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What is Giftedness?

  • Collected resources on the Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) by Dr. Françoys Gagné, Honorary Professor of Psychology (retired), Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • 12 Lists of Characteristics of Gifted Students via ByrdSeed

2016

2015

  • 6 Types of Giftedness by Martina Schneider via Up Coaching 5 Jan 2015
  • How Has Neuroscience Changed the Way We View Giftedness?, aggregated resources from a global #gtchat Twitter chat hosted by #TAGT, Texas Association for Gifted and Talented 9 Jan 2015

2010-2014

  • Giftedness is more than a function of Education by Celi Trepanier via Crushing Tall Poppies 5 Dec 2014
  • Why the Word “Gifted” Still Matters by Pamela Price via Red, White, & Grew 15 Sep 2014
  • Gifted Children and Adults — Neglected Areas of Practice by James T. Webb, PhD., via National Register of Health Service Psychologists Spring 2014
  • The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness by Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, Director of SENG, via Huffington Post 10 Apr 2013
  • Gifted Child Quarterly: Special Issue in Response toRethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological ScienceOctober 2012
  • A Landmark Monograph in Gifted Education, and Why I Disagree with Its Major Conclusion by James H. Borland via The Creativity Post 21 June 2012
  • Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education:  A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science by Rena F. Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, and Frank C. Worrell | (c) 2011 to the Authors, as printed in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Association for Psychological Science (APS) via SAGE Journals

2000 – 2009

1999 and earlier

  • Exceptionally Gifted Children: Different Minds by Deirdre V. Lovecky, originally published in Roeper Review. 1994 17(2) via SENG

UPDATED! SUN 9/30 @ 3:30pm | 2018 Family Friendly Meet the Candidates

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Announcements, Community Outreach, Events, Stillwater ISD 834 | 0 comments

UPDATED! SUN 9/30 @ 3:30pm | 2018 Family Friendly Meet the Candidates

The 2018 Family Friendly Candidate Forum returns to Teddy Bear Park in September! UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who participated in our candidate forum! Please share this page so others can refer to the candidates’ responses to our questionnaire and review these voter resources, forum videos, etc., as they make their ballot decisions before Election Day on TUES 11/6. Washington County voters want to support local students and have confidence that elected school board members for ISD 834 will show sound leadership. But family schedules...

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SAT 11/17 | Attend NAGC18 Family Day in Minneapolis

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SAT 11/17 | Attend NAGC18 Family Day in Minneapolis

Minneapolis hosts the 65th NAGC Annual Convention this Fall, with one day specially designed to welcome area GT youth and their families! When: Saturday, 11/17 during the National Association for Gifted Children’s 65th Annual Convention Who:  Families — Parents, grandparents, and their children Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave S. Cost:  $50 per family unit (does not include lunch) for MCGT members and non-members, which includes Family Day access and a one-year NAGC Parent membership Registration: Use a credit...

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Report and Findings from 2017-2018 Community Feedback

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Community Outreach, Featured Resource | 0 comments

Report and Findings from 2017-2018 Community Feedback

St. Croix Valley Gifted announces the final report of findings from our 2017-2018 Community Feedback initiative. Were there any big surprises? What the community shared echoes many concerns, observations, and experiences you’ve shared with us since this local MCGT chapter formed in 2012 and during our 2015 survey. It’s fair to say that reaction to current local GT supports and services is mixed, and there’s plenty of room for growth and improvement. (This is a report card after all!) Please keep in mind that this effort was...

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TUES 10/9 @ 6:30pm | 2e Film & Discussion with Dyslexia Advocates

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TUES 10/9 @ 6:30pm | 2e Film & Discussion with Dyslexia Advocates

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. TOPIC | Film screening & discussion with Karin Florin, LPN, of Dyslexia Advocates (Flyer color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Tuesday, 10/9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm WHERE | Media Center @ Stillwater Middle School,...

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MDE announces two Fall 2018 GT educator workshops

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Community Outreach, In the Metro, MN Dept of Education | 0 comments

MDE announces two Fall 2018 GT educator workshops

MDE announces two workshops this Fall especially for Minnesota educators, coordinators, and administrators with responsibility for GT learners. Aligning Values, Evidence, and Communication to Create Effective Gifted Education | Workshop with Dr. Matthew C. Makel, Duke TIP WHEN | MONDAY 10/15, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm WHERE | MDE Conference Center B, Room 15, Roseville, MN REGISTER | Online by October 8 The journey from having an idea to having a strong community of support for implementation can be a rough road. But these are crucial steps for any...

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Where’s My 2018-2019 Reach for the Stars Guide?

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Where’s My 2018-2019 Reach for the Stars Guide?

St. Croix Valley Gifted has a limited print quantity of the 2018-2019 Reach for the Stars Guide, the annual Minnesota student enrichment resource printed in partnership with Synergy & Leadership Exchange and Jostens. Reach for the Stars makes it easy for students to explore extra-curricular enrichment. All students are eligible for listed programs; need-based scholarships are available for several. Families can locate local resources that support student interests, dreams, and possibilities. Teachers in elementary, middle, or high school...

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TUES 9/25 @ 6:30pm | CHAT Night: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’

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TUES 9/25 @ 6:30pm | CHAT Night: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’

Join St. Croix Valley Gifted to talk about how we — caregivers and educators — help or hinder kids’ efforts to be life-long learners. Topic | MCGT CHAT: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Tuesday 9/25, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where | Oak-Land Middle School, Room 101A – 820 Manning Ave. N., Lake Elmo Resources | Access the intro readings and the MindMatters Podcast interview with Jim Delisle (Episode 9) Note | Childcare is not available for this event Nationally known GT expert and...

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SAT 9/8 | MCGT Back-to-School Bursts MINI-Conference

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Conference, In the Metro, Membership | 0 comments

SAT 9/8 | MCGT Back-to-School Bursts MINI-Conference

Attend the MCGT Back-to-School Bursts FALL Mini-Conference. Whether your child is navigating a transition, hoping for a different year than last year or excited to continue their gifted learner experiences, there are strategies that support your family. When: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9am to 12pm Where: Edina Education Center, 3rd floor ~ 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424. Registration: Online or on-site, 8:30am on the morning conference begins, outside of rooms 350-351 Suggested donation: Members, $10, or 2 for $15; Non-members, $20...

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MON 2/12 @ 6:00pm | What People Say About Gifted Education

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MON 2/12 @ 6:00pm | What People Say About Gifted Education

What do people say about Gifted Education? Is it necessary? Funded? Provided? Reaching local kids who need it? Why is it often so tough to find clear answers to these and other questions parents have about supports in place for GT learners? Is there a roadmap or silver bullet answer? Do you wonder whether the grass is greener somewhere else? Topic | What People Say About Gifted Education  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Monday 2/12, 6:00 – 7:30pm Where | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers B – Upper Level...

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WEATHER ALERT for THURS 1/11 CHAT with Carol Maleug

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Chapter Meeting | 0 comments

WEATHER ALERT for THURS 1/11 CHAT with Carol Maleug

There’s a winter weather advisory through Thursday 1/11, though the storm is expected to move out of the area around school dismissal time. As you well know, how the weather actually behaves vs. what the advance forecast models suggest makes a difference to what happens next. UPDATE 5:20pm THURS | The snow is wrapping up in Washington County and activities are continuing as planned, so we will see you at Stillwater Middle School tonight! Please pay attention to Stillwater Area Public Schools bulletins concerning plans to cancel or go...

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