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St. Croix Valley Gifted – Chapter Information

 

GT Position Statements

Position statements offer an organization’s official stance and recommendations on the named topic.

  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of Elementary Level Gifted Learners (2017)
  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of Middle Level Gifted Learners (2017)
  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of High School Level Gifted Learners (2004)
  • MEGT – Mandated Services for Gifted Education (2015)
  • NMSA / NAGC – Meeting the Needs of High Ability and High Potential Learners in the Middle Grades
  • ASCA – The Professional School Counselor and Gifted and Talented Student Programs (2013)
  • NAGC – Full archive of NAGC position statements and white papers

Chapter Meeting Handouts

9/24/17 – Learning to Adapt: Resilience, Resistance, & Realities of Guiding Kids through Change  (articles – .pdf resources)

  • Books
    • Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings (2nd Ed.) by Christine Fonseca, 2015
    • Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears by Dr. Dan Peters, Ph.D., 2013 (SENG Course, CEUs)
    • When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers by Judy Galbraith, M.A. & Jim Delisle, Ph.D., 2015
    • The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything by Judy Galbraith, M.A. & Jim Delisle, PhD., 2011
    • Survival Guide for Gifted Kids: For Ages 10 and Under (Revised and Updated 3rd Edition) by Judy Galbraith, 2013
    • The Resilient Parent: Everyday Wisdom for Life with Your Exceptional Child by Mantu Joshi, 2014
    • Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults by Paula Prober 2016
    • Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Practical and Creative Strategies for Teachers by Arthur L. Costa, 2009
  • AV Media

     

    Chapter Meeting Handouts, 2016-2017 School Year

    Additional Resources

    • Balancing Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education, Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (NAGC 2016)

     

     

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SUN 10/15 @ 2:00pm | Guest Heather Boorman, LCSW, on Intensity, Anxiety, & Existential Worry

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SUN 10/15 @ 2:00pm | Guest Heather Boorman, LCSW, on Intensity, Anxiety, & Existential Worry

Heather Boorman, LCSW, joins St. Croix Valley Gifted for a conversation about helping kids find paths through socio-emotional intensity, anxiety, or existential worry. Kids may feel they’re lost in the woods on an ordinary school day. Tests and assignments. Peer relationships, bullying, or social pressure to conform. Family dynamics and stress at home. Desire for connection and understanding. Untangling big emotions and frustration. Making sense of social media or events in their world. Topic | Finding Paths Through: Helping Kids with...

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SUN 9/24 at 2:00pm | Learning to Adapt: Guiding Kids through Change

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SUN 9/24 at 2:00pm | Learning to Adapt: Guiding Kids through Change

New school year. New teachers. Perhaps an entirely new school. Each Fall students step into new routines, adapt to new expectations, and hope they find people — peers and teachers — who can embrace them for who they are. Topic | Learning to Adapt: Resilience, Resistance, & Realities of Guiding Kids through Change – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Sunday 9/24, 2:00 – 4:00pm Where | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers B 224 Third St. N., Stillwater Returning to school can be exciting — or...

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UPDATE: Take Our Community Survey by SEPT 26

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UPDATE: Take Our Community Survey by SEPT 26

Every two years St. Croix Valley Gifted’s community survey gathers input on behalf of area students. Your responses and requests are an important measure of how our chapter efforts should shift to match changing needs, and they let us know how we can create and strengthen connections between people who guide young GT learners toward adulthood. The survey also surfaces pressure points that are driving concerns and opportunities for local GT supports. Who can take the survey? Are you a local student, parent, caregiver, educator, or other...

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TUES 5/2 at 6:30pm | Survival in the Fire Swamp

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TUES 5/2 at 6:30pm | Survival in the Fire Swamp

Drop your sword and join St. Croix Valley Gifted for a chocolate-coated conversation about kids who are calling out to be seen, heard, taught and challenged! Topic | Survival in the Fire Swamp – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Tuesday 5/2, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where | Stillwater Junior High School Media Center 532 Marsh St. West, Stillwater When kids’ learning and socio-emotional needs fall beyond what’s considered “typical” for their age-assigned classroom grade, reaching the end of the school year can...

