OCC GATE Conference 2017 A
October 28, 2017
Orange County Council for Gifted and Talented Education (OCC GATE) Annual Conference (Keynote)
Title: Reaching Every Gifted Mind (Keynote)
Location: Cal State Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
Event Information: www.occgate.org/conference
Description: Many gifted students succeed in school and beyond. However, too many students do not succeed in school or as adults when they leave the education system. Some of these children are labeled as GATE, and others are never formally recognized as gifted. How do we prevent gifted students from slipping through the cracks? Dr. Rankin will share strategies for tapping into the mind of every gifted child. She studied and implemented strategies for reaching gifted students while she was an award-winning teacher, assistant principal, district administrator, and chief education & research officer. Dr. Rankin thus approaches this topic as an educator, but also as a researcher and author (her most recent book is Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students: Tips for Supporting Extraordinary Minds in Your Classroom, published by ASCD), as a volunteer (she serves as assistant coordinator of the Mensa Gifted Youth Program in Orange County and volunteers working with students and teachers as far as the Congo), as a parent of a gifted child, and as a former GATE student.