Follow Us

Chicago Gifted Community Center

Creating connections - Creating community

In Chicago and the suburbs            

Log in

calendar

This calendar lists CGCC events plus community events in Chicago and the local suburbs that might be of interest for our members.  A few select national events and webinars are included also.  

Contact us if you have an event to share. For information on organizations that offer ongoing programs, see the Resources page.  

Please check back often, as the calendar is updated frequently. 

All times are quoted in Central time.


 CGCC events are highlighted in green.     Events sponsored by professional members are highlighted in yellow.


Upcoming events

    • September 18, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • November 20, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 10 sessions
    • Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie
    Registration is closed

    Due to precautions required because of COVID-19 and limited classes available, for the Fall 2020 semester we are limiting enrollment to existing families.
    We hope to return to a full schedule for the Winter-Spring session, 
    and look forward to welcoming new families at that time
    .

    LOGYC, Learning Opportunities for Gifted Youth, is a place where children can learn among other gifted children and have the opportunity to work at ability level versus being age restricted. At LOGYC, children can feel accepted for who they are, without having to hide their strengths or weaknesses. They don't need to underachieve to conform or feel isolated in feeling "not normal." They receive support for oversensitivities and integrating into a group learning environment. But please keep in mind that this is a co-op, not a school, and parents are expected to fully contribute/participate.

    This unique community is a safe space to be gifted and to connect with like-minded peers, for students and parents alike.

    Registering for the co-op allows you to register for our many fabulous classes - check them out! 

    Many of our classes have flexible age ranges, as gifted kids often have asynchronistic development. If you have any questions about class details, whether a class would be appropriate for your kid[s], or the coop in general, please email us at logyc@chicagogiftedcommunity.org.


    • October 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online, CourseStars


    CourseStars Parent Workshop #3
    How to Assess Your Child for Improvement or Enrichment

    Do you want to quickly check what your child knows and what skills they need extra support or enrichment in? Attend this Workshop, and you will learn how to assess your child in order to provide what they need. You will also learn how to provide constructive feedback.

    Ms. Cheryl Beasley has worked with over 50 school districts and hundreds of teachers to develop their curriculum. She has also helped hundreds of K-8th grade students in classrooms across the state of Illinois at the request of  school districts. She has a passion for helping students with any needs they have. She is delighted to bring teacher-tested, student-approved tools and strategies to you!

    Each workshop offered at $35 for live session or recording.  (Use Promo Code, BRANCH2, to receive $5 off each session.)

    - All 3 workshops offered at $95 for live sessions or recordings. (Use Promo Code, BRANCH, to receive $15 off 3 Workshops)

    For more information and to register, click here.


    • October 28, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online, CourseStars


    CourseStars Parent Workshop #3
    How to Assess Your Child for Improvement or Enrichment

    Do you want to quickly check what your child knows and what skills they need extra support or enrichment in? Attend this Workshop, and you will learn how to assess your child in order to provide what they need. You will also learn how to provide constructive feedback.

    Ms. Cheryl Beasley has worked with over 50 school districts and hundreds of teachers to develop their curriculum. She has also helped hundreds of K-8th grade students in classrooms across the state of Illinois at the request of  school districts. She has a passion for helping students with any needs they have. She is delighted to bring teacher-tested, student-approved tools and strategies to you!

    Each workshop offered at $35 for live session or recording.  (Use Promo Code, BRANCH2, to receive $5 off each session.)

    - All 3 workshops offered at $95 for live sessions or recordings. (Use Promo Code, BRANCH, to receive $15 off 3 Workshops)

    For more information and to register, click here.


    • October 28, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)

    Illinois Green Alliance

    Join Illinois Green Alliance Wednesday afternoons this fall for the Green Schools Webinar Series! As part of the Illinois Green Schools Project, a program of Illinois Green Alliance, we'll be sharing green schools best practices you can apply whether your school is going virtual, is at the school building, or something in-between this year. 

    Each week for the first 30 minutes we'll share tools and resources and for the last 30 minutes you'll have a chance to ask questions and connect with other Green Schools Champions.

    Tracking Sustainability Progress at Your School 

    Join us for the Green Schools Webinar Series

    Attend one or all of the webinars in this series! Check-out the rest of our line-up below:

    • 10/28 Tracking Sustainability Progress at Your School

    • 11/4 Earning Recognition for Your Green Schools Work

    • 11/11 Veterans Day - Holiday

    • 11/18 Connecting Students to Green Building Careers

    Register Here

    • October 28, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Fermilab
    Computational Prediction of Superconducting and Superhard Materials

    High pressure opens the door towards the synthesis of materials with unique properties, e.g. superconductivity, hydrogen storage media, high energy density and superhard materials. Under pressure elements that would not normally combine may form stable compounds or they may mix in novel proportions. As a result, we cannot use our chemical intuition developed at 1 atmosphere to predict phases that become stable when compressed. To facilitate the prediction of the crystal structures of novel materials, without any experimental information, we have developed the XtalOpt evolutionary algorithm for crystal structure prediction. XtalOpt has been applied to predict the structures of unique hydrides that become stable at pressures attainable in diamond anvil cells. The electronic structure and propensity for high-temperature superconductivity of these phases is analyzed via quantum-mechanics based calculations. We also describe the recent extension of XtalOpt towards the prediction of superhard materials, and the computational discovery of 43 superhard phases of carbon.

    For more details and free registration for this free event, please see here

    • October 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, CIERA
    A Storm of Stars: A Living History of the Milky Way

    Public Lecture by Shane Larson

    For most of human history, we have been aware of the Milky Way, but it is comparatively recent that we have come to understand the Milky Way is our parent galaxy. A vast swirling storm of stars 10 billion years in the making. The story of how we came to understand our home galaxy is one of the central threads in the story of how we have come to understand the Universe far beyond. Historically our ideas about the nature and structure of the Cosmos have grown out of our attempts to understand the Milky Way. For hundreds of years, we didn't know what the Milky Way was, or even that there were other galaxies besides the Milky Way. 


    In this talk, we'll examine the discovery of the Milky Way, and discuss how we came to understand the structure, evolution and environs of the galaxy. We'll talk about how our perceptions of the Milky Way constantly shape and change our understanding of the Cosmos on much larger scales, and we'll end with some of the secrets the galaxy still hides from us, providing astronomers puzzles and challenges to work on for many years yet to come.

    For more details and free registration, please see here

    • October 30, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Tyree Institute

    Help! I’m Struggling at School! 

    Plenty gets in the way of student success. Now is a great time, in this period of differing learning environments and needs, to take a break and review what we know about student learning styles and challenges.

    In this conversation, we will answer the questions:

    • What gets in the way of learning?
    • What learning differences and/or challenges present in the current environment?
    • What resources are available? 
    • How can we help?

    You are invited to 'Ask the Expert' and receive advice on how to support your student in a Q and A following the presentation.  Presented by Kevin Van Eron.  

    For registration, please see here. Webinar link will be emailed to all registered participants on Thursday, October 29th.


    • October 31, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online, CourseStars


    CourseStars Parent Workshop #3
    How to Assess Your Child for Improvement or Enrichment

    Do you want to quickly check what your child knows and what skills they need extra support or enrichment in? Attend this Workshop, and you will learn how to assess your child in order to provide what they need. You will also learn how to provide constructive feedback.

    Ms. Cheryl Beasley has worked with over 50 school districts and hundreds of teachers to develop their curriculum. She has also helped hundreds of K-8th grade students in classrooms across the state of Illinois at the request of  school districts. She has a passion for helping students with any needs they have. She is delighted to bring teacher-tested, student-approved tools and strategies to you!

    Each workshop offered at $35 for live session or recording.  (Use Promo Code, BRANCH2, to receive $5 off each session.)

    - All 3 workshops offered at $95 for live sessions or recordings. (Use Promo Code, BRANCH, to receive $15 off 3 Workshops)

    For more information and to register, click here.


    • October 31, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online, Poetry Foundation
     Reading for Young People: Carson Ellis

    Join us for a special Halloween family reading for young people ages 8 and under with Carson Ellis. Ellis is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture books Home and Du Iz Tak?a Caldecott Honor book and the recipient of an E.B. White Read Aloud Award. Her forthcoming book, In the Half Room, is out this fall.

    For more details and free registration, please see here

    • October 31, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Oriental Institute

    Join for a special virtual Mummies Night on Halloween! Put on your costume and join in all evening for a mummy celebration that can’t be missed! We may not be able to celebrate in the OI galleries, but that won’t stop our mummy madness! Help us virtually mummify our simulated mummy, take a mummy tour, or hear a mummy tale. Make mummy crafts, compete in our mummy trivia, and play a game many a mummy has taken to their own tomb—Senet. Dance to our spooky playlist and search for mummies with our scavenger hunt!

