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  • How Does a Child with Executive Functioning Issues Think Differently by Laura Tagliareni, Ph.D., via Understood.org

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  • How Does a Child with Executive Functioning Issues Think Differently by Laura Tagliareni, PhD., via Understood.org 24 Nov 2014
  • The Right — and Surprisingly Wrong — Ways to Get Kids to Sit Still in Class by Valerie Strauss via Washington Post 7 Oct 2014
  • How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies by Ingfei Chen via Mind/Shift 25 Aug 2014
  • 6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking by Ben Johnson viaEdutopia 17 Mar 2014
  • Ten Reasons Why Your Gifted Child Procrastinates by Gail Post, PhD., via Gifted Challenges 12 Mar 2014
  • Executive Function Primer by Cynthia Kim via Musings of an Aspie 7 Jan 2014
  • Margin of Error: Life, Common Sense, and the Gifted by Kathleen Casper via SENGVine Oct 2013
  • Executive Function Skills are Critical for Children to Learn by Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making25 Apr 2013
  • The Highly Distracted Gifted Child: How You Can Help by Christopher Taibbi via Psychology Today 21 Oct 2012
  • What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains by Annie Murphy Paul, via Mind/Shift 5 Apr 2012

SAT 11/2 | Alonzo Kelly Delivers 2019 MCGT Conference Keynote

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SAT 11/2 | Alonzo Kelly Delivers 2019 MCGT Conference Keynote

Alonzo Kelly (alonzokelly.com) will deliver the 2019 MCGT Conference keynote address on Saturday, NOV 2. Alonzo is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on leadership development, strategic planning, and professional goal achievement. We share details about Alonzo Kelly’s keynote topic and additional break-out sessions below the conference details for registration, youth programs, and volunteer opportunities. 2019 MCGT Conference Details Date & Time | Saturday, 11/2 – 8:30am check-in, Conference sessions from 9:00 –...

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TUES 11/12 @ 6:30pm | Strategic College Planning for GT Learners

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TUES 11/12 @ 6:30pm | Strategic College Planning for GT Learners

College planning can be complicated under everyday circumstances. What if you’re a GT learner traveling a non-traditional path through the middle and high school years? College credits for AP or CIS classes may be only part of the picture. Grade or subject acceleration, PSEO courses, or other learning outside the school day also enter the equation. Guest Sabrina Fay, consultant with Thrivent Financial, joins us for a college planning conversation tailored to families who have GT or advanced learners — particularly in grades 5...

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WED 10/9 MEGT Workshop | The Unseen Gifted with April Wells

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WED 10/9 MEGT Workshop | The Unseen Gifted with April Wells

Minnesota Educators of the Gifted & Talented (MEGT) invites educators and parents to the upcoming MEGT Metro Fall Workshop with April Wells. The Unseen Gifted will enhance your understanding of how gifted students can often go unnoticed and often slip through the cracks, while missing opportunities to be properly challenged in the classroom. TOPIC | The Unseen Gifted featuring April Wells – Download Flyer (.pdf) WHEN | WEDNESDAY 10/9, 9:00am – 3:00pm WHERE | Anderson Center, Hamline University, 774 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul COST |...

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SUN 10/6 @ 2:00PM | Lived Wisdom: A GT Parent Panel Discussion

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SUN 10/6 @ 2:00PM | Lived Wisdom: A GT Parent Panel Discussion

A great advantage of this local MCGT chapter is making connections with St. Croix Valley area families whose students are at different points on their school journeys. We’ve prepared a panel discussion especially for people who are looking ahead or figuring out how to approach current challenges. TOPIC | Lived Wisdom: A GT Parent Panel Discussion – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | SUNDAY 10/6, 2:00 – 4:00pm WHERE | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers B – Upper Level We are thrilled to bring...

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SAT 9/7, 9am – Noon | Mini-Conference: GT & 2e Students, Schools, & Advanced Learning

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SAT 9/7, 9am – Noon | Mini-Conference: GT & 2e Students, Schools, & Advanced Learning

Are you a parent or teacher who wants to learn about options available in school to support talent development for GT & 2e students? Do you wonder if acceleration is a good fit for your student? What does gifted education look like in Minnesota? How can educators and parents partner to support GT & 2e students? Join us to discuss how parents and educators can work together at student conferences, 504, and IEP meetings by using specific research-based acceleration and talent development options. Hurry! Space is limited, so register now...

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UPDATED | August Meetings 8/12, 8/14 and Save the Date!

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Chapter Meeting, Community Outreach | 0 comments

UPDATED | August Meetings 8/12, 8/14 and Save the Date!

    Be flexible. Look ahead to what’s on the horizon. Steer around hidden obstacles. Advocate, but avoid being “that parent.” Nurture growth. Be ready for the new year. TOPIC | Where the Compass Leads: Guiding GT Kids – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | MONDAY 8/12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm – and – WEDNESDAY 8/14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm WHERE | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers A – Upper Level St. Croix Valley Gifted invites you to two events in mid August to help chart the...

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May 2019 | Chapter President Writes Letter to Area Families

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May 2019 | Chapter President Writes Letter to Area Families

Margaret wrote end-of-year thoughts in a letter especially for St. Croix Valley area GT families before school wraps up and people scatter to child care, the lake, camp, vacation, or other Summer activities. 2018-2019 has been a critical year for local advocacy, surfacing both challenges and opportunities. We’ll excerpt parts of her letter below and encourage you to check page one for an upcoming June conversation with Woodbury and Stillwater area legislators about GT education in Minnesota. Related arrangements are still in motion...

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TUES 3/26 @ 6:30pm | Guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, on Mental Health at HS & College

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TUES 3/26 @ 6:30pm | Guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, on Mental Health at HS & College

    What should signal parents and young people to access mental health supports? High school years present particular challenges for young people who may need mental health supports. This is especially true as kids approach 18, when they enter new territory for parental input and intervention around healthcare. We welcome featured guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, from PrairieCare in Woodbury. TOPIC | Supporting Kids’ Mental Health: High School & College Transition  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Tuesday,...

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7th Graders! Apply for JKCF Young Scholars by MAR 14

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7th Graders! Apply for JKCF Young Scholars by MAR 14

Two programs are aimed at supporting high-ability students as they near high school so these young scholars have a strong foundation for the college experience. Current year seventh graders are eligible for scholarship consideration. Criteria and application instructions appear at each link. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program – 2019 application due by March 14 Institute for Educational Advancement Caroline D. Bradley scholarship – 2019 application by April 9 The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Young Scholars...

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MON 3/4 @ 6:00pm | Parenting Beyond the GT Label

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MON 3/4 @ 6:00pm | Parenting Beyond the GT Label

    When do labels help and when do they get in the way? Labels can be obstacles -or- they can open doors. They can offer common ground -or- they can cause conversations to crumble over differences of opinion, culture, and priority. Join St. Croix Valley Gifted for conversation about moving past labels in order to focus on the bigger picture of kids’ emotional well-being and the process of becoming. TOPIC |  Parenting Beyond the GT Label  – Download Flyer (color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Monday, 3/4, 6:00 – 7:30...

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