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SAGE GIFTED PATHWAYS
An evening of learning about options and opportunities during a gifted child's journey K-12
Thursday, Nov. 14
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
GCISD Professional Development
and Education Center (PDEC)
5800 Colleyville Blvd.
Free for SAGE Members' Families
Check-In & Networking
PDEC Mustang Corral. Optional: Bring a dinner for your family and socialize before the evening begins.
Keynote: Developing Talent from Childhood into Early Adulthood
Dr. Todd Kettler, Baylor University
Perhaps one of the greatest anxieties of parenting children with exceptional abilities is wondering whether you are adequately developing their potential. Fortunately, the process of talent development has been studied and modeled to help parents, educators, and researchers better understand the cognitive and psycho-social nuances that interact with opportunity and environment. This presentation will include an overview of the science of developing exceptional talent as well as practical recommendations for parents.
Todd Kettler, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at Baylor University. He is the chair of the Texas Commissioner of Education’s Advisory Council for Gifted Education in Texas. Read more about the keynote.
~ 7:00 p.m.
Choose 2 breakout sessions. They're ~ 40 minutes each and will end ~ 8:30 p.m.
High School Student Panel
GCISD's National Merit Scholars & Gifted Students
Panelists will offer insights on balancing life and studies, navigating high school, and choosing college and career. Younger students benefit greatly from hearing directly from their older classmates. You'll leave this session with practical ideas, and you'll be inspired by GCISD's scholars.
Conversations for College and Career
Julie Leslie, GCISD Director of Advanced Academics
Mrs. Leslie began these conversations with her step-son Trevor when he was in middle school. In this whirlwind session, Mrs. Leslie will share how they examined his personality, passions, and strengths. All of this helped Trevor decide to which colleges he would apply and shaped his final decision to attend a small liberal arts in Michigan (where he's sometimes flourishing, sometimes struggling, always growing, and [mostly] happy - at least for now!).
Guiding your Gifted Adolescent
Dr. Cheryl Taliaferro, GCISD ASPIRE Liaison
Do you know what to expect when your gifted adolescent starts middle school? Learn from experienced teacher Dr. Cheryl Taliaferro about the unique characteristics and needs of adolescents, and how to build a strong partnership with your student and his/her teachers as you guide your child into adulthood.
Cindy Garcia, GCISD Advanced Academics Instructional Coach
"How do I know if my child is gifted?" "My child was identified as gifted — now what?" Learn the GT lingo and get strategies for parenting your unique child from gifted teacher and parent Cindy Garcia.
Twice Exceptional Students
Parents and educators of gifted students who also have a learning disability are invited to meet each other in support of the needs of 2e students. Share information and connect with a broader network of families with similar challenges. Session hosted by Tami Brugman, facilitator of our 2e Monthly Chat.
Gifted Education & Texas House Bill 3
Dr. Todd Kettler, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, Baylor University
Dr. Kettler is the chair of the Texas Commissioner of Education’s Advisory Council for Gifted Education in Texas. He will share information about how Texas House Bill 3 affects gifted education in Texas. Attend this session to be informed about laws that directly affect your students.
Ask the Expert
Experienced Parents & Teachers
All evening! Sign up when you arrive for a 10-minute private conversation with a GT expert from our SAGE community. A great opportunity to ask a friendly face those questions you always wanted to ask. We'll help point you toward the answers.
Other things to know
Admission is free for SAGE Members' families, and $10 each for non-members.
Check in begins at 5:30 p.m. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch for your family if it suits your schedule!
We will honor the 2019 recipient of the SAGE Sherry Hamilton Memorial GT Educator Award.
We will provide live Spanish translation of the keynote and two breakout sessions via headsets; our appreciation to GCISD's Department of World Languages!
We will not provide childcare this year.
The mini-conference ends around 8:30 p.m.
More details to come. Follow @GCSAGE for updates.
¡14 de noviembre de 2019: SENDEROS DE SUPERDOTADOS!
4ª. mini conferencia anual de SAGE, SENDEROS DE SUPERDOTADOS: Navegando con su niño superdotado desde Kindergarten hasta la universidad, se llevará a cabo el 14 de noviembre, empezando a las 6 pm hasta las 8:30 pm. Aprenda sobre opciones y oportunidades durante la travesía de su niño superdotado a través de la escuela. El orador principal será el Dr. Todd Kettler de la Universidad de Baylor. Habrá sesiones para padres de familia, educadores y estudiantes de 5º a 12º grado. Un panel de Discípulos de Mérito Nacional ofrecerá ideas sobre el equilibrio de vida y estudios. ¡Información sobre la preparación para la universidad y más! Gratis para los miembros de SAGE.
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