Category: San Juan Chapter

Collaboration on TAM Update

It is a great turn out this morning for the arduous but necessary work of collaboration in order to update the TAM for gifted education in New Mexico. Thank you to all physically present at NMHU Rio Rancho Center (pictured below), traveling from as far as Clovis and Farmington, and to those virtually present, signing on from Bloomfield, Gadsden, and Las Cruces.

Statewide Collaboration

The meeting began at 9 AM and all weighed in on the excellent draft revision of the Identification Chapter presented by Geoffrey Moon, of Santa Fe Public Schools. We then discussed the IEP Chapter work presented by Kelly Thomas Coyle and Valerie Hobbs of Grants.

Photo of TAM Update Meeting 3-3-18

Photo by Steve Heil of NMAG’s Gifted TAM Update Collaboration Session, March 3, 2018 in Rio Rancho, NM

San Juan Chapter NMAG Conference Highlights

On April 14, the San Juan Chapter of NMAG presented its 4th Annual Conference entitled “Giftedness and the Real World” at the Sycamore Park Community Center in Farmington.  Over thirty-five teachers and parents attended, representing all four school districts in the county.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Amy McConnell Franklin, in her presentation entitled “Pedagogical practices to develop emotion-related skills in gifted students,” guided her audience to consider the three dimensions of emotional intelligence: awareness, intention and choice. She led group activities to engage everyone in the practice of identifying these aspects for themselves and then facilitated discussions about how to help teachers and parents guide their students and children to discover these components for themselves.

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