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Friday, November 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
5A: Fearless (and Guiltless) Advocacy

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Advocacy. What do you think of when you hear that word?
  • Meeting with school personnel to get your child evaluated and identified?
  • Investigating school board conversations around gifted education?
  • Writing letters or making phone calls to state and federal lawmakers?

This session will address these questions and more. You will leave with a plan and tools to advocate at the local, state and federal level in a friendly and fearless manner.  

Speakers
avatar for Pam Clinkenbeard

Pam Clinkenbeard

Professor, UW-Whitewater
Pamela R. Clinkenbeard, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Foundations at UW-Whitewater.  She teaches courses primarily in educational psychology, educational research, and the psychology and education of gifted and talented students.  Dr. Clinkenbeard completed her master's an... Read More →
avatar for Deb Kucek

Deb Kucek

Seasoned Parent, Waukesha GT Assessor
Deb Kucek has been advocating for gifted children for more than 25 years - for her own children and for those in her district, region and state. | She is particularly interested in helping others recognize potential in creative thinkers and twice-exceptional students. | As a... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Schmit

Cathy Schmit

Instructor, Nicolet AreaTechnical College
Cathy Schmit (WATG board member) has worked in education for over 25 years. She is currently an instructor at Nicolet Technical College in Rhinelander, WI. She has 8 years of experience in Gifted Education serving as the Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher in the Tomahawk Scho... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tundra E

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