Georgia Association for Gifted Children

An affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children


    2019 GAGC Convention Information

March 4 -5, 2019

       Georgia Hotel & Convention Center
 Athens, GA

The Greatest Profession on Earth!

 (Welcome to the 'Three Ring Circus')

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Rick Wormeli

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. Rick's work has been reported in numerous media, including ABC's Good Morning AmericaHardball with Chris MatthewsNational Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teaching for the 21st Century, and the Washington Post. He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine and a frequent contributor to ASCD's Education Leadership magazine. He is the author of the award-winning book Meet Me in the Middle as well as the best-selling books Day One and BeyondFair Isn't Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom (Second Edition)Differentiation: From Planning to Practice and Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, all from Stenhouse Publishers, as well as Summarization in any Subject: 60 Innovative and Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning (releasing in fall 2018) published by ASCD.  His book, The Collected Writings (So Far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy Good Stuff I Learned about Teaching Along the Way, is collection of his published articles, guest blogs and more through 2013. His classroom practice is a showcase for ASCD's best-selling series, At Work in the Differentiated Classroom.

With his substantive presentations, sense of humor and unconventional approaches, he has been asked to present to teachers and administrators in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia the Middle East, and at the White House. He is a seasoned veteran of many international webcasts, and he is Disney's American Teacher Awards 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation. He won the 2008 James P. Garvin award from the New England League of Middle Schools for Teaching Excellence, Service and Leadership, and he has been a consultant for National Public Radio, USA Today, Court TV and the Smithsonian Institution's Natural Partners Program and their search for the giant squid.

Registration Now Open!

Convention Prices Include:

  • Admission to GAGC Convention Monday and Tuesday
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch Monday and Tuesday, as well as snacks 
  • Admission to Awards’ Reception on Monday Evening

       Registration Type                      Member           Non-Member

       Early Bird (Ends Feb 1)                   $250                  $300

       Late Registration (Feb 2 – Mar 1)     $300                  $350

       On-Site Registration (Mar 3-5)         $325                  $375

       Two ways to Register 

    (click on button to register online or links below to print and register by mail):  

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    (Credit Card Only - payment due when registration is entered)

       Payment by PO/Check:

    • Individuals download and print registration form and mail with purchase order or check as indicated on form.
    • Exhibitors & Vendors download and print Exhibitor/Vendor Packet and mail with purchase order or check as indicated on form.

    Hotel Accommodations:

     The UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is the official host
     for the 2019 GAGC Convention. The GAGC Awards' Reception will be
     held on site.


    Please call the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel to book your rooms at the special GAGC Convention Rate. (706) 542-2134


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