April 1, 2012

Essential Skills

April 1, 2012
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves,
and it is tiresome for children to be always
and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery,
"The Little Prince.”
Dear Friends,

Please join us for a last minute scheduled viewing of Richard Cash’s webinar before the long April break kicks off. 
Essential Skills for Adolescent Gifted Students
90-minute Recorded Webinar
with Dr. Richard M. Cash
Thursday April 12, 2012  – Two presentations, choose one.
Morning   11h30-14h00 (bring your lunch)
Evening   19h30-22h00 (bring a light snack for the table)
RSVP: Deadline mandatory by April 9
 giftedinfrance@gmail.com, Subject: Essential Skills. Please specify which time you are attending.  Minimum attendance of 5 people is required. First-come, first-served. Space limited.                                      
PARTICIPATION FEE:  5 euros for GiF members, 10 euros for non-members. (Checks payable to Gifted in France must be mailed in advance: Gifted in France, 39 ave de Versailles, 75016 Paris.
HANDOUTS: Slides of the PowerPoint will be prepared if RSVP is on or before April 9th.
LOCATION:  Paris, 75016 (near Radio France)

Webinar Description
: As gifted children move into adolescence, motivating and engaging them in learning becomes more complex and complicated. In many cases this perceived lack of motivation and/or engagement may be due to the students’ deficit in the academic strategies of self-regulation to learn independently. It is essential that parents and teacher assist students in developing the skills of self-regulation, including planning, organizing and meta-cognition. This session will offer suggestions as to how to develop self-regulated learners and ideas of how to encourage autonomous learning. This recorded Webinar,
organized and hosted by SENG, is presented in PowerPoint format.

About Richard M. Cash:

Dr. Richard M. Cash is the Director of Gifted & Talented Programs, K-12, for the Bloomington, MN Public Schools.

Prior to his work as a district administrator and college-level instructor, Dr. Cash taught first and sixth grade in an urban school for gifted children. Dr. Cash is a US delegate to the World Council on Gifted Education, serves in leadership roles within NAGC and ASCD and is on the Editorial Board for SENG. At the recent NAGC conference, he was honored as the NAGC 2011 Early Leader Award recipient. He also works as a private consultant to many schools districts around the US and internationally.

Please join us and invite your partner, caretaker, teachers and friends to participate in this information-rich session.

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.
As always, thank you for your support.

Best regards,
Helen Sahin Connelly
President, Gifted in France



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