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National Conference of Governor's Schools
October 1-3, 1998
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY
Theme: "Growing Tomorrow's Leaders"
- $150 conference only
- $175 conference and NCoGS annual dues
- $135 single
- $150 double, triple, quad
- Reserve by August 30
Conference Announcement and Invitation
I'm not sure what all of you know yet, but we're humming along with the planning for the fall conference. It will be in Louisville from Thursday evening, October 1, through Saturday mid-afternoon, October 3. We're pretty excited about what we've almost gotten firmed up, which will be mailed to you soon. This will give you a rough idea of the schedule at this point:
October 1, Thursday:
- Dinner at KY Derby Museum
- Learning games
- Stan Curtis, founder of USA Harvest
Oct. 2, Friday:
Morning: various interactive programs about initiatives the KY GS has tried:
- Governors School job internship program
- Career opportunity network
- Legislative ambassadors
- Service learning, etc.
- Lunch: Tables, sharing ideas.
- Afternoon: THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. (See Below)
- Evening: Heritage Cathedral program
- Morning: various interactive programs about initiatives the KY GS has tried:
Oct. 3, Saturday:
- Drs. Duke and Nowicki (non-verbal language, and locus of control).
- Astronaut Story Musgrave: science, creativity, and the next horizon.
WHERE YOU COME IN:
We want to schedule a limited number of sessions, in two or three time blocks of maybe an hour or an hour-and-a-half, each of which focuses on a different topic. Each session would be run by a different state or a different program in a state, and have an announced focus. Thus, if we have, say, 9 good and discrete topics, we might schedule three slots, each slot having three choices. (If this is how it turns out, I'd predict that the sessions would draw 10-30 people each.)
Would at least one person from each state get back to me with an idea for a session? Take up a month, but please no more time than that. If you have even a vague idea, e-mail me while you're still hot. You might think about the most interesting or innovative or successful thing that your program does, or hopes to do. Or then again, you might think about thing you need the most information about.
|Thursday, October 1, 1998|
|1:30 - 4:00 p.m.||NCoGS Board Meeting|
|2:00 - 4:30 p.m.||Registration|
|5:00 p.m.||Buses leave the Hyatt to the Kentucky Derby Museum|
|5:30 - 6:30 p.m.||
Educational Activities at the Derby Museum
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Cash Bar|
|6:45 - 7:00 p.m.||Slide Show|
|7:00 p.m.||A Taste of Kentucky Dinner|
Mr. Stan Curtis, founder of Kentucky Harvest and USA Harvest. USA Harvest has become the largest all-volunteer food distribution organization for impoverished Americans. This presentation will be followed by a panel of 1998 Governor's Scholars who have taken into their communities Mr. Curtis' exhortation that to be a leader one needs vision, risk-taking, and action.
|Friday, October 2, 1998|
|7:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||Governor Paul E. Patton will welcome the participants and announce the Scholars Career Network.|
|10: 15 - 10:45 a.m.||
An overview' of some of the newest and exciting features of the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. In the breakout sessions, there will be an opportunity to learn more about specific programs and how to start and/or implement them.
|10:55 - 11:55 a.m.||
Breakout Sessions I
|Noon - 1:30 p.m.||
This will be an opportunity to share and learn about other programs. Participants are asked to come prepared to discuss what has worked and not worked in their program.
|2:00 - 2:55 p.m.||
Breakout Sessions II
|3:00 - 3:55 p.m.||
Breakout Sessions III
|4:00 - 4:55 p.m.||
Breakout Session IV
|8:00 - 9:30 p.m.||
A Celebration of Faith.
Join a talented group of Governor's Scholars faculty and alumni who will lead us through an interfaith event at the Cathedral of the Assumption, which includes vocal, instrumental, dramatic, and dance presentations.
|Saturday, October 3, 1998|
|7:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||
Emory University professors, Dr. Marshall Duke and Dr. Stephen Nowicki. This nationally recognized team of researchers will present their findings on Kentucky's Governor's Scholars and Kentucky's at-risk students enrolled in the Effective Learning Program (ELP) at Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky
Breakout Sessions IV
Drs. Duke and Nowicki, and Governor's Scholars Program and ELP faculty, will lead sessions on how to apply what this research tells us about measuring and/or generating success for both high achievers and at-risk students. Some sessions will be repeated in Sessions V (below).
|11:15 a.m. -Noon||Breakout Sessions V (see Sessions IV above)|
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||
Astronaut Story Musgrave. Between 1967 and 1996. Dr. Musgrave flew six space flights for NASA's space shuttles. Although his graduate degrees include business administration, medicine, physiology, biophysics and literature, Dr. Musgrave's own educational odyssey began with a GED.
|2:30 - 3:30 p.m.||Open Conversation with Drs. Duke and Nowicki and other Presenters. This is an opportunity to bring questions and personal experiences about how high achievers and at-risk students participate in the learning process.|