Common Core is a topic on everyone's mind, whether parent or educator. The conference addresses this, and how it relates to our state's gifted population. Explore the impact of Common Core and other topics affecting ALL our state's students. Learn about teaching strategies and programs that ensure CC State Standards are presented at high levels of thinking and deep, rigorous content required for ALL students, including gifted. Learn strategies to identify, raise, and educate gifted children. The Michigan legislature will take up a bill to identify Michigan's gifted youth; learn about this first step in obtaining gifted education and services.