Presentations

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2020

  • Doobay, A. (2020, February). Twice Exceptionality: The intersection of giftedness and disability. Invited Workshop at Children’s Health Council, Palo Alto, CA.

2019

  • Warren, J. & Gould, D. (2019). How High School Summer Art and Writing Programs Can Empower, Direct, and Accelerate Young Talent: A Case Study. Oral presentation delivered at the National Association of Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Ihrig, L., Mahatmya, D., Lynch, S., & Assouline, S.G. Creating High Quality, Impactful Out-of-School STEM Learning Environments in Rural Schools. Combined Concurrent. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM. (November 9, 2019).
  • LeBeau, B., Assouline, S. G., Mahatmya, D., & Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E. Differentiating Gifted Learners: Comparing Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory, Combined Concurrent. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM. (November 9, 2019).
  • Foley-Nicpon, M., Ali, S., Assouline, S. G., Mahatmya, D. Talent Domain Identification Models for Students Underrepresented in Gifted and Talented Programming. American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (August 11,2019).
  • Assouline, S. G. The Neuroscience of Twice-Exceptionality: A New Agenda. Parallel panel presentation for World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Convention, Nashville, TN. (July 25, 2019). World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial World Conference, Nashville, TN. (July 26, 2019).
  • Assouline, S. G., Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E., Behrens, W. Grade-Skipping, Subject Acceleration, and Early Entrance to Kindergarten: Developing Academic Acceleration Policies. Symposium. World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial World Conference, Nashville, TN. (July 28, 2019).
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2019, February). Acceleration in math: How do we do that?  Presented at the California Association for Gifted annual conference, Palm Springs, CA.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2019, February). Developing academic acceleration policies.  Presented at the California Association for Gifted annual conference, Palm Springs, CA.
  • Doobay, A., Foley Nicpon, M., Ali, S., & Assouline, S. (2014). Cognitive, Adaptive, and Psychosocial Differences between High Ability Youth with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44 (8), 2026-2040doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2082-1
  • Bahr, P., Doobay, A., & Croft, L. (2019, November). Twice-exceptionality: Actualizing student potential through assistive technology. Oral presentation at National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Foley Nicpon, M., Doobay, A., Ksiazak, T., & Goodwin, J. (2019, November). Essential tips for teachers of twice-exceptional students. Oral presentation at National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Ksiazak, T., Doobay, A., & Goodwin, J. (2019, November). The truth about twice-exceptional students and test accommodations. Oral presentation at National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Albuquerque, NM.
  • LeBeau, B., Assouline, S.G., Mahatmya, D. & Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2020). Differentiating Amount High-Achieving Learnings: A Comparison of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory on Above-Level Testing. Paper presented at the National Association of Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Assouline, S. G., & Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E. Academic Acceleration 101: Understanding Why, When, and How to Make Acceleration Decisions. Concurrent. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM., November 8, 2019).
  • Assouline, S. G. Academic Acceleration. Minnesota Council on Gifted and Talented Mini-Conference. Minneapolis, MN. (September 7, 2019).
  • Croft, L. J., Empowering Teachers of the Gifted with Practical Counseling Strategies. (2019, February).  Conference presentation presented at the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Conference, Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2019, February).  Student Reflections on Teachers Who Make a Difference. Conference presentation presented at the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Conference, Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Assouline, S. G., Sitting in an Endowed Chair: Responsibility and Accountability to Gifted Education. Keynote for Denver University Gifted Education Summit, Denver, CO (February 6, 2019).
