August Newsletter Topics
SENG facilitator training Oct 12-13
WAETAG Conference Oct 17-18
ESD training sessions scheduled
Getting ready for our yearly "Connections" conference
New Leadership for NWGCA
continuing contributions in our state!
Please welcome our new leadership team:
Austina De Bonte, President
Tawna Eggert, Vice President
Marcia Holland, Secretary, Past President
Pauline Bowie, Treasurer
* Families with elementary or middle school-aged gifted children who are willing to do a short phone interview with a board member.
* Names and contact info for current leaders (formal or informal) of gifted parent groups in towns, cities, and school districts across the state. We are planning to hold a meeting with these leaders in September.
Can you help? Do you have ideas or suggestions for Phase 2 of our Listening Tour? Please email us.
SENG Facilitator Training - Oct 12-13
about becoming a facilitator, please email David Berg. Special thanks to the Seabury School for hosting
Registration & More Info
"Oh, They'll Be Fine:" Addressing the Legitimate Needs of Highly Capable Children
Hotel Murano, Tacoma
WAETAG's annual conference is coming soon, and is looking to be the best one yet, with a topic that is particularly relevant to parents as well as educators. The keynote speaker is Linda Silverman from the Gifted Development Center in Colorado--families fly to Colorado just to have their kids tested and assessed by Linda, she is that amazing.
There is also a pre-conference day specifically for administrators with everything they need to know to get in compliance with the new laws--please spread the word to your school district's gifted coordinator!
Pre-Conference Administration Day Flyer
ESD Training Sessions Scheduled
- Nature and Needs of
- Critical and Creative
Courses are intended for teachers and school administrators, but several sites said they would allow parents as well. Please encourage your teachers and school district coordinators to attend. Note that these classes are appropriate for regular program teachers who need to differentiate for a few gifted learners in
their classrooms. These courses are already scheduled, more coming soon:
ESD 112 (Vancouver) - Oct 24+
ESD 101 (Spokane) - Sep 25+
ESD 189 (Anacortes) - Nov 2
ESD 123 (Pasco/Yakima)- Oct 17+
To look up other ESDs, and for the full list of ESD training contacts, go to www.waetag.net
Prime Factor Math Circles in Bellevue - weekly sessions for grades 3-10
Challenge Math Online is a 20-week long practice program that helps young students develop problem solving and logical reasoning skills.
CTY Online academic classes for grades preK-12, in a
wide variety of subjects.
Stanford EPGY academic classes for kindergarten to university level for gifted youth
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum whose blog, facebook page, and group purchase discounts for members are useful even for non homeschoolers.
New! CTY Cogito Research Awards for students ages 13-18 to support pre-college STEM research.
Getting Ready for Our Conference
13 tips for advocating for your child (or how to become "that parent")
'Same' and 'Equal' are not congruent terms
I'm an advocate and so are you
Should you let your child decide?
Appealing your child's gifted placement decision