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St. Croix Valley Gifted Meeting Handouts

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 (2003)
  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of Middle Level Gifted Learners (2002)
  • 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

3/28/17 – Giving Secondary Thought: GT Expectations and Realities in Middle & High School (.pdf resources)

  • Books
    • A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents by Lisa Rivero, M.A., Great Potential Press 2010
    • Smart Teens’ Guide to Living with Intensity: How to Get More Out of Life and Learning by Lisa Rivero, M.A., Great Potential Press 2010
    • The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything by Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, PhD., Free Spirit Publishing 2011
    • When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs by Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, PhD., Free Spirit Publishing 2015
    • (Classroom) The Cluster Grouping Handbook: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for AllA Schoolwide Model by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D., Free Spirit Publishing 2008
    • (Classroom) The Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens: Ready-to-Use Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More by Jean Sunde Peterson Ph.D, Free Spirit Publishing 2007
  • Ability grouping works – and is essential in middle school and beyond by Gail Post, PhD., via Gifted Challenges 1 Mar 2017
  • Difficult passage: Gifted girls in middle school by Gail Post, PhD., via Gifted Challenges 11 May 2015
  • Underachievers under the radar: How seemingly successful gifted students fall short of their potential via Gifted Challenges 23 Nov 2015
  • Surviving the Middle School Years with your Gifted Child by Christopher Taibbi, M.A.T., via Psychology Today 20 Jan 2013
  • Gifted Underachievement: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go? by Sally Reis and D. Betsy McCoach, Gifted Child Quarterly Vol. 44 No. 3, Summer 2000 via Davidson Gifted

2/27/17 The Care & Feeding of Advanced Readers (book lists and .pdf resources); slide essentials

9/25/16How to Grow the Kids We Have (.pdf resources); slides

Additional Resources

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

 

 

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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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UPDATED: Mon 5/16 | Socio-Emotional Health & GT Kids with Dr. Diane Heacox

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UPDATED: Mon 5/16 | Socio-Emotional Health & GT Kids with Dr. Diane Heacox

A focus on whole child development means looking beyond academic abilities to supports in the learning environment that foster kids’ socio-emotional health and well-being. UPDATE: Scroll below for Dr. Heacox’s book recommendations and related resources. We are honored to welcome back Dr. Diane Heacox, Ed.D. as the featured guest for our May chapter meeting in partnership with Stillwater Area Public Schools. Download the event flyer (.pdf) in color or grayscale. Topic | Socio-Emotional Health & GT Kids: Providing Supports as...

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Wed 3/2 – Take Summer to the Next Level at MITY

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Wed 3/2 – Take Summer to the Next Level at MITY

Summer programs for high-curiosity learners must do more than just scrape the surface! Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) delivers a ticket to Summer fun for Twin Cities students in grades 4 – 11, one that promises the chance to ask and answer big questions on kids’ minds. Choose your own Summer adventure or find out how to electrify learning all year! Come visit with Robbie Seum, MITY Director, to learn about Summer classes and options for extra school year enrichment. – event flyer (.pdf) / BW Topic | Take...

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Thurs 1/14 CHAT | Recognize and Reverse Underachievement in Gifted Learners

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Thurs 1/14 CHAT | Recognize and Reverse Underachievement in Gifted Learners

What conditions put gifted learners at risk for underachievement? What factors cause them to tune out, disengage, or lose direction entirely? How can adults recognize the signs and intervene in meaningful ways? Underachievement is an all-too-frequent dynamic among gifted learners, especially as they reach the middle school and high school years. St. Croix Valley Gifted invites educators and parents to our next chapter meeting, an MCGT CHAT night discussion. – event flyer (.pdf) / BW Topic | Recognize and Reverse Underachievement in...

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