New Jersey Association for Gifted Children

NJAGC Conference 2022

Hybrid Event/Conference Center at Mercer

Friday, March 18, 2022

Presenter notifications were sent on January 8th, 2022

NJAGC invites presenters to submit proposals for sessions that span a broad audience, such as educators, guidance counselors, administrators, mental health professionals, or parents/caregivers within the community of gifted children.

Workshop sessions are approximately 50 minutes long.  

Please consider the following as you prepare your proposal:

NJAGC Conference 2022 Goals

  1. To provide professional learning in gifted and talented education based upon research and best practices
  2. To provide practical applications for schools engaged in equitable identification, curriculum, instruction, and assessment of gifted and talented children​
  3. To spotlight exemplars in equitable practices and curricula that meet the needs of gifted and talented children
  4. To provide guidance, information, support, and educational resources to parents/caregivers of gifted and talented children
  5. To inform and update attendees on advocating for gifted and talented children

Suggested topics may include  (but are not limited to):

Explore Discover Engage ….

  • Giftedness: Characteristics and Needs
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Identification
  • Social and Emotional Needs, Guidance and Counseling
  • Twice/Multi-Exceptional Learners (Neurodiversity)
  • Diversity and Equity, Underrepresented Populations 
  • Meeting the Needs of EL Learners
  • Advocating at the District, State, and National Levels 
  • Leadership Development
  • Programming, Curriculum Ideas
  • Instructional Adaptations
  • Emerging Research 
  • Pedagogy (Teaching Strategies for the Gifted) 
  • Teacher Education/Preparation
  • Revitalizing Your Gifted Program
  • Student Responsibility for Learning and Behavior
  • New to Gifted/Gifted 101 
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • K-2 Population
  • Connecting with Your Parents and Community
  • Workshops for Parents/Caregivers 
  • Gifted at the HS Level
  • Sensory Processing 
  • Executive Functioning 
  • Consortia
  • Contests and Competitions

Have an idea for something not suggested? We welcome creative ideas!