Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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January 2015 CHAT Night

St. Croix Valley Gifted welcomes area parents, caregivers, educators, and MCGT members from across the region for a C.H.A.T. Night discussion centered on Dr. Jim Delisle’s 2014 book, Dumbing Down America: The War on Our Nation’s Brightest Young Minds (And What We Can Do to Fight Back). C.H.A.T. signals the purpose of this event: Chat, Help, Advocate, Talk.
What: MCGT C.H.A.T. Night: Connect. Help. Advocate. Talk
When: January 15, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Cafeteria Annex, St. Croix Preparatory Academy
             4260 Stagecoach Trail N., Stillwater, MN 55082
RSVP or Questions: [email protected]
To make life simple for people whose schedule does not allow time for reading the whole book beforehand, links to a companion video and article are available:
  • Video: Jim Delisle presentation and accompanying slide deck (.pdf), Meeting the Complex Needs of Gifted Children, January 2013
  • Article: Leaving Behind Normalcy: Asynchrony and the Gifted Child by Brianna Safe (9/23/14), via Institute for Educational Advancement
Our C.H.A.T. Night format centers on group participation, so please give some time to exploring these resources or Dr. Delisle’s book, which is available in hardcover and e-book. Support your local indie bookseller or purchase online at smile.Amazon.com, where Amazon donates a percent of your total purchase to support MCGT. It makes a great holiday gift for your favorite adult, student, or educators!
Dr. Delisle’s bio, links to the companion pieces, as well as a map for St Croix Preparatory Academy are available at the St. Croix Valley Gifted website here – http://bit.ly/CHATJan15