Spring Summit

Nurture Strengths

& Unlock Potential

Join us for a day of inspiration, collaboration, and growth at the WAETAG Spring Summit! This year’s Summit features thought-provoking sessions designed to cater to every educator, making this summit a must-attend for all passionate about fostering gifted education.

Choose between two locations for the Spring Summit, available on both the West and East sides of the state. Pick the date and location that suits you best, or join us for both!

Western Washington Summit
Location: Open Windows School, Bellevue, WA
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Eastern Washington Summit
Location: Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Summit Schedule

Chose between two-hour long workshops facilitated by experts in the field, tailored to all levels of experience, and structured to prioritize collaboration and individualized planning.

Sessions for Every Educator:

Gifted 101 for Beginners: Dive into the fundamentals of gifted education with sessions tailored for those new to the field. Acquire a solid foundation and discover your role in nurturing gifted minds with sessions on:

    • Nature & needs of gifted learners
    • An introduction to depth & complexity icons
    • Creating choice boards in all content areas
ELA/SS Exploration: Uncover innovative strategies in English Language Arts and Social Studies tailored to challenge and engage all learners. Elevate your teaching and broaden your students’ horizons with sessions on:
    • Visible thinking routines
    • Multi-lingual learners
STEM Odyssey: Embark on a journey through cutting-edge STEM education. Discover hands-on activities and resources that will captivate and inspire your students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sessions include:
    • 3 Act Math & Number Talks
    • STEM thinking routines
    • Math Playgrounds: Elevating student learning through interactive games.
Differentiation and Personalization: Learn how to tailor your teaching to meet the unique needs of your learners. Gain insights into personalized learning approaches and differentiation techniques with sessions on:
    • Creating low floor and high ceiling tasks
    • Using AI to save teacher sanity and personalize student learning
    • Using depth & complexity icons across all content areas