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Register for the Gifted Education in Independent Schools 2024 Summit

Cost is $220 for an individual or $200 for three or more.

For questions, contact us at giftedsummit@sycamoreschool.org

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February 15 & 16, 2024

This 5th annual event is the only conference in the country for people working at independent schools with missions to serve gifted kids will take place at Sycamore School in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is an opportunity to interact with Gifted Education professionals, participate in stimulating presentations, and engage in conversations focused on working with gifted children in an independent school setting.

Join us for round tables, classroom observations, networking reception, and much more. Past sessions include: Cultivating Growth Mindset Through Intentional Educational Experiences, Adventures in Academic Competitions, Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Lens; 2e Students Thrive!, Where the Apple Falls: Helping Parents Understand their Intellectually Gifted Children, and Intelligence Testing of Gifted Children: Where Have We Been and Where are We Going.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites
1335 West Main Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032

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Dr. Edward Amend
Edward R. Amend, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist at The Amend Group, a comprehensive center for psychological, educational, and gifted services. Dr. Amend is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Ohio. In his Lexington, Kentucky office, Dr. Amend focuses on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted and talented youth, adults, and their families. He has worked in both private practice and community mental health settings, as well as in consulting positions with clinics, hospitals, schools, and other organizations. He presents locally and nationally on topics related to the needs of gifted children.

Dr. Emily Mofield

Emily Mofield, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education serving as Lead Faculty for the Gifted and Advanced Academics Graduate Program and teaching in the Ed.D. Program for Learning Organizations and Strategic Change. With over 20 years of experience in gifted education, Dr. Mofield has published numerous research articles, books, and book chapters related to perfectionism, psychosocial skills, collaborative teaching practices, differentiation, and curriculum development in gifted education. Dr. Mofield has co-authored an award-winning curriculum series for gifted/advanced students and is the co-recipient of the NAGC Hollingworth Award for Excellence in Research and the TAGT Legacy Award for Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence (with Megan Parker Peters). Her co-authored book (with Vicki Phelps) Collaboration, Coteaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education was recognized as NAGC 2021 Book of the Year (Practitioner Category).

2024 Summit Schedule

Thursday, February 15
(beginning at 12:45 pm)
- Classroom Observations
- Breakout Sessions include:

  • Where Will YOU be for the TOTAL eclipse?
  • Music in the Independent School: Round Table Discussion
  • Enriching Extracurriculars!

- Keynote with Dr. Emily Mofield
- Networking Reception Off-Campus

Friday, February 16
- Coffee, Breakfast Snacks, and Networking
- Educator Workshop with Dr. Emily Mofield
- Breakout Sessions include:

  • 30 Days of + Google Docs = A Novel! Cultivating Student Voice through Storytelling
  • AI Tools for Enhancing Instruction and Simplifying Workload
  • The Social Emotional World of the Gifted Child: 5 Challenges and 5 Strategies for Connection and Growth with your students
  • Why Gifted Students Need Utopia

- Keynote and Educator Workshop with Dr. Edward Amend
- Lunch included

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