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TUES 3/28 at 6:30pm | Giving Secondary Thought: A Community MakerSpace

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TUES 3/28 at 6:30pm | Giving Secondary Thought: A Community MakerSpace

Do parents and educators give sufficient thought to what GT learners face on their journey through secondary? Time doesn’t slow down as students reach the secondary classroom. Projects, deadlines, extra-curriculars, social life, course requirements, and testing new interests or ideas. How do you find the formula for learning and growth in grades 6 – 12? Now add GT into the mix. Perfectionism. Underachievement. Trouble finding challenge and engagement… or people who relate. Masking ability to gain social acceptance. Making...

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MON 2/27 at 6:00pm | Books for the Care & Feeding of Advanced Readers

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MON 2/27 at 6:00pm | Books for the Care & Feeding of Advanced Readers

With gifted readers in the house it can be tough to keep enough books on hand while staying on top of which titles kids are choosing to devour. What makes for a “healthy diet” when kids are reading two — or even more — levels beyond grade norms? We’re preparing a feast on books in celebration of “I Love to Read” month! Topic | The Care & Feeding of Advanced Readers – Download Flyer (color or grayscale) When | Monday 2/27, 6:00 – 7:30pm; Looking for the meeting handouts? Where | Stillwater...

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THURS 2/2 at 6:30pm | Communicating Care & Connection: Parenting Supports & Gifted Youth

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THURS 2/2 at 6:30pm | Communicating Care & Connection: Parenting Supports & Gifted Youth

SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPG) bring individuals and families together to discuss the challenges associated with raising a gifted child. The co-facilitators of these groups, though knowledgeable about parenting and gifted education, do not attempt to give advice. Instead, their facilitation provides a non-judgmental and nurturing atmosphere for individuals and families to exchange ideas. The SMPG model builds on A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James T. Webb, PhD., Arlene DeVries, M.S.E., Janet Gore, M.Ed. and Ed Amend, Psy.D....

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Mon 11/7 at 6:00 | Kids Move Full STEAM Ahead with Mounds Park Academy

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Mon 11/7 at 6:00 | Kids Move Full STEAM Ahead with Mounds Park Academy

St. Croix Valley Gifted invites families with kids of all ages for an evening of creativity, innovation, and teamwork featuring educators from Mounds Park Academy! Topic | Kids Move Full STEAM Ahead with Mounds Park Academy When | Monday 11/7, 6:00 – 7:30pm Where | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers Conference Room on the Upper Level, 224 Third St. North Together, we kick off Gifted & Talented Youth Week in Minnesota (11/6 – 12) with a STEAM activity pairing younger and older kids together for a design challenge crafted...

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Mon 10/3 | 2e: Twice Exceptional – Documentary & Discussion

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Mon 10/3 | 2e: Twice Exceptional – Documentary & Discussion

Featuring illuminating interviews with students, parents, teachers, psychologists and therapists, 2e: Twice Exceptional follows the personal journeys of a unique group of high school students in Los Angeles who have been identified as “twice exceptional” – gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. Documentary & Discussion | 2e: Twice Exceptional by Thomas Ropelewski When | Monday 10/3, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where | Stillwater Junior High Media Center, 523 Marsh St. West View the Trailer It is thanks to...

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Sun 9/25 | How to Grow the Kids We Have

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Sun 9/25 | How to Grow the Kids We Have

Each year, parents and educators wonder how best to support kids who, for assorted reasons, stand out in unexpected or surprising ways. Join us for a conversation that unpacks and reaches beyond labels in order to nurture the kids we have. Topic | How to Grow the Kids We Have: Preparing the ground for a good year at school When | Sunday 9/25, 2:30 – 4:30pm Where | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers Conference Room on the Upper Level, 224 Third St. North Sometimes fixed mindsets aren’t found in kids, but do emerge...

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