January 28, 2016

GIFTED IN FRANCE


Gifted in France is thrilled to host Michele Juratowitch, a special guest visiting from Australia. Please see the below information and deadline for signing up for Raising Bright Sparks on 4 February. RSVP is mandatory, closes 1 Feb. In addition, we'll be hosting a second presentation: How to Manage the French Education System, on 16 February with Florence Créneguy. RSVP link & deadline at the end of this announcement.

Raising Bright Sparks 
Thursday, 4th February, 2016, 19h15-22h00
Location: 75016
Guest Speaker: Michele Juratowitch

Description: Abilities, temperament, thinking, behaviour, provisions, opportunities and friendship patterns interact to influence children’s choices, motivation and achievement. Parents with an understanding of the dynamic of talent development and their child’s social and emotional needs are best able to support, guide and nurture their “bright sparks”, or gifted children.

Parenting gifted children can be extremely challenging. As parents, we need to know how we can:
Identify our child’s strengths and nurture talents
Understand our child’s abilities and meet their needs
Promote achievement while ensuring children are healthy, happy and confident
Support children to manage stressors and become resilient when they encounter difficulties
Guide children through the delicate balance of fitting in and standing out
Help our “bright sparks” to become independent; to develop the characteristics and work habits that enable them to achieve

Please CLICK HERE to sign up, RSVP in advance is mandatory before 1 February. Space is limited to 15 people. Gifted in France members have priority within the given deadline. Please submit questions you wish to have addressed through the online link and we'll pass it along to the presenter, Ms. Juratowitch.

Presenter: Michele Juratowitch draws on research and her many years’ experience working with children, parents and teachers in schools and through her private practice to explore the challenges involved in parenting gifted children.

Michele is Director of Clearing Skies and provides a range of services to support high-ability children, their families and schools in Australia. She provides counseling for high-ability children, adolescents and adults; develops programs for students; conducts parenting courses; writes books and articles about talent development; develops resources and programs for gifted children; conducts research and is a frequent presenter at schools, universities and conferences. She lectured in a postgraduate course for teachers at the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC) at the University of New South Wales; consults with and provides professional development in schools; and served on a number of educational advisory committees. Michele was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study the counseling and intervention needs of gifted children and their families.

SAVE THE DATE: HOW TO MANAGE THE FRENCH EDUCATION SYSTEM: Guest speaker Florence Créneguy, who is about to retire as a teacher after nearly 20 years at a Catholic school in the 16th. She has given presentations on gifted children at different schools and organizations. Date Tuesday 16 February, 19h30-22h00. CLICK HERE to sign up. RSVP closes on 11 February. More information to follow.

Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the gifted and twice exceptional population.

In addition to presentations for adults, Gifted in France organises activities for children including the Paris Spelling Bee and the Little Mad Scientists' Club.

May 4, 2015



“Not all those who wander are lost.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

Dear Friends,

Gifted in France cordially invites you to the following three presentations (May 12, May 21 & May 28) for parents, educators, mental health practitioners and the general public about to social, educational and emotional needs of gifted and twice exceptional children. Please feel free to share this announcement with others who may be interested in broadening their understanding about this population. Reservation is mandatory. The events are held at a private residence. Space is limited.
  
FOR PARENTS/ PROFESSIONALS:

Gifted 101: Common Characteristics
Tuesday, May 12 @12h00 & 19h30

Click here to RSVP.
For questions email: giftedinfrance@gmail.com
Location: Paris 75016.

Differential Diagnosis: A logical Approach to Understanding Commonly Misdiagnosed Features of Gifted Children.
Thursday, May 21 @12h00 and 19h30 

Click here to RSVP
For questions email: giftedinfrance@gmail.com
Location: Paris 75016.

Laying Waste to the Elephant in the Living Room: Solutions for the Anxious Gifted Child
Thursday, May 28 @12h00 and 19h30 

Click here to RSVP
For questions email: giftedinfrance@gmail.com
Location: Paris 75016.

Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the educational, emotional and social needs of the gifted and twice-exceptional population. In addition to meetings for adults, GiF also organizes activities for children including the Little Mad Scientists' Club and the annual Paris Spelling Bee
As always, thank you for your support.

Helen Sahin Connelly
President/Founder, GiF

November 3, 2014


To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
- Thomas Edison

SCAVENGER HUNT AT THE MUSÉE DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS
with Matt Black 
Sunday November 16, 2014, 14h00-16h00
Presented by GiF's Little Mad Scientists' Club
Ages 7-10 years-old

Calling all our budding scientists for a scavenger hunt with Matt Black at the Musée des Arts et Métiers on Sunday November 16, 2014, 14h00-16h00. 
"What is Foucault’s Pendulum?  Where is the Marly Machine?  What does a Magdebourg Hemisphere do?  Who dug the Channel Tunnel?  Hidden in central Paris, in an old church, is a little-known gem of a museum – the Musée des Arts et Métiers (a museum of science and technology).  In it you can find everything from cars cut in half, planes made of cloth and computers the size of your bedroom to robot dolls, jet engines and microscopes from nearly five hundred years ago.  Come along with Matt Black on a scavenger hunt to find treasures of the history of science and technology from the eras of Galileo, Lavoisier and Edison to the present day!” 

How to reserve your spot? Please be sure to follow steps 1-3 below. First come, first served. 

Members have priority.

