National Curriculum Network Conference

What is the National Curriculum Networking Conference? 

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.

Save the Date!

The NCNC conference is BACK and will be held March 26-27, 2020. Join us for the return of NCNC next spring. 

Call for 2020 Presentation Proposals 

The Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary is proud to announce its 24th Annual National Curriculum Network Conference, which will be held March 26-27, 2020. The conference reflects the Center’s mission and focus on talent development throughout the life span and the key roles of both educator and learner in that process. The major goals of the conference are as follows:

  • To provide networking opportunities for schools engaged in curriculum, instruction, and assessment for high-ability learners.
  • To spotlight special materials, practices, and curriculum approaches that are responsive to the needs of high-ability learners.
  • To provide introductory and advanced training for the implementation of William & Mary units for classroom use.

The Center for Gifted Education invites you to submit a presentation proposal for consideration. Presentations should focus on areas such as curriculum, instruction, assessment, or advocacy for gifted and advanced learners, although other topics will be considered. Please complete the online proposal form by Friday, December 20, 2019.

Acceptance of presentations will be based on the following criteria:

  • focus on salient issues in gifted education,
  • clarity of the proposal,
  • evidence of effectiveness and/or grounding in research-based best practices, and
  • fit with one or more of the conference goals stated above.

Presentations should be structured to allow for audience participation, questions, and discussion. Travel and conference registration expenses are the responsibility of each presenter. Presenters must register for the conference. Notification of presentation decisions will be given to lead presenters no later than January 24, 2020. Persons selected as presenters should contact the Center as soon as possible if they will not be able to attend the conference.

Please direct all questions to [[aycarpenter, Dr. Ashley Y. Carpenter]] .