Welcome to MCGT!

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Welcome to MCGT!

The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a support and advocacy organization for parents and educators of gifted children. MCGT publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, hosts a member-only email discussion list, sponsors an annual state conference with special children’s programs, conducts monthly CHAT Nights and occasional topical seminars, promotes advocacy at all levels for gifted and talented children, is active in legislative efforts on behalf of kids, and supports local chapters. MCGT’s Mission The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a state-wide non-profit support and advocacy organization of parents, educators, and other professionals who live or work with gifted children and are interested in their education and well-being. MCGT also strives to educate its membership, as well as the general public, about the importance of meeting the educational and social emotional needs of gifted children. Our mission is to promote better understanding of, and educational...
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New SENG Group in Bloomington

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New SENG Group Starting Jan. 7, 2017, in Bloomington Date: Saturdays, Jan 7-Mar 4 Time: 9:30-11 am Location: Oxboro Library, Bloomington Email: [email protected] Description: A new SENG-model parent group will be meeting Saturday mornings at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington. The first session will be January 7, and the group will meet for 8 sessions (no session on January 12). Over the course of 8 weeks, the group will cover topics including communication, motivation, discipline, perfectionism, intensity, peer relationships, and family relationships. What is a SENG Parent Group? A SENG-model parent group is a facilitated discussion group for parents of gifted children. The group will follow the model created by SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted), a national nonprofit focused on the social and emotional needs of gifted youth. SENG discussion groups provide a non-judgmental atmosphere to build parenting skills that nurture children’s development. Will I have any...
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2e: Twice Exceptional Movie Screening

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  Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Time: 7-9pm Location: WestWood Elementary School, 5370 WestWood Dr. SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 Email:[email protected] for questions Brief Description of Event: The Prior Lake chapter will host a screening of “2e: Twice Exceptional,” on Thursday Feb 9 at 7pm at WestWood Elementary School in Prior Lake. “2e: Twice Exceptional” is a documentary which follows the personal journeys of who have been identified as “twice exceptional” – gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. http://2emovie.com/    
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Snazztastic Event – Physics!

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Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm Location: Room 350 Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424 Email:[email protected] Description of Event At our upcoming event, we will be exploring some of the basics of physics, by experimenting with marshmallows to make buildings, finding the perfect paper airplane structure, and more! TLC is happy to welcome you all to our newest event! EVENT SUMMARY: DATE: Friday, November 4th, 2016 TIME: 6:30 – 8:00pm LOCATION: Room 350 Edina Community Center 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424 THEME: Physics FEE: We recommend a $5 donation per child attending. EVENT DETAILS: At our upcoming event, we will be exploring some of the basics of physics, by experimenting with marshmallows to make buildings, finding the perfect paper airplane structure, and more! This event will take place on Friday, Nov 4th at the Edina Community Center from 6:30 – 8pm. We recommend...
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SENG WEBINAR: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE & EMPOWERMENT

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Date: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016 Time: 7:30-9:00 EST Location: SENG WEBSITE: http://www.sengifted.org/ Email: [email protected] Description This webinar will show parents and teachers how to help their gifted students become Social & Emotional ACES. An ACE, of course, is a highly skilled expert. Becoming Social-Emotional ACES specifically targets the gifted concerns of Asynchrony, Social Skills, Emotional Resilience & Self-Esteem. This session reveals the foundation of how social and emotional issues commonly develop in gifted people. This understanding leads us to identify effective intervention strategies. It then proceeds to show us ten skill building steps to develop social & emotional core strength and flexibility–in essence, to becoming Social-Emotional ACES. To register, visit the SENG website: www.sengifted.org Relevant URLs http://www.sengifted.org/
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