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Thursday, October 13 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
2F: Perfect and Introverted

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Two common traits of gifted individuals are perfectionism and introversion. This session will explain common challenges that these traits bring for gifted children as they navigate their lives at home and at school.  Attendees will learn strategies to help their children or students develop healthy perfectionism and expand their comfort level with taking risks as an introvert. Guidance groups in school are an excellent opportunity to address these social and emotional needs of our gifted students. This session will share the voices of the gifted students in our district’s guidance group for advanced learners in grades 3-5.  Attendees will learn how their school can start a group and get this important work started for the children in their lives.

NAGC K-12 Programming Standards1.3. Self-Understanding. Students with gifts and talents demonstrate understanding of and respect for similarities and differences between themselves and their peer group and others in the general population. 4.1. Personal Competence. Students with gifts and talents demonstrate growth in personal competence and dispositions for exceptional academic and creative productivity. These include self-awareness, self-advocacy, self-efficacy, confidence, motivation, resilience, independence, curiosity, and risk taking. 4.1.3. Educators create environments that support trust among diverse learners.4.1.5. Educators provide examples of positive coping skills and opportunities to apply them. 5.7.1. Educators provide professional guidance and counseling for individual student strengths, interests, and values.

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Sarah Kasprowicz

6th Grade Science and Language Arts Teacher, Merton Community School District
Sarah Kasprowicz is a sixth grade language arts and science teacher in the Merton Community School District. Kasprowicz is a Past-President and current member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for the Talented and Gifted.Here is a link to today's presentation... Read More →
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Corinne Meissner

MakerSpace Teacher & GT Coordinator, Merton Community School District

Thursday October 13, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
Sandstone Ballroom 3