free for members

$25 for non-members

register by 10/1/19

October 3, 2019 Webinar

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Non-member fee is $25 and includes a membership to MCGATE. If the name and email on the PayPal payment is different from the registrant, please let us know.


Webinar Description

Nationally and in the State of Maryland Black boys remain underrepresented in gifted and talented programs. Why does this under-representation exist and how can this trend be reversed? This presentation presents the research and tangible strategies that can be used by educators and parents on increasing the representation of Black boys in gifted classrooms.

Presenter Biography

Dr. Ramon B. Goings is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Loyola University Maryland. His research interests are centered on exploring the academic and social experiences of gifted/high-achieving Black males PK-PhD, diversifying the teacher and school leader workforce, and investigating the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities. Dr. Goings is the author of over 40 scholarly publications. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Goings was a music education and special education teacher in several urban school districts including Baltimore City Public Schools and was a foster care and youth probation counselor/advocate in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2013 he served as a fellow with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He earned his Doctor of Education degree in urban educational leadership from Morgan State University, Master of Science in human services from Post University, and Bachelor of Arts in music education from Lynchburg College (now University of Lynchburg).

megs conference

Our sister organization, Maryland Educators of Gifted Students, is hosting its annual conference at Reservoir High in Fullerton on October 18. Register here by 10/4.

Please join MCGATE members and officers immediately following the conference for appetizers and happy hour at Hudson Coastal around 3:30 PM (11811 W Market Pl, Fulton, MD 20759.) RSVP here or just show up and look for the MCGATE table sign/s.

We also need volunteers to help staff our MCGATE vendor table at the conference. If you can donate some time and are planing to attend the conference, please sign up here to volunteer.

Don’t miss our session— Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education: Supporting Advanced Learners at Home and at School with Dr. Stephen Schroth (Vice President) and Dr. Keri Guilbault (President). Stop by the MCGATE vendor booth to pick up free resources for parents, families, and caregivers.

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Registration is due 11/15/19. This webinar is FREE for everyone.

december 2019 workshop

MCGATE will hold a one hour workshop focused on common issues faced by gifted and high achieving adolescents and pre-teens. Learn how to help your child handle stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and when to seek professional help. Network with other families to grow your support network. Raising a gifted child is not easy! Details and registration coming soon. FREE for MCGATE members, $25 for non-members includes a one-year individual membership.

Parenting Gifted Children to Support Optimal Development

Speaker: Stephen T. Schroth, PhD

Webinar Description:

A gifted child’s development varies from that of his or her age peers. Teachers, physicians, counselors, and administrators are often unfamiliar with gifted development. Moreover, most books on parenting do not include sections on gifted children. How can a parent of a gifted learner support their child’s optimal development? This webinar will highlight optimal parenting styles to address the unique challenges of raising gifted and creative children. An overview of gifted characteristics and gifted child development will be shared along with research-based strategies for effective parenting and matching of appropriate program options.

About our Speaker:

Stephen T. Schroth holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology/gifted education from the University of Virginia. Dr. Schroth is an associate professor of early childhood education at Towson University. The author and editor of multiple books, monographs, book chapters, articles, and other publications, he has been a classroom teacher, gifted coordinator, and arts prototype school coordinator for a decade in the Los Angeles Unified School District. His research interests include early childhood education, the development of artistically talented students, differentiated instruction, learning styles, teacher education, creativity and problem solving, effective instructional and leadership practices, and working with English language learners. He is a past-chair of the NAGC Arts Network.

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Dr. Stephen Schroth talks about parenting gifted children.

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Guest Speaker Kathy Nilles, NAGC Parent Specialist

dr. kimberly mccormick

Dr. McCormick presented a FREE webinar on June 4th

Live Streaming Students’ Engagement: Utilizing Technology and Formative Assessment to Support Gifted and Talented Student Learning

See below for a copy of her presentation.

dr. jeanne paynter

Dr. Paynter presented a FREE workshop for members on May 11 titled "How to Develop Individual Talents in a One-Size-Fits-All World"

Dr. Jeanne L. Paynter is the Founder of Educating Innovators and former state specialist for gifted and talented education in Maryland.

Educating innovators

Visit Dr. Paynter's website and blog here.