Saturday February 25, 2023

A Glimpse into Creative Leaps in Learning

Join the UCF Advocates for Advanced and Gifted Education as we host our annual UCF ADAGE Gifted Conference in the Morgridge International Reading Center on campus on Saturday February 25 from 8.00 to 3.30p.m.

This year, this conference is sponsored through Project GLIMPSE – a Jacob K Javits Grant with UCF in collaboration with The School District of Osceola County.

We are pleased to host the eminent international experts, Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis, as keynote speakers to share their latest conceptions and research! Hear from gifted education professionals, teachers, graduate students and researchers in the field as we emerge into new paradigms and thinking in gifted education.  Five strands include Marginalized perspectives; Neurodiverse/Twice-Exceptional; Creative Leaps in Curriculum Learning; Affective Education and Counselling; STEAM gifted curriculum.  Special panel discussions, presentations and hands-on workshops with casual conversations will allow for interaction and networking.

FREE registration will be available at:


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2023 8.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

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Saturday February 25, 2023 8.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

8.00 a.m.
– Morgridge International Reading Center, University of Central Florida. (Advance online registration required).

8.30 a.m. – 8.45 a.m.
Introduction: GLIMPSE into Alternative, Possible Futures in Gifted Education

UCF ADAGE Program Coordinator: Dr. Gillian Eriksson, Gifted Education, UCF PI Project GLIMPSE, Learning Sciences and Educational Research.

Director, Project GLIMPSE: Dr. David Maddock, Research and Evaluation Specialist, School District of Osceola County.

8.45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
FLORIDA – Glimpses into Florida Practices and Promise:
A core panel of Gifted Educators and Administrators/Gifted coordinators from local school districts will present the greatest challenges they face and the best practices, programs and creative productivity that have been developed.

9.45 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. Break

10.00 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
Keynote 1: Dr. Joseph Renzulli

“Assessment for Learning: The Missing Element2 For Identifying High Potential In All Students.”

Eminent Leader and Pioneer in Gifted Education and Educational Psychology: Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development, University of Connecticut.

10.45 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
Keynote 2: Dr. Sally Reis

“Using Strength-Based Pedagogy to Engage and Challenge 2E Students’ Development”

Endowed and Board of Trustees Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, Co-PI and Co-Director of Project 2e-ASD: Strategies for Gifted Students with ASD.

11.30 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. Break

11.45 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

12.30 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.  Break

Networking time and casual conversations – join in roundtables or gallery spaces during the lunch period for general discussions on with experts on: Affective Education - Counseling/School Psychology (1); Principals, Administrators and Leadership (2); Innovative Curriculum Media and Technology (3); Twice-exceptional/Neurodiverse (4); Research in Gifted Education (5).  (Bring your own lunch)

1:15 p.m. – 2.00. p.m.

2.00 p.m. -  2.15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Workshops to develop Creative Leaps in Learning that can be used with students: a selection of workshops that will focus on diverse ethnic perspectives; visual imagery and mathematics; future problem-solving; affective education strategies for inclusive curricula; performance arts.

3.30 – 4.30p.m.
Central Florida Gifted Coalition Meeting (District Specialists and Coordinators)  –  TA130.


Limited in-person capacity to ensure health and safety precautions.
*No children will be permitted with the exception of those actually presenting.
*Keynotes will also be virtual accessible online, LIVE on the day only – requires separate registration.


For more information: UCF Gifted Education