2018 Conference features for Parents & Guardians
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We know that parents and guardians of gifted children often don’t have an avenue to come together with other parents or to learn more about supporting gifted children. The WATG Board is pleased to announce that our conference will feature sessions and opportunities designed to address that need.
Among other sessions, those shown below will be available to engage parents in a range of topics associated with giftedness and gifted children. We will also provide opportunities for parents to network with other parents of gifted children, sharing opportunities and meeting with others who understand the experience and challenges of raising a child with gifts and talents.
We've also set aside a board room for parents to have close conversations and discussions about issues of concern and to network!
Parent Conference fee - $60*/day (includes meals and snacks).
Check out some of the parent-centric sessions highlighted at right.
See the whole schedule here!
Thursday, NOv 1, 2018
PRE-CONFERENCE - Parenting Gifted, Beyond The Basics, led by therapist, CEO, speaker, and author Heather Boorman (Pre-conference extra fee required)
KEYNOTE - Nothing About Me Without Me: Student Voice And Partnership At The Center, with Dr. Helen Beattie and student, Asah Whalen. Dr. Beattie is an ardent advocate for reshaping the role of students in learning.
Nurturing Voice And Choice (For Parents), with Deb Douglas. Find ways to help children negotiate the education system through speaking up, recognizing their options, and creating their own paths.
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Friday, NOv 2, 2018
KEYNOTE - Authentic Student Leadership, with Molly Messenger & student co-presenters. Ms. Messenger brings experience and passion for putting all children in a position for future success.
Parent-to-parent 2-hour session. SENG trainers Dal and Jackie Drummer facilitate discussion with parents around the social and emotional needs of gifted children.
The Value Of A Supportive Parent Network, with Jessica Karls and Kitty Ver Kuilen. Find out how a parent network can support you and your children.
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