When

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00* PM

Check-in begins at 8:40 a.m.

*Students in CURR 650 "Understanding Gifted Learners" will meet for their first class session immediately following the symposium.

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Where

Rider University: Daly's Dining Hall Mercer Room 
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Daly's Dining Hall - Mercer Room
Lawrence, NJ 08648
 

 
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Contact

Christine Laquidara-Kolvek (claquidarak@rider.edu) 
Rider University - College of Education and Human Services 
609-896-5613 
 

If registration is full, please contact Chris to be placed on the waiting list.

 

Gifted Education, STEM, and Creativity Symposium 

Rider University's College of Education and Human Services is very pleased to offer our annual Gifted Education, STEM, and Creativity Symposium. This one-day Symposium is offered at no cost to attendees and made possible by the generous contributions of The Martinson Family Foundation.

The Symposium will provide stand-alone workshops for those wanting to understand the nature of gifted education, talent development, social-emotional needs of the gifted, and creativity, especially within the STEM disciplines.  Join a host of college faculty, practitioners and consultants to learn more about these topics.

Participants who want to gain more in-depth expertise with these topics may participate in the Symposium, and engage in a follow-up 3-credit online graduate course (CURR-650 Understanding Gifted Learners) through readings and assignments. Course assignments will be due August 31, 2019.  Those registered in advance will be given a head start on readings and course assignments prior to the one-day symposium to avoid excessive workload at the end of the month.

Six Professional Development (PD) Hours are available for attending the Symposium.

We will explore the following questions, among others:

  • What is giftedness?

  • What is creativity?

  • What is talent development?

  • What teaching and learning strategies are best for gifted learners?

  • Can an interest in the STEM disciplines be cultivated in the gifted student and how do we identify STEM talent?

  • How can the latest trends in Educational Technology advance the learning of the Gifted student?

  • How can the gifted and talented match their abilities with turbulent 21st-century conditions?

  • How can we best prepare these students for a future in which technologies will emerge and evolve in unpredictable ways?

  • How can we engage all students, but particularly gifted students, in interesting and challenging learning activities?


Undergraduate students wishing to take the 3-credit course option must have completed 90 credits & maintained a 3.0 GPA.


 

Register Now!PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS LIMITED AND A WAITING LIST WILL BE KEPT FOR THE EVENT. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.