Conference Speaker

Colin Seale

Author of Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students -- Prufrock Press


Founder and CEO of ThinkLaw


Bio

​Colin Seale was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where struggles in his upbringing gave birth to his passion for educational equity. Tracked early into gifted and talented programs, Colin was afforded opportunities his neighborhood peers were not.


Using lessons from his experience as a math teacher, later an attorney and now a keynote speaker, contributor to Forbes, The 74, and Education Post and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students (Prufrock Press, 2020), Colin founded thinkLaw, a multi-award-winning organization to help educators leverage inquiry-based instructional strategies to close the critical thinking gap and ensure they teach and REACH all students, regardless of race, zip code or what side of the poverty line they are born into.


When he’s not serving as the world’s most fervent critical thinking advocate, Colin proudly serves as the world’s greatest entertainer to his two young children and a loving husband to his wife Carrie.


Call for Proposals

Deadline to Submit--Extended to May 1, 2020

​Emphasis for proposals is on lessons, activities, and methods that address the needs of diverse populations in the gifted classroom. Preference will also go to sessions that involve hands-on activities that educators can take back and incorporate immediately into their classrooms.  This need is based on feedback from conference attendees as well as correlates with the theme of this year's conference "20/20: Focus" through the lenses of Connection, Diversity, and Innovation.  Remember that we welcome all proposals! 

Share your expertise and be a part of connecting our gifted community!  


Featured Speakers

​Chris Holmes Former Missouri Teacher of the Year

Brian Stack Sanborn Author of Breaking with Tradition: The Shift to Competency Based in PLCs

Dr. Donna Ford   Vanderbilt University, Professor

Dr. Thomas Hébert  University of South Carolina, Professor

Dr. Erinn Floyd  NAGC, Director of Professional Learning

Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver   Mizzou Academy, Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement

Karen Brown   M.Ed. Educational Consultant and Gifted Program Mentor

Sample of Presentation Topics:

Compentency Based Education

Speed-Geeking

Twice Exceptional (2E) Students

Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

Robotics

Technology

Teaching Units ​



Registration Information   All registrations will be completed through Eventbrite.

We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will continue to update our website with the latest information.


Non-member, 2 day, through 9/8/2019 (includes an introductory membership)
$250.00    Eventbrite fees will apply.  

Non-member, 2 day, after 9/8/2019 (includes an introductory membership)
$280.00    Eventbrite fees will apply.  

Non-member, 1 day, through 9/8/2019 (includes an introductory membership)
$150.00  Eventbrite fees will apply.  

Non-member, 1 day, after 9/8/2019 (includes an introductory membership)
$180.00  Eventbrite fees will apply.  

 

​​​GAM member, 2 day, through 9/8/2019
$220.00    Eventbrite fees will apply.  

GAM member, 2 day, after 9/8/2019
$250.00    Eventbrite fees will apply.  

GAM member, 1 day, through 9/8/2019
$120.00     Eventbrite fees will apply.  

GAM member, 1 day, after 9/8/2019
$150.00   Eventbrite fees will apply.  

Parent/student 1 day (includes an introductory GAM membership) NOT FOR EDUCATORS
$60.00  Eventbrite fees will apply.  


Parent/student 2 day (includes an introductory membership) NOT FOR EDUCATOR USE
$90.00  Eventbrite fees will apply
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Conference Lodging 
Drury Inn and Suites, St. Louis Airport
10490 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 
314-423-7700
Make reservations online, www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-325-0720, You can also call the local number above.
The block rate is good through September 08, 2019.  
 
Group confirmation number 2365537

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39th Annual GAM conference 

October 23-24, 2020
Drury University, Springfield

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