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Parent Night 2017 ITAG Conference

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association

Monday, October 16, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Parent Night

at the

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association 2017 Annual Conference

Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center

Iowa A


Parent Night Schedule

6:30- Welcome

7:00- Guest presentation from Dr. Brian Housand

8:00- Networking with other parents


Parent Night is a free event; however, we ask that you register so that we know how many people to expect. Those who are registered for the ITAG conference are welcome to attend Parent Night, but please submit an RSVP so that we have an accurate count of attendees.


Today's Technology and Gifted Students: What Parents Need to Know

Dr. Brian Housand

If growing up in a digital age is challenging, parenting in one is even more difficult. With unprecedented access to technology that changes daily, gifted children are being asked to grow up in a world where the digital footprint that they create today has the potential to follow them forever. While it is only natural to want to protect our children by limiting access to technology, we may be unwittingly placing them at a deficit. This session will equip parents with tools and strategies to empower and engage gifted kids, tweens, and teens in the global digital world


Brian Housand is an assistant professor and co-coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program at East Carolina University. Dr. Housand earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut’s National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented with an emphasis in both gifted education and instructional technology. His column, Technology Untangled, appears in the NAGC publication Teaching for High Potential. He currently serves on the NAGC Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large. Brian frequently presents and works as an educational consultant on the integration of technology and enrichment into the curriculum. He is currently researching ways in which technology can enhance the learning environment and is striving to define creative-productive giftedness in a digital age. His website is: follow him on Twitter at brianhousand.

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Airport Holiday Inn
6111 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321

Monday, October 16, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Iowa Talented and Gifted Association

The Iowa Talented and Gifted Association recognizes, supports, and respects the unique and diverse needs of talented and gifted learners through advocacy, education, and networking.

ITAG promotes advocacy at the national, state and local levels, pre-service and in-service training in gifted education, and parent/community awareness, education and involvement. ITAG is comprised of parents, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who share an interest in the growth and development of gifted and talented individuals in Iowa.

ITAG is a 501(c)3 organization which was organized more than 40 years ago with a vision that gifted and talented children in the State of Iowa should receive an education commensurate with their abilities and needs.  ITAG is an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.

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