The 2015 MCGT Annual Conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 at Robbinsdale Middle School
. Advance online registration for parents, educators, administrators and community members is open now through October 31.
This year’s conference is hosted and co-sponsored by Robbinsdale Area Schools; conference flyer (.pdf). Visit the MCGT website for registration instructions and full session information.
- $55 for MCGT members
- $70 for non-members (pay the member rate if you join with your registration)
- $25 for second adult in the same family
- $35 for each K-7th grade student whose parent(s) or guardian attends the Conference
Youth Sessions for K – 7
Classes for Students in Grades K-7 are available with pre-registration for kids whose parents are attending the conference. Fee includes lunch and snack. See session listings for more information. Choose a morning and an afternoon class led by experienced teachers – see course descriptions.
Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nadia Webb, Psy.D., The Social and Emotional Brain | A straightforward look at what we know (and what we don’t) about the gifted brain; how neuroscience has expanded to include the whole child; and the role of a child’s social and emotional life in shaping brain development.
Nadia Webb, Psy.D., lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and maintains a national clinical and consulting practice in pediatric neuropsychology. She is one of the co-authors of Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults. Nadia has served as a board member for SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) and consults with the Davidson Institute for Talent Development in its work with profoundly gifted youth. She also has written and lectured about assessment and intervention of gifted and twice exceptional children. Last fall, Dr. Webb received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology where she earned her advanced degrees.
Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Richard Rusczyk, Problem Solving: A 21st Century Education | The professional landscape moves quickly now, and will move much faster in the world today’s students will shape. Preparing students for these rapid changes requires more than simply imparting speciXic skills that may quickly be obsolete. In this address, Rusczyk will discuss the shortcomings of the traditional approach to math education, and remedies to help prepare students for rigorous college classes and competitive careers. While the talk will focus on math-related topics, many of the issues we’ll discuss are relevant to other areas of study.
Richard Rusczyk is the founder of Art of Problem Solving, co-author of The Art of Problem Solving textbooks, director of USA Mathematical Talent Search, and a co-creator of the Mandelbrot Competition. In 2012, he won the MATHCOUNTS distinguished alumnus award. He will also facilitate a morning workshop with the kids and an afternoon session for adult attendees.