May 18, 2014

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. 

Gifted 101
Thursday May 22 @12h00 & 19h30

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

Creepy Crawlies (7-9 years old)
Sunday May 18 @14h45 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 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: Subject: Spelling Hornet, Location: American Library in Paris. More info…

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

contact: Beth 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:, with the subject heading: APOD program. Location: American Library in Paris. More info

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

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