The conference is just around the corner and NMAG is ready for New Mexico’s teachers, administrators and parents. Are you interested in learning about and advocating for gifted education?
- Register online. Just $150 for non-members or $135 for current members. Pay by check, purchase order, credit or debit card, or PayPal account.
- Lead a grab-bag professional development session. Contact us to let us know of your interest.
- Purchase a vendor table for $20 to promote your related product or service.
- Conference schedule is now available to download.
Under the Big Top
October 20-21, 2017
New Mexico Highlands Rio Rancho Center
1700 Grande Blvd SE #100, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Keynote Speaker: Jaime Castellano
Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Jaime A. Castellano, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the identification, assessment, recruitment, and retention of low-income, culturally and linguistically different gifted students. Dr. Castellano has particular expertise and success in working with school districts across the nation to increase the number of Hispanic/Latino students, Native American students, as well as English language learners in gifted education programs.
Castellano is an award-winning principal and author, as well as a noted researcher and scholar in gifted education. He has written and edited four books on understanding our most able students from diverse backgrounds, written and/or edited multiple chapters, articles, and monographs in the field. His 2011 publication: Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students from Diverse Backgrounds was awarded the Legacy Award for Outstanding Scholarly Publication in the field of Gifted Education. He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Academics (JAA), Journal for the Education of the Gifted (JEG), Gifted Child Today (GCT), and Roeper Review.
Castellano has served as the key note speaker for seven state associations and continues to consult with school districts across the country on the inclusion of low-income, racially, culturally, and linguistically different students in gifted education programming. He currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL and is a principal trainer and specialist for Maverik Education, an independent professional development corporation.
Our official host hotel is the Inn at Rio Rancho, located at 1465 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505-892-1700. Reserve with the promo code “New Mexico Association of the Gifted” to receive the discounted room rate of $59. Please do not make reservations online. Call the hotel directly and use the promo code “New Mexico Association of the Gifted” to receive the discounted room rate.