Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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CANCELLED: March CHAT Night: Secret Identities & Flying Under the Radar

UPDATE: The March MCGT C.H.A.T. is cancelled related to CDC & MN Dept of Health COVID-19 precautions and Washington County Library measures for the same. 

Consider using the March discussion article to transform these weeks of quarantine into an opportunity for kids’ secret identities to thrive and spill out into the open. Our March St. Croix Valley chapter newsletter will be on the way soon — we’ve added details at the event link for how to sign up!

Thursday, March 26, 6-7:30pm, Oakdale Public Library

This month’s MCGT C.H.A.T. invites area parents and educators to connect and talk through the impact of asking kids to hide or downplay their abilities, ideas, enthusiasm for developing interests, or innate aspects of who they are. How do we nurture kids’ resilience and sense of identity while helping them to develop humility and the ability to be gracious? Especially when these same behaviors can be a struggle for adults!

TOPIC | Secret Identities & Flying Under the Radar – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) 
 THURSDAY 3/26, 6:00 – 7:30pm
WHERE | Oakdale Public Library, Large Conference Room

What messages do we send kids when society praises or prioritizes certain abilities but not others? When we are reluctant to talk openly about ‘giftedness,’ what it is and what it’s not? Download the student essay and article by Lisa Van Gemert that inspire tonight’s discussion.

MCGT members and newcomers all are welcome! C.H.A.T. Nights are a great way to meet other people who are figuring out how to help young people navigate their GT identities at home, at school, and as they grow. 

No child care is available at this event.

Questions? Email [email protected]St Croix Valley Chapter Website