  1. Musée des Arts et Métiers Please note the age group, location and date, then email Cretha at gifmadscientists@gmail.com  Subject: Scavenger Hunt
  2. Registration: fill out the online registration form by clicking here . 
  3. Participation fee, 12€, must be received in advance to confirm your spot. Check payable to Gifted in France, 39 ave de Versailles, 75016.  Please note that payment is non-refundable as we have fixed costs associated with this activity. Thank you for helping us stay organized. We can not accept registration or payment on day of event.
  4. Location: Musée des Arts et Métiers, 75003. Matt's event will last one hour; parents and children can continue with the visit or chose to meet up for a gouter near the museum. 
About Matt Black:  Matt has been a professional educator for two decades, and has always loved making science fun for kids.  His interactive programs incorporate humor, observation, movement, music, and multisensory and experiential learning.  Matt is a science teacher at the Lennen Bilingual School in Paris, and has previously served as an educator and program director for the Connecticut Audubon Society and the New Canaan Nature Center in Connecticut.  He was formerly on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association, and has also served as a lecturer at Yale University and with the Yale Alumni College Abroad program.  He is also a children’s musician here in Paris and seldom presents a science program without a musical footnote.  You can learn more about Matt at www.musicwithmattblack.com.

As always, thank you for your support and interest.

Best regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly

June 9, 2014

Event Reminder:

Dear Friends and colleagues,

This is a reminder of ICIE's upcoming conference on Education, Innovation and Creativity.  We are looking forward to welcoming you on July 7-10. The full program is now available, click here to access the website, or click here to download it. For a quick reference: see pages 9-12 for the schedule of keynotes, parallel sessions and symposia. See pages 15-23 for a detailed explanation of parallel sessions and keynotes. Please pass the word to others who may benefit from this conference.


11th International Conference on Excellence in Education
Université Paris Descartes, Gifted in France, Paris College of Art & European institute of
 Education and Social Policy invite you to:
  The Creativity –Innovation Challenge 
        July 7-10, 2014

Special rate for local participants and friends of GiF: 200€,  contact Beth at beth@icieworld.net
In addition to these keynote speakers, there will be numerous parallel sessions with talks by researchers and educators from many countries.

Local Registration Discount:  Beth Dawson, beth@icieworld.net or Helen Sahin Connelly at giftedinfrance@gmail.com
Website:
 www.paris.icieconference.net/
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Conference Venue:    
Université Paris Descartes
Centre  Henri Piéron
71, avenue Edouard Vaillant 
92774 Boulogne-Billancourt Paris, France
More info Contact: Dr. Taisir Subhi Yamin
email: taisir@icieworld.net
Map of location:    http://tinyurl.com/qartgt9
Metro stop:            Line 9, Marcel-Sembat


Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the educational, emotional and social needs of the gifted and twice-exceptional population. In addition to meetings for adults, GiF also provides activities for children including the Little Mad Scientists' Club and the annual Paris Spelling Bee

As always, thank you for your continued support and interest.

Kind regards,
Helen Sahin Connelly
President,GiF

May 18, 2014

GIFTED IN FRANCE
May 18, 2014

Dear Friends,

Please join us for these upcoming meetings as well as enriching activities for kids, teens and adults.  First, a presentation on Gifted 101, Thursday May 22, to help educate parents, teachers and the general public about the common characteristics of gifted children. Then, a recorded webinar on Solutions for the Anxious child, Monday May 26, to tackle stress, what it is and how to manage it for kids and teens especially during these last several weeks of school. 

Also, thanks to our friends at the American Library in Paris for co-hosting the upcoming Spelling Hornet- Slang Spelling Bee night for teens, Friday May 23 as part of their awesome Friday teen night series and for the library’s amazing presentation on Starstruck! Beautiful Astronomy Images from APOD,  for ages 12-99! Tuesday June 17.  Please click on the indicated links below to reserve your spot and for more information on each event. 

Finally, check out the details for the 11th International Conference on Innovation and Education, July 7-10. Friends of Gifted in France and local participants qualify for discount. List of keynote speakers and all links are below. The conference for parents, teachers, administrators, university students, etc., is organised in collaboration with Gifted in France, and Université Paris Descartes and Paris College of Art. 
  
FOR ADULTS
FOR KIDS, TEENS

Gifted 101
Thursday May 22 @12h00 & 19h30

Click here to RSVP. giftedinfrance@gmail.com Subject: Gifted 101, Location: Paris 75016. more info…

Creepy Crawlies (7-9 years old)
Sunday May 18 @14h45

gifmadscientists@gmail.com Subject: Creepy Crawlies, Location: Champs de Mars. More info


Laying Waste to the Elephant in the Living Room: Solutions for the Anxious Gifted Child
Monday, May 26 @12h00 and 19h30 

Click here to RSVP
giftedinfrance@gmail.com Subject: Solutions. Location: Paris 75016. More info…


Spelling Hornet (12-18 years-old)
(Slang spelling bee fun night for teens!)
Friday May 23  @19h00


To RSVP email: rhoads@americanlibraryinparis.org Subject: Spelling Hornet, Location: American Library in Paris. More info…

ICIE Paris 2014 Conference Creativity-Innovation
July 7-10, 2014

contact: Beth beth@icieworld.net for discounts for local participants. Location: Université Paris Descartes, Boulogne-Billancourt

Starstruck: Beautiful Astronomy Images from APOD. (12+ & Adults)
Tuesday June 17, @19h30

To RSVP email:
rsvp@americanlibraryinparis.org, with the subject heading: APOD program. Location: American Library in Paris. More info




































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Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the educational, emotional and social needs of the gifted and twice-exceptional population. In addition to meetings for adults, GiF also provides activities for children including the Little Mad Scientists' Club and the annual Paris Spelling Bee
As always, thank you for your support.

Best regards,
Helen Sahin Connelly
President/Founder, GiF
Coordinator, Paris Spelling Bee