    For more details and registration for this free event, please see here

    • November 03, 2020
    • (CST)
    • The Center for Gifted, Elmhurst or Glenview

    No school on Election Day?
    Come join us for enrichment, fun,
    hands-on challenges and serendipitous learning.
    - Choose Elmhurst or Glenview -
    d
    Innovation-Creation Lab!
    What inspires you to create? Do you like to
    construct, build, design, draw, hammer, paint, or create
    stories or animations? Do you like science, computers, robotics,
    art, coding? Choose and explore a variety of activities and builds under
    the tutelage and practical guidance of expert, creative teachers.
    Course content is geared to meet individual student interests. Instruction
    is differentiated to appropriately challenge all grade and ability levels.

    Grades For students in 1st-6th grades
    (Some flexibility for siblings and friends)

    Locations
    Glenview: The Center for Gifted, 1926 Waukegan Road
    Elmhurst: The Center for Gifted Branch, 533 W North Avenue

    Date
    Tuesday, November 3, Federal Election Day

    Hours
    Full Day 9:00-3:00; Morning only 9:00-11:40; Afternoon only 12:20-3:00
    Lunch-time activities for full-day students: 11:40-12:20

    Tuition and Fees
    Full Day $88; Half Day $44
    Non-refundable application fee: $5

    Enrollment
    To enroll now or ask questions, contact our Program Coordinator, Vickie
    Kiamco, at 630-902-0188 (text or call), or email her at vkiamco@gmail.com.
    Please include your child's name (if a returning student) with your text or email.

    Programs of The Center for Gifted are modified to meet current Illinois and CDC guidelines. Students bring and wear their own masks, carry their own water bottles and unscented hand sanitizer, and are reminded as need to wash hands and maintain distances. Our Elmhurst location is asthma-friendly; parents and students are asked to arrive fragrance-free: no perfumes or other scented body products.  

    The Center for Gifted and   
    Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity
    Igniting Imaginations Since 1983!
    1926 Waukegan Road, Suite 2, Glenview, IL  60025 • 847-901-0173
    info@centerforgifted.org • www.thecenterforgifted.org


    • November 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     

       

    Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization
       Scott Barry Kaufman


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, read the online overview, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before you click into zoom.  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

    • November 04, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CST)

    Illinois Green Alliance

    Join Illinois Green Alliance Wednesday afternoons this fall for the Green Schools Webinar Series! As part of the Illinois Green Schools Project, a program of Illinois Green Alliance, we'll be sharing green schools best practices you can apply whether your school is going virtual, is at the school building, or something in-between this year. 

    Each week for the first 30 minutes we'll share tools and resources and for the last 30 minutes you'll have a chance to ask questions and connect with other Green Schools Champions.

    Earning Recognition for Your Green Schools Work 

    Join us for the Green Schools Webinar Series

    Attend one or all of the webinars in this series! Check-out the rest of our line-up below:

    • 11/18 Connecting Students to Green Building Careers

    Register Here

    • November 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom, TECA

    Online Support Group for Families of 2e Children & Teens in a New Era

    by Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy (TECA)

    Feeling a little unbalanced and uncertain these days? You’re not alone. Balancing and maintaining work, home, mental and physical health, hybrid and remote learning, screen time and play is an exercise in mental and physical acrobatics for every parent. Parents of 2e kids may be feeling particularly isolated from resources right now and may need some extra support.

    Led by TECA President Melissa Sornik, LCSW and co-facilitated by TECA Executive Director Maratea Cantarella, TECA’s 20-21 series of online support groups offer family members the chance to learn and share strategies for parenting our uniquely gifted 2e kids in these especially trying times.

    Groups are open to parents and guardians of all twice exceptional children and teens. Click here for complete details and registration.

    Session Fees:

    Premium Family Members – Free

    Basic Family Members – $15.00

    Insights Subscribers & Non-Members – $20.00

    During each session, family members will have the opportunity to discuss the current challenges they are facing. The group will address such themes as acceptance, resilience in our children and ourselves, dealing with transitions, parental burn-out, understanding intensities and motivation in 2e kids, power struggles and explosive behavior, screens, perfectionism, stress, and more, and will take into consideration the specific challenges of raising and educating our unique children during these times of unpredictability and uncertainty.

    Fall Dates:

    October 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    October 21, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    November 18, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    December 2, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    December 16, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    • November 05, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Zoom, Elmhurst History Museum

    Free, Registration Required. Click here for complete details.

    Learn about architect Frank Lloyd Wright and make a "stained glass window" craft in this virtual program presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Register on the Elmhurst Public Library’s website starting Oct. 17 to receive the Zoom link. Registrants may pick up the supply kit for the class at the library beginning Oct. 17. Suitable for grades 3-8. EPL card not required.

    • November 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club Discussion
    & Virtual Coffee 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online book club conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    This week, we will continue discussing  Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski (editors). 

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  Next meeting  after this one will occur on November 19. 


    • November 09, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Online, Belin-Blank Center
    Master Mathematicians Battle Round for Grades 4-6

    Are you ready to outwit your friends and become a mathematics problem-solving master? Get your brain and buzzer set for a fun, game-filled session of math challenges and competitions. This class will teach you some of the best math problem-solving strategies and challenge you to think outside the box. You'll get your own copy of Edward Zacarro's fun book "Becoming a Problem Solving Genius.  " We'll use it to help you master math using logic, "Think 1", algebra, functions, and more. The best part…you'll practice your new skills in several live-action games with buzzers, whiteboards, and lots of FUN! 

    Registration is $149. For more information and registration, please see here.  For a list of other interesting courses for your children, check out all their offerings here

    • November 10, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
    • Online, Belin-Blank Center
    Getting to Know Your Brain: A Crash Course in Neuroscience for Grades 6-8

    Take a peek between your ears and get to know your beautiful brain! The brain helps us experience everything in our world. From information coming in from our environment to internal memories of a fun day that happened years ago – your brain is what makes you "you"! In this class, you will explore how the brain processes sensory information and learn how different parts of the brain communicate with each other. Then, you'll use this knowledge to build your own "ideal" brain. 

    Registration is $149. This class meets two times: November 10th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm and November 17th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. For more information and registration, please see here.  For a list of other interesting courses for your children, check out all their offerings here

    • November 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Online, Anderson's Bookshop
    Middle Grade & Young Adult Author Panel

    Anderson's Bookshops is proud to welcome a panel of fantastic middle grade and young adult authors for a virtual event:  

    Melanie Sumrow - THE INSIDE BATTLE

    Adib Khorram - DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER

    Mark Oshiro - EACH OF US A DESERT

    Sally J. Pla - STANLEY WILL PROBABLY BE FINE

    Tanya Guerrero - HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE SEA

    The panel will be moderated by New Jersey educator Nicole Mancini.

    A panel discussion by MG and YA authors about the importance of books that examine mental health. This diverse panel will consider the need for stories that reflect matters of mental health for readers and how an ongoing discussion through the use of books (MG through YA) benefits all. 

    All book purchases will receive a signed (bookplate) copy of the chosen book.

    For more details and registration, please see here


    • November 12, 2020
    • (CST)
    • November 17, 2020
    • (CST)

    We're excited to announce NAGC's first virtual convention! NAGC 67th Annual Convention Reimagined!

    November 12-17, 2020

    Immerse yourself in 6 days of gifted eduation and sharing with peers, all while drinking coffee at home.


    Join us for:

    • Live Sessions with Q&A
    • Inspiring and informative Keynotes
    • More than 200 on-demand learning sessions
    • The latest gifted education products and services
    • Poster Gallery
    • Opportunities to share experiences, best practices, and the latest research
    • And more


    • November 12, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom

    The Avery Coonley School (Downers Grove), Quest Academy (Palatine), and Science & Arts Academy (Des Plaines) will join forces for a special Virtual Gifted School Fair! Families will hear from each school about how their programs serve the needs of gifted students in Preschool through 8th grade, and answer questions.

