ALP December 2014 Newsletter

Advanced Learner Program @ Insight School of Oregon Charter

What's Coming Up

Dear ISOR-CO Students and Families,

Greetings, I hope you’re having a great year so far! I wanted to share some K12 Advanced Learner Program links and upcoming sessions for December, 2014. It's a short month because of holidays, with just one Learning Circle and one Presentation session.

The link to use for all Learning Circle and Book Club sessions is:

(You may join 30 minutes before)

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar! –Helen Keller

December 4, 2014 Learning Circle: Masters of Disasters

Thursday 12 pmLearning Circle (K-4th grade): Rachael Rogers from California Virtual Academy will present Firefighters to the Rescue! You'll learn about the life and training of a firefighter, and brainstorm how to design new types of fire protection - including better fire
resistant clothing, a new fire alarm, etc. Save the day!

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November/December Presentations will take place on Thursday, December 11 at Noon Pacific Time. At the end of each LC and BC, the presenter will give you the project ideas and you may share your project if you’d like!

Would you like to see what a student presentation looks like? Here is the recorded link to a presentation session: October Learning Circle

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ALP Parent Trainings

Here are a few recordings you may find helpful:

Learning Coach Overview of ALP:

Parent Training with Heather McKenna, IDVA: from Nov. 19, 2014.

Recorded Session Link:

Creating Growth Mindsets with Gifted Students

Tip of the Month

Join with other parents for emotional support. This is essential to your well-being. Being a parent is a hard job. Being a parent of a gifted child (or children) is a very, very hard job. Be aware of your children's strengths and that they may view the world in a different way, with a different perspective and have deep passions and intense interests. From Hoagies Gifted Education.

About Us

I'm the ALP Coordinator for Insight School of Oregon Charter Option. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Have a great December! ~Jennifer Tracewell