Spring Pledge Drive

Dear Challenge and Highly-Capable Families, The Challenge Parents Association (CPA) thanks you for all of your generous contributions this year! So far, we have reached $13,000 and are closing in […]

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Some Answers to “What’s so different about raising a gifted child?”-This Weekend!

What’s so different about raising a gifted child? When: March 8, 2014, 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM (registration opens at 9:00 AM) Where: Seattle Public Schools John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence 2445 3rd Avenue […]

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Your Donations Make a Difference!

Dear Challenge and Brier Terrace Middle School (BTMS) Highly Capable Community, Your donations make a powerful difference in the classroom! Thanks to all of your generous giving and matched corporate […]

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What is GIFTED EDUCATION DAY?

Have you ever wondered what Gifted Education Day is or why we attend? This year, on Friday, February 28, 2014 your presence can make a difference in Olympia! WE gather […]

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Gifted Ed Day: News & Resources from Coalition for Gifted Ed

Gifted Education Day is February 28, 2014. Join us in Olympia. ★ The Coalition has been active in Olympia for 30 years and for the most part we have been concerned […]

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On March 8: What’s so different about raising a gifted child?

Calling all Washington State Gifted Families: Come make new friends while attending a conference designed JUST FOR YOU! The Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA) is the oldest and largest Washington […]

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Family STEM Night

Boeing’s Paine Field Museum, Future of Flight, is having its annual “Family STEM Night” with lots of science, engineering, and educational exhibitors. This is an open door event happening:Wednesday, Feb. […]

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Handouts from Dr. Linda Silverman’s Oct. 21 Talk Are Now Available

Aud-Seq Characteristics Comparison (2) Parenting throughout the Lifespan-2column 2011 (1) Reading Readiness Ideas for VSLs (2) Teaching Mathematics to Non-Sequential Learners The Visual-Spatial Identifier (1) VSL An Introduction-4 (1) VSL-Quiz […]

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News from the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education

As we announced in June, the Coalition has new leadership this fall. Co-Presidents are Janis Traven of Seattle and David Berg of Puyallup. Barbara Poyneer continues as Treasurer and sender of […]

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SENG Webinar Event, May 14th – Families with Gifted GLBTQ Youth

Date: May 14, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m. Pacific [90 mins.]
Presenter: Terry Friedrichs, PhD, EdD

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth experience much higher-than-average rates of verbal and physical harassment, parental rejection, and suicide. However, these students also have great potential for academic success, as seen by their disproportionately-high representation in programs for the gifted.

This session explains how parents, siblings, and teachers can build on these students’ potential and can diminish the effect of others’ harm.

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