    See school websites for complete details:

    The Avery Coonley School

    Quest Academy 

    Science & Arts Academy

    • November 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • November 14, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Online, College of DuPage

    College of DuPage has announced opportunities for Virtual STEM talks this Fall. The talks are free but require advanced registration in order to receive access to the webinar link. Registration deadlines and additional information can be found here

    Our Amazing Universe

    Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020
    7:30 to 9 p.m., Free
    VIRTUAL

    Joseph DalSanto, Associate Professor of Astronomy, College of DuPage

    We live in a vast, incredible universe. Our knowledge of it has changed dramatically in just the last century. What do we now know of the local universe of other galaxies and clusters, the distant universe with its active galaxies, quasars and superclusters of galaxies, and the beginning of it all? How do astronomers research and learn about structures millions or billions of light-years away and even the history of the universe all the way back to the Big Bang? What are dark matter and dark energy and how do they affect the universe? Join Professor Joe DalSanto on a journey to the farthest reaches of space and time in Our Amazing Universe.

    This virtual talk is free as part of the Sage Series but requires pre-registration in order to receive the webinar link. Registration closes on Wednesday, November 11.To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208.


    • November 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Online, IAGC
    How to Be a Positive Advocate for Your Advanced Learner in Today's Live and Remote Classrooms

    We will talk about ideas for supporting your child through positive parent/teacher partnerships that appear in  the National Association for Gifted Children Tip Sheet, "Classroom Advocacy." 

    IAGC members register for free, non-members pay $10.   For more details and registration, please see here.

    Choose the date/time that works for your schedule:

    REGISTER: Monday, November 16, 2020 7PM - 8PM

    REGISTER: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9AM - 10AM


    • November 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Homeschooling Parents Support Group

    Need some encouragement and support as you homeschool your children? Join other homeschooling parents in this free form discussion of homeschooling. Bring your questions and your empathy!  

    • November 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Online, IAGC
    How to Be a Positive Advocate for Your Advanced Learner in Today's Live and Remote Classrooms

    We will talk about ideas for supporting your child through positive parent/teacher partnerships that appear in  the National Association for Gifted Children Tip Sheet, "Classroom Advocacy." 

    IAGC members register for free, non-members pay $10.   For more details and registration, please see here.

    Choose the date/time that works for your schedule:

    REGISTER: Monday, November 16, 2020 7PM - 8PM

    REGISTER: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9AM - 10AM


    • November 18, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom, TECA

    Online Support Group for Families of 2e Children & Teens in a New Era

    by Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy (TECA)

    Feeling a little unbalanced and uncertain these days? You’re not alone. Balancing and maintaining work, home, mental and physical health, hybrid and remote learning, screen time and play is an exercise in mental and physical acrobatics for every parent. Parents of 2e kids may be feeling particularly isolated from resources right now and may need some extra support.

    Led by TECA President Melissa Sornik, LCSW and co-facilitated by TECA Executive Director Maratea Cantarella, TECA’s 20-21 series of online support groups offer family members the chance to learn and share strategies for parenting our uniquely gifted 2e kids in these especially trying times.

    Groups are open to parents and guardians of all twice exceptional children and teens. Click here for complete details and registration.

    Session Fees:

    Premium Family Members – Free

    Basic Family Members – $15.00

    Insights Subscribers & Non-Members – $20.00

    During each session, family members will have the opportunity to discuss the current challenges they are facing. The group will address such themes as acceptance, resilience in our children and ourselves, dealing with transitions, parental burn-out, understanding intensities and motivation in 2e kids, power struggles and explosive behavior, screens, perfectionism, stress, and more, and will take into consideration the specific challenges of raising and educating our unique children during these times of unpredictability and uncertainty.

    Fall Dates:

    October 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    October 21, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    November 18, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    December 2, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    December 16, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    • November 18, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 15
    Register


    Join Katherine Peterson and Newenka DuMont, two SENG model parent group facilitators, as they engage you in a monthly, informal discussion about parenting gifted children. Now scheduled at lunch time on Wednesdays.  

    We will meet online using Zoom.

    • November 18, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CST)

    Illinois Green Alliance

    Join Illinois Green Alliance Wednesday afternoons this fall for the Green Schools Webinar Series! As part of the Illinois Green Schools Project, a program of Illinois Green Alliance, we'll be sharing green schools best practices you can apply whether your school is going virtual, is at the school building, or something in-between this year. 

    Each week for the first 30 minutes we'll share tools and resources and for the last 30 minutes you'll have a chance to ask questions and connect with other Green Schools Champions.

    Connecting Students to Green Building Careers  

    Register Here

    • November 19, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club Discussion
    & Virtual Coffee 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online book club conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    This week, we will continue discussing  Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski (editors).  

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  

    Next meeting  after this one will occur on December 3 and will have a social hour focus. 

    • November 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    2e Thursday

    The Chicago Gifted Community Center is hosting an evening with Dr. Kelly Johnson 

    Neuropsychological Evaluation:  Exploring the Benefits and How to Use Your 2e Child’s Report

    A Neuropsychological Report is crucial in understanding how your 2e child’s mind is wired. The process identifies strengths and weakness helping you to advocate and understand the types of supports that is needed for your child to thrive. CGCC is honored to have Dr. Kelly Johnson present to our community and share her expertise.  We will explore:

    •   Components of the evaluation 
    •   Gifted children, ADHD and Executive Functioning Issue  
    •   Strategies to apply     
    •   Understanding the results   
    •    How to use this evaluation with the school

    Dr. Kelly Johnson, Psy.D. D. Bio

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and School psychologist, Kelly Johnson, specializes in therapy and testing with children, adolescents and families, as well as adults. Therapeutic approaches focus on equipping clients with strategies and tools to explore relationships and improve the quality of their lives.  

    Dr. Johnson assists clients from a psychodynamic standpoint and relies on an eclectic repertoire of tools including cognitive behavioral strategies, stress management, anger management, and relational therapy. Clients include those with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, anger management issues, school issues, attentional challenges, executive functioning deficits, significant losses, and phase of life challenges. 

    Full comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations are available for those with mental health concerns, attentional challenges, executive functioning deficits, learning disorders, and brain trauma. The aim is to aid clients to their highest level of functioning. 

    Dr. Johnson also provides testing for gifted students such as children being considered for placement in special schools, classes, or programming.

    • November 20, 2020
    • 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom, Fermilab
    How to Record a Ghost: Getting Data Out of Particle Physics Detectors – Dr. Wes Ketchum

    Particle physicists are constantly on the hunt for new discoveries about the fundamental nature of our universe. Whether it’s searching for new particles in supercolliders, exploring the expansion of the universe, or trying to capture the interactions of “ghostly” neutrinos, particle physicists build giant, state-of-the-art detectors to illuminate these mysteries. But, how do we get the data out of these detectors? And how do we cleverly and quickly find the data that is the most interesting to explore? Come along as we talk about the challenges of getting data out of particle physics detectors, and the tricks and techniques we use to record rare particle interactions in real time.

    Wes has been a scientist at Fermilab for the past 5 years, where he studies neutrino interactions and looks for new kinds of particles. In addition to analyzing the data from our detectors, he helps design the systems to collect it, focusing on “data acquisition” for neutrino experiments like MicroBooNE, ICARUS, SBND, and DUNE. Before coming to Fermilab, Wes studied supernovae at the University of Oklahoma, and dug through high energy particle interactions at the Tevatron collider while he got my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. When he’s not working, he likes to travel, go hiking, and make music.

    For more details and free registration for this free event, please see here

    • November 20, 2020
    • 11:00 PM (CST)
    • Online Submissions
    Register

    Kids Climate Summit
    Art Competition

    Every summit needs a strong representative image.

    All students in 3rd through 8th grades are invited design and submit an original logo to be used for the Kids Climate Summit: Focus on the Community. Submissions accepted until November 20, 2020.

    Last year’s image was submitted by students at the Science and Arts Academy.

      • Create an image that reflects our current climate situation. Use either a computer graphics program, or ink (markers will do) to make your image. Take this year's focus into consideration: Community.  
      • Do NOT use white as a color in your design. (Commercial printing operations assume white is the absence of ink, and thus whatever color is below will show through. So if we print on blue all the white areas will actually be blue!) 
      • No need to include the words "Kids Climate Summit" or any other words - these can be included separately. 
      • If you are doing a collage, be sure to only use images that you have created or that are royalty-free.
      • Create your image to be at least 6 inches by 6 inches and not more than 12 inches by 12 inches. 
      • Render your image at a resolution of 300 dots per inch.  You can either set your graphics program to this resolution, or you can scan your image at this resolution.  In many cases you can even take a photograph with a phone and achieve this resolution.  
      • Limit of one entry per student, please. 

    Artwork submission instruction will be provide upon registration.  

    Email your questions or concerns to  Kids Summit.

