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Todd Kettler presents The State of Gifted Education — NEW DATE September 23

August 26, 2009

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The State of Gifted Education

One Night – Two CISD Speakers

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CHS Lecture Hall, 7pm

$5 for non-members, FREE for CGA members

Todd Kettler

The State of Gifted Education
with Todd Kettler, CISD Director of Advanced Academics

Changes to the middle school curriculum? Automatic admission for IB Diploma graduates? These are just a few examples of the questions and rumors you might hear at the local Starbucks.

Todd Kettler, CISD Director of Advanced Academics, is always a popular speaker at CGA events. He kicks off our fall speaker series by addressing the state of gifted education in Texas, today’s concerns and the influence on programs in Coppell. So join us and receive your information straight from the source.

Kettler has 14 years experience as a teacher and administrator in gifted education. He earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on gifted education and instructional strategies at Baylor University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in educational psychology. He also chairs or serves on committees for the Texas Association for the Gifted/Talented (TAGT) and National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and is a renowned author and speaker on the topic of gifted education.

CarolSmith

Destination Imagination
with Carol Smith, CISD DI Coordinator

Stretch your kids’ learning, creativity and problem-solving by joining Destination Imagination — a program for K-12 graders that involves team-building, creativity and innovation to solve problems and present new ideas. Carol Smith, DI coordinator with CISD will provide a glimpse in the life of DI and share ways your child can get involved.

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  1. September 24, 2009 2:10 pm

    It was particularly shocking to learn that most of the concepts we’re using today in gifted ed are 130 years old. And to think…I thought the GT program was weak when I was a kid because it was a new thing. Well, I know we all want more and better for our kids, but I was proud when I realized that our HS has numerous GT classes, 30 AP classes, 85 dual-credit classes, as well as IB. This is quite impressive.

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