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BCPS Hosts Annual Gifted and Talented Symposium

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Broward County Public Schools, Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, presents the annual South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium. This year’s theme is Super Powered – Changing the World One Gift at a Time. The symposium is a unique and powerful development opportunity with breakout sessions for parents, teachers, staff and community members. Experts from across the country and South Florida will participate in discussions and presentations.

Friday, September 23, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
The symposium provides educators and parents with the opportunity to network and learn in a forum dedicated to strategies and practices that foster self-directed, motivated and independent learners in real-world learning environments with "no ceilings."
The keynote address by Dr. James (Jim) Delisle, “Dumbing Down America: The war on our nation's brightest young minds (and what we can do to fight back),” takes a look at a three-step plan to change the direction of our nation's schools to better serve gifted students. Over 30 sessions will focus on strategies and practices critical to teaching and parenting gifted and talented learners, and on the unique social and emotional needs of gifted students. 
Doors open at 7 a.m. for check-in and networking. Registration is $45. For additional information and registration, visit browardschool.com.
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 101 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.