    • December 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     

    The Gifted School: A Novel
    Bruce Holsinger


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

    • December 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom, TECA

    Online Support Group for Families of 2e Children & Teens in a New Era

    by Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy (TECA)

    Feeling a little unbalanced and uncertain these days? You’re not alone. Balancing and maintaining work, home, mental and physical health, hybrid and remote learning, screen time and play is an exercise in mental and physical acrobatics for every parent. Parents of 2e kids may be feeling particularly isolated from resources right now and may need some extra support.

    Led by TECA President Melissa Sornik, LCSW and co-facilitated by TECA Executive Director Maratea Cantarella, TECA’s 20-21 series of online support groups offer family members the chance to learn and share strategies for parenting our uniquely gifted 2e kids in these especially trying times.

    Groups are open to parents and guardians of all twice exceptional children and teens. Click here for complete details and registration.

    Session Fees:

    Premium Family Members – Free

    Basic Family Members – $15.00

    Insights Subscribers & Non-Members – $20.00

    During each session, family members will have the opportunity to discuss the current challenges they are facing. The group will address such themes as acceptance, resilience in our children and ourselves, dealing with transitions, parental burn-out, understanding intensities and motivation in 2e kids, power struggles and explosive behavior, screens, perfectionism, stress, and more, and will take into consideration the specific challenges of raising and educating our unique children during these times of unpredictability and uncertainty.

    Fall Dates:

    October 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    October 21, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    November 18, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    December 2, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    December 16, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    • December 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Online, IMSA

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) offers several hands-on distance learning classes. This class is part of the Saturday STEM series - 90 minute explorations to start your weekend out right! For grades 3-8! For program descriptions, schedule, or to register Visit

    Why do polar bears, whales, and walruses have blubber? This is a fascinating adaptation of warm-blooded animals which allows them to live and thrive in a cold environment (such as the ocean or the arctic). How can we model this live-saving animal adaptation? In this session, students will design and conduct an experiment in order to identify which types of material can best model the blubber of marine mammals. Materials needed for this activity. 

    Grades 7-8. Fee: $20, registration required. Some scholarships available.

    • December 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • December 14, 2020
    • (CST)

    Illinois
    Green Schools Project

    Getting Support on Your Green Schools Journey

    The Illinois Green Schools Project is a project-based challenge for K-12 schools to devise and implement creative no- to low-cost energy, water and waste initiatives, and sustainable practices for their schools. During the 2020-21 school year, join the Illinois Green Schools Project from a virtual classroom or at the school building.

    How it Works:

    Learn more about the Illinois Green Schools Project by checking out the Frequently Asked Questions below. Additional resources to help your school on its sustainability journey coming soon!


    Register Here

    • December 16, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom, TECA

    Online Support Group for Families of 2e Children & Teens in a New Era

    by Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy (TECA)

    Feeling a little unbalanced and uncertain these days? You’re not alone. Balancing and maintaining work, home, mental and physical health, hybrid and remote learning, screen time and play is an exercise in mental and physical acrobatics for every parent. Parents of 2e kids may be feeling particularly isolated from resources right now and may need some extra support.

    Led by TECA President Melissa Sornik, LCSW and co-facilitated by TECA Executive Director Maratea Cantarella, TECA’s 20-21 series of online support groups offer family members the chance to learn and share strategies for parenting our uniquely gifted 2e kids in these especially trying times.

    Groups are open to parents and guardians of all twice exceptional children and teens. Click here for complete details and registration.

    Session Fees:

    Premium Family Members – Free

    Basic Family Members – $15.00

    Insights Subscribers & Non-Members – $20.00

    During each session, family members will have the opportunity to discuss the current challenges they are facing. The group will address such themes as acceptance, resilience in our children and ourselves, dealing with transitions, parental burn-out, understanding intensities and motivation in 2e kids, power struggles and explosive behavior, screens, perfectionism, stress, and more, and will take into consideration the specific challenges of raising and educating our unique children during these times of unpredictability and uncertainty.

    Fall Dates:

    October 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    October 21, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    November 18, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    December 2, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

    December 16, 11:00 am - Noon CDT

    • January 01, 2021
    • (CST)


    Young Filmmakers Contest submissions, from students ages 8 to 25, are due in January. Check here for specifics:   https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details

    All winning films will premiere at the One Earth Film Festival in March. Questions? Please contact Lisa Files at lisa@greencommunityconnections.org.

    • January 06, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont or possibly online using Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is breathing a sigh of relief as there is no book this month. It is our annual

    "Phew, We Survived the Holidays" Coffee!       

    Next book group will be on February 3, 2021.  

    • January 30, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Online, Williams & Mary, Center for Gifted Education
    Focusing on the Future 2021: A Virtual Career and Academic Planning Experience

    Focusing on the Future (FOF) exposes high-ability learners to career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning.

    Student Workshops 

    Students have the opportunity to learn about four career areas. Students are exposed to (a) information about work habits and "habits of mind" (e.g., precision and objectivity in math, skepticism and curiosity in science) that lead to successful careers in various fields, (b) an interactive discussion about a variety of career opportunities in a particular field, and (c) steps to take to prepare for specific careers.

    Parent and Counselor Workshops

    Parents and counselors have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, which will assist them in guiding their children and students with academic and career planning.

    For more details and registration, please see here. Early bird registration is $60.00 per person. 

    • February 03, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont or possibly online using Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     

    The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for  Liberating Everyday Genius
    Mary-Elaine Jacobsen 


