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Looking to support your child’s academic journey and social-emotional growth?

Join our IAGC Virtual Parent Book Study!

Winter 2022 Evenings: First Thursday of each month:  7 PM - 8 PM

Spring 2022 Mornings: : First Thursday of each month: 9 AM - 10 AM

TO REGISTER: Please select the link for each session to register and see readings. (Links to book purchase sites and and free online readings can be accessed on the online registration form and at the bottom of this webpage.)

Winter 2022 Evening Sessions 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM facilitated by Kimberly Freitag 

Register: Thursday, January 6, 7PM - 8PM - Promoting Optimal Mindsets

Register: Thursday, February 3, 7PM - 8PM - Addressing Perfectionism

Register: Thursday, March 3, 7PM - 8PM - Acceleration

About the Facilitators:

Kimberly Freitag: Kim Freitag serves on the IAGC Education Committee.  She is an Educational Consultant working with school districts on instructional improvement, differentiation, and mathematics, and the parent of a gifted adult daughter.

Rhoda Rosen: Dr. Rosen serves on the IAGC Board of Directors. She is executive director of Red Line Service Institute, an organization that works with artistically talented adults who have a lived experience of homelessness. She also teaches at the college level at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she serves on Faculty Senate. For over a decade, she was an associate director at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University, with oversight of advanced enrichment programming for young learners and parent education. She has a background in art history and cultural studies and received a BA and MA from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

IAGC Virtual Parent Book Study Readings:

Chapters will be selected from the following resources. Parents may purchase or obtain the books from their local libraries. Click a link below to purchase the books from Routledge Press (20% discount) or Amazon.

Maureen Neiihart, Steven I Pfeiffer and Tracy L. Cross, Editors. The Social & Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, 2nd ed. NAGC (2016).

Available at a 20% Discount from Routledge Press Taylor & Francis Group  (use Promo Code FLR40)

Available on Amazon                         

Kathleen Nilles, Jennifer L. Jolly, Tracy Ford Inman and Joan Franklin Smutney, Editors. Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids. NAGC (2019).

Available at a 20% Discount from Routledge Press Taylor & Francis Group  (use Promo Code FLR40)

Available on Amazon

The Lego Foundation. Learning Through Play: A Review of the Evidence(November 2019)

Free Download


Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976

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The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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