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  September 29, 2009


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National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention - November 5-8, 2009
St. Louis, MO


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West Virginia University

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From the West Virginia Department of Education
2009 Fall Conference

     The Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning (OSP) will again collaborate with the West Virginia Association for the Gifted and Talented (WVAGT) in presenting professional development for teachers of gifted education at the WVAGT 2009 Fall Conference, "A Meeting of the Minds" on October 16-17, 2009 at the Canaan Valley Resort.

     The keynote speaker will be Dr. Richard Walls, professor of Educational Psychology as well as Director of the International Center for Disability information at West Virginia University. He will address how the brain really works and how it affects our learning.

     The links give further information on the conference, including registration information and costs. Registration form. The OSP will reimburse gifted education teachers for mileage and two nights' lodging at Canaan Valley Resort (lodging information) to attend the conference.

    The information is also online at .

Instructional Site

The instructional site featured in this issue is Planet in Action.
Learn about the moon landings with Google Moon; Fly through New York, Google Earth 3D Buildings; Pilot a ship through the world's busiest ports. (Thanks to Anne Meadows for bringing this to our attention.)

Content Connections

NAGC has collected and categorized some of their favorite online teaching resources at .

Additional Resources

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

National Research Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning
Building 6, Room 304
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25305
Gifted education teachers in West Virginia receive this newsletter periodically from the West Virginia Department of Education. To change your e-mail address or update your information, please email Vickie Mohnacky at or call (304) 558-2696.