Up, Up, and Away! Teaching Superheroes to Fly


2016 NMAG Fall Institute Schedule

Join us October 14-15, 2016 for the 12th Annual NMAG Fall Gifted Institute. It will be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Activate your powers as a teacher of gifted students! Previous participants have said this is the one event each year where they feel connected among gifted education colleagues in New Mexico, an overall “fabulous weekend!”

NMAG is the only state-wide organization that provides professional development for teachers of the gifted, and at a low cost, with national speakers. It is accessible, friendly, and fun.

This conference provides both the opportunity to network and to have your voice heard about upcoming policy work, shaping the future of gifted education policy in New Mexico.

“Another thing that’s unique about our conference is we have actual teachers presenting breakout sessions about what works in their classroom day to day. It’s teachers teaching teachers!”

Each year at the Fall Institute, NMAG presents awards, so come join us an celebrate your colleagues.

Click this link to download the PDF file of our 2016 Conference Schedule.

Keynote: Del Siegle, “Promising Practices in Gifted Education for Underserved Populations”

Del Siegle PhotoEvery child has a right to learn something new every day. Unfortunately, for many students from underserved populations this ideal is never realized. The National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) is expanding our understanding of identification policies and procedures, instructional approaches, program curricula and content, and stakeholder involvement that contribute to gifted and talented students from underserved populations fulfilling their academic potential. We will share findings from NCRGE’s first year’s work. These include practices associated with increased participation of underserved students in gifted programs.

Click here for Del Siegle’s Bio.

Presenter: Nathan Levy

Nathan Levy PhotoNathan Levy, gifted educator, consultant, and author of popular Stories with Holes books, will also be presenting in his popular, dynamic style and offering gifted education materials. Find out how learning can propel itself with thought-provoking ideas, raising student achievement and parents’ and teachers’ enthusiasm. Nathan Levy’s materials are available online on his website: storieswithholes.com.

Cancellation Policy

Payments are fully refundable when registration is cancelled on or before October 13th, 2016. No refunds can be provided on or after the first day of the conference.

Please note that we do not offer a one-day-only registration fee. Prices are good for either or both days of the conference.

 2016 Official Hotel Sponsor

Howard Johnson Hotel Rio Rancho

Howard Johnson Rio Rancho

1465 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1007 US

Enjoy the lovely courtyard as you network with other educators and presenters, and enjoy close proximity to the conference location, NMHU Rio Rancho.

Ask for the NMAG Discount Room Rate.



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Institute Poster 12th Annual 2016