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

Past events

October 25, 2020 Roycemore Virtual Open House
October 25, 2020 Harry Potter-Ology
October 24, 2020 Chemical Concoctions (gr K-6)
October 24, 2020 Hibernation or Dormancy?
October 24, 2020 ONLINE Parent Workshop - Higher-Level Thinking
October 24, 2020 Online - IAGC: Self-Advocacy
October 22, 2020 CGCC Virtual Coffee & Social Hour
October 21, 2020 ONLINE Parent Workshop - Higher-Level Thinking
October 21, 2020 Online: From Quantum Mechanics to Spacetime
October 21, 2020 Illinois Green Alliance: Sustainability Approach
October 21, 2020 ONLINE Autism: From Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity
October 21, 2020 Online - Poetry Explorers
October 21, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
October 21, 2020 ONLINE 2e Support Group
October 20, 2020 CGCC Homeschooling Parents Support Group
October 20, 2020 Online: Author Panel
October 20, 2020 ONLINE Let's Discuss Series
October 19, 2020 ONLINE Parent Workshop - Higher-Level Thinking
October 17, 2020 Online: Author Reading Naomi Shihab Nye
October 17, 2020 ONLINE Magic Messages (Grades 3-4)
October 17, 2020 ONLINE Parent Workshop - Number Talks
October 17, 2020 ONLINE Humanities Day (4oth Annual)
October 16, 2020 KCS Climate Change Writing Challenge
October 16, 2020 Online: Star Party
October 16, 2020 Online: Particle Physics
October 16, 2020 Nocturnal Creatures Walk
October 16, 2020 Online: Parents as At-Home Teachers
October 14, 2020 ONLINE Parent Workshop - Number Talks
October 14, 2020 Haunted History Hike
October 14, 2020 Illinois Green Alliance: Forming a Green Team
October 14, 2020 ONLINE MWRD Virtual Tour
October 14, 2020 Online - Poetry Explorers
October 13, 2020 ONLINE College During COVID
October 13, 2020 ONLINE Parent Workshop - Number Talks
October 12, 2020 ONLINE STEM Teaching Tips for Parents and Caregivers
October 10, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
October 10, 2020 Online: Cool Coins
October 08, 2020 Online: Finding the Appropriate Psychologist
October 08, 2020 Online: First COVID-19… What’s Next?
October 08, 2020 CGCC Virtual Coffee & Social Hour
October 07, 2020 ONLINE 2e Support Group
October 07, 2020 Illinois Green Alliance: Tools to Green Your School
October 07, 2020 Online - Poetry Explorers
October 07, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
October 06, 2020 ONLINE - Executive Functioning
October 06, 2020 ONLINE Let's Discuss Series
October 04, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee: In Person or Virtual
October 03, 2020 Historic Games of Strategy and Diplomacy
October 03, 2020 ONLINE Jellyfish (Grades 7-8)
October 03, 2020 Reading the Rocks
October 01, 2020 ONLINE Escape the Tomb!
September 30, 2020 ONLINE: Cybersecurity and the Pandemic
September 30, 2020 Online - Poetry Explorers
September 30, 2020 ONLINE: Crickets
September 29, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Ticks
September 29, 2020 Online: Supporting Exceptional Learners
September 29, 2020 Online: Screen Time
September 27, 2020 Fungi Identification Hike
September 26, 2020 Online: The Physics of Baseball
September 26, 2020 Online - Mysterious Geodes
September 25, 2020 ONLINE: Remote Learning
September 25, 2020 Roycemore Online Deadline
September 24, 2020 CGCC Lake County Virtual Meet & Greet
September 24, 2020 Online: The 2e Brain
September 24, 2020 IMSA - A day in the life of a student- Social and Evening
September 24, 2020 ONLINE - The Power of Genomics
September 24, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
September 23, 2020 Online: Math and Physics are Our Super Powers!
September 23, 2020 ONLINE: Black Holes
September 23, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
September 23, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - First Steps
September 22, 2020 CGCC Homeschooling Parents Support Group
September 22, 2020 SENGinar: Now What...Now Where? When your 2e Child Needs Help Away from Home
September 22, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Mosquitoes
September 22, 2020 Online: Ask a Bird Nerd
September 21, 2020 Online - IAGC: Back to School
September 20, 2020 GPS Scavenger Hunt
September 19, 2020 The Buzz About Bees
September 19, 2020 IMSA Virtual Preview Day
September 17, 2020 CGCC 2e Thursday: Back to School: Tips and Tools for Helping Your Child with Executive Functioning
September 16, 2020 Online: Soil Microbes
September 16, 2020 Online: Jamie Sumner Author Talk
September 16, 2020 Online - Cognitive Diversity
September 15, 2020 Online: New Normal
September 15, 2020 Online: Viral Genetics (SP)
September 15, 2020 Online: Executive Functioning Workshops
September 13, 2020 Online: For the Love of Lyric Concert
September 12, 2020 Online - The Imperial Screen
September 12, 2020 Platform 9 3/4
September 11, 2020 Online: Einstein’s Unfinished Dream
September 11, 2020 ONLINE - Shakespeare Contest
September 10, 2020 ONLINE: JumpStart Your Creativity!
September 10, 2020 IMSA - A Day in the Life of a Student: Academics
September 10, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Science Cafe
September 10, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
September 09, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Online Parenting Book Discussion
September 06, 2020 Historic Games of Strategy and Diplomacy
September 05, 2020 Online - CAC: Daniel Burnham
September 05, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Natural History at Home
September 03, 2020 Online: Theodore Roosevelt
September 03, 2020 ONLINE: Adrienne Young Author Visit
September 02, 2020 Online - CAC: Chicago Women Activists
September 02, 2020 ONLINE - Shakespeare’s First Folio
September 01, 2020 ONLINE: Graphic Novel Gala
September 01, 2020 ONLINE - SENG: Understanding Giftedness
September 01, 2020 ONLINE - NASA STEM Stars
August 31, 2020 CGCC Sign Me Up To Help
August 30, 2020 CGCC Virtual Board Meeting
August 29, 2020 Reading the Rocks
August 28, 2020 ONLINE: Zen & Uncertainty
August 27, 2020 Greenfields Academy Info Session: Middle School - High School
August 27, 2020 ONLINE - Lessons in Biology
August 27, 2020 Online: Journey to Egypt
August 26, 2020 Greenfields Academy Info Session: K-5
August 26, 2020 Online: 19th Amendment
August 25, 2020 ONLINE - Gifted Children & Trauma
August 23, 2020 Online: College Admissions and COVID-19
August 23, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
August 22, 2020 ONLINE - Children’s Stress
August 21, 2020 Online: At the Edge of Time
August 20, 2020 Online: NASA Lecture Series - Venus: Earth’s Evil Twin or Just Misunderstood?
August 20, 2020 ONLINE - Ancient DNA
August 20, 2020 Online: Wild Animals of the Nile
August 20, 2020 Online: ADDitude: 2e 101
August 19, 2020 Online - Cognitive Diversity
August 19, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
August 19, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - From Foraging to Farming
August 19, 2020 Online - IAGC Virtual Round Table
August 18, 2020 CGCC First Steps in Homeschooling - 6 - Making the Leap
August 18, 2020 "Let's Discuss" Better Guiding at Home
August 18, 2020 ONLINE Teen Tuesday
August 16, 2020 CGCC LOGYC Visiting Day Winter-Spring 2020
August 15, 2020 Online - Rock Identification
August 13, 2020 CGCC 2e Thursday: Expert Panel Discussion
August 13, 2020 ONLINE - Alternate Education Options
August 13, 2020 Online: Make Your Mark! Hieroglyphs and Monuments
August 12, 2020 Online: Navigating 'Back to School' in 2020 Townhall Talk
August 12, 2020 Online: Fusion Academy
August 11, 2020 CGCC First Steps in Homeschooling - 5 - many ages, many interests
August 11, 2020 Stargazing
August 08, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
August 08, 2020 ONLINE: Ace the Application Essay Workshop
August 08, 2020 Online: Navigating 'Back to School' in 2020 Townhall Talk
August 07, 2020 Introduction to Geocaching: Online Event for Families
August 07, 2020 Online: 2020 SENG Annual Conference
August 06, 2020 ONLINE - Smithsonian: Cell Phones, Whales, and Redefining ‘Wild’
August 06, 2020 Online - Green Jade Pagoda
August 06, 2020 Online: Scribe School
August 05, 2020 Online: Explore de la Luna a Marte
August 05, 2020 ONLINE C2ST: Mindfully Coping
August 05, 2020 Roycemore School Virtual Admissions Morning
August 05, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
August 04, 2020 CGCC First Steps in Homeschooling - 4 - Beyond 3Rs
August 04, 2020 Online - Tilt Parenting Seminar
August 04, 2020 ONLINE - Smithsonian: Exploring Food Security
August 04, 2020 Online - Economics + Harry Potter
August 03, 2020 Online: Home Education Options
August 03, 2020 The Challenge of Climate Change—Middle School: Summer Camp
August 02, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
August 01, 2020 Online: Parent Strategies to Promote Grit in Gifted Children
July 31, 2020 ONLINE: From Game of Thrones to Frozen
July 30, 2020 Sunset Nature Photography
July 30, 2020 Online: Let's Discuss The CPS Plan for School in the Fall
July 30, 2020 Online: What's Up, King Tut?
July 30, 2020 Online: Cook with Rachel Ray & Friends
July 30, 2020 ONLINE - Career Dives in Marine Science
July 30, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
July 30, 2020 Reading the Rocks
July 28, 2020 Jewels of the Night Sky - Lightning Bugs
July 28, 2020 CGCC First Steps in Homeschooling - 3 - Language Arts
July 28, 2020 ONLINE - Education in the Time of COVID
July 28, 2020 ONLINE - SENGinar: Strategies to Support Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them
July 25, 2020 Online 'Microplastic Madness' Movie Screening
July 24, 2020 Family Exploration
July 24, 2020 Online 'Microplastic Madness' Movie Screening
