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  November 18, 2009

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Conference Reviews

     The West Virginia Association for Gifted/Talented (WVAGT), with support from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), presented their 2009 Fall Conference at Canaan Valley Resort on October 16-17.

     Dr. Richard Walls, professor Educational Psychology at West Virginia University, delivered the keynote address "The 4 Aces to Effective Teaching." He also presented a workshop session on "Your Memory and Their Memory."

     Many informative and useful sessions were presented by educators from different parts of the state.

Read more about the presenters at the WVAG/T 2009 Fall Conference here

     The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Convention was held in St. Louis, MO on November 5-8. WVDE funded the travel for Program Coordinator, Vickie Mohnacky, to attend this year and purchased the conference proceedings which will be available on-line and on a CD. The information will be made available to gifted education teachers by various means.

Instructional Site

The instructional site featured in this issue is Plimoth Plantation.
Was the first Thanksgiving in 1621? Find out at this link. If the link does not work, try, then click on Kids and then on Homework Help.


Highlighted County

The highlighted county in this issue is Wood County
Link to the web site here

Teachers - Vicki Lytle, Anna Oehlmann, Wendy Redd, Jennifer Sisson, David Stone, Victor Tweel, Pam Wilson and Nancy Wolf.

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 bi-weekly 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.