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NAGC18's Convention Host Committee Loves Minnesota

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Come to the National Association for Gifted Children’s 65th Annual Convention for the sessions and the people, enjoy a little of Minneapolis while you are there.

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NAGC18's Convention Host Committee Loves Minnesota

  1. 1. THE LAND OF 10,000 GIFTS & TALENTS YOUR MINNESOTA LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE WELCOMES YOU! YES, WE ARE NICE. Join us at the National Association for Gifted Children’s 65th Annual Convention in --
  2. 2. IT MIGHT BE ~ FALL WEATHER • 40’s and 50’s • Breezy • Walking weather • Medium-weight jacket • Hat and gloves
  3. 3. IT MIGHT BE ~ WINTER WEATHER • 20s and 30s • Windy • Boot weather • Warm coat • Gloves, hat, scarf • Extra moisturizer
  4. 4. SEE MINNEAPOLIS WITHOUT EVER GOING OUTSIDE ~ WE LOVE OUR SKYWAYS!
  5. 5. TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL • Metro Blue line • Mall of America • Airport • Metro Green line • Mpls. To St. Paul
  6. 6. 10,000 LAKES ~ YEAR-ROUND FUN Summer • Boating, water-skiing, fishing Fall and Spring • Biking, walking paths Winter • Ice-parasailing, ice-skating, ice fishing
  7. 7. WINTER SPORTS This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
  8. 8. LANDSCAPE DIVERSITY • Boundary Waters • Great Lakes • Iron Range • Tall Grass Prairie • Rolling Plains • Water, water, everywhere
  9. 9. CULTURAL DIVERSITY
  10. 10. CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES
  11. 11. ART American Swedish Institute Walker Art Center Sculpture Park Weisman Museum Minneapolis Institute or Arts
  12. 12. THEATRE Children’s Theatre Company Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre Guthrie Theatre Orpheum Theatre
  13. 13. MUSIC Ordway Center First Avenue Minnesota Orchestra Paisley Park
  14. 14. SHOPPING Winter Farmer’s Market, St. Paul Midtown Global Market Mall of America Indoor Farmer’s Market, Mpls.
  15. 15. EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY • 150 breweries • 50+ wineries • Explore Minnesota eating and drinking guide lists and links to more than 1500 restaurants in MN
  16. 16. EDUCATIONAL DIVERSITY • Urban to rural, and everything in between • 553 school districts • MN has 19 of the 1000 biggest school districts in the U.S. • Reservation schools in 11 American Indian reservations and communities, statewide • Local control
  17. 17. CHOICES • Open enrollment • Dual enrollment • Public • Private • Charter • Magnet • Homeschool • Online
  18. 18. GIFTED PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES • Full time • Full time school-within-a- school • Cluster grouping • Pull-out, push-in • Out of school enrichment • 2e
  19. 19. GIFTED LEGISLATION • $13 PPU • Identification • Acceleration • Early entrance to Kindergarten and 1st grade
  20. 20. STANDARDS • Above and beyond the core • American Indian education standards are included in legislation
  21. 21. 10,000 OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW
  22. 22. JOIN US AT NAGC’S 65TH ANNUAL CONVENTION November 16-18, 2018 • Choose from more than 300 sessions • View the Poster Gallery for promising practices and new research • Network with leaders in the field, parents, and teachers; go home inspired and ready to try new ideas

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