Lightbulb illustration.We are in the midst of creating an exciting schedule of offerings for Confratute 2020, complete with special events, thought-provoking speakers, and Competency-Based Micro-credentials you can earn in specific content areas, such as Differentiation, Curriculum Compacting, Twice Exceptionality, and more.

Check back in February 2020 for more information!

Confratute 2020 Schedule*

Strand Block A

10 a.m. - 12 noon, Tuesday, July 14 - Friday, July 17

  1. Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM)

SEM Breakout Strands meet on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

1A. Elementary

1B. Middle School/High School

1C. Principals & Coordinators

  1. Challenging Students with Engaging Questions 
  2. Meeting the Needs of Your Student Mathematicians (K-8)
  3. Differentiating Curriculum AND Instruction
  4. Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn: Strategies to Promote Deeper Thinking, Inquiry, and Reasoning
  5.  Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis: Escalating ELA, Literacy, and Thinking for High-Ability Students


Strand Block B

1:30-3 p.m. Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 16

  1. Brains Wired Differently: Meeting the Needs of 2e Students
  2. Hands-On Enrichment in Science
  3. Strategies for Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking in Your Classroom
  4. From Inspiration to Exhibition: Facilitating Type III Projects
  5. Enrichment Clusters: A Practical Plan for Real-World, Student-Driven Learning
  6. Curriculum Compacting and Differentiation in the Mixed-Ability Classroom (K-6)
  7. Effective Program Design and Implementation Practices
  8. Helping Bright Kids Face Life with Grace and Grit
  9. Storytelling, Mime, and Movement: Making Learning Creative and Kinesthetic
  10.  Designing Personalized Learning Experiences
  11. Early Childhood Education for High-Potential and Gifted Students
  12. Integrating Arts and Creativity to Develop Talents in Young Artists
  13. Quality Curriculum and Instruction for Advance Student Potential: A Look at Essential Elements
  14. Creative Mathematics Is Not An Oxymoron
  15. Books as Hooks for Igniting, Delighting, and Cultivating Lifelong Learners
  16. Infusing the SEM: Head, Heart, Gut
  17. The Scholar Identity Model™: Motivating High-Ability Underrepresented Underachievers

Strand Block C

3:30-5 p.m. Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 16

  1. Silk Screening
  2. Challenging Talented Readers with the SEM-R
  3. Access Denied/System Failure: Access, Equity, and Missingness in Gifted Education - Status and Actions
  4. Creating Positive Social Emotional Environments for Smart Kids
  5. Creative and Humorous Ways to Teach Math Without Worksheets
  6. Underachievement and Motivation


Confratute attendees silkscreening in 2017

Sally Reis leads a Confratute session in 2011.

Confratute sign along the road leading to campus.
Confratute 2018 attendees taking part in a post-it note exercise.

Confratute 2018 attendees take part in a Post-It note exercise.

Confratute attendees silkscreening in 2017

Confratute 2017 participants enjoy a silkscreening class.

 * as of Dec. 10, 2019