High Ability Learners  

August 30, 2011
On September 30, 2011 Dr. Robert Goeman and Dr. Paul Clark will be presenting a workshop entitled "Differentiated Instruction Using Ten Free Web Apps: For Teachers Grades 4-12". Both gentlemen are Professors of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and are well known for their work in the area of instructional technology. This workshop is a part of a four stop "Nebraska Tour" and is sponsored by the Nebraska Association for the Gifted. The fee is $100 per participant. For the second year in a row, the High Ability Learner (HAL) Consortium will be sponsoring teachers from HAL Consortium member schools. The first five teachers from a HAL Consortium school to contact Kelly Clapp at kelly.clapp@esu10.org will have their $100 registration paid to attend this workshop. The deadline for consortium paid registrations is September 1, 2011.

There will be three additional High Ability Learner workshops offered at ESU 10 this year. The workshops will focus on identification, planning, and programming for meeting the needs of high-ability learners. There will be special topics presented at each workshop as well as time provided for creating and/or updating local HAL plans. The HAL workshops will be free of charge to all HAL Consortium member schools. Workshop dates: October 26, 2011, January 25, 2012 and March 28, 2012. Registration details can be found on ODIE at https://odie.esu10.org.

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Nebraska Association for the Gifted Spring Conference on February 29, 2012 at Scott Conference Center - Aksarben Village, Omaha. The theme for this conference is "LEAP: Leading Exceptional Students Toward Advanced Performance," featuring Dr. Sally Reis, University of Connecticut. We highly recommend this conference.

For further assistance regarding your HAL students, please contact Kelly Clapp at kelly.clapp@esu10.org or Emily Jameson at ejameson@esu10.org.