July 23, 2020 Roycemore Virtual Town Hall - Fall Admissions
July 23, 2020 ONLINE: SENGinar - Town Hall Sessions
July 23, 2020 Online: Secret of the Mummies
July 23, 2020 Online: NASA STEM Exploration: Mars Helicopter
July 23, 2020 ONLINE - Career Dives in Marine Science
July 22, 2020 Roycemore Virtual Town Hall - Fall Admissions
July 22, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
July 21, 2020 CGCC First Steps in Homeschooling - 2 - Math
July 21, 2020 ONLINE: SENGinar - Town Hall Sessions
July 21, 2020 ONLINE - NHM: Teen Tuesday
July 20, 2020 Online: African American Women in the Space Race
July 19, 2020 Online: Animals in Administration
July 19, 2020 Poisons of the Prairie
July 18, 2020 Meet Our Hawk
July 18, 2020 Online - Mineral Identification Class
July 17, 2020 Online: Tree ID Walk
July 16, 2020 History Hike
July 16, 2020 Online: Mythology and Magic
July 16, 2020 Online: NASA STEM Stars en Español
July 16, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
July 15, 2020 Online - IAGC Monthly Virtual Round Table
July 14, 2020 CGCC First Steps in Homeschooling - 1 - Homeschool Styles
July 13, 2020 Online - IAGC Monthly Virtual Round Table
July 11, 2020 Online - AWM Storytime "Little Black Pearls for Little Black Girls"
July 09, 2020 ONLINE - Engineering at the Service of Humanity
July 09, 2020 Online: Junior Archaeologists
July 08, 2020 ONLINE - Homeschooling 101
July 02, 2020 ONLINE - C2ST: Neutrino 2020 Physics Slam!
July 02, 2020 ONLINE - NHM: Career Dives in Marine Science
July 02, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
July 01, 2020 CGCC Re-evaluating my Child's School: Homeschool
July 01, 2020 ONLINE - Webcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
July 01, 2020 ONLINE - JCC's Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons
June 30, 2020 Quest Academy Virtual Admissions Town Hall
June 30, 2020 Online - SENGinar: Understanding and Preventing Suicidal Behavior Among Students with Gifts and Talents
June 29, 2020 Quest Academy Virtual Admissions Town Hall
June 28, 2020 Quest Academy Virtual Admissions Town Hall
June 28, 2020 ONLINE - Fermilab Summer Science Series
June 27, 2020 ONLINE - Meet Our Herps
June 26, 2020 ONLINE - Social Thinking Conference
June 26, 2020 Online - Beekeeping Presentation
June 25, 2020 ONLINE - Story Time at the Driehaus Museum
June 24, 2020 CGCC Re-evaluating my Child's School: High School
June 23, 2020 ONLINE Consider the Platypus - Author Talk
June 19, 2020 ONLINE - History Speaks: Enough to Vote
June 19, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
June 19, 2020 Online - Juneteenth Celebration
June 18, 2020 CGCC 2e Thursday: Jen Merrill on Self-Care
June 18, 2020 ONLINE - SENGinar: Understanding and Preventing Suicidal Behavior Among Students with Gifts and Talents
June 18, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
June 17, 2020 CGCC Re-evaluating my Child's School: K-8
June 17, 2020 ONLINE - Art, Science & the Elegant Universe
June 17, 2020 ONLINE - Screech ... Hoot
June 16, 2020 ONLINE - SENGinar: Elevate Critical Creative Thinking via Rigorous and Engaging Tech Integration
June 16, 2020 Admissions Town Hall
June 15, 2020 Online - "Prehistoric Road Trip" Sneak Preview
June 15, 2020 Online - Supporting Online Learning
June 14, 2020 ONLINE - Fermilab Summer Science Series
June 14, 2020 CGCC Gifted and ADHD
June 14, 2020 MAGE Virtual Admissions Coffee
June 13, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
June 12, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
June 12, 2020 ONLINE - NASA STEM Stars: Virtual Talk With Experts
June 10, 2020 ONLINE Art, Science & the Elegant Universe
June 08, 2020 ONLINE Summer Fun & Learning
June 06, 2020 Logan Center Family Saturdays
June 06, 2020 Teen Saturday Studio: Engineering Tall Buildings with Thornton Tomasetti
June 05, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
June 04, 2020 ONLINE - Story time at the Museum
June 04, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
June 03, 2020 ONLINE - Serving the Whole Gifted Child Webinar
June 03, 2020 ONLINE Summer Fun & Learning
June 03, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
June 02, 2020 ONLINE - "Consider the Platypus" Live Chat
June 02, 2020 ONLINE C2ST: Virus Entry into Cells
June 02, 2020 ONLINE Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School
June 02, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Teen Earth Optimism
June 01, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Archaeology Fieldwork
May 31, 2020 ONLINE Language Seminar: Phoenician, Biblical Hebrew, & Samaritan
May 30, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Make Your Own Plant Press
May 29, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
May 29, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Fossil Friday
May 28, 2020 CGCC The Twice Exceptional Child in the Age of Virtual School
May 28, 2020 ONLINE Intro to Hieroglyphs - Reading the Ancient Writing
May 28, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - DNA Barcoding
May 28, 2020 ONLINE NASA STEM Stars: Virtual Talk With Experts
May 27, 2020 ONLINE Smithsonian - Trash to Treasure
May 27, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
May 26, 2020 ONLINE SENGinar: Academic Motivation Strategies for Gifted Learners
May 26, 2020 ONLINE Schooling-At-Home During Pandemic Discussion
May 26, 2020 ONLINE Intro to Hieroglyphs - Basics
May 26, 2020 ONLINE Creating Kind & Compassionate Kids
May 24, 2020 ONLINE Language Seminar: Ancient Greek
May 22, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
May 22, 2020 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference
May 21, 2020 CGCC The Twice Exceptional Child in the Age of Virtual School
May 21, 2020 ONLINE "NASA STEM Stars" Virtual Talk With Experts
May 21, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
May 20, 2020 ONLINE Page vs. Stage: Inside Shakespeare’s First Folio
May 20, 2020 ONLINE Argonne Live! Quantum Science & Technology
May 20, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
May 20, 2020 Virtual Snapshot Events for Parents
May 19, 2020 ONLINE Argonne's Impact on the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 19, 2020 ONLINE Schooling-At-Home During Pandemic Discussion
May 19, 2020 VIRTUAL Admissions Morning @ Roycemore School
May 18, 2020 ONLINE Argonne Live! Chemistry
May 17, 2020 ONLINE "Eight Keys to Getting Into the Ivies/Stanford"
May 17, 2020 ONLINE Language Seminar: Meroitic
May 15, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
May 15, 2020 ONLINE Argonne Live! Bioengineering
May 14, 2020 CGCC The Twice Exceptional Child in the Age of Virtual School
May 14, 2020 ONLINE: Assessing Executive Function Skill Gaps
May 14, 2020 ONLINE High School Workshop: Ethics of Research Involving Humans
May 14, 2020 Drawing in the (virtual) Museum: Mesopotamia & Assyria
May 13, 2020 Bright & Quirky Webinar
May 13, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
May 12, 2020 Drawing in the (virtual) Museum: Egypt & Nubia
May 11, 2020 IAGC Parent Discussion
May 10, 2020 ONLINE Language Seminar: Egyptian
May 09, 2020 Native Plant Sale
May 08, 2020 History Speaks - A City at War: Chicago
May 08, 2020 ONLINE Mars 2020 & the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
May 08, 2020 Native Plant Sale
May 07, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
May 06, 2020 IAGC Parent Discussion
May 06, 2020 CGCC ONLINE Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
May 06, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
May 05, 2020 ONLINE Managing Stess, Anxiety, and Parenting Under Covid-19
May 05, 2020 SENGinar: Supporting Social & Emotional Learning at a Distance
May 05, 2020 ONLINE Raising Children With Grit
May 04, 2020 Khan Academy Webinar
May 03, 2020 CGCC Planning Ahead for College
May 02, 2020 Tallgrass Sudbury School Information Session
May 02, 2020 ONLINE Little Squirrels Storytime
May 01, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
April 30, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Peru
April 29, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 29, 2020 SENG Online Mini Conference
April 28, 2020 ONLINE Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress & Anxiety Management
April 26, 2020 CGCC Kids Board Game Club CANCELLED
April 26, 2020 ONLINE Insider's View: College Students Talk about Their Schools
April 26, 2020 CGCC Board Meeting
April 26, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
April 25, 2020 ONLINE "Eight Keys to Getting Into the Ivies/Stanford"
April 24, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Relationships
April 22, 2020 ONLINE Earth Day Film Night and Q&A
April 22, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 21, 2020 ONLY Gifted Support Group Meeting
April 21, 2020 ONLINE Opportunities to Serve Twice-Exceptional Students’ Strengths
April 21, 2020 Virtual Roycemore School Admissions Morning
April 20, 2020 ONLINE Gifted School-At-Home During COVID19
April 18, 2020 Youth Climate Summit
April 17, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Playfulness
April 16, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Costa Rica
April 15, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 14, 2020 ONLINE Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Under COVID-19
April 11, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
April 10, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Calm
April 09, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Zoo Montana
April 08, 2020 CGCC Westmont ONLINE Parenting Book Discussion
April 08, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 07, 2020 ONLINE Gifted Adults and Conflict: How to Diffuse Drama
