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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

Chapter Asks Community to Show Up, Advocate for District GT Learners

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Events, Stillwater ISD 834 | 0 comments

Chapter Asks Community to Show Up, Advocate for District GT Learners

Area public school GT services, including the 4/5 GATE program, 6/7 middle school supports, and select AP classes, are on the list of potential cuts as the Stillwater School Board decides how to fix a $2.5M shortage in the reserve fund balance for 2019-2020. We ask you to attend the 12/13 board meeting with this chapter as a show of support for GT learners and continued local access to services. Arrive early if you wish to speak at Open Forum. Students are welcome, too! — Please see our 12/13 Update about developments in the ongoing...

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UPDATED 12/13: Stillwater School Board Considers Cuts to GT Services

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Announcements, MN Dept of Education, Stillwater ISD 834 | 0 comments

UPDATED 12/13: Stillwater School Board Considers Cuts to GT Services

St. Croix Valley Gifted is drawing priority attention to potential cuts the Stillwater Area School Board considers for 2019-2020. District administrators prepared a list of cuts for board consideration to address a $2.5M shortfall in order to maintain the available fund balance as specified in school board policy. This list, which remains under review as of late October 2018, includes: Reduce HS programs to the level required by the state, and not above (affects some AP programming per 10/23 board working session) Remove 6,7 GATE Programming...

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Where’s My St. Croix Valley Gifted eNews?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Announcements, Featured Resource, Internet Insights | 0 comments

Where’s My St. Croix Valley Gifted eNews?

You would like to start receiving St. Croix Valley Gifted eNews for upcoming events, GT resources, or info about this chapter and MCGT? Click here to provide your name and email address so you can start receiving future editions. We never share our contact list with any other groups or organizations. Interested in previewing a past edition of our eNews first? We archive the past year of our newsletter here. You’re welcome to take a look! We won’t archive the current school year’s editions until Summer. You’ll want to...

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THURS 11/15 @ 6:30pm | Growth Conditions: Helping Kids Who are Ready for More

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THURS 11/15 @ 6:30pm | Growth Conditions: Helping Kids Who are Ready for More

Pediatricians show you kids’ physical growth trends and offer guidance. How do you know when to advocate for different growth conditions for learning — or what to ask for? Tammie Stewart is our guest from Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD). TOPIC |  Growth Conditions: Knowing How to Help Kids Who Are Ready for More  (Flyer color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Thursday, 11/15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm WHERE | Room 103B @ Oak-Land Middle School, 820 Manning Ave. N, Lake Elmo What do you do for a kid who...

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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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UPDATED Election Guide – 2018 Board Candidate Q&A, Forum Resources

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

UPDATED Election Guide – 2018 Board Candidate Q&A, Forum Resources

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who participated in our candidate forum on September 30! 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. See the next section below for candidate responses to the St. Croix Valley Gifted questionnaire. Question #6 shows candidate stances on availability and necessity of GT supports. You also will find their campaign websites, social media...

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

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Featured Resource | 0 comments

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 11/17 | Attend NAGC18 Family Day in Minneapolis

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Conference, Events, Featured Resource, In the Metro | 0 comments

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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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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