November 16, 2012

They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. 
What they mean is that we go to school longer. 
It is not the same thing. 
 ~Richard Yates

Dear Friends,

Please join us for a lively discussion on How to Work the French Education System with guest speaker Florence Créneguy on Thursday November 29th. Mme Créneguy shares her knowledge as a teacher in the system and her experience with teaching gifted children and giving talks on behalf of the French association AFEP. This is a great opportunity to understand how the French system is designed, the thinking behind it, some changes in light of the newly elected government and some tips for parents to navigate the system for their children.  She is a long-time friend of Gifted in France and is now a consultant in addition to her teaching post at Gerson. Bring your partner, friend, care-takers, teachers, however just note that space is limited.  

Guest speaker: Florence Créneguy
Thursday November 29, 2012  -- 19h30-22h00
RSVP: Deadline mandatory by November 25, first-come, first-served.
              To reserve your spot, please fill out this online form
             Space is limited to 20, maximum.
Participation fee:  5 euros for GiF members, 10 euros for non-members.
Location: 75016

Description:   “Mme Créneguy will explain how the French system works from primaire through Lycée, some ‘problems’ that gifted children encounter in the traditional system; ideal grades for skipping/grade acceleration and some options your child may have outside of the ‘classical’ track for entering and succeeding in Lycée. This talk is generally aimed at helping parents manage the French system by understanding how it’s structured and opportunities to make it work for your child. With your RSVP, please send along your questions, with the ages and grades of your children.  This will help us understand the needs of the participants. General information on the French system can be found at this link:

Background on the speaker:  Mme Créneguy is Enseignante Education Nationale et Formatrice pour Enfants Intellectuellement Précoces pour AFEP
She has been a teacher of gifted children for more than 15 years. She currently teaches in the secondary section of Ecole Gerson, a Catholic semi-private school (in the 16th).  She also gives talks on behalf of AFEP to teachers and parents around the country and participates in conferences and meetings about gifted children in France.  She is French, but speaks English quite well. She has participated at previous GiF meetings.

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.
If you wish to join GiF, the membership form is attached. 

See you soon.

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