  • Bahr, P., Doobay, A., & Croft, L. (2019, November). Twice Exceptionality: Actualize Student Learning Potential Through Assistive Technology. Conference presentation presented at the 66th Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Payne, A., & Croft, L. J. (2019, November). Teachers Who Make a Difference: What Gifted Students Say. Poster presented at the 66th Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2019, October). Traits, Aptitudes, Behaviors: Identification Through Panning for Gold. Conference presentation presented at the The Many Facets of Gifted and Talented Students Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L. J., & Kavars, M.  (2019, October). Cluster Grouping: One of the Essentials in Gifted Education. Conference presentation presented at the The Many Facets of Gifted and Talented Students Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Assouline, S. G., Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E., Hoogeveen, L., & Croft, L. Acceleration: An Effective Option for the Development of Talents. Parallel Presentation. World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial World Conference, Nashville, TN. (July 28, 2019).
  • Croft, L. (2019, October). The Belin-Blank Center, Iowa's Only Center for Gifted Education. Conference presentation presented at the The Many Facets of Gifted and Talented Students Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Payne, A., & Croft, L. (2019, July). Teachers Who Make a Difference: What Gifted Students Say. Conference presentation presented at the A World of Possibilities: Gifts, Talents, & Potential, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Nashville, TN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2019, July).  Seeing the World of Possibilities: Creative Problem Solving. Conference presentation presented at the A World of Possibilities: Gifts, Talents, & Potential, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Nashville, TN.
  • Novak, A., Weber, C. L., Lewis, K., Horak, A., Croft, L. J., Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., Hughes, C. E., Friedrichs, T. P., Sedillo, P.J., Davis, J. L., Fugate, C. M., Bower, J., Inman, T. F., Breedlove, L., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Ritchotte, J., Lee, C., & Graefe, A. K.  (2019, November).  Best Practices in Professional Learning and Teacher Development. Conference presentation presented at the 66th Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Warren, J. & Gould, D. (2019). How High School Summer Art and Writing Programs Can Empower, Direct, and Accelerate Young Talent: A Case StudyOral presentation delivered at the National Association of Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Doobay, A, Assouline, S. G., & Foley-Nicpon, M. The Intersection of Autism and Giftedness: Establishing a Research Agenda. Concurrent. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM. (November 9, 2019).
  • Ihrig, L.M., Mahatmya, D., & Assouline, S.G. (2019). Creating high quality, impactful out-of-school STEM learning environments in rural schools. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention. Presentation conducted at the meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2019, December). Advocacy for acceleration. Presented at the Acceleration Summit, a special event at the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented annual convention. San Antonio, TX.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2019, December). Feeling overwhelmed? Acceleration for beginners. Presented at the Acceleration Summit, a special event at the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented annual convention. San Antonio, TX.
  • Behrens, W.A., & Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2019, November). Setting district policy for acceleration. National Association for Gifted Children, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., Behrens, W., & Assouline, S. G. (2019, July). Grade-skipping, subject acceleration, and early entrance to kindergarten: Developing academic acceleration policies. World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Nashville, TN.

