More Great Webinars
For those of you looking for additional ways to learn about gifted kids and meeting their educational and social/emotional needs, more great webinars are being offered this spring by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and by Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG).
NAGC's latest WoW series (Webinars on Wednesdays) began last week with a Gifted Education Horizons Dialogue between Sandy Kaplan and Scott Peters, and continues tonight with Talent Development Beyond the School Day: Summer Programs, Distance Learning and More with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius of Northwestern University. More WoW webinars are as follows:
April 28: Nurturing the Young Gifted Child with Nancy Hertzog, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
May 12: Using Observations to Recognize Potential in Young Students with Mary Ruth Coleman, University of North Carolina.
May 19: Summer Strategies: Summer Reading Choices That Make Sense with Susannah Richards, East Connecticut State University, and Laura Beltchenko, Wauconda CUSD #118, Wauconda, IL.
May 26: Making Your Case: 10 Ways to Boost Your Gifted Program with Sally Krisel, Hall County Public Schools, Athens, GA. Registration for this webinar is FREE.
June 9: Setting Your Course for Fall Success: Using the PCM Professional Development Materials with Cindy Strickland, University of Virginia. PCM is the Parallel Curriculum Model, a great way to meet the needs of gifted learners within various classroom settings!
June 16: Connecting for High Potential: Parents and Teachers Partnering for Successful Outcomes with Keri Guilbault, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL, and Lauri Kirsch, Hillsborough County Schools, Tampa, FL.
June 23: Summer Strategies: What Web Resources Work for High Ability-Learners with Brian Housand, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
More details about each of these webinars, plus information on how to register, can be found on NAGC's WoW page.
If you missed any of the last round of WoW webinars, you can access them via NAGC's Live Learning Center.
SENG's next webinar is coming up on May 20: This Isn't the Child I Dreamed of Raising: Understanding, Coping with, and Helping Your Gifted-but-Challenging Child with Barbara Probst. More details and registration information available here.
I know I've enjoyed participating in many of the webinars, and would encourage you to join in, too. It's also a valuable experience to share with teachers from your school or with other parents of gifted kids. Gather together and bring some snacks as these webinars seem to spur great and important conversations!