September Newsletter Topics
PTA 2013 Legislative Priorities Survey
Dr. Linda Silverman: "Upside-Down Brilliance: The
Making Friends & Social Development
What Parents Need to Know About Smart Kids
WAETAG Conference - early registration deadline!
Scholar Search Oct 27
Save the Date! Connections Conference
on March 8
SENG facilitator training Oct 12-13 - last call
ESD training sessions
We Want To Hear From You!
Would you please answer our survey to tell us about your family's needs, and how NWGCA might best help you?
It should only take 5-10 minutes, so please do it now before you forget.
Take the Listening Tour Survey
PTA 2013 Issues Survey
Dr. Linda Silverman
"Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner"
Book Signing at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm
Terrace Park Elementary, Commons
5409 228th St SW, Mountlake Terrace
A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door.
Hosted by Challenge Parents Association
Making Friends & Social Development
3330 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell (FREE)
Learn why your smart kid may prefer a book to a playdate, why they might gravitate to play with older (or younger) children, how they actually desire deeper relationships with friends than their neurotypical
peers (even though it might not always look like it), what it means to be a social introvert, why kids need intellectual peers for optimal social development, and where to look if your child needs help.
What Parents Need to Know about Smart Kids (FREE)
October 23 at 6pm - Voyager Elementary School, Gig Harbor
November 6 at 6:30pm - Lake Wash Resource Center, Redmond
November 13 at 7pm - Northshore Administration Building, Bothell
Many parents are surprised to learn that their bright child's unique "quirks" are actually well-studied social & emotional behavior patterns that appear across large populations of highly intelligent children. Whether it's refusing to wear shirts with buttons or tags, overreacting to the slightest criticism, gravitating to play with older children, anxiety about trying something new, or preferring a book to a playdate, many perplexing behaviors are common in this population. Learn what's normal, what to expect as they grow, and why full-time hicap programs are optimal for kids' social and emotional development, as well as developing their academic talents.
Half-Day Workshop: What Parents Need to Know about Smart Kids ($35)
The workshop format provides additional time to dig into deeper content, participate in thought-provoking activities, and engage in guided discussion with other parents of highly intelligent kids. The goal is to give you research-based perspectives, new tools for your toolbox, and support to help you develop a written plan for parenting your unique child with intentionality.
A second family member can attend for $5.
(Want to bring an NWGCA talk to your area? Email us)
"Oh, They'll Be Fine:" Addressing the Legitimate Needs of Highly Capable Children
Early registration closes on Sept 30!
WAETAG's annual conference 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
Dr. Linda Silverman from the Gifted Development Center in Colorado--families fly to Colorado just to have their kids assessed by her, 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
Scholar Search Event - Oct 27 (Tacoma)
ESD Training Sessions
* Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
* Critical and Creative Thinking
Currently scheduled courses
Full list of ESD training contacts
Save the Date!
This year we will have a track for kids as well as sessions for adults, and two positively amazing keynote speakers.
If you have ideas for this year's conference, please email us.
Registration & Info
Are you registered for the SENG training? Looking for a roommate? Email us
We Only Get Stronger When It's Difficult
What is Imposter Syndrome?
The Imposter Syndrome: Caltech Counseling
Gifted Adults and Imposter Syndrome
Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders
Medical Misdiagnosis in the Gifted
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.