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June 30, 2021 – July 1, 2021

ESC Region 13 • Austin, Texas

Gifted Education Re-imagined!

Join us this summer for the Advancing Academics Conference. We’re spending two days celebrating and exploring STEM, Project Based Learning, Gifted and Talented, and Advanced Academic Students.

We’ll have sessions on incorporating depth and complexity, extending lessons and activities in the classroom, updates on the AP structure, STEM activities for early childhood, and plenty of other strategies, resources, tips, and tricks. Attendees will receive 6 hours of credit for each day of the conference they attend.

Keynote Speaker

Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D

Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D, is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Ecology and Kirwan Institute Faculty Affiliate at The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. She is in the Educational Studies Dept., Special Education Program. She returned to OSU in Aug. 2019.

Professor Ford conducts research primarily in gifted education and multicultural/urban education.


Conference Format

The Advancing Academics Conference will take place through a series of Zoom meetings. We are building a Canvas course to deliver information about the agenda, links to these meetings, and documents and resources that support these sessions.

Present at the Conference

Are you interested in presenting at the Advancing Academics conference this summer? Please let us know about your presentation in this survey. Presenters will be selected no later than May 1, 2020. All presenters will be awarded with free conference registration for the day that you are presenting.

Become a Conference Exhibitor

Join us at the Advancing Academics Conference as a vendor and take advantage of the opportunity to share your brand with up to 160 attendees per day of the conference.

This conference primarily focuses on teachers that serve advanced students through a Gifted and Talented program and/or through STEM. Vendors will have a prime location next to the registration booth in the lobby of the third floor. All breakout sessions will be located on the third floor just past this space.

The Location

ESC Region 13
5701 Springdale Rd
Austin, Texas 78723

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