Illinois Association for Gifted Children

Time for Elementary School: What Parents Need to Know About Early Entrance to Kindergarten/First Grade, Acceleration, and Advanced Learning

  • 04/13/2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Online
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Time for Elementary School: What Parents Need to Know About Early Entrance to Kindergarten/First Grade, Acceleration, and Advanced Learning

School/parent partnerships in elementary school are important for supporting your child's success.  And when it comes to advocating for your child's advanced learning needs, starting with an understanding of your child and the educational landscape provides a solid first step.

What are signs that a child is ready for additional academic challenge during Kindergarten/primary school? What options are available for children with advanced learning needs in Illinois schools? When and how is it best to advocate for your child in elementary school? Should your child skip a grade or enter Kindergarten early? What is "acceleration"? What are the common strategies used to challenge and enrich learning in the classroom?

To explore these questions and others, join us for an engaging panel discussion in which three experts in the areas of gifted education, early childhood, and acceleration come together to share their insights and knowledge. The program includes a brief presentation followed by a Q&A discussion. Questions will be asked from the IAGC board, and attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions for discussion before and during the program.

Panelists:

Nancy B. Hertzog, Ph.D., Professor, Learning Sciences and Human Development at University of Washington

Randy Lange, Ph.D., Talent Development Coordinator, District 102, La Grange, Illinois

Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D., Administrator for the Acceleration Institute at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development and an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, both at the University of Iowa. 

For more information, visit the IAGC Website.






Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976

Email us at:

Director@iagcgifted.org


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