AGATE 2015 Regional Conference

  • BrainLogoMonday, April 13, 2015
  • Half-day Morning Session: 7:30 – 11:30
  • Repeated Afternoon Session: 12:00 – 4:00
  • Village East Gifted in Huntington Station, Long Island, NY

HeadshotFeature Speaker: Dr. Marci Lobel

Dr. Lobel received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University summa cum laude and her Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA. She has been on the faculty at Stony Brook University for 25 years. Her research focuses on stress, coping, and their effects on health, well-being, and achievement. Dr. Lobel is Co-Principal Investigator of a large project funded by the National Science Foundation to examine young women’s success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. She is the author of numerous publications and has received a variety of awards for her research, teaching, and mentoring. Dr. Lobel and her husband have two children, both of whom have participated in programs for gifted students.

Educator $80.
Parent $75.
Full-Time Student $55.

Dr. Lobel’s presentation: Fostering Psychological Strengths in Gifted Learners

In this participatory session for parents and teachers, Dr. Lobel will explain why healthy socioemotional and psychological development are fundamental to the success and well-being of gifted learners, and will discuss how to promote psychological strengths in these children. She will also describe some commonly-observed emotional and behavioral tendencies in gifted learners and facilitate discussion about overcoming some of the challenges in raising and teaching these children.

Breakout Session Topics Include:

  • Nurturing Relations: Ensuring Positive Learning Experiences for All
  • Inventing Self
  • Makerspaces: Creating, Constructing, Collaborating
  • Independent Research Projects
  • The Gifted Learner:  How Parents Can Motivate & Advocate Appropriately for Their Needs