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CGCC Oak Park Parenting Series: When There Is No Gifted Program...

  • October 25, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Buzz Cafe, Oak Park
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A Roundtable Discussion led by Rhonda Stern


When There is No Gifted Program...


October 25, 2017 - 7PM – 8:30PM

Buzz Cafe, 905 S Lombard Oak Park, IL


If your gifted child is in a regular classroom, for whatever reason, what should you look out for? What can you do to help her adapt to this environment?


This roundtable will help you understand:

  • What the difference is between acceleration and gifted programming
  • How to find meaningful enrichment opportunities (or how to know that the enrichment you have found is likely to be meaningful)
  • The double edged sword of doing acceleration on the side – making next year’s problems worse
  • The pluses and minuses of differentiation
  • Coping with the elitism that results from having your child always be one of the very best in the class
  • What to ask classroom a teacher for

Rhonda Stern has been in the field of gifted and talented education since 2000. She is also a certified mediator and an attorney. Rhonda, a doctoral student in Curriculum Studies at DePaul University, works with gifted, talented, and twice exceptional students at Educational Enrichment Consulting, www.enrichyourkids.com. In addition to being on the Chicago Gifted Community board, Stern has been involved with the Social and Emotional Committee of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children and is a lecturer and writer on gifted and talented issues.


Come join the discussion. Register today! Registration is free for CGCC members. Non-members pay a non-refundable $5. (Fee waivers are available.)


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The CGCC monthly Oak Park Speaker Series continues with: 

  • Thursday, November 16: To Test or Not To Test: the “When,” “What,” “How,” and “Who” of Testing Your Gifted Child lead by Hollie Sobel. 

We will be meeting in the upstairs meeting room at the Buzz cafe. If you are interested in grabbing food or a beverage, please order these downstairs before heading up.

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