Alabama Gifted Children


2017 AAGC Conference
October 18-20, 2017 
McWane Science Center - Birmingham, AL

AAGC Conference 
Alabama’s annual conference, held during the Fall each year, brings together gifted/talented teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, school administrators, parents, pre-service teachers, and college/university faculty to explore current issues in gifted education. Our conference brings nationally known leaders in the field of gifted education as well as faculty from Alabama’s college/university gifted programs, and Alabama’s gifted education teachers together to provide three days of professional development.  Sessions include keynote speeches, one hour sessions on a variety of practical strategies for teachers and parents, and hands-on half-day workshops. Vendors offer a variety of materials and information for gifted educators and parents.

The annual conference schedule and venue for the next few years is listed below. Please make your plans to attend this year. You’ll leave with a headful of ideas and strategies to help you meet the needs of your gifted learners!AAGC Conference

2017 AAGC Conference Registration

Workshop Wednesday Registration (Wednesday only, includes lunch): $125
One Day Registration (Thursday or Friday, no lunch): $100
Two Day Registration (Thursday and Friday, no lunch): $150
Three Day Registration (Wednesday–Friday, lunch on Wednesday only): $275
Board Member Registration: $75

A hot lunch of Lasagna or Vegetarian Lasagna will be served ONLY on Wednesday. The Conference app will have a list of nearby restaurants for lunch for Thursday and Friday.

Two Day and Three Day Conference Registration Fee includes 1 year of AAGC membership.

For Wednesday October 18th, Session choices are:

Full Day Workshops:

Session A: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking: Administration and Scoring (TTCT)
This full-day workshop, taught by Dr. Patti Wood, will provide attendees with training on the administration and scoring of the TTCT. (80 seats available)

Session B: Talents Unlimited: Creating a Culture of Thinkers to Meet the Needs of All Learners
This full-day workshop will introduce attendees to the Talents Unlimited model and provide practice implementing the TU strategies. This workshop is taught by Kelly Lomax, International Director of Talents Unlimited. (30 seats available)

Session C: Maker Spaces
This full-day workshop, taught by Mandy Fox, will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about and experience Maker Spaces they can implement in their schools. (30 seats available)

Session D: Surviving Your First-Year as a Gifted Specialist
In this full-day workshop, Dr. Erinn Floyd and Traci Ingleright, will provide guidance to first-year gifted specialists as they begin their journey in “giftedland.” They will cover many topics that will help teachers new to the field become oriented and feel more confident in developing high level, challenging learning opportunities for their students. (30 seats available)

Half-day Workshops:

Session E: Zentangle
Debbie Dumais will conduct a ½ day beginner and a ½ day advanced workshop on how to Zentangle. (30 seats available per session)

Session F: New Trends in Technology for the Classroom
Join Dr. Shirley Farrell as she shares new and exciting technology ideas for classroom use. She will present the ½ day workshop as both morning and afternoon sessions. (30 seats available per session)

Session G: The Stock Market Game: Virtual Learning, Real Results
This ½ day workshop will introduce attendees to the exciting Stock Market Game, taught by Wanda McAbee from the Alabama Council on Economic Education. (30 seats available per session)

Session G: Muggins Math
In this ½ day workshop you will learn how to engage your students in hands-on math, taught by Sue Schuler. (30 seats available per session)

On-Site Registration required after September 30th (9/30/17)
Add $25 to Preregistration fee
NO LUNCH provided for on-site registration

Cancellation Fee: $25

Questions regarding registration? Contact Julie Altmark at

2017 Key Note Speakers
2017 AAGC Conference Key Note speakers

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