2020 Conferences


Save the date for the Center's exciting professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators of gifted and advanced students!

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 2020 Conferences

Save the dates for the following 2020 conferences!

2e at William & Mary: Twice Exceptional Conference

February 28th-29th, 2020

The conference focuses on twice-exceptional (high-ability with learning differences or neurodiverse) children both at home and school. The goal of the conference is to provide information, resources, support, and community building opportunities to educators, administrators, parents, practitioners, counselors, and district personnel.

Session topics will include:

  • Gifted education and talent development strategies
  • Disability profiles (ADHD, OCD, ASD, LD . . .)
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) & 504
  • Social emotional wellbeing
  • Curriculum & instruction
  • Gifted & special education policy
  • Whole child wellness
  • Therapies
  • Advocacy
  • Practitioners

… for twice-exceptional learners!

National Curriculum Network Conference

March 26th-27th, 2020


The NCNC conference is BACK and will be held March 26-27, 2020. Join us for the return of NCNC next spring. The conference offers sessions on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and advocacy for high-ability learners. NCNC provides networking opportunities; highlights special materials, practices, and curriculum approaches that are responsive to the needs of advanced students.

Summer Institute

June 29th-30th, 2020


The purpose of this Summer Institute is to provide teachers and administrators with the knowledge and skills to design and use high quality curriculum within effective programs for advanced learners. The Institute is held each June for two days. Participants select one strand of study for the entire Institute. All sessions are held at the William & Mary School of Education and offers intensive training in a particular area of curriculum development and implementation.

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Session 1: July 7th-10th, 2020
Session 2: July 14th-17th, 2020
Session 3: July 21st-24th, 2020


The Advanced Placement Summer Institute is designed to help new, beginning, and future AP teachers plan and implement more effective AP programs in their schools. The Institute workshops share with teachers the curriculum content and teaching methods of AP courses and explore the content, structure, and grading of the AP exams. In addition, the workshops afford teachers the opportunity to interact with colleagues and to discuss issues and concerns surrounding the AP courses they will teach.


For more information about these conferences and other professional development opportunities please contact cfgepd@wm.edu.