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IAGC PARENT AND FAMILY EVENTS

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children coordinates a variety of workshops, coffees, presentations, and conferences appropriate for parents of children with advanced learning needs. Please explore this page to learn about scheduled IAGC events related to supporting gifted children and their families.


UPCOMING PARENT EVENTS

Are you interested in helping organize parent events?


Then come and join the IAGC Education Committee. The committee meets on Saturday mornings before quarterly board meetings.   Register for the next scheduled meeting by clicking on the link in the "Upcoming Events" Calendar Below! (If you do not see the meeting scheduled, contact director@iagcgifted.org to be notified of the meeting schedule when it is available.)


To learn more or register, click here


Upcoming events

    • 12/09/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 88
    Register


    Program Preview:

    Using a wide variety of picture books, award-winning educational consultant, Laura Beltchenko, will share ways to pair picture books and create text sets that expand critical thinking as well as extend the joy many children have in reading books that have similar themes, concepts or on the same topic.

    Pairing text develops a metacognitive processes beckoning students to analyze and comprehend explicit as well as inferred meaning while finding and making the connections between the books. This session will present a wide variety of books and genres to help you develop your own text sets for young readers. A bibliography will be shared supporting literary analysis and inquiry based critical and creative thinking...and a bit of poetry will be added for good measure!

    Age group focus: Kindergarten - Grade 5

    Professional Development Hour: Participants who attend sessions and complete the required sign in, sign out, and evaluation sheets are eligible to receive 1 PD Hour Credit.

    About the Presenter:

    Laura Beltchenko is veteran educator with a passion for student motivation and engagement in all thing’s literacy.  Her career in public education includes classroom teacher, reading specialist, as well as teacher and coordinator of gifted programs. Her public education career culminated as an associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction for a K-12-unit school district.  (To read more about Laura Beltchenko, please visit the IAGC website.)

    Professional Development Hour: Participants who attend sessions and complete the required sign in, sign out, and evaluation sheets are eligible to receive 1 PD Hour Credit.




    • 01/06/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 100
    Register


    Parent Book Study - Winter Evening Session

    Faciliated by Kimberly Freitag

    Topic: Promoting Growth Mindsets

    Reading: Chapter 21, "Promoting Optimal Mindsets Among Gifted Children" Del Seigle & DuLong Langley

    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).

    Additional/Follow-Up Readings:

    Chapter 13 - "Teaching Your Child to Fail" and Chapter 2 - "Bend or Break: Your IQ is not Your Identity" from Kathleen Nilles, Jennifer L. Jolly, Tracy Ford Inman and Joan Franklin Smutney, Editors. Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids. NAGC (2019).

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

    Also Available on Amazon 



    • 01/08/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    IAGC Board of Directors Meeting 

    The IAGC board meets quarterly to discuss organizational business. All IAGC members are always welcome.  Please register so we can anticipate your attendance. 

    • 02/03/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 100
    Register


    Parent Book Study - Winter Evening Session

    Faciliated by Kimberly Freitag

    Topic: Addressing Perfectionism

    Readings:

    Chapter 3, "Perfectionism in Gifted Students" Kristie Speirs Neumeister from 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).

    Chapter 17, "Helping Gifted Children Learn Healthy Strategies and Create Realistic Expectations." from Kathleen Nilles, Jennifer L. Jolly, Tracy Ford Inman and Joan Franklin Smutney, Editors. Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids. NAGC (2019).

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

    Also Available on Amazon 



    • 03/03/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 100
    Register


    Parent Book Study - Winter Evening Session

    Facilitated by Kimberly Freitag

    Topic: Acceleration

    Readings: Chapter 5: "Whole-Grade Acceleration: Grade-Skipping and Early Entrance to Kindergarten or First Grade" by Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Susan G. Assouline, and Nicholas Colangelo from A Nation Empowered (Volume II). Belin-Blank Center, College of Education, University of Iowa (2015).

    Free A Nation Empowered - Volume 2 Download



    • 04/07/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Online
    • 100
    Register


    Parent Book Study - Spring Morning Session

    Facilitated by Rhoda Rosen

    Topic: Psychosocial Factors that Support Academic Success

    Readings:

    Chapters 13, "Psychosocial Factors in Talent Development," by Maureen Neibert

    Chapter 16, "Optimal Parenting and Family Environments for Talent Development" buy Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

    from 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).


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

    Also Available on Amazon       




    • 04/09/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    IAGC Board of Directors Meeting 

    The IAGC board meets quarterly to discuss organizational business. All IAGC members are always welcome.  Please register so we can anticipate your attendance. 

    • 05/05/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Online
    • 100
    Register


    Parent Book Study - Spring Morning Session

    Facilitated by Rhoda Rosen

    Topic: Keeping your Gifted Student Motivated

    Readings:

    Chapter 4, Kenneth Kierwa, "Seven Ways Parents Help Children Unleash Their Talents"

    Chapter 15, Del Siegle & Betsy McCoach, "Do's and Don'ts for Motivating Your High Ability Child." 

    from 

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


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

    Also Available on Amazon

       




    • 06/02/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Online
    • 100
    Register


    Parent Book Study - Spring Morning Session

    Facilitated by Rhoda Rosen

    Topic: The Importance of Play in Learning

    Readings:

    The Lego Foundation. Learning Through Play: A Review of the Evidence(November 2017)

    Free Download


       




    • 06/25/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    IAGC Board of Directors Meeting 

    The IAGC board meets quarterly to discuss organizational business. All IAGC members are always welcome.  Please register so we can anticipate your attendance. 

