2019 Education Connection Series
Creating Balance for your Child with Dr. Laura Kastner
Join author and clinical psychologist Laura Kastner on January 24, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for a presentation that will benefit every parent--learning how to combat the student stress epidemic. With wisdom and humor, Dr. Kastner explores the paramount importance of social and emotional health on our children's lives and provides guidance on topics including:
The event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat. The presentation will be held at Newport High School Performing Arts Center. Register here.
The Bright and Quirky Child Summit
January 28 - February 3, 2019
Free 7 day online event
Are you raising a bright and quirky child? Looking for answers in helping your child thrive, even with focus, learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges? Wanting to find a community of experts and parents who 'get' a twice exceptional child who is both bright and struggling? Join Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Debbie Steinberg Kuntz for The FREE Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit starting January 28, 2019. The 30 speakers include Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. Laura Kastner, Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr. Barry Prizant, Dr. Denise Pope, Dr. Dan Peters, and Dr. Laura Markham.
NWGCA Fall Event with Richard Rusczyk
Problem Solving: Key to a 21st Century Education and a Rewarding Career
Presented by Richard Rusczyk, Founder of Art of Problem Solving (aops.com)
Tuesday, October 16
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Brightwater Community Center, Woodinville, WA
Register Today ($20, bring a friend for only $5 more)
Wednesday, October 17
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bainbridge Island School District Board Room
9530 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA
WAETAG (Washington Association of Educators of the Talented And Gifted)
Oct 12-13, 2018
Hilton, Bellevue WA
This year's theme is Innovation & Equity. Keynote speakers include Lisa Van Gemert, the Gifted Guru, and Dr. Kristina Henry Collins, President-Elect of SENGifted.
Putting together the Puzzle of a Gifted Family
Assessing Gifted Intensities, Addressing Ongoing Conflicts, Applying Creative Strategies
November 3, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phinney Ridge Center
6532 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
Facilitators: Anne van Roden and Gloria Sandford - both experienced parents of gifted children and licensed mental health professionals.
Purpose: Come join us for an interactive and inspiring workshop where you will learn key tools to help your gifted family thrive. This full-day workshop will apply SENG concepts at a deeper level focusing on the whole family. Specific tools include: 1) measuring certain gifted traits in family members, 2) examining how different patterns can cause ongoing conflicts and misunderstandings and 3) identifying some strategies to help address those challenges. Participants will leave with uniquely crafted strategies to help their family live together in a more cohesive and harmonious manner.
SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Parent Discussion Groups
SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPGs) bring individuals and families together to discuss the challenges associated with raising a gifted child. The facilitators of these groups, though knowledgeable about parenting and gifted education, do not attempt to give advice. Instead their facilitation provides a non-judgmental and nurturing atmosphere for individuals and families to exchange ideas. Hosted by certified facilitators, discussion topics include issues like motivation, discipline, stress management, peer relationships and more. The groups meet weekly for approximately 8-10 weeks.
For more information or to get connected with a group, follow the links below. Many will have new groups forming in the fall:
- General SMPG Information
- Bellevue SMGP