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Friday, December 2 • 11:30am - 2:30pm
Secondary Summit (Separate Registration Required)

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How do you meet the needs of your gifted and advanced secondary students? What do you need in your secondary programs and how can you create differentiated, specialized curriculum for these students? Join fellow secondary educators and leaders in exploring how you can address the specific social-emotional, mental health, and academic needs of secondary students in this year’s Secondary Summit. Participants will network, identify needs specific to secondary G/T classrooms, hear from a panel of students, and begin to solve the challenges around meeting these students’ unique needs. Sponsored by Knowsys. Separate registration required; see registration desk for extra tickets.

11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Chat & Chew Lunch
11:45 a.m.-11:55 a.m: Welcome From TAGT and Knowsys
11:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m.: Keynote: Gifted and Navigating Middle and High School: Developing Student Agency through Purposeful Empowerment in Goal Setting (PEGS)
Gifted secondary students often have high academic and social expectations placed upon them while still discovering who they are as individuals. This session will address how student agency and self-advocacy can be further developed through personalized goal-setting focused on intrapersonal awareness, interpersonal skills, and application to the learning process. 
Vicki Phelps, Milligan University, & Karah Lewis, Sumner County Schools

12:55 p.m.-1:05 p.m.: Break
1:05 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Student Panel: What Students Want From Secondary Teachers and Programs 
1:45 p.m.-2:25 p.m.: Mini-Breakouts
2:25 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Closing Announcements

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Matt Wells

GT Trainer & Science Dept. Chair, CFISD
Matt is an award-winning teacher, science department chair, GT trainer and AP consultant based in Houston, TX. A regular presenter at giftED, CAST and other conferences, Matt is a Past-President of STAT and TABT, and winner of numerous teaching awards, including NABT's "Outstanding... Read More →
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Elizabeth Walls

Teacher, Katy ISD
Elizabeth Walls has degrees in English, Music, and Gifted and Talented Education. She began her career teaching sixth grade English and quickly discovered a passion for gifted education. As an advocate for gifted learners, she has presented workshops for her school and district to... Read More →
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Karah Lewis

Lead Consulting Teacher for Gifted Education, Sumner County Schools
Karah Lewis is the Lead Consulting Teacher for Gifted Education and the county-wide Gifted Consultant for high school students in Sumner County, Tennessee. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and a Master of Arts in Special Education (K-12). Karah has been... Read More →
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Vicki Phelps

Assistant Professor of Education, Milligan University
Dr. Vicki Phelps is an Assistant Professor of Education at Milligan University. She has been involved in gifted education for 20+ years and enjoys providing professional learning and consultation services to districts seeking to improve gifted practice. Dr. Phelps is the recipient... Read More →

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