Advocating for Gifted, Talented and High Ability Students
What Can You Do This Fall and Winter?
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
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.
Launched in 2013, Code.org® 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.
T.E.N. [Twice Exceptional (2E) Network]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.