Annual Conference 2016

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MINNESOTA COUNCIL FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED ANNUAL CONFERENCE Host and co-sponsor: Robbinsdale Area Schools When: November 12, 2016 Where: Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale The Day’s Schedule 8:30 – 9:00 Check-in and pick up program 9:00 – 12:00 Children’s morning session 9:00 – 10:30 Welcome, MCGT Friend of the Gifted Award, Keynote Address 10:45 – 11:45 Adult Breakout Session I 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch for adults and students 1:00 – 4:00 Children’s afternoon session 1:00 – 1:20 MCGT Annual Meeting 1:30 – 2:30 Adult Breakout Session II 2:45 – 3:45 Adult Breakout Session IV 4:10 – 4:30 Book Swap session for students All day Vendors & information Conference Flyers for download: Main Conference Flyer   (includes Children’s Program Descriptions) Adult Program Descriptions Adult Program Schedule Exhibitor Information Letter Exhibitor Registration Form Keynote Speaker – Lisa Van Gemert The Five-Headed Dragon – Gifted individuals aren’t just regular people with...
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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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SPAN – Prior Lake Chapter Meeting October 6, 2016

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Practical Tips for Parents on Developing Executive Functioning Skills Date: Thursday October 6, 2016 Time: 7-8:30 pm Location: WestWood Elementary School – Media Center, 5370 WestWood Dr. SE, Prior Lake, MN For more information or if you have questions, please contact Apryl:[email protected] Speaker Anne Tyler, a therapist who focuses her practice on gifted children and adults, will speak on practical tips for parents about how to help their gifted child with the development of executive function skills. Relevant URLs: TylerInstitute.org  
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2e: Twice Exceptional The Movie Screening

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Date:  9/28/16 Time:  7:00-8:30 p.m. Location:  Rochester Public Library Email: [email protected] Summary: 2e students are intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. This population is typically very misunderstood. Unfortunately, although education researchers have known about 2e students for decades, most teachers and administrators are still largely unaware of these children, leaving them overlooked and underserved. Carol Maleug, MCGT President/SENG Faciliator/Center for K-12 Guidance Educational Consultant/University of St. Thomas Research Project Manager, will be the subject matter expert joining us for Q&A. Description of Event. WHO: Parents, Teachers, Gifted Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Therapists, Students…anyone with potential exposure to 2e kids. WHAT: 2e students are intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. This population is typically very misunderstood. Unfortunately, although education researchers have known about 2e students for decades, most teachers and administrators are still largely unaware of these children, leaving them overlooked and underserved. About 2e:...
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MPS Advanced Learner Program and Self-Advocacy

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How to get your child the help you need Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2016 Time:  9:30-10:30 a.m. Location:  Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Email for information and questions:[email protected] Description of Event. If you have a child in MPS who has been identified as an Advanced Learner, please join us to learn more about the structures in place to support community schools in meeting your child’s instructional needs. Theresa Campbell, Middle Grades Talent Development and Advanced Academics District Program Facilitator, and Alyssa Polack, Elementary Talent Development and Advanced Academics District Program Facilitator from the MPS Talent Development and Advanced Academics Department will be joining us. Theresa and Alyssa will describe the identification process, service levels, teacher training, and who to contact about the specific program in your community school. Each school implements their own program, so this session will not focus on the individual schools,...
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