October 2-3, 2014 Nashville, TN

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The 2014 TAG Conference will be in Nashville again this year! Join us October 2 and 3, 2014 at Scarritt Bennett for a conference packed full of ideas for teachers to take back to the classroom. This year’s conference is all about curriculum and we want our Tennessee Gifted teachers to share their tried and true classroom activities.

The teachers who have been going on with the style of teaching in improving the lives of students and then enjoying them to their fullest. The teacher is the best person who molds the life of their students and as much as their ideas and references and things they try out will be the best way the child can improve.
The following information can be used for those who need to submit a PO for TAG Registration:
Tamika Reed
P.O. Box 651
Cordova, TN 38088
(main) 901-290-3535

(fax) 901-310-4321

Exhibitor Information

Would you like to feature your school, camp, program, or merchandise at TAG’s 2014 Conference? It is a great opportunity to share information and goods with Tennessee’s finest educators, parents, and advocates. Please complete and submit this form if you are interested in becoming an exhibitor.

Featured Speakers

We are delighted to have Dr. Thomas Hebert and Dr. Tamra Stambaugh join us as our keynote speakers! 

Thomas P. Hébert, Ph.D., is a Professor of Gifted and Talented Education in the College of Education at the University of South 
Carolina. Dr. Hébert has more than a decade of K-12 classroom experience working with gifted students and 20 years in higher 
education training graduate students and educators in gifted education. He has also conducted research for the National 
Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT). He served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for 
Gifted Children (NAGC). Hébert is the author of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students.

Tamra Stambaugh, Ph. D.,  is an assistant research professor in special education and executive director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University. Stambaugh conducts research primarily in gifted education with a focus on students of poverty and key curriculum and instructional interventions that support gifted learners. She is the co-author/editor of several books including Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners (2007); Overlooked Gems: A National Perspective on Low-Income Promising Students (2007), Leading Change in Gifted Education (2009), the Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program Series (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), &Practical Solutions for Under-represented Gifted Students: Effective curriculum (2012). Stambaugh has written numerous articles and book chapters and frequently presents to school districts or at refereed research conferences. She serves on the publication committee for the National Association for Gifted Children and is a reviewer for several journals in the field.

Other Featured Speakers: 

Julia Roberts, Ed. D, is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies and the Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. During the celebration of Western Kentucky University’s Centennial in 2006, Dr. Roberts was honored for her work by being named one of the one hundred gifts WKU has given to the world. She is an active advocate for gifted children at the state and national levels. For her advocacy work, she received the very first David W. Belin Advocacy Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) in 2001. In Profiles of Influence in Gifted Education (Prufrock, 2004), Dr. Roberts was described as one of the fifty-five most influential people in the field of gifted education. Dr. Roberts is a leader in gifted education serving on the boards of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education and The Association for the Gifted (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children); and she is one of seven elected members of the Executive Committee for the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Dr. Roberts enjoys the opportunity to direct summer and Saturday programs for hundreds of young people, something she has done each year for almost thirty years.

Dr. Rhea Seddon, Physician and Former Astronaut, is a veteran of three Space Shuttle flights, Dr. Rhea Seddon spent 19 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  In 1978 she was selected as one of the first six women to enter the Astronaut Program.  She flew aboard her first Shuttle flight in 1985, deployed two satellites, operated the Remote Manipulator Arm, and performed the first echocardiography in space.  In 1991 she was selected to serve as a Mission Specialist on the first Shuttle flight dedicated entirely to the life sciences research, Spacelab Life Sciences 1, and in 1993 she was the Payload Commander in charge of all science activities on Spacelab Life Sciences 2. 
After leaving NASA, Dr. Seddon served as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt Medical Group in Nashville, Tennessee and as Assistant Professor of Medical Administration and Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for 11 years.  There she led an initiative aimed at improving patient safety, quality of care, and team effectiveness by the use of an aviation-based model of Crew Resource Management.  Now with LifeWings Partners, LLC she teaches this concept to healthcare institutions across the United States.  A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in physiology, Dr. Seddon received her MD degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, where she completed her residency in General Surgery.