We can’t change what we don’t recognize: How teachers can create possibilities for students

WAETAG · February 20, 2021

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jann Leppien

In our schools and classrooms today, educators are tasked with recognizing and supporting a wide range of student needs. To effectively support this wide range of abilities. educators need access to professional learning, strategies, and routines to recognize and develop student talent and passions. Dr. Leppien will explore some of the characteristics of students who show potential and advancement and require a more optimal curricular match, invite us to explore curricular innovations that build achievement and student engagement, and nurture students’ creative talents and passions.

About Instructor


The Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (WAETAG) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Washington state organization. We were established in 1982 to support the education of gifted and talented persons by empowering our educators. WAETAG is the cornerstone of three organizations whose main purpose is supporting gifted education in Washington state. Together with the Northwest Gifted Child Association, which provides support for parents, and the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education, our advocacy and legislative arm, we offer a three-tiered approach to accomplishing our vision of a world where all students are recognized, respected and passionately supported for their unique needs, talents, and gifts. Our Mission: To empower educators and communities to support the educational and social emotional development of talented and gifted students.

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