Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Results of GPS Gifted Vision Committee to be shared

Many of you know that a Gifted Education Vision Committee was tasked by GPS last spring to develop a vision statement to guide GPS gifted education for grades K-12.  The committee has concluded and we want you to know GSG will be the first to hear the committee's results.  At our meeting this Thursday after our guest speaker, and in place of having a Parent Mentor/New Parent breakout session, Patty Rogers, GPS Curriculum Director, will share the Vision Committee's results.  This will be your opportunity to ask any questions. 

The formal work study presentation to the school board will be on December 18th, so please mark your calendars and come to the district office on 12/18. We will announce the time of the work study as soon as we have it.  Also, usually during work study presentations audience questions are not received, though 3 minute comments are permitted. 

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday at Pioneer Elementary, 7pm, and again on 12/18 at the GPS district office conference room.  Please spread the word.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Calendar Items

www.gilbertgifted.orgHelping the gifted to soar!

Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted

Reminder to attend the GSG Guest Lecture 
Thursday, November 15th  
Pam Ingram, gifted educator, will speak on  
Study Skills and the Gifted Learner

Mark Your Calendars for Future Meetings:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013 – Shari Murphy, gifted educator, will speak about the Twice Exceptional Student (2e), children who are both gifted and learning disabled.
  • Thursday, April 11, 2013 - DeeDee Aboroa, gifted educator, will speak about Underachievement, a common issue for gifted students.

All Meetings will be held at 
the Pioneer Elementary School library in Gilbert  
(1535 N. Greenfield Rd, near the SE corner of Greenfield and Baseline)

Meetings will be 7-8pm, 
with a breakout session at 8:00 for new parents and 
Gifted Parent Mentors.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Meeting

 www.gilbertgifted.orgHelping the gifted to soar!


Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted
Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 PM
Pioneer Elementary Library
(1535 N. Greenfield Rd, near the SE corner of Greenfield and Baseline)

Pam Ingram

Study Skills and the Gifted Learner
Gifted children approach learning differently than typical students.  What are the study skills that are difficult for gifted learners to develop?  What are ways to help them develop these skills so they are successful in their educational pursuits?  Come learn some ways to meet some of the academic needs of your gifted child.

Pam Ingram coaches teachers of gifted students at Meridian, Playa del Rey, Settlers Point, and Oak Tree elementary schools.  As a counselor in Colorado Springs she coordinated the gifted program at her elementary school. Then as Educational Director she was responsible for the district gifted program.  After moving to Arizona, she has taught in GPS as a Primary ALP teacher and as an ALP Coach for primary grade teachers.

8:00pm breakout session:  New Parents with Gifted Parent Mentors