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Abstracts of Speaking Presentations...
by Carolyn K.,
director, Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
|Gifted and the Internet: Resources @ Your Fingertips|
Find the good stuff, from identification to testing, enrichment
to acceleration, twice exceptional to profoundly gifted, traditional school
to homeschool, parenting and social-emotional, free curriculum, on-line
support communities, and much more...
safety issues surrounding the Internet, stranger danger,
unwanted publicity, viruses, spyware, popups, etc. How can we help our
use the Internet safely?
|Beyond Academics: Social / Emotional Needs of the Gifted|
|Is the gifted child different from other children? Yes!
Social development, emotional maturity, friends, peers, introvert /
extravert, and more. The gifted child's asynchronous development is
not just academic. But their needs are not so different: they
need to be accepted for who and what they are. How can we
|Testing and Assessment of Gifted Children: What Does It Mean?|
We talk about testing gifted children, but what
do the tests really tell us? Is it achievement or intelligence
testing? Individual or group testing? Using standardized tests or
curriculum based assessment? What scores are reported, and what do
they mean: standard scores, percentiles, grade-equivalents? Is the
test nationally normed or locally created? Norm-referenced or
criterion-referenced? Does it matter? YES! Learn what various
tests are (and arenít), how they compare to each other, and how
their results apply to the day-to-day reality of the gifted child in
Exceptional: Is it possible to be Gifted *and* Learning Disabled?|
|What is "twice exceptional?" Gifted and learning disabled is a
tough combination to teach, to parent, and to be! Often, these
children are identified as only one or the other. They may be seen
only as gifted, especially when they're young, and their gifts can mask
their disabilities. Or they may be seen only as learning disabled,
and their giftedness ignored in favor of dealing with their
disabilities. Or worst: they may not be identified at all!
Learn about twice exceptional children, resources for identification,
education, and more...|
|Underachievement: Enforced, Learned and Twice Exceptional|
|Enforced, learned, or twice exceptional: underachievement can have many
causes, and a variety of solutions. Come learn about the differences,
and similarities, and many of the possible solutions, to underachievement.
The first step to resolving underachievement is to figure out what's
causing the underachievement - then we can begin to resolve it!|
|Parenting and Educating the Exceptionally Gifted Child|
|Parenting and educating exceptionally gifted children is very different
from parenting the moderately gifted child. Yet these children can be
difficult to spot. Sometimes they appear socially backwards, academically
lazy, and generally un-gifted. Other times, they may appear perfectly normal
or only moderately gifted. Yet their needs are vastly different. Using a
case study approach and recent research, this presentation provides a
parents perspective on raising and educating profoundly gifted children.
Levels of giftedness, early behavior, appropriate assessment, and strategies
for parenting and education are offered...|
|Research Meets Reality: the Exceptionally Gifted Child|
not a light switch that is either on or off, but a continuum that much
gifted research fails to take into account. Parents of
and profoundly gifted students struggle, wading through the research and
educationese to find information that helps them understand the particular
problems faced by their very unusual children. In this session, share what
I have learned through research and reality, about advocating, supporting,
and educating for this special population. Topics include asynchronous
development, underachievement, twice exceptional, educational options, and
Bargain Basement: Free Online High School Courses for Gifted Kids!
Created and presented originally with Kathi Kearney
|Teachers in low income or rural school districts, and homeschooling
parents, will all love these priceless resources - entire semester or
full-year courses at the high school or college level, including AP
courses... all completely FREE! Courses include content,
activities, and assessments. Don't miss these great course
resources, plus free online texts, classroom materials (posters, etc.),
and free curriculum units for kids of all grades...|
|Totally Free Gifted Program: The Online Bargain Basement Returns!|
Created and presented originally with Kathi Kearney
online bargain basement returns with classes, curriculum units and
enrichment materials for all grades K-12, all totally FREE.
Curriculum libraries, containing units from English to Social
Studies, Science to Math, even the Arts, all organized and including
the instructional standards met for each grade level.
Interactive enrichment materials supplement any subject, and free
textbooks and classroom materials round out the Bargain Basement
Frequently Answered Questions - what do YOU want to know about Gifted?|
more interested in asking questions at the end of the presentation, than
in the content of the presentation itself. From Identification and
Testing, to Talent Search and Acceleration, to Exceptionally Gifted or
Underachieving or both, what do YOU want to know about being a gifted
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