Hello! Join us at one or both of the following events:
Coffee Conversations: MPS Advanced Learner ServicesSunday, January 26 1- 2:30pm Spyhouse Coffee 945 Broadway Street, NE Minneapolis
Warm up with a cup of coffee and some conversation with other Minneapolis GT/advanced learner families! MCGT Minneapolis – PAALs hosts informal gatherings of parents, caregivers and interested community members to get to know one another, ask questions and share ideas and information. This meetup will focus on the efforts to serve advanced learners in MPS.
Characteristics of High Aptitude / Advanced LearnersMonday, February 3
Educational consultant and SENG group facilitator, Pam McDonald, will guide us in an evening of discussion about what we often see in children with accelerated learning needs. We will talk about why early identification is important, as well as how to foster and support our students. Free and open to all; donations welcome. Childcare not available.
MCGT Minneapolis – PAALs chapter meeting and presentation by Wendi Schirvar – “Bringing the F-U….N Back Into Parenting”
Join us for our first chapter meeting of the school year! MCGT Minneapolis – PAALs will provide updates and announcements, and then Wendi Schirvar will present “Bringing the F-U….N Back into Parenting,” focusing on parenting strategies to improve bonding and compliance while decreasing conflicts. You’ll also get a chance to hear from Christina Ramsey, MPS Talent Development Program Facilitator for K-8.
You’ll also get a chance to hear from Christina Ramsey, MPS Talent Development Program Facilitator for K-8.
This event is free and open to both MCGT members and non-members. Please share widely!
Wendi M Schirvar, Ph.D. works with children, adolescents and families with a variety of issues including asynchronous development, non-compliant and resistant behaviors, executive functioning and social skills deficits, emotional and behavior dysregulation, and learning problems.
With a background in Child Development, Attachment Research, Parent Education and Educational Psychology, she brings an eclectic blend of theory and practice to her work assisting individuals and families with specific behaviors as well as parenting issues (strengthening families and redirecting difficult behaviors), testing concerns, school advocacy, educational planning and family goal setting. She has a particular specialty with developmentally advanced students and their families and is the Minnesota Liaison to the national organization SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Students).
Her philosophy is grounded in the premise that all families have strengths, apparent or yet to be discovered, and her “work” is to empower, coach and support families to realize and maximize their strengths together. She is impassioned to bring this to fruition through a soon-to-be-published book to support parents and providers on teaching emotional awareness and regulation.