2018

  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., Behrens, W., & Assouline, S.G. (2018, November). Developing academic acceleration policies: The first intervention for gifted students. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., & Ksiazak, T. (2018, November). Who is ready for early entrance to kindergarten? Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., Behrens, W., & Assouline, S.G. (2018, November). NAGC Leadership Forum: Developing academic acceleration policies for gifted students. Presented at a preconference session of the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2018, October). The Iowa Acceleration Scale: An insider’s guide. Presented at the Michigan Association for Gifted Children. Detroit, MI.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2018, March). The key to decisions about subject acceleration: Above-level testing.  Presented at the California Association for Gifted annual conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2018, March). Academic acceleration: Making decisions about grade-skipping. Presented at the California Association for Gifted annual conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Doobay, A., Foley Nicpon, M., & Ksiazak, T. (2018, November). Ten essential tips for parenting your twice-exceptional child. Oral presentation at National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kim, J. Y. C., Ho, Y. S., Goodwin, J. W., Gann, L., Doobay, A., Kivlighan, D. M., & Foley-Nicpon, M. (2018, August). The efficacy of a social skills intervention for postsecondary students with cognitive disabilities. Poster presented at the 126th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Division 33, San Francisco, CA.
  • Doobay, A. (2018, September). Affective and executive function correlates of dyslexia: What clinicians need to know. Invited oral presentation at Iowa Physician Assistant Society conference. Coralville, IA.
  • Warren, J., Baldus, C., & Gould, D. (2018). Supporting the Next Generation of Creatives: A Comprehensive Model for Developing Young Artists and Writers. Oral presentation delivered at the National Association of Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Croft, L. J., (2018, December).  Student Reflections on Influential Teachers. Invited presentation presented at the IAG: Gifted Cornerstones, Indiana Association for the Gifted, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, December).  Bright vs Gifted: Why Isn't Bright Enough? Invited lecture presented at the IAG: Gifted Cornerstones, Indiana Association for the Gifted, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Assouline, S. G. The paradox of twice-exceptionality: What do educators know; what do educators need to know? Keynote Plenary for Indiana Association for the Gifted, Indianapolis, IN (December10, 2018).
  • Assouline, S.G., Acceleration: When Is It the Right Decision? Panelist for Research and Evaluation Lightening Talks. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN (November 16, 2018).
  • Assouline, S.G. and Foley-Nicpon, M. Neuroscience and Gifted Education: Translating the Research behind “Brain-Based Education. Panelist for Research and Evaluation Session. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN (November 16, 2018).
  • Ihrig, L., Lynch, S., & Assouline, S.G., Creating a Community of Advocates for Gifted Learners through Extracurricular Programming. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN (November 15, 2018).
  • Croft, L. J., & Muratori, M. (2018, November).  Empowering Teachers of the Gifted with Practical Counseling Strategies. Conference presentation presented at the 65th Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Weber, C., Novak, A., Brigandi, C., McIntosh, J., Fogarty, E., Croft, L. J., Gilson, C., Miller, M., & Lewis, K.  (2018, November).  Best Practices in Professional Learning and Teacher Development. Panel presented at the 65th Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Croft, L. J., (2018, November).  Creative Problem Solving: A Classic for Today's Classrooms. Conference presentation presented at the 65th Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bahr, P., Shaff, T., & Croft, L. J.  (2018, November). Feature Matching of Assistive Technology for Twice-Exceptional Students. Conference presentation presented at the 65th Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Assouline, S. G. Narrowing the Excellence Gap with an Expanded Talent Pool: Using the Talent Search Model. Presented at the European Council for High Ability 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland (August 10, 2018).
  • Croft, L. J., Assouline, S.G. &, Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E., Acceleration: A Best Practice for Gifted Students. Presented at the European Council for High Ability 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland (August 11, 2018)
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, a. E., Behrens, W., & Assouline, S.G. Developing Academic Acceleration Policies: The First Intervention for Gifted Students. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN (November 15 2018).
  • Croft, L. J., Kavars, M., & Cunningham, B. (2018, October).  Cluster Grouping Supports the Whole Gifted Child. Conference presentation presented at the Iowa Talented and Gifted Conference Teaming for Gifted, Iowa Talented and Gifted Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, October).  Creative Problem Solving for Home, School, and Community. Conference presentation presented at the Iowa Talented and Gifted Conference: Teaming for Gifted, Iowa Talented and Gifted Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L. J., & Assouline, S. (2018, August).  Acceleration: A Best Practice for Gifted Students. Conference presentation presented at the Conference of the European Council for High Ability, European Council for High Ability, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, August).  Creative Problem Solving. Conference presentation presented at the Conference of the European Council for High Ability, European Council for High Ability, Dublin.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, May). Gifted Students' Views of Teacher Efficacy. Conference presentation presented at the Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development, Belin-Blank Center on Gifted Education and Talent Development, Baltimore, MD.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, December).  Defensible Differentiation: What Does That Mean? Conference presentation presented at the IAG: Gifted Cornerstones, Indiana Association for the Gifted, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, December).  Academic Acceleration: A Critical Cornerstone for Gifted Learners. Invited lecture presented at the IAG: Gifted Cornerstones, Indiana Association for the Gifted, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, September).  Gifted and Talented Students. Invited lecture presented at the Aditya Birla World Academy, Aditya Birla Education Association, Mumbai, Maharashtra State, India.
  • Croft, L.J. (2018, September).  All About the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. Invited lecture presented at the Aditya Birla World Academy, Aditya Birla Education Association, Mumbai, Maharashtra State, India.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, February).  Bright Vs Gifted:  Why Isn't Bright Enough? Conference presentation presented at the Conference 2018: Finding Your Place in the World, Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2018, February).  The World and Giftedness Know No Boundaries. Conference presentation presented at the Conference 2018: Finding Your Place in the World, Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Croft, L. J., & Payne, A.  (2018, February).  Developing Math Talent. Conference presentation presented at the "Learners, Doers, Creators, and Makers: NAG 2017", Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Croft, L. J., (2018, February).  Inspiring the Doers and Creators: Invention Programs. Conference presentation presented at the "Learners, Doers, Creators, and Makers: NAG 2017", Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2018, October). From Deception to Empowerment: Debunking the Myths
    About Academic Acceleration.
    Invited keynote presentation, Michigan Association for Gifted Children. Detroit, MI.

