Monday, October 22, 2018

Passing the Torch

As of the 2018-19 school year, the Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted mission
will be carried out by Gilbert's ​Gifted Education Parent Council (GEPC).

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Monday, October 15, 2018

AAGT Parent Institute: October 20th!

Many parents of gifted kids are anxious about the transition of their gifted student from elementary to junior high or junior high to high school or high school to college.  Parental concerns cover the spectrum from social emotional development to helping teachers understand their gifted child's learning differences.  At the October 20th AAGT Parent Institute classes will be offered to support advocacy skills.   

Guest speaker Deb Douglas of GT Carpe Diem will be sharing the keynote address "Letting Go While Holding On: Supporting Our Children's Self-Advocacy."  This will help parents develop mindfulness in their own parenting efforts.  Deb will then lead attending teens in a self-discovery and empowerment workshop to support them in developing their self-advocacy skills.  Additional parent classes on various aspects of giftedness will be available throughout the day.  Spanish translation will be provided.

Empowering gifted teens to take charge of their own learning is critical to their growth.  To this end, AAGT has decided that the teen GT Carpe Diem workshop will be FREE.  Seating is limited.  Please help us spread the word about this event! 

See you October 20th at Parent Institute!

"The goal in teaching self-advocacy is not to assure Success, but to give each learner the information he or she needs to make wise decisions that contribute to the ultimate Success - a rich, reflective and self-fulfilling life." ~ Deb Douglas, GT Carpe Diem 

"I would wish for each child at least one adult who helps the child find the voice of self-advocacy and the courage to use it." ~ Carol Ann Tomlinson

WHAT:  AAGT Annual Parent Institute
DATE: Saturday, Oct 20th
TIME: 9am -3pm
LOCATION:  Gilbert Classical Academy