SPAN Chapter meetings for ’13-’14


seminar

Monday  Nov. 11, 2013 7pm  Speaker Dr. Richard Cash at WestWood Elementary in Prior Lake
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 @ 7pm at WestWood Elementary School (5370 WestWood Dr | Prior Lake, MN 55372 Dr. Richard Cash (Educational Consultant, see www.nrichconsulting.com and Gifted Programs specialist in the Bloomington school district) will speak on Beyond Ability: What it Really Takes to Be SuccessfulMany people believe that being smart is a critical component of success.  However, while aptitude and strong content knowledge may be requirements for advanced level courses in high school and in post-secondary, the new world of the 21st century places less emphasis on “books smarts” and more emphasis the skills of creativity, critical reasoning, collaboration and communication.  This shift in direction toward the encouraging student’s drive, passion and fortitude is of extreme importance for our gifted learners.  The more our children apply themselves in difficult situations the more likely there are to become successful in the 21st century.  Join Dr. Richard Cash, an internationally recognized expert in gifted education, as he shares real and practical strategies that can assist you in enhancing your child’s schooling and life experiences to prepare them for their future.  Teacher CEU certificates will be available.   Contact Apryl at [email protected] with questions.

 

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Monday February 3,2014  7pm Speaker Dr. Karen Rogers at WestWood Elementary in Prior Lake

Monday, February 3,2014 @ 7 p.m. at WestWood Elementary School (5370 WestWood Dr | Prior Lake, MN 55372Dr. Karen Rogers (Professor of Gifted Education, University of St. Thomas) will speak on twice-exceptional students’ needs in and out of school.  Teacher CEU certificates will be available. Contact Apryl at [email protected] with questions.

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Monday March 3, 2014  7pm Speaker Dr.  Deborah Ruf at WestWood Elementary in Prior Lake

Monday, March 3, 2014 @ 7 p.m. at WestWood Elementary School (5370 WestWood Dr | Prior Lake, MN 55372Dr.  Deborah Ruf (High Intelligence Specialist, author of 5 Levels of Gifted) will speak on ability testing and levels of giftedness. Teacher CEU certificates will be available.  Contact Apryl at[email protected] with questions.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014  7pm  Speaker Anne Rinkenberger at  WestWood Elementary in Prior Lake

Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 7p.m.at WestWood Elementary School (5370 WestWood Dr | Prior Lake, MN 55372Anne Rinkenberger (Twin Cities’ therapist who specializes in counseling gifted children) will speak about the social and emotional needs of gifted kids…what is characteristic of gifted kids and when a parent might want to seek counseling help.  Teacher CEU certificates will be available.  Contact Apryl at [email protected] with questions.

 

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