2017

  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., Ihrig, L., & Assouline, S.G. (2017, November). School-wide talent identification: Empowering teachers to develop potential.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., Ladendorf, E., & Van Fleet, A. (2017, November). Gifted Ed 101: How does above-level testing fit in?  Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.
  • Goins, J., Lupkowski-Shoplik, A., & Foley-Nicpon, M. (2017, November). Testing, testing: Is this student ready to skip a grade? Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, November). Parents, is your child ready for math acceleration? Presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, November). Who is ready for a grade skip? Presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, October). Devising programs for math-talented students. Presented at the Ohio Association for Gifted Children annual conference. Columbus, OH.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, October). Let’s talk about acceleration: Focus on grade-skipping. Presented at the Ohio Association for Gifted Children annual conference. Columbus, OH.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, October). A parent’s guide to academic acceleration. Presented at the Ohio Association for Gifted Children annual conference. Columbus, OH.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, April). Implementing acceleration: Grade-skipping, subject acceleration, and early entrance to kindergarten. Presented at the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Leadership Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, March). The good news about academic acceleration: Becoming a nation empowered. Presented at the California Association for Gifted annual conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Goodwin, J., Gann, L., Grunewald, N., & Doobay, A. (2017, October) Gifted and bullied: Examining myths, facts, interventions, and outcomes. Oral presentation at Iowa Talented and Gifted Association Conference, Des Moines, IA.
  • Doobay, A. (2017, October). Twice-Exceptionality and dyslexia: The intersection of giftedness and learning disability. Oral presentation at Decoding Dyslexia Conference, Des Moines, IA.
  • Doobay, A. (2017, October). Affective and executive function correlates of dyslexia: What parents and classroom teachers need to know. Oral presentation at Decoding Dyslexia Conference, Des Moines, IA.
  • Assouline, S. G. Addressing Excellence Gaps through Acceleration. Tasmanian Association for the Gifted. Hobart, Australia (March 15, 2017).
  • Assouline, S. G. A Nation Empowered: Implications for Middle and High School Students, Teachers, and Principals. Manatee County Principals’ Leadership Conference, Bradenton, FL (June 7, 2017).
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E. & Assouline, S. G. Schoolwide Talent Identification: Empowering Teachers to Develop Potential. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC (November 11, 2017).
  • Friedrichs, T., Coleman, M. R., Croft, L., & McIntosh, J., An In-Process Professional Development Module for Educators on Gifted GLBTQ Students. (2017, November). Roundtable presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 64th Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Charlotte, NC.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2017, November). Shining a Light on Gifted Students: Student Reflections on Influential Teachers. Poster presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 64th Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Charlotte, NC.
  • Phelps, C., Croft, L., Brulles, D., Fogarty, E., Novak, A., Brown, K., & Weber, C. (2017, November).  Professional Learning in Cluster Grouping and Acceleration: Translating Theory and Research into a Continuum of Inclusive Practices. Panel presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 64th Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Charlotte, NC.
  • Assouline, S. G. Distinguished Scholar 2016: From Science Teacher to Talent Development Researcher: A Four-Decade Learning Curve. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC (November 10, 2017).
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E., Ihrig, L. M., & Assouline, S. G. Schoolwide Talent Identification: Empowering Teachers to Develop Potential. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC (November 11, 2017).
  • Croft, L. J., & Payne, A.  (2017, November).  QUEST: Developing Leaders in Gifted Education through Professional Learning. Poster presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 64th Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Charlotte, NC.
  • Croft, L. J., Kimble, T. N., & Dickinson, B., Understand Me, Teach Me, and Challenge Me with Cluster Grouping. (2017, November). Conference presentation presented at the ITAG 2017 Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L. J., (2017, October). Understand Me: Bright Children in our Programs. Conference presentation presented at the ITAG 2017 Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L. J., Phelps, C., Behrens, W., Chandler, K., Weber, C., & Brulles, D. (2017, July). Professional Learning in Gifted Education: Models, Research, and Practice. Symposium presented at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 22nd World Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney Australia.
  • Croft, L. J., & Payne, A.  (2017, July). Professional Training: Developing Leaders in Gifted Education. Conference presentation presented at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 22nd World Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney Australia.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2017, July).  Mindfulness and Development: Exploring the Role of Mindfulness in Supporting Students. Conference presentation presented at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 22nd World Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney Australia.
  • Croft, L. J., Wood, S., & Payne, A.  (2017, July).  Professional Development and Acceleration: Changing Attitudes and Practices. Poster presented at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 22nd World Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Sydney Australia.
  • Croft, L. J.  Gifted ≠ Privilege (2 sessions).  (2017, March).  Workshop presented at the Diversity in Education Conference 2017, College of Education Diversity Committee, Iowa City, IA.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2017, March). Who needs math acceleration? Presented at the California Association for Gifted annual conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Assouline, S.G. Respecting Diversity and Ensuring Excellence: Essential Components to Developing Talents of Gifted Students. Gifted Awareness Forum for Educators, Sydney, Australia (March 18, 2017).
  • Assouline, S. G. Discovering the Talented and Gifted: Focus on Excellence. Distinguished Keynote Lecture for Chinese University of Hong Kong Talent Development: Nurturing Creativity and Excellence Conference. Hong Kong (February 23, 2017).