April 06, 2020 ONLINE TECA Parent Check In
April 05, 2020 RESCHEDULED to June 14 CGCC Gifted and ADHD
April 05, 2020 Online - Secret Agent Supply Co. Storytime
April 04, 2020 ONLINE Family Saturday: The Beauty of Home
April 04, 2020 ONLINE College Students Talk About Their Schools
April 04, 2020 Schooling at Home: Free Webinar for Beginners
April 04, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
April 04, 2020 Museum Day CANCELLED
April 03, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Homeschooling
April 03, 2020 ONLINE Tools for Staying Sane During Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order
April 02, 2020 ONLINE Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Curiosity, Creativity, and Concerns
April 02, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Alaska
April 01, 2020 ONLINE Life with 2e Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 01, 2020 Virtual Open House @ Fusion Academy
March 31, 2020 ONLINE The Pajama Seminars: Breaking Down Writer's Block for Youth
March 29, 2020 ONLINE College Students Talk About Their Schools
March 29, 2020 CGCC Kids Board Game Club CANCELLED
March 28, 2020 ONLINE College Students Talk About Their Schools
March 28, 2020 Virtual Little Squirrels Storytime
March 28, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
March 27, 2020 ONLINE Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19
March 26, 2020 ONLINE College Admissions 101 for Families
March 25, 2020 Online - Playful Parenting Class
March 25, 2020 ONLINE Fusion Academy Open House
March 25, 2020 Online Support Group for Families of 2e Kids Meeting
March 25, 2020 ONLINE "Childbirth and Faith in Byzaantium: Prayer Books and Amulets"
March 24, 2020 ONLINE - Fictional Peers and Mentors
March 22, 2020 Online Discussion of "The Plastic Problem" Documentary
March 22, 2020 CGCC City Kids Board Game Club CANCELLED
March 22, 2020 Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show CANCELLED
March 21, 2020 CGCC Lunch: Naperville - CANCELLED
March 21, 2020 Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show CANCELLED
March 21, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
March 19, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Libertyville - CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Evanston - CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 Online - Learning as a Family with Tabletop Games
March 18, 2020 Greenfields Academy Info Session
March 18, 2020 Artificial Intelligence for Science
March 18, 2020 Online - Online Learning Options Webinar
March 18, 2020 Avery Coonley School Admission Tours
March 16, 2020 How Chicago Women Won Suffrage for the Nation Lecture - CANCELLED
March 14, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
March 14, 2020 What Juniors Need To Do Now To Get Into Their Top College Choices Webinar
March 14, 2020 Rock & Mineral Identification
March 14, 2020 Child of Nature Film Screening
March 14, 2020 Child of Nature Film Screening
March 14, 2020 Talking To Your Children About Environmental Changes And Their Futures
March 14, 2020 Dream Big Movie Screening
March 14, 2020 Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference
March 13, 2020 Fabrics: The New Software Lecture
March 12, 2020 Loyola Climate Change Conference Keynote Conversation
March 12, 2020 CGCC Understanding Gifted Middle School Students
March 12, 2020 Student Climate Summit
March 12, 2020 Climate Change Conference: Accompanying Youth to a Hope-filled Future
March 11, 2020 Vanguard Showcase Night
March 11, 2020 We Homeschool Wednesdays: Open Lab
March 08, 2020 HERStory Speaks Lecture Series
March 08, 2020 Hands on History
March 08, 2020 Local Author Showcase
March 08, 2020 Epic Yellowstone: Return of the Predators Film Screening
March 08, 2020 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
March 08, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
March 08, 2020 Reptile Rampage
March 07, 2020 Logan Center Family Saturdays
March 07, 2020 Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration
March 07, 2020 CGCC Kids Astronomy Club - Next Meeting
March 07, 2020 One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest Awards & Screenings
March 07, 2020 Video game Design with Minecraft
March 06, 2020 Northwest Suburban Astronomers Meeting
March 06, 2020 University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
March 06, 2020 PDA Workshop
March 05, 2020 Adler Webster Memorial Lecture
March 05, 2020 Women in Mathematics Lecture
March 05, 2020 PDA Workshop
March 05, 2020 NHM Trial of Helen of Troy
March 04, 2020 SENG Model Parent Group
March 04, 2020 Bryan Collier: You Can Never Outgrow a Picture Book
March 04, 2020 Consciousness and the Collapse of the Wave Function
March 04, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
March 03, 2020 Roycemore School Admissions Morning
March 02, 2020 Kathleen Williams, Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea
March 01, 2020 Path to Selective Colleges Online Workshop
March 01, 2020 Physics Lecture
March 01, 2020 Ask-a-Scientist Guide Tour of Fermilab
March 01, 2020 CGCC Executive Functioning and the Gifted
February 29, 2020 Story Time at the Museum
February 29, 2020 Family Storytelling: Tales of Art at The Block
February 28, 2020 Studying the Beginning of the Universe Lecture
February 27, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 26, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 26, 2020 The African American Experience in WWII
February 26, 2020 African American Experience in WWII
February 26, 2020 The Trouble with Quantum Physics, and Why It Matters
February 26, 2020 We Homeschool Wednesdays: Open Lab
February 26, 2020 Poemtime
February 25, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 25, 2020 Gifted Parents: What You Can’t Trust or Ask the Schools to Teach or Do
February 25, 2020 Anxiety and Perfectionism in the Gifted Child
February 25, 2020 Critical Conversations: Responses to Climate Change
February 25, 2020 Maker Night Board Game Making for Youth
February 25, 2020 FLOE: Dance and Dialogue about Climate Change
February 25, 2020 Science Speaker Series
February 24, 2020 CGCC Supper: Naperville
February 24, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 23, 2020 Why Top Student's Don't Get Into Top Colleges
February 23, 2020 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
February 23, 2020 Gallery Talk: On the Right Track
February 23, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 23, 2020 The Des Plaines River and the Underground Railroad
February 23, 2020 Engineering Fest
February 22, 2020 The View from Earth: 400 Years of Astronomical Discovery
February 22, 2020 Starry Night
February 22, 2020 DuPage Area STEM Expo
February 22, 2020 Engineering Fest
February 22, 2020 Children's Literature Breakfast
February 20, 2020 Teenage Anxiety & Depression Talk
February 19, 2020 CGCC Maple Tapping
February 19, 2020 Poemtime
February 19, 2020 The Avery Coonley School Admission Tours
February 18, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Palatine
February 17, 2020 Innovation-Creation Lab!
February 15, 2020 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
February 15, 2020 Shifting Chicago: A Tale of Ice and Water
February 15, 2020 Family Day
February 15, 2020 Rock & Mineral Identification
February 12, 2020 Poemtime
February 12, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
February 12, 2020 Roycemore Middle School Tour
February 11, 2020 Emotional Intensity SENGinar
February 10, 2020 CGCC SOS for 2e: Accommodations & Supports
February 09, 2020 HERstory Speaks Lecture Series - An Evening with Harriet Tubman
February 09, 2020 Fermilab Family Open House
February 09, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
February 08, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
February 08, 2020 CGCC Parents Luncheon at Jason's Deli
February 08, 2020 Winter Exploration Day
February 08, 2020 Start Your Rockin' Collection
February 08, 2020 IAGC Convention Parents Saturday
February 07, 2020 CGCC Supper: Naperville
February 07, 2020 University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
February 07, 2020 Multi-Tasking: Impact on Performance and Emotional Regulation
February 06, 2020 How to Parent a Gifted Child
February 05, 2020 How to Parent a Gifted Child
February 05, 2020 Screenagers - Next Chapter
February 05, 2020 Greenfields Academy Info Session
February 05, 2020 Screenagers - Next Chapter
February 04, 2020 The Avery Coonely School Admission Tours
February 02, 2020 CGCC Anxiety and the Gifted
February 02, 2020 Quest Academy Admissions Open House
February 01, 2020 Why Top Student's Don't Get Into Top Colleges
February 01, 2020 Film Screening: First Nations Film and Video Festival
February 01, 2020 CGCC Kids Astronomy Club
February 01, 2020 Family Saturday
January 31, 2020 Climate Live!
January 30, 2020 Screenagers Next Chapter Film Screening
January 30, 2020 Night of Ideas: Alive!
January 30, 2020 Poetry Reading
January 29, 2020 Poemtime
January 28, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper: Chicago
January 28, 2020 The Modern 2e Family SENGinar
January 28, 2020 Admissions Morning
January 26, 2020 High School Preview
January 26, 2020 Chicagoland: City and Suburbs of the Railroad Age
January 26, 2020 Quest Academy Deerfield Neighborhood Event
January 26, 2020 CGCC Board Meeting
January 25, 2020 Science & Arts Academy Interactive Open House
January 25, 2020 Winter Exploration Day
January 24, 2020 LOGYC Winter-Spring 2020 - Co-op
January 23, 2020 Votes for Women Celebration
January 22, 2020 CGCC: Skokie Heritage Museum
January 22, 2020 Poemtime
