Summer Institute

The purposes of Summer Institute are to:

  • highlight Center for Gifted Education materials,
  • disseminate research-based best practices, and
  • provide professional development to promote leadership and exemplary practices in gifted education.
2019 Summer Institute Session Titles and Presenters

Developing Social and Emotional Skills to Support Talent Development
Dr. Tracy L. Cross and Dr. Jennifer Riedl Cross

Using Real World Issues to Drive Student Engagement in STEM
Dr. Debbie Dailey

Addressing the ‘Gifted Gap’: Issues and Strategies for Improving Access and Equity in Gifted Education Programs for Underserved Gifted Students
Dr. Joy Davis

Beyond the Main Idea: Using Constructivist Approaches to Engage Gifted Students with Challenging Texts
Magdalena Fitzsimmons

Shaping Problems, Developing Solutions: Using Problem-Based Learning to Improve Our Schools Chandra Floyd

Social Studies Strategies for Engaging High Ability Learners
Molly Sandling

CFGE Language Arts Curriculum
Mary Ann Yedinak


Registration Information for the 2019 Summer Institute


$325.00 | Now - May 22, 2019
$375.00 | May 23 - June 21, 2019

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Target Audience

Summer Institute is designed for gifted program coordinators, other district and building-level administrators, teachers of the gifted, and all teachers who want to enhance their ability to differentiate appropriately for their gifted and advanced learners.


Update: All sessions have made and those who have already registered will be placed in their first choice of class. For those who will be registering, please select your first and second choices. Unless a class is filled, you will receive your first choice.