016

7:30 AM – 2:30 PM  –  Pre-Convention Program: Models to Implementation: From Theory to Practice Room: Fiesta 5

Susan Assouline et al.


Friday, November 4, 2016

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  –  Addressing the Needs of Today’s Gifted Learners: Putting Research into Practice Room: Fiesta 6

Susan Assouline et al.


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  –  Making Informed Decisions About Early Entrance to Kindergarten Room: Fiesta 3

Joyce Goins & Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik


1:15 PM – 2:15 PM  –  Imagine the Possibilities for Arts and Humanities in an Era of STEM Enthusiasm Room: Exhibit Hall – Roundtable

Clar Baldus, Lori Ihrig, Ashlee Van Fleet, Jan Warren


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM  –  It Takes a Village: Partnerships to Support the Whole Gifted Child Room: Durango 2

Susannah Wood et al.


3:45 PM – 4:45 PM  –  Inspiring Innovative Thinking to Develop STEM Talents Room: Exhibit Hall – Roundtable

Laurie Croft & Ashlee Van Fleet


Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  –  Helping Gifted Students Reach Infinity and Beyond: Effective Collaboration Between Teachers and Counselors Room: Fiesta 4

Erin Lane & Susannah Wood


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM  –  A Nation Empowered: Professional Learning About Acceleration Is Essential Room: Coronado D

Laurie Croft


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM  –  Imagining the Possibilities for Underserved Students: How to Make Online Courses Work Like Magic Room: Exhibit Hall – Roundtable

Kristin Flanary & Emily Ladendorf


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM  –  Research and Statistics Made Easy (and Relevant!) Room: Coronado B

Megan Foley Nicpon et al.


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM  –  Understanding One of the Best-Kept Secrets of Identifying Gifted Students: Above-Level Testing Room: Monterrey 1

Susan Assouline & Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  –  Identification for Academic Acceleration: Recommendations for Best Practice Room: Exhibit Hall – Poster

Katie Schabilion


1:15 PM – 2:15 PM  –  Early Entrance Programs and Academies: Four Diverse Approaches with a Common Mission Room: Monterrey 2-3

Susan Assouline, Jan Warren et al.


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM  –  Lightning Talks: Innovative and Collaborative Professional Development Exemplars Room: Monterrey 2-3

Laurie Croft et al.


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM  –  The Arts and Humanities: Swimming Upstream in a Sea of STEM Room: Exhibit Hall – Roundtable


3:45 PM – 4:45 PM  –  The Coalition for High Performance: Advancing the Psychological Science of Talent Development Room: Coronado N

Megan Foley Nicpon et al.

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM  –  Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony (followed by reception) Room: Coronado H-J

Sunday, November 6, 2016

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  –  Academic Acceleration Policy and the Talent Search Model: Using Evidence to Guide Policy Room: Coronado F

Susan Assouline, Nick Colangelo, Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Joyce VanTassel-Baska


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  –  Career Counseling and the Gifted Student: Making Possibilities Happen Room: Coronado C

David Duys, Carol Smith, Susannah Wood


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM  –  Imagining the Possibilities: Effective Teacher Preparation in Gifted Education Room: Coronado A

Laurie Croft et al.

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