    • 09/17/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    IAGC Board of Directors Meeting 

    The IAGC board meets quarterly to discuss organizational business. All IAGC members are always welcome.  Please register so we can anticipate your attendance. 

Past events

09/18/2021 IAGC Board Fall Meeting
09/18/2021 IAGC Education Committee Fall Meeting
09/18/2021 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Fall Meeting
08/14/2021 Advocacy Information Meeting With Phil Milsk
06/12/2021 IAGC Board Summer Meeting
06/12/2021 IAGC Education Committee Summer Meeting
05/10/2021 Parent Virtual Round Table: May 10, 2021, 7PM-8PM Session: "Ways to Keep Your Child Learning Over the Summer"
04/17/2021 IAGC Board Spring Meeting
04/17/2021 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Spring Meeting
04/17/2021 IAGC Education Committee Spring Meeting
04/13/2021 Time for Elementary School: What Parents Need to Know About Early Entrance to Kindergarten/First Grade, Acceleration, and Advanced Learning
04/12/2021 Parent Virtual Round Table: April 12, 2021, 7PM-8PM Session: "The "Gifted Identification Process" in Schools: What to Expect"
03/08/2021 Parent Virtual Round Table: March 8, 2021, 7PM-8PM Session: "Supporting Twice-Exceptional Children"
02/08/2021 Parent Virtual Round Table: February 8, 2021, 7PM-8PM Session: "Boundaries: Back to Basics"
01/11/2021 Parent Virtual Round Table: January 11, 2021, 7PM-8PM Session: Understanding Needs of Young, Bright Learners: Birth - First Grade
01/09/2021 IAGC Board Winter Meeting
01/09/2021 IAGC Education Committee Winter Meeting
01/09/2021 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Winter Meeting
12/08/2020 Beyond the Booklist: Nurturing Readers Who Assimilate and Ponder "What and Why" They Read
11/18/2020 Parent Virtual Round Table: November 18, 2020, 9AM-10 AM Session - How to Be a Positive Advocate for Your Advanced Learner in Today's Live and Remote Classrooms
11/16/2020 Parent Virtual Round Table: November 16, 2020, 7PM-8PM Session - How to Be a Positive Advocate for Your Advanced Learner in Today's Live and Remote Classrooms
11/07/2020 Quarterly (November) Board Meeting - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
11/07/2020 IAGC Education Committee November Meeting 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11/07/2020 IAGC Advocacy Committee November Meeting (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM).
09/21/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-September 21, 2020
09/19/2020 Quarterly Fall Board Meeting - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
09/19/2020 IAGC Advocacy Committee Fall Meeting (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM).
09/19/2020 IAGC Education Committee Fall Meeting 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
08/19/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-August 19, 2020
07/15/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Morning Session (July 15, 2020)
07/13/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Evening Session (July 13, 2020)
06/08/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Evening Session (June 8, 2020)
06/03/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Morning Session (June 3, 2020)
05/11/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Evening Session (May 11, 2020)
05/06/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Morning Session (May 6, 2020)
04/18/2020 IAGC Board Spring Meeting
04/18/2020 (Virtual/Online) IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Spring Meeting
04/18/2020 (Virtual/Online) IAGC Education Committee Spring Meeting
02/08/2020 Parent Saturday 2020
01/11/2020 IAGC Network Committee Winter Meeting
01/11/2020 IAGC Education Committee Winter Meeting
11/16/2019 IAGC Board Late Fall Meeting
11/16/2019 IAGC Network Committee Late Fall Meeting
11/16/2019 IAGC Education Committee Late Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Board Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Education Committee Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Network Committee Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Connections Coffee
06/17/2019 IAGC Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Board Spring Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Education Committee Spring Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Spring Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Network Committee Spring Meeting
04/26/2019 Parent Coffee
02/02/2019 Parent Saturday 2019
01/31/2019 IAGC Annual Member Meeting
01/31/2019 Online 2019 Conference Registration (online payment or invoice)
01/12/2019 IAGC Board Winter Meeting
01/12/2019 IAGC Education Committee Winter Meeting
01/12/2019 IAGC Network Committee Winter Meeting
01/12/2019 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Winter Meeting
11/27/2018 What Illinois' New Accelerated Placement Act Means for Gifted Students
10/24/2018 Implementing Acceleration Placement Program Toolkit Administrator Academy #1926
10/22/2018 Parent Coffee
10/20/2018 IAGC Board Fall Meeting
10/20/2018 IAGC Education Committee Fall Meeting
10/20/2018 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Fall Meeting
10/20/2018 IAGC Network Committee Fall Meeting
10/12/2018 Administrator Breakfast
08/11/2018 IAGC Board Summer Meeting
08/11/2018 IAGC Education Committee Summer Meeting
08/11/2018 IAGC Network Committee Summer Meeting
08/11/2018 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Summer Meeting
06/11/2018 IAGC Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
04/25/2018 Parent Saturday Organizational Meeting
04/19/2018 IAGC Social Emotional Committee Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Board Spring Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Spring Education Committee Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Spring Network Committee Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Spring Policy & Advocacy Committee Meeting
02/03/2018 Parent Saturday 2018 Registration
02/03/2018 Parent Saturday 2018 Presenters
02/02/2018 IAGC Convention Board Meeting
02/01/2018 GES Trainers Meeting
02/01/2018 Annual IAGC Membership Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Board Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Network Committee Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Education Committee Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Board Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Education Committee Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Network Committee Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC Board Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC Education Committee Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC Network Committee Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC State Initiatives Meeting
06/26/2017 Strategic Planning Meeting
04/08/2017 IAGC Board Meeting
04/08/2017 IAGC Quarterly Committee Meetings
 

Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976


email us:  

Director@IAGCgifted.org

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

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