January 21, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Libertyville
January 20, 2020 King Day Festival
January 20, 2020 King Day 2020: Focused on Freedom Family Day
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19, 2020 Tracks & Scat Hike
January 19, 2020 Scavenger Hunt & Campfire
January 19, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
January 18, 2020 Louisa May Alcott Portrayal
January 18, 2020 Teen Saturday Studio
January 18, 2020 Rock & Mineral Identification Class
January 18, 2020 Owl Pellet Dissection
January 17, 2020 Kids Climate Summit Proposal
January 16, 2020 CGCC Understanding Gifted Elementary Students
January 16, 2020 Homeschool Spelling Bee
January 15, 2020 Nathan Hale Author Visit
January 14, 2020 Avery Coonley School K-8 Admission Tour
January 14, 2020 Avery Coonley School Jr K Admission Tour
January 14, 2020 Avery Coonley School Early Childhood Admission Tour
January 12, 2020 Goliath Glaciers
January 12, 2020 Hands on History for Kids
January 12, 2020 CGCC Testing & Identification
January 12, 2020 Work in a Nature Preserve
January 12, 2020 CGCC Gifted Resource Fair
January 11, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
January 11, 2020 Fossil Lake and Other Curatorial Adventures Lecture
January 11, 2020 Harry Potter Festival
January 11, 2020 Family Day: Treasure Box
January 11, 2020 Girls Build! Day
January 11, 2020 More Than Meets the Eye Funshop
January 11, 2020 Roycemore Early Childhood & Kindergarten Expo
January 10, 2020 Davidson Academy Online Campus Info Session
January 10, 2020 University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
January 10, 2020 Kids and Bees
January 08, 2020 Hands on History for Kids
January 08, 2020 Poemtime
January 08, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
January 06, 2020 Kids Climate Summit Pre-Registration
January 05, 2020 Ask-A-Scientist Tour of Fermilab
January 05, 2020 Secret Agent Storytime
January 04, 2020 Film Screening: Rhymes for Young Ghouls
January 04, 2020 Dino Day
January 03, 2020 Davidson Academy Online Campus Info Session
December 30, 2019 Nature Play Workshop for Families
December 28, 2019 Screech…Screech, Hoot…Hoot: The Owls of Cook County
December 26, 2019 Telescope Night
December 22, 2019 CGCC Unmasking Masculinity: A Discussion Group for Teen Boys
December 20, 2019 Winter Solstice Stories
December 19, 2019 Space in a Place
December 18, 2019 Vanguard Showcase Night
December 18, 2019 Poemtime
December 17, 2019 Star Wars and Religion
December 15, 2019 CGCC Rights and Services for Gifted Education
December 15, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
December 14, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
December 14, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
December 14, 2019 Teen Orientation
December 14, 2019 Rock & Mineral Identification
December 14, 2019 Family Day
December 14, 2019 Science Adventure: CSI - Careful Scientific Investigation
December 13, 2019 ACS K-Group 8 Admission Tour
December 13, 2019 ACS Early Childhood Admission Tour
December 11, 2019 TECA Support Group: Stress, Transitions and the Holidays
December 11, 2019 Poemtime
December 09, 2019 Hour of Code: The STEAM Machine
December 08, 2019 History Speaks Lecture Series
December 08, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
December 08, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Tour of Fermilab
December 08, 2019 Hands on History - Secrets & Spies
December 08, 2019 Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go?
December 07, 2019 Junior Archaeologists
December 07, 2019 Family Day: Quilting and Fort-Building
December 07, 2019 First Nations Film & Video Festival
December 07, 2019 Physics Open House
December 07, 2019 Science Funshop
December 07, 2019 Tween Saturdays
December 06, 2019 'Scopes in the City
December 06, 2019 Sleep Tight: Sleep Health for Learning and Growth
December 04, 2019 Hands on History - Secrets & Spies
December 04, 2019 TECA Support Group: Stress, Transitions and the Holidays
December 04, 2019 CGCC Weighing the Options: How to Educate a Gifted Child
December 04, 2019 Poemtime
December 04, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
December 03, 2019 SENGinar: A Father-Daughter's Social-Emotional Academic Poetic Journey
December 03, 2019 Great Books Summer Program
December 03, 2019 Family Science Night
December 03, 2019 Roycemore Admissions Morning
December 02, 2019 IAGC Let's Talk About... Being a Positive Advocate
November 30, 2019 Build Your Own Computer
November 29, 2019 Telescope Night
November 29, 2019 Black Friday Family Hike
November 27, 2019 Poemtime
November 27, 2019 Open House - The Center for Gifted Elmhurst Branch
November 24, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 24, 2019 Settlers' Day
November 23, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 23, 2019 Little Scribe
November 23, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 23, 2019 Science Adventure: What Makes You So Special?
November 22, 2019 Family Owl Prowl
November 22, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 21, 2019 The Art of Logic
November 21, 2019 Greenfields Academy Info Session
November 21, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 20, 2019 Teen Orientation
November 20, 2019 Poemtime
November 20, 2019 IQ Testing: Understanding the Process
November 19, 2019 SENGinar: Coping with the Climate Crisis: Insights & Tools for the Gifted
November 19, 2019 Social Anxiety Webinar
November 17, 2019 Children's Business Fair
November 17, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
November 16, 2019 Tween Saturdays
November 16, 2019 Science Adventure: Flight and Fashion
November 15, 2019 'Scopes in the City
November 14, 2019 CGCC The Gifted Preschooler
November 14, 2019 "Vicksburg" Author Talk
November 14, 2019 First Nations Film and Video Festival
November 13, 2019 CSI Tech
November 13, 2019 Poemtime
November 12, 2019 Building Resilience to Overcome Anxiety
November 11, 2019 Transit of Mercury
November 10, 2019 History Speaks Lecture Series
November 10, 2019 Preservation of Hellenic Heritage and Culture Lecture
November 10, 2019 Hands on History - Military Dogs
November 09, 2019 Observatory Viewing Session
November 09, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
November 09, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
November 09, 2019 All Bones About It
November 09, 2019 History Mystery: Paul Revere's Horse is Missing!
November 09, 2019 Paul Revere's Horse is Missing!
November 09, 2019 Family Program: Tales of Art at The Block
November 09, 2019 Family Day
November 09, 2019 Tween Saturdays
November 08, 2019 CGCC LOGYC Visiting Day Fall 2019
November 08, 2019 Admission Tour: Kindergarten - Group 8
November 08, 2019 Admission Tour - Early Childhood
November 07, 2019 Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Development
November 06, 2019 Building Grit Talk
November 06, 2019 2e Movie Screening & Panel Discussion
November 06, 2019 Hands on History - Military Dogs
November 06, 2019 Poemtime
November 06, 2019 Educator Open House - Upper School
November 06, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
November 05, 2019 Professional Open House
November 03, 2019 Parent Retreat
November 03, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Tour of Fermilab
November 03, 2019 Quest Academy Admissions Open House
November 03, 2019 CGCC What is 2E (Twice Exceptional) and is My Child 2E?
November 03, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
November 02, 2019 S&AA Open House
November 02, 2019 Family Day: Make Your Own Music Video!
November 02, 2019 CAC Family Festival
November 02, 2019 Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
November 01, 2019 Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
November 01, 2019 Anxiety & Stress: Skills, Strategies & Techniques
November 01, 2019 CGCC Who is the Gifted Child?
October 30, 2019 Poemtime
October 30, 2019 Build a Growth Mindset Learning Community
October 30, 2019 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference
October 29, 2019 CGCC SOS for 2e: Tackling Anxiety
October 29, 2019 K-8 Admission Tour
October 29, 2019 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference
October 28, 2019 Gifted Adults Virtual Discussion Group: "The Intensity of Life"
October 28, 2019 Virtual Advanced Parent Discussion Group
October 27, 2019 Hellenic Heritage and Culture Lecture
October 27, 2019 Roycemore Open House
October 26, 2019 Observatory Viewing Session
October 26, 2019 Mummies Night
October 26, 2019 Highly Sensitive Children Workshop
October 26, 2019 Tween Saturdays
October 26, 2019 MWRD Road Show
October 26, 2019 Halloween Concert
October 24, 2019 Telescope Night
October 24, 2019 "Most Likely to Succeed" Screening
October 24, 2019 CIERA Public Lecture
October 24, 2019 Argonne Outloud Lecture Series
October 23, 2019 CGCC Supper: Naperville
October 23, 2019 Online 2e Support Group
October 23, 2019 Poemtime
October 23, 2019 Early Childhood Admission Tour
October 22, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper: Chicago
October 22, 2019 Gifted Adults and Trauma SENGinar
October 22, 2019 Author Talk - Christof Koch
October 20, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
October 20, 2019 Cinematic Greek Gods in Contemporary Settings Lecture
October 20, 2019 YA Fandom Frenzy
October 20, 2019 Open House Chicago
October 20, 2019 AWM Free Admission
October 19, 2019 The Sky's the Limit
October 19, 2019 STEM Fest
October 19, 2019 O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant Open House
October 19, 2019 Farnsworth Family Day
October 19, 2019 Frightful Fun Funshop
October 19, 2019 YA Literature Conference
October 19, 2019