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Nurturing Creativity

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1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270-745-6323
Fax: 270-745-6279

College Board Advanced Placement Program Innovate Kentucky: Create a Spark Little Learners, Big Ideas

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky (located at WKU)

Nurturing Creativity

Fall Professional Development Opportunities offered by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU and the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education


KAGE Fall Workshop:
Creativity in the Classroom

September 25 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT, Lexington, KY

Dr. Brian Housand focuses on creativity in the classroom. Why is it important to include creativity in the classroom? How might we promote creativity in students, and how will that help identify creatively gifted children? These and other questions will be answered in the daylong KAGE Fall Workshop that kicks off three days devoted to creativity.

Dr. Housand is an assistant professor and co-coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program at East Carolina University. His column, Technology Untangled, appears in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) publication Teaching for High Potential.

Brian presents and works as an educational consultant on the integration of technology and enrichment into the curriculum. He is currently researching ways in which technology can enhance the learning environment and is striving to define creative-productive giftedness in a digital age.

Registration: $140 KAGE members / $170 non-members, includes lunch


Torrance Test of Creative Thinking:
Figural Scoring Workshop

September 26 & 27 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT, Lexington, KY

The Torrance Center offers training on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Figural. Efficient, effective, expert, up-to-date training by the Torrance Center assures all motivated learners will receive a certificate of scoring reliability from the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development.

The training for the Figural requires 2 days of active training. All training requires that participants follow-up by scoring practice protocols to reach scoring reliability.


  1. Participants will be given two weeks to score four tests independently and send the scores to the Torrance Center.
  2. Participants’ scores will be checked by component. For the figural, that is fluency, originality, abstractness of titles, resistance to closure, elaboration, and the checklist.Individuals will receive feedback about which scores were accurate and which were not and need rescoring along with another set of four tests for those who must rescore some components. Trainees will only score the components that they missed on the first set.
  3. Steps 1-2 will be repeated as necessary to mastery (up to 5 trials), or arrangements will be made with the individual to receive additional training. The Torrance Center will work with any motivated individual to mastery. When individuals reach mastery, they will be issued a certificate of proficiency by the Torrance Center at the University of Georgia.

Registration: $575, includes lunch both days & follow-up scoring

Fall Professional Development

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Note: Registration link will take you to the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education website


KAGE Fall Workshop
September 25, 2017


Torrance Test Figural Scoring Workshop
September 26 & 27, 2017


Location for both workshops:
Embassy Suites
1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY

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