Broward County Public Schools, in partnership with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education, Broward Cultural Division, Nova Southeastern University, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, is hosting the South Florida Gifted & Talented Symposium: Cognition and the Arts. The School District of Palm Beach County Gifted Specialist Dr. Rosemary Daniels will join experts from across the country in addressing the October 25th Symposium.
The event provides a learning forum for educational and parenting aspects unique to gifted and talented learners. The Symposium brings together thousands of educators, parents, community leaders and businesses to examine strategies and practices critical to teaching of gifted and high-achieving learners and positive parenting. Experts from across the country and South Florida will comprise the program, including nationally renowned educators Dr. Sally Reis, Dr. Eric Booth, Dr. Bruce Wexler and Dr. Daniels. Dr. Reis will provide the keynote address and Dr. Booth will speak to multiple intelligences and the use of the arts to reach gifted and talented students. Dr. Bruce Wexler will speak to the latest research of the scientific community on the basic cognitive functions that form the groundwork for all learning. Dr. Daniels will speak to learning styles. Other breakout sessions include topics such as:
• Cognitive cross-training
• Creative thinking and the Arts
• Improvised Shakespeare
• Fostering Resilient Children
• Underachieving Gifted Students
• Evidence-based instructional strategies and materials
• Exemplary music performances and art exhibitions from Broward County Public Schools
Various vendors, schools, and organizations, dedicated to meeting the needs of gifted and talented learners, will have tables of displays of relevant sale items. Expected attendance for the event is 1,000. An early registration fee of $30.00 is required to cover the cost of the event. On October 5th, registration will increase to $40.00.
The Symposium will be held on October 25th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Broward County Convention Center. For more information and registration instructions, please visit http://sfgtsymposium.com
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mirynne Igualada at 754-321-2119.