2016

  • Doobay, A.  & Brown, S. (2016, March). Nurturing the potential of twice-exceptional students: Understanding and supporting 2e students. Invited speaker at Clark College, Dubuque, IA.
  • Assouline, S. G., Foley-Nicpon, M., Mahatmya, D., & Ali, S. (2018). Second Invited European American Summit, Sponsored by the American Psychological Association. (Nuremberg, Germany, April 6, 2016).
  • Assouline, S. G. Academic Acceleration and A Program Model. Presented as part of a pre-convention workshop (“Models to Implementation”) at the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Orlando, FL (November 3, 2016).
  • Assouline, S. G., Warren, J. Hertzog, N., Harsin, C., Breedlove, C. Early Entrance Programs and Academics: Four Diverse Approaches with A common Mission. Panel Moderator for Special Schools and Programs Session at the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Orlando, FL (November 5, 2016).
  • Assouline, S. G., & Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E. Understanding One of the Best-Kept Secrets of Identifying Gifted Students: Above-Level Testing. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Orlando, FL (November 5, 2016).
  • Assouline, S.G., Colangelo, N., VanTassel-Baska, J. L., & Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E. Addressing the Needs of Today’s Gifted Learners: Putting Research into Practice. Presented as a Signature Session at the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Orlando, FL (November 6, 2016).
  • Clinkenbeard, P., & Assouline, S.G. Acceleration A-Z: What Does the Research Say About Practice. Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (October 10, 2016).
  • Assouline, S. G., Extracurricular Math and Science Programing for Rural Middle-School Students: Investigation of an Identification Model. Inaugural Invited European American Summit, Sponsored by the American Psychological Association. (April 6, 2016).
  • Croft, L.  (2016, November). A Nation Empowered: Professional Learning About Acceleration Is Essential. Conference presentation presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 63rd Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Orlando, FL.
  • Phelps, C., Croft, L., Fogarty, E., & Novak, A.  (2016, November). Lightning Talks: Innovative and Collaborative Professional Development Exemplars. Panel presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 63rd Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Orlando, FL.
  • Croft, L. J., & Van Fleet, A.  (2016, November).  Inspiring Innovative Thinking to Develop STEM Talents. Roundtable presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 63rd Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Orlando, FL.
  • Croft, L., & Duffy Danker, L. (2016, October).  Identification: First Step to Developing Talents. Conference presentation presented at the ITAG 2016 Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L., & Assouline, S.  (2016, October).  Academic Acceleration Empowers Student Development. Conference presentation presented at the ITAG 2016 Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L., Kimble, T., & Dermody, J.  (2016, October).  Cluster Grouping Supports the Whole Gifted Child. Conference presentation presented at the ITAG 2016 Annual Conference, Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) Association, Des Moines, IA.
  • Croft, L., & Shoplik, A. (2016, October).  A Nation Empowered: Professional Learning About Acceleration Is Essential. Conference presentation presented at the Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented Conference, Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented, Loveland, CO.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2016, February).  Best Practices in Identifying Gifted Students. Conference presentation presented at the "Clueing In: Unraveling Differences in Gifted Education", Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Novak, A., Brulles, D., Croft, L. J., Kirsch, L., Phelps, C., & Weber, C.  (2016, November).  Imagining the Possibilities: Effective Teacher Preparation in Gifted Education. Panel presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 63rd Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Orlando, FL.  
  • Croft, L. J. (2016, July). Acceleration: Parent & Educator Panel. Panel presented at the Belin-Blank Advanced Leadership Institute: Research-Based Evidence about Acceleration and Gifted/Talented Students, Belin-Blank Center, Iowa City, IA.
  • Croft, L., & Wood, S. (2016, July). Professional Development for Teachers and School Counselors. Roundtable presented at the Belin-Blank Advanced Leadership Institute: Research-Based Evidence about Acceleration and Gifted/Talented Students, Belin-Blank Center, Iowa City, IA.
  • Assouline, S. G. A Nation Empowered: Why Do You Need Acceleration in Your District. Victoria Fellows Conference, Bowling Green, KY (March 2016).

