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BCPS Presents South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, presents the 2017 South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium: Passport to Innovation – Personalized Learning for Gifted Students on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.
Parents and educators will have 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. The symposium addresses best practices on identifying students for services, models of service, social and emotional learning, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, motivation and engagement, and integration of technology.  
Keynote speaker Gordon Korman, author of more than 80 books for children and teens, will talk about igniting a passion for writing and encouraging students to become published authors by learning the in-depth book writing and publishing process.  The event also features presentations by Dr. Donna Y. Ford, professor of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, who is a national leader in gifted, multicultural and urban education. Dr. Ford will share information on personalizing learning for gifted students of color, and recruiting and retaining culturally different students.
In addition, participants can attend more than 40 workshop sessions with regionally and nationally recognized presenters, which focus on strategies and practices that are critical to teaching and parenting gifted and talented learners. The symposium provides an opportunity for parents, educators, counselors and administrators to a gain greater understanding of these students’ unique needs. All are welcome to register and attend the symposium.
To register and learn more about the South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium, visit sfgtsymposium.com. Early registration, now through Friday, October 20, 2017, is $35 (includes breakfast and lunch).
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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 more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 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.