Summer Collaboration with BPS101
T.E.N (Twice Exceptional Network) Chats
Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 9:15am
Gelato Pastry Cafe, 1555 Butterfield Road, Aurora, IL
T.E.N. is a networking group within CANDO for the parents of twice-exceptional learners.
Who are twice-exceptional learners? The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) defines 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.
If you have or think you may have a twice-exceptional learner, please join us for a drop in T.E.N. chat. We will be discussing goals for CANDO T.E.N. for this year as we work with the district on twice-exceptional issues.
Primary Education Thinking Skills- PETS
For more information about the PETS program, click on the link below.
Executive Functions: Understanding Critical Connections Between Executive Function and the Academic Environment
Thursday, Nov. 5th, 7-8:30pm
Batavia Public Library, 10 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL
Executive function is like the CEO of the brain. It’s in charge of making sure things get done from the planning stages of the job to the final deadline. When kids have issues with executive functioning, any task that requires planning, organization, memory, time management and flexible thinking becomes a challenge. The more you know about the challenges, the better you’ll be able to help your child build her executive skills and manage the difficulties. -from Understood.org
Dr. Shannon Erklin, PhD from Northwestern Medicine will discuss what executive functioning is, issues that often appear in kids with learning and attention disorders, how these issues impact learning and everyday living and how to develop executive functions at home and at school.
This seminar is FREE and sponsored by CANDO.
Please RSVP by November 2, 2015 at the Batavia CANDO website: www.BataviaCANDO.weebly.com
To view the flyer, click on this link: https://www.scribd.com/doc/284192942/Executive-Functions-Flyer?secret_password=dUSlyYIB8hVNq5coC7Wq
Lunch and Learn at the Elementary Schools
In order for the Lunch and Learn series to continue at each elementary school, each CANDO School Liaison is seeking parent volunteers to support this fun, engaging learning opportunity. If you are interested in presenting a topic to students at the elementary level, contact your school liaison directly. Your school liaison contact information may be found on the CANDO website. Don't have students in elementary school but want to present? Contact Deb Grizzell at email@example.com, subject Lunch and Learn!
CANDO is a district-wide parent advocacy group in Batavia Public School District 101. CANDO focuses on advocacy, networking and development to support appropriate education for our district's gifted and high-ability student population.
We endorse a district wide learning plan for all students to reach their full learning potential.