January 28, 2016


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.

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