We often talk about the unrealized potential of our most gifted learners. The causes for this loss of potential may include social or emotional issues, inappropriate curriculum, or learning deficits.
Dr. Susan Paynter, a child advocate, award-winning educator, and nationally recognized expert in gifted learners, helps schools and families create customized strategies designed to help gifted children feel challenged, successful, and fulfilled. She works one-on-one and collaboratively to design programs that adapt teaching methods to the learning styles of these unique students, rather than trying to adapt the students to the teaching methods. This approach enables gifted kids to joyfully share their unusual gifts and passions with the world.
Check out her website here Potential2Action.com
The deadline to apply for GATE summer and academic year programs is approaching quickly! The deadline for all applications is May 3. Summer programs include the CSI forensics program and the MST (mathematics, science and technology) program.
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Take a few moments to view this eye-opening reflection on how we view children and how we teach children in our current education system: All Learners Are Different
The Research and Evaluation Network of the National Association for Gifted Children’s fourth annual Dissertation Award competition deadline is fast approaching! The winner of the award will receive:
A special session to present his or her research at NAGC 2013
Early-bird conference registration for NAGC 2013 (valued at $390).
To be eligible for the dissertation award, the applicant must:
Be a member of the Research and Evaluation Network of NAGC
Have defended his or her dissertation during the 2012 calendar year.
Applicants should submit an article length manuscript (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format; no longer than 25 pages) based on the dissertation. Any manuscripts longer than 25 pages, exclusive of tables, figures, and references, will be immediately disqualified. In addition, each applicant should submit a cover letter which includes his/her name, address, email address, phone number, current occupation and institution, and the date that he/she defended his/her dissertation.
Application packages must be received by March 25, 2013.
Please submit application packages electronically to:
Research and Evaluation Network Awards Committee Chair
Available for Educational Use
Eligible participants may view the artifacts and request specific items at the website through March 4, 2013. Only schools and museums are eligible to receive artifacts. They must register online using an assigned Department of Education number, or through the state agency for surplus property in their state. The artifacts are free of charge. Eligible organizations must cover shipping costs and any special handling fees. Special items, such as space shuttle thermal protective tiles and packages of three packets of astronaut food, also are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructions for requesting artifacts and special items are linked on the website home page.
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to: GSAXcessHelp@gsa.gov
A CONTEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
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A TUSCAN RETREAT IN AREZZO, ITALY: AUG. 3-17, 2013
Canisius College’s Graduate Program in Differentiated Instruction
& The Southtown Teachers’ Center invite…
TEACHERS OF ALL DISCIPLINES & GRADUATE STUDENTS IN EDUCATION to
spend two weeks in Tuscany at the Accademia dell’Arte for a retreat focusing on
professional development, personal rejuvenation, self-discovery, and social interaction.
Located in the geographic heart of the Italian Renaissance, retreat participants will live,
eat, work, and reflect at the Villa Godiola, a beautiful campus that overlooks Arezzo, Italy.
For more info: Tuscan Retreat
June 26–July 6, 2013
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The Center for Talent Development Summer Program has gained global recognition as a premiere learning and life-changing experience for gifted students.
Click here for more information: Summer Program
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Hunter College Center for Gifted Education (HCCGE) fosters the talent development process of gifted students and those who work and advocate on their behalf. Through graduate courses, supplemental programming, research, professional development, and creating systems of collaboration, HCCGE encourages and supports gifted learners.
Join us in our efforts to provide quality programs and information about gifted learners and best practices in developing their talents. We are committed to providing excellence in services and academic scholarship.
Elissa F. Brown, Ph.D.
For more information, please visit: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/gt-center/
I would like to introduce you to a new place for children to learn and grow, The Evolve Discovery Center.
The Evolve Discovery Center provides a cohesive and coordinated set of programs and support services designed to promote your child’s overall development and personal success. Our goal is to make learning fun and open your child’s eyes to the world.
Evolve’s goals are:
* Make learning fun
* Open your child’s eyes to the world
* Allow teachers to teach their passion
bridge gaps in educational needs
* Support you with resources to help your child succeed
* Support your family to help them succeed
There are programs for students Preschool- High School. Programs with have had in the past are:
Yoga, Spanish, French, Math and English help, a discussion of the book The Almond Tree, and Art classes.
Currently I would like to discuss a 6 week writing class for 7-9th graders.
Jan – 17th- 6 weeks (no class over Feb break)
Thursdays from 6-8 pm
Creative Writing: What you know and how others write! Everyone has specific writing routines and reasons why they write. Therefore, in this class we will discover how and why you write. We will also learn why other famous people write. This will lead you to discover your “writer self.”
Characters: How to create them and how to have fun doing it! Each character in a short story, a novel, and even a screen play was created somehow. In this class we will construct several different characters using fun and interesting ways such as using hats or other pieces of clothing.
Setting: Where are you? Where can you be? A sunny, deserted beach or a cold, dark space ship, both of these places create moods. In your story, your setting will need just as much detail as your characters do. We will use visual stimuli to create a surrounding for your special spirits.
Point of view: I see you. He sees you and your thoughts. She sees you, but doesn’t know what you are thinking. There are only a few points of view, and figuring out which one you would like to use is hard. By attempting a variety of exercises, you can figure out which point of view you would like to use.
Plot: Choose your own path, linear or not so much. All the details of a plot create the path your characters will walk. Everything a writer puts in the story is deliberate for one reason or another. If a writer talks about a broken tree limb, it will most likely come back in some way.
Work shopping and submitting your story to make your own personal book. Tada! This will be the final class. We will talk about the options to be able see yourself in print.
More information can be found here:
155 Genesee St.
New Hartford, NY 13413
Getting Into Selective Colleges
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Speaker: Susan Goodkin is a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Susan writes and speaks nationally on education issues including college admissions. Her articles have appeared in newspapers including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The Sacramento Bee and The Houston Chronicle.
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After a few weeks off between semesters, our 2011-12 subscription
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sets 11 to 20 through late March.
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BYTES Power Smarts are FREE stories for elementary age children to help them recognize and appreciate their strengths and talents. Power Smarts are the multiple intelligences identified by Harvard research psychologist Howard Gardner. Younger children will delight in having the stories read to them, and parents and grandparents will enjoy the stories too. Each story comes with optional discussion questions to spark lively conversations with friends and family to develop face-to-face conversational skills
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