Gifted and Talented

This page will promote Gifted and Talented Education training opportunities, with links provided to registrations or outside websites, when available. Please contact us if you have questions about gifted education, or scheduled training opportunities.

Special Schools for the Gifted Network
A network is in place for school leadership team members from districts that have special schools for the gifted or are exploring the possibility of creating one. Special schools for the gifted include School-within-a-School models and magnet schools. Four meetings provide the opportunity for leaders to discuss their roles and the use of best practices on a variety of issues.

The network will meet at Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room CC 16 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • October 11, 2013
  • November 15, 2013
  • January 24, 2014
  • February 21, 2014

There is no cost but registration is required.  Visit the MDE calendar and search by date or title to register for network meetings. 

National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference: November 7-10, 2013
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented Annual Conference:  November 16, 2013
Terrence Murphy and Opus Halls, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented:  February 9-11, 2014
Cragun’s Resort and Conference Center, Brainerd, Minnesota

Gifted and Talented Education Symposium: June 9-12, 2014
Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota

  • Pre-Conference:  June 8, 2014
  • Administrator Day:  June 9, 2014
  • General Symposium:  June 9-12, 2014