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Thursday, November 1 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Breakout 2A: Nurturing Voice and Choice (for Parents)

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A gifted child’s early desire for independence makes it especially important for parents to be
guides on the side as their students learn to take charge of their own educations.

In this session, parents will discover ways to help their children negotiate the education system through speaking up, recognizing their options, and creating their own paths. Encouraging gifted
learners to take the lead is made easier when parents and students together follow four
essential steps to self-advocacy.

Parents will:
  • Recognize the characteristics of their child’s learner profile
  • Reflect on their child’s rights and responsibilities
  • Explore programming options that match their child’s unique learner profile
  • Create a plan to guide their child toward self-advocacy

NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 1: Learning and Development
1.1. Self-Understanding. Students with gifts and talents demonstrate self-knowledge with respect to their interests, strengths, identities, and needs in socio-emotional development and in intellectual, academic, creative, leadership, and artistic domains.
1.2. Self-Understanding. Students with gifts and talents possess a developmentally appropriate understanding of how they learn and grow; they recognize the influences of their beliefs, traditions, and values on their learning and behavior
1.7. Cognitive and Affective Growth. Students with gifts and talents recognize their preferred approaches to learning and expand their repertoire.

Standard 4: Learning Environments
4.1. Personal Competence. Students with gifts and talents demonstrate growth in personal competence and dispositions for exceptional academic and creative productivity. These include self-awareness, self-advocacy, self-efficacy, confidence, motivation, resilience, independence, curiosity, and risk taking.

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Deb Douglas

Consultant, GT Carpe Diem, LLC
Author, "The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: teaching the 4 essential steps to success"Gifted Education Consultant, GT Carpe Diem, LLCPast President, WATG

Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Tundra AB