UCF ADAGE Gifted Institute

Saturday April 9, 2022

Curriculum Carousels - Circling and Circulating Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning

Join us on Saturday April 9, 2022 in the Morgridge International Reading Center at UCF from 8.00a.m.to 3.00p.m.to share what gifted education teachers, graduate students, researchers and district administrators have produced as we emerge wiser with a renewed vision and with a range of additional skills, knowledge and productivity! While we have faced many challenges over the pandemic, we have also transformed our classrooms, schools and programs with authentic in-person and place-based learning extended virtually into new dimensions, programs and worlds for learning. Five Strands include identification, educational planning, acceleration, global perspectives, affective supports and socio-emotional health; curriculum through themes and in content areas. Special panel discussions, presentations and hands-on workshops and curriculum carousels moving through stations make the most of this in-person Institute with keynotes also available virtually.

FREE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE: adagegiftedinstitute2022atucf.eventbrite.com



SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Introduction: Circling and Circulating – Uplifting Gifted Teachers and Students in Tough Times.
UCF ADAGE Program Coordinator: Dr. Gillian Eriksson, Gifted Education, Learning Sciences and Educational Research.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  FLORIDA ROUNDABOUT - Circling Through Challenges and Opportunities in Gifted Education
A core panel of 10 Gifted Educators and Administrators/Gifted coordinators will present the greatest challenges faced over the pandemic and the best practices, programs and creative productivity that have been developed.

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSION I

10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  SPECIAL SESSION
LIVE virtually from Poland: Coping with the Crisis; Hope for the Future in Europe for Teaching High-Ability Students with Creative Solutions.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. KEYNOTE - DR. RICHARD OLENCHAK, Purdue University, Past NAGC President
The Best of Times; the Worst of Times.  Nurturing Giftedness through times of change and transformation.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. LUNCHTIME SESSIONS: Circulating Curriculum

  • CURRICULUM CAROUSELS – Circling and Circulating great ideas for teaching gifted
  • RESEARCH IN GIFTED EDUCATION IN FLORIDA – panel of graduates and faculty present research completed

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION II


Hands on workshops to develop your own creative products that can be used with your students:

  • Math and Art – Create a piece of artwork through Math/Art Integration
  • 3D printing with Gifted students projects
  • Using Cricut with Gifted students for Meaningful Creative Design
  • Disney Based School Performance Art

Note: Limited in-person capacity to ensure health and safety precautions.
*No children will be permitted with the exception of those actually presenting.
*Keynote and core sessions will also be virtual accessible online on the day.

For more information: UCF Gifted Education

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