2015

  • Doobay, A. (2015, October). Intersection of ASD and giftedness. Oral presentation delivered at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Psychiatry Postgraduate Conference, Coralville, IA.
  • Doobay, A.  & Goins, J. (2015, November). A teacher’s guide to twice-exceptionality. Oral presentation delivered at the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Assouline, S. G. From A Nation Deceived to A Nation Empowered. Presented at the 21st World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Conference, Odense, Denmark (August 12, 2015).
  • Croft, L. J. (2015, October) Teachers of Gifted Learners: Challenges and Possibilities. Keynote/Plenary address presented at the Third International Conference Gifted Children: Challenges and Possibilities, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Assouline, S. G., Colangelo, N., Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. E., Van Tassel-Baska, J. L., & Cross, T. L. From A Nation Deceived to A Nation Empowered: What Will it Take to Stop Making Excuses? Presented as an part of the Invited Super Session Series (Conceptual Foundations) at the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ (November 15, 2015).
  • Assouline, S. G. Addressing the Needs of Today’s Gifted Students who are Twice-Exceptional. Presented as an part of the Signature Series (Research and Evaluation Network) at the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ (November 14, 2015).
  • Assouline, S. G. Longitudinal Research: Relevancy to Your Future? Invited presentation for The University of Washington Early Entrance Reveal Event (February 21, 2015).
  • Muratori, M., & Croft, L. J.  (2015, November).  Practical Counseling Strategies for Teachers of the Gifted. Lecture presented at the National Association for the Gifted (NAGC) 62nd Annual Convention, National Association for the Gifted, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, November).  Why Not Include “Bright” Children in Our Programs? Lecture presented at the National Association for Gifted Children 62nd Annual Convention, National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Croft, L. J., Hoogeveen, L., & Graves, L. (2015, August).  Evidence About Acceleration: Educating Advocates. Symposium presented at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 21st World Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Odense Denmark.
  • Croft, L. J., (2015, August).  Gifted Students and Global Awareness. Lecture presented at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 21st World Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Odense Denmark.
  • Szymanski, A., & Croft, L. J.  (2015, August).  Using the Data to Enhance Gifted Research and Education. Paper presented at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 21st World Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Odense, Denmark.
  • Croft, L. J., Gifted ≠ Privilege (2 sessions).  (2015, April).  Workshop presented at the Beyond Tolerance Diversity Conference 2015, College of Education Diversity Committee, Iowa City, IA.
  • Croft, L. J. (2015, February).  Bright vs Gifted: Why Isn't Bright Enough. Paper presented at the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Conference, Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, February).  Relevant Enrichment: Developing a Global Perspective. Paper presented at the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Conference, Nebraska Association for the Gifted, Omaha, NE.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, June).  Differentiated Learning:  Acceleration. Workshop presented at the Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Annual Symposium, Minnesota Department of Education, Austin, MN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, June).  You Are a Catalyst. Workshop presented at the Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Annual Symposium, Minnesota Department of Education, Austin, MN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, June).  A Walk Through the Field. Workshop presented at the Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Annual Symposium, Minnesota Department of Education, Austin, MN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, June).  Differentiated Learning: Enrichment. Workshop presented at the Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Annual Symposium, Minnesota Department of Education, Austin, MN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, June).  Differentiated Learning. Workshop presented at the Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Annual Symposium, Minnesota Department of Education, Austin, MN.
  • Croft, L. J.  (2015, June).  Introduction to Gifted Education. Workshop presented at the Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Annual Symposium, Minnesota Department of Education, Austin, MN.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2015, December). From A Nation Deceived to A Nation Empowered:  Acceleration and gifted students. Invited keynote presentation, Ohio Association for Gifted Children Coordinator Division Workshop. Columbus, OH.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2015, November). From A Nation Deceived to A Nation Empowered: Acceleration and gifted students. Invited keynote presentation, Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education annual meeting, Cranberry, PA.
  • Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2015, October). From A Nation Deceived to A Nation Empowered: Acceleration and gifted students. Invited keynote presentation, New Mexico Association for the Gifted annual meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Assouline, S. G. Issues for leaders: How do you know when students are ready to start school or graduate early? Keynote presentation at the Kentucky Association for Gifted Children Fall Workshop Series. Lexington, KY (September 28, 2015).

