Monday, October 25, 2010

Help for Parents of Gifted Children in Chicagoland

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The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is hosting a Parent Academy on November 6th from noon to 5.

The title is intriguing: Understanding the Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children. (No, really, if you've got a highly or profoundly gifted child, you know what I mean.)

The event will kick off with a tour of IMSA.The keynote speaker is Andy Mahoney. He'll be talking about executive function and the vulnerability of gifted kids. If he gets to the part about hiring an assistant for your college student I'm going to pop in my ear buds and whistle Dixie.

And from 2:00 – 5:00 they will be several break out sessions:

· Parenting Module (developed by ISBE for parents of gifted children)

· The Mind of the Gifted Teen

· Shaping Your Child’s Education: Where Parents Fit in the Equation

· Classroom Teacher: Friend or Foe?

· Fostering the Gifted Brain: Facts, Fun and the Future

· My Child is identified as Gifted – Now What?

· Living with Intensity: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

· Young Gifted Children: Parenting Issues and Concerns

· RtI and Gifted: What Does this Mean for my Child?

The cost is $30 per person/$50 per couple.

Should I stay or should I go? I still haven't decided, but the registration deadline is November 1, so I should make up my mind soon. Let me know if you'll be there.


RL Julia said...


Terry said...

Thanks for sharing the info about the IAGC Parent Academy.Of course, I'd like to have you attend; but, I understand about having to make up your own mind. Hope to see you at IAGC's convention on Feb. 6-8, 2011, in Chicago. (I'll host the Sunday afternoon session for parents, with Jim Delisle's featured presentation about growing up gifted, Newenka DuMont's presentation about highly gifted kids, and breakout discussion groups.)

Kim Moldofsky said...

I think I am likely attending along with a friend.

Terry, will there be wifi? Also, am I missing an online registration option or do I really need to mail in a check and form?

Kim Moldofsky said...

@Terry I meant to add that I'm happy to help publicize events like this, but I was so overwhelmed by the thoughts of searching out a postage stamp, I forgot. ;-)

Not sure if the dates are going to work for me. Maybe in 2012 you'll let me present my session, "Advocacy: I really don't know what I'm doing, either"

Shari said...

Go. I am trying to clear something off my calendar so I can attend too.