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CGCC Gifted 102: School Challenges

  • June 11, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Novel Coworking, 405 W Superior St, Chicago
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Parent Education Series

CGCC is partnering with Midwest Academy for Gifted Education (MAGE)  to present this free series. 

The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute question period for the panelists and a 30 minute mingle. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. There are 2 workshops in the summer series:

June 11 - Gifted 102: Gifted School Challenges
July 16 - Gifted 202: Anxiety and Perfectionism

Gifted 102: Gifted School Challenges

In the state of IL, there is no gifted only IEP. Are you wondering what is available to you in terms of school advocacy? We will cover the basics. Are you wondering about the CPS Accelerated Placement Policy or the State Accelerated Policy Act? We will also be able to explain this policy and how it affects public and nonpublic schools. Are you looking to come up with strategies to help your child with specific school problems? Our expert panel will brainstorm with you.


Judy Wahl, Dr. Jessica Douglass, Irene Gottlieb

Judy Wahl is the Owner and Program Director of Sprout Gifted Services, a SENG facilitator, and Educational Consultant. She has worked in education for over 15 years, in roles such as classroom teacher to director of an early childhood center. She also is a professional member of CGCC.

Jessica Douglas is a nationally certified school psychologist who pursued a career in educational psychology because of her desire to help struggling students achieve social-emotional and academic success. She holds a masters and specialist degrees in school psychology and a doctoral degree in human learning and development at National-Louis University, where her research focused on social skill interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Douglas worked as a school psychologist in public schools and is now in private practice at Psychoeducational Resource Services, Inc. Her current practice emphasizes the importance of working in unison with parents, schools, and private providers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the student’s learning profile, and to ultimately develop an educational plan that will support his or her individual needs.

Dr. Douglas is an executive board member for Everyone Reading Illinois (formerly the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association) and highly involved with outreach related to dyslexia.

Irene Gottlieb is a parent of gifted children.

MAGE, a parent and teacher not-for-profit start-up, is the only private gifted school in the City of Chicago. They focus only on the gifted population/IQ of 130+ and they teach in multi-age classrooms which allows them to differentiate properly. They provide individualized and personalized instruction with the right balance of rigor, without pressure. They top off a well-rounded education with personal communications and partnership with parents.

Novel Coworking is our host for this evening. They offer fully furnished, amenity-rich workspaces with direct fiber internet & WiFi in prime locations so your business can thrive. Perfect for small businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and enterprise companies looking for an impressive new office space. Inquire about renting a budget-friendly private office, office suite, dedicated desk, coworking membership, virtual office or daily office.

Registration is required for this free event. If you wish, a donation may be made during registration or in cash at the event to support CGCC.  Or consider becoming a member . CGCC is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that relies on member dues to support events  such as these for gifted children and their families. Annual membership is $25.

About cgcc

The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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