Batavia CANDO

Advocating for Gifted, Talented and High Ability Students

What Can You Do This Fall and Winter?

1. Bring your children to the Chalkboard and Toy Town in Batavia to explore games and books for FREE! Monday, December 1, 6:30pm-8pm

2. Participate in the Hour of Code the week of December 8-14, 2014.

3. Join the T.E.N. [Twice Exceptional (2E) Network] parent group to network with other parents of students who are gifted and talented with co-occurring disabilities.

4. Mark your calendar for the Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) Conference February 8-10, 2015 in Naperville.

5. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and be informed about local workshops and other valuable information for the gifted and talented, high ability learner.

See the details below for all that You CAN DO this fall and winter!

Explore Games and Books Night at The Chalkboard and Toy Town

Monday, Dec. 1st 2014 at 6:30-8pm

381 N Randall Rd

Batavia, IL

The Chalkboard and Toy Town are sponsoring an evening of toy testing for the kids! Bring your children to explore games, toys and books that will guide and enhance their development, ability and interests! All for FREE!

Hour of Code- WORLDWIDE December 8-14, 2014

Join the largest learning event in history. Students, teachers, everyone from 4-104!

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

You and your children will learn the basics of code and can make and share games such as Flappy and Angry Bird.

About CODE.Org

Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

The Hour of Code - WORLDWIDE
Hour of Code - Introduction

T.E.N. [Twice Exceptional (2E) Network]

Batavia CANDO is starting a parent networking group- T.E.N. for parents of 2E students. The initial goal of our networking group will be to identify best practices, share resources, and help our children get their unique needs met.

Twice-exceptional learners are students who have evidence of the potential for high achievement capability in areas such as specific academics; general intellectual ability; creativity; leadership; and/or visual, spatial, or performing arts AND also have evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria such as specific learning disabilities; speech and language disorders; emotional/behavioral disorders; physical disabilities; autism spectrum; or other health impairments, such as ADHD. (NAGC definition).

T.E.N. Welcome Chat

December 9, 2014 9am-10 am @ Panera, Batavia

December 9, 2014 7:30pm -8:30 pm @ O'Sole Mio, Batavia

If you are unable to attend a T.E.N Chat and would like more information or to be added to the CANDO email list, please contact Margie Goliak, 2E Resource Chair at

20th Annual IAGC Convention

Sunday, Feb. 8th, 8:30am to Tuesday, Feb. 10th, 3:45pm

1801 N Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60563

February 8-10, 2015

Attend one or all days of the conference.

Early registration deadline is December 5, 2014

Gather together with other attendees, including classroom teachers, gifted coordinators, administrators, and parents; plus exhibitors, board members, committee chairs, staff, volunteers, and scholarship award recipients.

On Sunday, February 8, Susan Daniels, author of Living With Intensity will be presenting a parent session.