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Recent Presentations and Workshops

Workshops (2011-present)

Current year

Common core applications for gifted learners in math and language arts , (PARCC conference, February)

Language arts for the gifted, (Calgary, CA and Pinellas County, FLA, February)

The non-negotiables of gifted education (Administrators' workshop, Kentucky Association for Gifted Education, February)


Developing scope and sequence in gifted curriculum, (South Carolina Consortium, November)

Workshops on differentiation of the common core in language arts, (NAGC Denver, November)

Curriculum design and development (Wayne County, Indiana-May/September)

What works in curriculum for the gifted (Midwest Foundation, Chicago, IL.-August)

Concept development (Waco, Texas-August)

Common core state standards and gifted education (Northwestern University-October; South Carolina consortium-August; Utah Association for the Gifted-June)

Aligning curriculum to standards (College of William and Mary-June)

Problem-based learning (University of New south Wales, Sydney, Australia-October; Fairfax County, VA--June)

Questioning strategies (Hong Kong Academy--May)

Leadership (Hong Kong Academy--May)

Language arts curriculum (San Diego, CA--February)

Differentiation  5-day workshop (Dubai, UAE--February)


Assessment (Hong Kong Academy--May; Fairfax County--July; UNSW, Sydney, Australia--October)

Differentiation for gifted learners (Chicago Public Schools--July; Indiana--January; NAGC-- November)

Designing curriculum, using the ICM (Indiana State Dept.--June, August; Oman--August)

William and Mary language arts, science and social studies unit implementation (San Diego, CA--May)

Problem-based learning (Fairfax County, VA-- June; NAGC--November; UNSW, Sydney, Australia--October)

Invited Keynote Presentations (2009-present)

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2013) What works in gifted education? Keynote presentation for TIP conference, Duke University, June.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2013) Curriculum, instruction, assessment: A PBL scenario. Keynote presentation for NCN, College of William and Mary, March.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012-2013) Common core state standards and gifted education. Keynote presentation for The Maryland State Conference, October/ KAGE, February.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012) What do we know about curriculum for the gifted?  Keynote presentation, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, October.

 VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012) The gifted education teacher preparation program in Kazakhstan.  International Conference Plenary, Astana, Kazakhstan, August.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012)  Assessment in gifted education.  Keynote presentation, Universidad de Rioja, Logrono, Spain, July.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012) What works in gifted education? Keynote presentation at the Asia Pacific Conference, Dubai, UAE, July.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012) Synthesis of conference themes to Overlooked Gems.  NAGC Poverty Conference, Washington DC., May.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012) The need for STEM in gifted education. Keynote presentation at the New Jersey State Conference, March.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2012) Promising students of poverty.  Oklahoma Association for the Gifted Conference Keynote, February

 VanTassel-Baska, J.  (2012) Quo vadis, gifted education? Keynote for Hong Kong Academy Conference, May.

 VanTassel-Baska, J  (2011) Leadership in gifted education, NCN Conference Keynote, College of William and Mary, March.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2011) Quo Vadis gifted education? Israel Ministry of Education Conference Keynote, April.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2011) The non-negotiables of gifted education, University  de La Rioja Conference Keynote, Logrono, Spain, September.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2010) Sir Francis Galton: The real father of gifted education. Invited session, Wallace symposium, University of Iowa, May.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2010) Patterns of poverty in promising learners. Keynote address. NAGC Regional Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2010) Research in gifted education: State of the art.  Invited address. Hong Kong Academy, Hong Kong, China, April.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2010)  Curriculum and instruction for high ability learners.  Invited keynote address. Hong Kong Academy, Hong Kong, China, April.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2010) Social and emotional development of gifted learners, Keynote Address, Nanyang Secondary School, Singapore, February.

 VanTassel-Baska, J. (2010) Differentiation for the gifted: What is it? Keynote address, San Diego Area Association for the Gifted, January.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2009) Standards of learning panel—minikeynote (with Gene Wilhoit, Ken James, and Ceci Dicastro, State Supt. of Missouri, NAGC, St. Louis, MO., November.

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2009) The state of the art in gifted education, Natural Science Board, Washington, D.C., August.

 VanTassel-Baska, J. (2009) What works in curriculum for the gifted, Keynote address, Edufest, University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho, July.