Time for Summer Camps!
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A note from the president...
Unfortunately, funding levels from the State Legislature were not updated at all. Now every district is required to identify and provide hicap programs for all grades, K-12, but they only get a small fraction of the funding needed to make good on these commitments. Wealthier districts are using local levy dollars, but poorer districts may truly not be able to provide these critical services without adequate state funding.
Would you please take a moment and let your representative know how important this issue is to your family, and for social justice across the state, for highly capable programs to be fully funded? Now that hicap is part of basic education, the state has a duty to provide adequate funding. If all of us sent just a quick email, it really, truly would make a difference. Your representatives won't know if you don't tell them, and they really do listen to their constituents.
Find your representative here: Find Your Rep -- Austina De Bonte, President, NWGCA
SENGinar for Families and their Gifted Children: Developing Talent and Advocating for their Own
SENGinar on Stealth Dyslexia: Flying Under the Radar In an educational era that promotes "meeting expected grade requirements," gifted children with learning disabilities are most often missed, and stealth dyslexia has become a primary culprit. Due to their advanced thinking and compensatory strategies, many gifted students with dyslexia exhibit "average" performance, while still struggling to sound out words, read fluently, spell, and write. Without early intervention and accommodations to counter increasing reading and writing demands, compensation grows less adequate and academic performance, self-esteem, and emotional functioning deteriorate. Learn how stealth dyslexia presents in gifted children, how to accurately diagnose it, and what to do about it. It will take place on May 12, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:00 pm (PDT). To register, use this link.
2015 SENG Annual Conference
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Time for Summer Camps!
- Gifted Institute: Personalizing Learning through Cluster Grouping and Differentiation Strategies - June 22-24, 2015
- Summer course offerings in gifted education (online and on campus)
- Camp Metamorphosis - a one-week nonresidential camp for gifted students entering 4-6th grades, July 6-10, 2015
- Camp Opportunity - a project-based, sustainability focused nonresidential camp for gifted students entering 7-9th grades, July 27-31, 2015
For more information, visit www.whitworth.edu/gifted
National Association for Gifted Children Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Calling all Parent Groups!
Articles on Understanding the Gifted
Is Executive Functioning the Missing Link for Many Gifted Students? Behavioral Problems in Very Intelligent Children
My Child Doesn't Seem Gifted Just Out of Place
9 Things I Wish People Knew About the Highly Gifted
Articles on Twice Exceptional
Articles on Education
Evaluating Gifted Programs
Underachieving or Refusing to Play the Game? Highly Capable and the Legislative Budget
NWGCA Board of Directors
Tawna Eggert - Vice President
Marcia Holland - Secretary, Past President
Pauline Bowie - Treasurer
Denise Anderson - Webmaster
Satnam Purewal - Newsletter Chair
Deborah Simon - Corp. Governance Chair
Judy Levine - Parent Groups Chair
Nicci Stewardson - Membership Chair
Sue Wilson-Schmitz - Events Chair, Liaison to WAETAG
Tracy Moncrief - Liaison to OSPI
David Berg - Social Media Chair, Liaison to WA Coalition for Gifted Ed
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