2014

  • Doobay, A. & Foley Nicpon, M. (2014, November). A parent’s guide to twice-exceptionality. Oral presentation delivered at the National Association for Gifted Children, Baltimore, MD.
  • Doobay, A. (2014, February). Understanding the twice-exceptional learner. Invited speaker at the 2nd Annual Gifted/Talented Forum (AEA 8), Storm Lake, IA.
  • Croft, L. J. (2014, February). Gifted Adolescents’ Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness. Keynote/Plenary address presented at the 1st International conference on Research in Education and Curriculum Planning for Gifted Minds, Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (Kolkata, India), New Delhi, India.
  • Assouline, S. G. If every child counts, why don’t we address the needs of STEM-Talented students in our schools? Keynote presentation at the Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted 2014 Annual Convention (October 18, 2014).
  • Assouline, S. G. The Belin-Blank Center: 25+ Years of Inspiration and Excellence. Keynote to faculty and masters students at Universidad Casillas LaMancha, Albecete, Spain. (June 2, 2014).
  • Assouline, S.G. Ten years later: From A Nation Deceived to A Nation Empowered. Keynote presentation at the 11th Wallace Research & Policy Symposium, Washington, DC (March 25, 2014).

2013

  • Doobay, A. (2013, April). Autism and Giftedness. Invited speaker for the UI Center for Disabilities and Development Autism Center, Iowa City, IA.
  • Assouline, S. G. From gifted education to talent development: A global perspective. Keynote presentation for the International Congress ANEIS 2013, Porto, Portugal (November 21, 2013).
  • Assouline, S.G. The math common core standards and gifted students: Options for meeting their needs. Keynote presentation at The Ohio Association for Gifted children Conference, (September 23, 2013).

2012

  • Assouline, S. G., Twice-exceptional students: Who are they, what do we know, what do we have left to learn? Keynote address presented at the 7th International Conference on Excellence in Education, The International Centre for Innovation in Education, Jerusalem, Israel. (July 12, 2012).

2011

  • Doobay, A. F., Foley Nicpon, M., Assouline, S. G., & Ali, S. R. (2011, August). Gifted youth with and without autism spectrum disorder: Comparing intelligence, adaptive behavior, and psychosocial functioning. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Assouline, S. G., Profoundly gifted students and the role of specialized learning opportunities in the development of their talent. Keynote address presented at the Minnesota Department of Education, Minneapolis, MN. (November 18, 2011).
  • Assouline, S. G., Acceleration: What is it and who needs it? Keynote address presented at the Annual Conference of the Kansas Association for Gifted Education, Overland Park, KS. (October 2, 2011).
  • Assouline, S. G., Acceleration: The Decision is Yours. Keynote address presented at the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Conference, Lexington, KY. (February 2011).

2010

  • Assouline, S. G., Assessment as the critical element in advocacy, innovation, and education of gifted students. Keynote address presented at the Arizona Association for Gifted Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ. (February 2010).

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