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#WATG22 Annual Conference

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Welcome! Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) is thrilled to have our first in-personconference since 2019. This year's theme is "Launching Gifted Learners: All Systems Go." Our conference is forteachers, parents, administrators, counselors, coordinators, college students and anyoneelse interested in gifted education. We have a powerful lineup of workshops presented byfantastic speakers who are knowledgeable in our field, great exhibitors, and opportunities tonetwork with others. In the past, participants have shared that this conference is a greatway to learn and grow.WATG is excited to welcome two nationally known keynote speakers, Colin Seale and Dr.Matthew Zakreski. They will break down practical strategies to make equity real at theclassroom level and share expertise on gifted children's neurologic, cognitive and emotionalaspects. Matthew Zakreski, PsyD is a high-energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes aneclectic approach to meet the needs of his neurodiverse clients. He is proud to serve as aconsultant, a professor, a speaker at national and international conferences, and aresearcher on Giftedness. Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs ofthe Gifted and the National Association for Gifted Children, as well as PennsylvaniaAssociation for Gifted Education and the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children. Dr.Zakreski is the co-founder and lead clinician at The Neurodiversity Collective. Colin Seale was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where struggles in his upbringing gavebirth to his passion for educational equity. Tracked early into gifted and talented programs,Colin was afforded opportunities his neighborhood peers were not. Using lessons from hisexperience as a math teacher, later as an attorney, and now as a keynote speaker, acontributor to Forbes, The 74, Edutopia and Education Post and author of Thinking Like aLawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students (Prufrock Press, 2020)and Tangible Equity: A Guide for Leveraging Student Identity, Culture, and Power to UnlockExcellence In and Beyond the Classroom (Routledge, 2022), Colin founded thinkLaw, a multi-award-winning organization to help educators leverage inquiry-based instructionalstrategies to close the critical thinking gap and ensure they teach and reach all students,regardless of race, zip code or what side of the poverty line they are born into. When he’snot serving as the world’s most fervent critical thinking advocate or tweeting, Colin proudlyserves as the world’s greatest entertainer to his two young children. This year's logo winner is 12-year-old Evelyn B. Evelyn is a student at Magellan Middle School in the Appleton Area School District.

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Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor:Mathnasium Silver Sponsors/Exhibitors:Art of Problem Solving: Beast AcademyBadger PrecollegeData Recognition Corp. (DRC) InView OnlineKendall Hunt Publishing CompanyRenaissanceMHSTouchtones Discussion Project Bronze Sponsors/Exhibitors:Northwestern University Center for Talent DevelopmentRiverside InsightsWestern Kentucky University The Center for Gifted StudiesWisconsin Destination ImaginationWisconsin Future Problem Solving Snack Break Sponsor:WordMasters, LLC

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Special Thank Yous!

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Hotel InformationJoin us at the Wildnerness Hotel in the beautiful Wisconsin Dells for #WATG22.Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1.800.867.9453. Be sure to say you are withthe WATG 2022 Fall Conference at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center,Leader #744497. Book by September 2, 2022 to receive the conference rate of $90/single or $119/double.Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.25%) in effect at thetime of check-in, unless proper tax exempt documentation is provided prior to check in.

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Sunday, October 2ndParent/Teen Conference

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