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Underachievement in GT Learners

2016

2015

  • Gifted Underachievers: Underachieving or Refusing to Play the Game? by Celi Trepanier via Crushing Tall Poppies, 11 Feb 2015

2010 – 2014

  • How Some of America’s Most Gifted Kids Wind Up in Prison by Florina Rodov and Sabrina Truong via Quartz 24 Dec 2014
  • What About Gifted Students Who Drop Out? by Michael S. Matthews, Ph.D., via Digest of Gifted Research 19 Feb 2008

2009 and Earlier

  • The Trouble with Geniuses by Jeanne Bernish via Race to the Middle 5 Apr 2009
  • Gifted achievers and underachievers: A comparison of patterns found in school files by Jean Peterson and Nicholas Colangelo, via Davidson Institute, originally published in Journal of Counseling and Development, American Counseling Association, Vol. 74, pp. 399-407 Mar/Apr 1996

Summer 2019 | August Events and Fall Save the Date!

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

Summer 2019 | August Events and Fall 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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MON 2/25 @ 7pm | Andrew Mahoney on Motivation & Achievement

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MON 2/25 @ 7pm | Andrew Mahoney on Motivation & Achievement

Andrew Mahoney, a pioneer in the field of counseling the gifted and talented and a renowned expert on achievement, highlights the intense and complicated relationship between the process of activating achievement and motivation. Parents and guests are encouraged to bring questions for a lively and informative experience! This presentation will be directed towards achievement for all children, not just gifted and talented. Location & Registration Info This event is made possible thanks to sponsorship by Arete Academy and the Edina,...

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SAT 2/2, 9am – Noon | Mini-Conference: Putting FUN Back into GT Parenting

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SAT 2/2, 9am – Noon | Mini-Conference: Putting FUN Back into GT Parenting

MCGT will host two Mini-Conferences before Summer break arrives, with the first quickly approaching on Saturday, 2/2. Our regular annual MCGT State Conference returns in early November 2019. Please register online in advance to secure your spot, as space for the February Mini-Conference is limited. Morning refreshments will be provided. This event is for parents, educators and other professionals ~ MCGT will not have space, activities, or supervision for children at this event. Mini-Conference Sessions on 2/2 Each conference session will run...

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

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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

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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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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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