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.
Click HERE for more information.
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
For parents of accelerated learners:
PAL workshops/symposium NYC
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
June 26–July 6, 2013
For more information visit: Young Writers Institute
A CONTEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
Click here for details: Moody's Mega Math Challenge
The University at Buffalo Gifted Math Program (GMP) was founded in 1979 by Dr. Gerald R. Rising, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the University’s Department of Learning and Instruction and by Dr. Betty J. Krist, Professor Emerita and former chair of the Mathematics Department of Buffalo State College. Each year the program enrolls between 225 and 275 students of outstanding mathematics ability from the seventh through twelfth grades of the public, parochial, and private schools in Western New York.
For more information visit: UB Math Program
We 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.
More information can be found here:
Getting Into Selective Colleges
Listen from home — all you need is a telephone.
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.
For more information, or to register, go to:
California Learning Strategies Center