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OAGCT Conference - Feb 17, 2023

Oklahoma State University

Student Union Center

100 S Hester St.

Stillwater, OK. 74078

9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Registration begins at 8:30

Lunch, Snacks and Drinks Provided

Parking Costs included in conference price


The annual OAGCT conference is an excellent opportunity to engage, expand your knowledge, and enhance your pedagogical bag of tricks. 

Our featured speaker is Dr. Matt Zakreski. Dr. Matt, as he is known, is a practicing psychologist, gifted advocate and international speaker. Dr. Matt thrives in supporting young people in understanding, developing, and celebrating their unique brains and ways of operating in their world. He is best known for his work with Gifted individuals and in being an advocate for implementing high-level supports and understanding of Gifted needs.  He is an active in multiple Gifted organizations around the country.

He will be presenting two keynote presentations and one breakout session.  



Keynote #1:  “They’re All Going to Find Out I’m a Fraud!”  Combatting Impostor Syndrome in the Gifted Brain

Impostor Syndrome is a psychological pattern where a person doubts their fitness, devalues their accomplishments, and fears being “discovered to be fraud.”  It is a common pattern in individuals with a gifted brain and can be intensely dysregulating and unpleasant.  Impostor Syndrome is created by a maladaptive pattern of cognition and social comparison that can have negative impacts on academic performance, social skills, activity engagement, and self-esteem.  This session will define Impostor Syndrome, explore some symptoms of it both internally and externally, and give techniques on how to blunt its impact.  Participants will be encouraged to learn how to check their thinking, practice self-compassion, and give themselves credit for the work that they have already done while appreciating the work that is left to do. 

Keynote #2:  Gifted 101: Spotting Giftedness in the Wild

Gifted (IQ 130+) and Twice-Exceptional (Gifted IQ with a Learning Difference, such as ADHD or Dyslexia) learners often are missed in educational and mental health settings and thus are not connected with appropriate services.  Giftedness is largely misunderstood and presents in many different ways, so exploring giftedness and twice-exceptionality as aspects of broader neurodiversity is vital information for parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors.

Breakout Session: Table Top! Developing Psycho-Social Developmental Skills in the Gifted Population

Many gifted children can struggle with the Psycho-Social skills necessary to create and maintain relationships.  While many programs exist in schools to develop Psycho-Social Skills, they are often not adapted to the unique needs of the gifted population.  This presentation will also demonstrate some techniques on how to teach and model these skills for gifted children through the gamification of the lessons, both through the demonstration of games designed for this population and instructions on how to adapt games to meet this need.

Call for Proposals!  Please consider sharing your expertise by presenting a breakout session at the conference!  Teachers thrive when they collaborate, but gifted teachers don't often get the chance.  Be the "teacher next door" for our conference attendees and share what works for you and your students.  Submit your proposal using this form by December 1st.  

Vendors: Don't miss this opportunity to connect with Oklahoma gifted educators.  Reserve your booth for $135 on the conference page, then complete this form.  

Lunch Options

If you are registering as an individual, please be prepared to indicate your preferred lunch as you register for the conference online. 

If  you are registering a group, you will need to know the lunch options of the people in your group before you register them.  You may use this form to gather their preferences before your register online. You'll get your own copy of the form and the results will be available to you so you can enter them into the registration forms on online.

Chicken Salad Cobb

Tomato, avocado, egg,smoked bacon, blue cheese, green onion and ranch dresssing served with a side of fruit

Green Goddess Wrap

Chicken salad, spinach, bacon, tomato, red onion, feta and green goddess dressing served with a side of fruit

Cowboy Club Wrap

Turkey, ham, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pesto and mayo served with a side of fruit

Taco Salad Box (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Friendly)

Lettuce, walnut taco "meat", black bean and corn, avocado, tomato, chipolte sour cream, salsa vinaigrette, served with Tostitos

Please look at this document if you are registering a group for the conference!

OAGCT Conference Group Registration Document


Member Conference Registration

$80


Non-Member Conference Registration

$150


Vendor Registration

$135

Oklahoma Association for Gifted, Created & Talented
P.O Box 14290 | Tulsa, OK 74159

Unifying the State of Gifted Education in Oklahoma

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