Two exciting events for parents of gifted children are taking place in the Chicago area.
I am hosting the first one Tuesday night, an evening with Michele Kane, Ed.D., mother, teacher*, counselor**, advocate and president-elect of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children.
Michele will share tips on raising emotionally intense children and advocating for those children at school. She is a treasure trove of information and resources and I'm delighted and incredibly thankful that she volunteered her time for this talk.
*She also has a Master's Degree in Educational Administration
**and Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance
I plan to livetweet the talk under the hashtags #mkane #gifted
I asked my tweeps if they had any questions and here's what came in:
JeanneBernish asked, "How best to educate the educators and admins on best practices for teaching/I.D. #gifted"
and "and how best to encourage the training to percolate down through a PS hierarchy?"
and "finally, how to empower our G/T specialists within their schools to help serve #gifted pop"
(Keep in mind Twitter's 140 character limit; I can see what she's getting at.)
TeachAGiftedKid said, "I would to know how to educate all the parties involved with our gifted too."
If you have questions, leave them below in the comments and I will pass them along to Michele. See this blog next week for answers.
Event number two is The Challenge of Parenting an Artistically Talented Child
by Andy Mahoney at Science and Arts Academy in Des Plaines
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm
There is no charge for this lecture, but donations will go to benefit the art department of SAA.