As a teaching artist and teacher for gifted/talented children, Diane (now retired) began her teaching career in public schools in1975. Bringing arts infused curriculum to students and helping teachers learn how to provide arts- filled lessons in their classrooms continues to be her passion. Working as an independent contractor, Diane completed 20 visual art lessons for the Crayola ® Online Education program this past year. She has provided professional development for educators for the past twelve years at Summer Edufest held in Boise, Idaho, as well as other venues for teachers in gifted education. Her most recent experience in teaching was July, 2016 at Whitworth University where she taught a graduate level course for teachers; “Creativity and the Common Core”. Diane has received numerous awards, scholarships and grants. In 2007 she was selected to travel to Japan as a recipient of the Japanese Fulbright Memorial Fund. Later, in 2008, she was selected by the Korea Society to travel as a scholar to South Korea. From these travel experiences Diane developed curriculum for students in upper elementary grades that integrate the art of calligraphy and storytelling with history and culture. She was invited to work as a teaching artist for the Tennessee Academy for the Arts presenting a one week intensive workshop to high school teachers on the topic of creative visual arts integration. A resident of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Diane continues to travel throughout the United States providing professional development to educators on topics of arts infused curriculum.
Sunday, October 2 and
Monday, October 3, 2016
Regnier Center, Johnson County Community College
Special thanks to our 2016 sponsors!
Join us Sunday evening at 5:30 for food, fun, and friends!
Enjoy some Happy Hour specials like ½ price appetizers, drinks, and more while you work on your aim and spend time with other gifted advocates from across the state.
13500 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Under the reservation “KGTC”
Due to lack of interest over the past several years, KGTC is not offering college credit for attendance at this year's conference.
Our conference is in the JCCC Regnier Center (RC), which is to the left (south) of the contemporary limestone Nerman Museum (NMOCA), visible from the intersection of College Blvd and Quivira Road. Enter the JCCC campus from either of the Quivira Road entrances. Parking is in the Regnier Center (RC) under-building parking garage, as well as in surrounding surface lots. The elevator is located in the NW corner of the garage. Take the elevator to the first floor, and registration is directly ahead.
On Sunday, the campus is closed and parking will not be an issue. It is recommended that you arrive by 7:45am on Monday if you would like a closer spot, as classes will be in session beginning at 8am.
Hotel Shuttle Information
Shuttles will be available between the Hawthorn Hotel and JCCC at the following times Sunday and Monday:
7:30 am to 8 am -
Hawthorn to JCCC
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm -
JCCC to Hawthorn
SENG Facilitator Training
Register at SENG website
Sunday Only: $95
Monday Only: $120
Sunday & Monday: $215
Parent Sunday: $50
Free t-shirt for early
(by Sept. 1) registrations