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The 2018 Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education

Friday, October 19, 2018
New Town High School
4931 New Town Boulevard
Owings Mills, MD 21117

CPD Credit Information

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Download materials from this year's presenters:

Shelagh Gallagher (Keynote Presentation)
What Works: Using Problem-Based Learning to Find and Serve ALL Gifted Students

Shelagh Gallagher
Effective Questioning for High-Ability Students

Shelagh Gallagher
Gifted Students’ Unique Personalities: A Convergence of Three Perspectives

Kathy Benton
YOU Can Do It: Planning and Implementing Independent Learning Projects

Tara Recor and Molly Joyner
Is Healthy Perfectionism and Oxymoron?


2018 MEGS Spring Dinner Registration

Dinner and Conversation with Dr. Amy Shelton
Why Spatial?
Spatial Reasoning Skills, Achievement, and Learning Potential
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 - 8:45 P.M.

Wilde Lake High School Cafeteria
5460 Trumpeter Road
Columbia, MD 21044

Register Here

*Deadline to register is April 13th


2018 MEGGY Award - Nomination Form

The award recognizes exemplary commitment and contribution to the field of gifted and talented education, and to highly able students in the state of Maryland.

Nominees are Maryland educators who are
1. outstanding in the field of gifted and talented education
2. dedicated to creating rigorous and challenging curriculum, and/or
3. providing learning environments that include opportunities for students to demonstrate outstanding academic and creative talent.

Download a Nomination Form Here

*Deadline is February 5, 2018


2017 Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education

Gifted Education: Create! Innovate! Inspire!
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Housand

Friday, October 20, 2017
North County High School
10 E 1st Avenue
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Earn CPD Credits at the Conference:
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Minds. Policies. Practices

National Association for Giften Children - Strategic Framework

View NAGC Strategic Framework Here


The 2016 Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education

Friday, October 21, 2016
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
938 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

Receive CPD Credit for Attending the Conference: Download a Form Here

Download a 2016 Conference Program

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Tamra Stambaugh, Assistant Research Professor in Special Education and Executive Director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University

Download the MD Common Core Keynote
*This presentation will only be available online until November 23rd

Understanding and Working with Gifted Students Who Are Low Income
*This presentation will only be available online until November 23rd


The 2015 Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education

Friday, October 16, 2015
Reservoir High School
11550 Scaggsville Road
Fulton, MD 20759

Download a Conference Brochure Here


Download a copy of the keynote and other session presentations by Dr. Jonathan Plucker:

Keynote (.pdf)
Research on GT (.pdf)
Creativity (.pdf)

Attendees may earn CPD credit if they have not received CPD credit for work associated with the State Conference previously.
Download information here >>


Professional Development Opportunity

NAGC invites you to participate in “Differentiating Content and Instruction for High-Ability Learners: Using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)," the first six-week online course on the new NAGC learning portal.

For more information and to register, Click Here

  No Gifted Child Left Behind [Commentary]

The U.S. can't afford to ignore its gifted and talented students, especially now as we lag behind other countries in education.

Co-authored by the MEGS Executive Director, Helaine Zinaman

Read the article >>

2013 MEGS Spring Dinner (download .pdf)
Partnering with Families to meet the unique needs of Culturally Diverse Gifted Students. A Conversation with the Maryland Educators of Gifted Students

Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, Presenter
April 29, 2013

  Two new excellent resources have been developed by the NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children)

One is an Administrator Toolbox about gifted education and the other is Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-Income, High-Ability Students.

See our Resources page for the links and descriptions of each.

Exciting Gifted and Talented Events and MEGS Advocacy


Thank you Julie Skolnick, Director of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC for a wonderful and enlightening presentation to Maryland Educators at the MEGS Spring Dinner and for the screening of 2e Twice Exceptional award-winning film.


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