20th Annual T.G.I.F. Conference

Friday, February 21, 2014; Hogarth Center, The W Campus; 8:30am - 3:30pm (Registration begins at 8:00am)

Getting to the Core of InteGREATion: Connecting Common Core, Gifted Standards, & 21st Century Learning

We are excited to host keynote presenter, Dr. Jane Newman, Program Director and Associate Professor of Gifted Education at the University of Alabama. In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Newman has past experience as a gifted teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. She will be conducting a mini-workshop on the Talents Unlimited Model, a set of practical strategies for training students to implement critical and creative thinking skills across the curriculum. This model has a strong research base for use with students in both gifted and general education classroom settings.

Who: K-12 gifted specialists & general education teachers

What: Presentations & resources from keynote presenter, Dr. Jane Newman (University of Alabama), MUW faculty, and teachers like you!
Mini-Workshop: Talents Unlimited - A Creative & Critical Thinking Skills Model

Why: Earn CEUs, network with teachers, & gain practical ideas

Cost: $40 pre-registration includes breakfast & lunch; $20 Student rate
(Session presenters attend free; "Bright Ideas" presenters receive a discount)

Registration Form

Conference Flyer


Advocates for High Ability LearnersAHA Presentation Files


Keynote: Gifted Education in a Changing Landscape

Networking 21st Century Style




The Teachers of the Gifted Instructional Forum (TGIF) was established in the spring of 1994 to provide outreach to teachers of the gifted across the State of Mississippi. The annual forums focus on current issues and strategies related to the field of Gifted Studies.

1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439