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Deb Douglas

Deb Douglas consults and advocates for gifted students, specializing in workshops that help students take charge of their education. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and the author of the book, The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Four Essential Steps to Success (Grades 5-12), Free Spirit Publishing, 2017Previously, she was the gifted education coordinator for the Manitowoc Public School District and president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Special Saturday Workshop for Parents!


Non-Members: $50
Members: $25 

About the Presentation:

How can parents help children to take charge of their education, especially in times of ever-changing remote and hybrid learning environments? Empowering children with gifts and talents to take ownership and advocate for themselves provides them with essential keys to success in school and beyond. Strategies for helping children to understand their rights and responsibilities as learners, options, and opportunities will be explored. Parents will leave this session with tools and ideas to help their children gain a deeper understanding of themselves and to become effective self-advocates.

Workshop Break-Out Sessions:

Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to attend virtual, informal break-out sessions facilitated by members of the IAGC Education Committee to network, discuss, and explore topics related to this presentation.



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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976

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