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May 2015 - Issue 119
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2015 SENG Conference Registration is Now Open!

SOAR with SENG from 
July 24-26, 2015 
at the Denver Marriott Tech Center
Denver, Colorado  

 

Reserve your spot now for a 2015 Conference Sponsorship Opportunity

 

We anticipate at least 450 attendees at this year's conference, making it an intimate setting for sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers. Attendees include families, educators, gifted adults, and medical professionals (including mental health professionals) from across the U.S. and other countries.

 

Reserve TODAY to ensure you receive ALL benefits! 

 

Announcing the new 2015  

SENG Conference Children  

and Teen Programs!

 

Youth ages 5-17 will participate in a program to take place at the University of Denver. It will be a summer adventure designed to meet the needs and desires of gifted learners. Designed and facilitated by a coordinator with a degree in Gifted Education and over fifteen years of experience in the field.

The bulk of the 5-12 year old participants will be participating in classes that are S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) inspired and center around the idea of innovation, while the middle and high school students will be having their own adventures unique to Colorado.

The Youth Program Registration is a separate form from the Adult Registration Form. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian attending the full conference. Click below to register for the 2015 SENG Conference Youth Program.

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June 8, 2015  

The Heart of the Gifted Underachiever
Presenter: Josh Shaine

 

August 27, 2015
Adversity and Resilience
Presenter: Sharon Barnes

 

September 8, 2015
Issues for Gifted Women (2015 Adult Gifted Series)
Presenter: Jade Rivera

 

October 6, 2015
If I'm So Smart, Then Why Am I So Dumb? (2015 Adult Gifted Series)
Presenter: Paula Prober

 

November 10, 2015
Gifted Elders (2015 Adult Gifted Series)
Presenter: Joy Navan

 

December 17, 2015
Motivation and Underachievement
Presenter: Jim Webb

 

June 8, 2015 

The Heart of the Gifted Underachiever

Presenter: Josh Shaine

 

August 27, 2015
Adversity and Resilience
Presenter: Sharon Barnes

 

September 8, 2015
Issues for Gifted Women (2015 Adult Gifted Series) 

Presenter: Jade Rivera

 

October 6, 2015
If I'm So Smart, Then Why Am I So Dumb?(2015 Adult Gifted Series) 

Presenter: Paula Prober

 

November 10, 2015
Gifted Elders (2015 Adult Gifted Series) 

Presenter: Joy Navan

 

December 17, 2015
Motivation and Underachievement
Presenter: Jim Webb

 

 
Members receive a $10 discount on all live SENGinars (excludes CE courses).
Welcome  

Dear SENG Friends,

 

SENG is proud to provide constituents with an array of high quality services and programs on national and international levels. Although SENG possesses a hard-working and extremely dedicated board of directors, the bulk of the magic conducted at SENG is the result of extremely talented and exceptional staff and contractors. This month, I would like to highlight SENG's Office Manager Patricia (Patty) Petrillo.  

 

Patty has worked for the organization for more than a decade. She began as a contract worker with the organization working a few hours a week. Approximately two years ago, SENG hired Patty as an employee and this is one of the best decisions and investments SENG conducted. She is the individual that is the face of customer service at SENG and provides exceptional service to our constituents on a daily basis! Patty works very hard and is extremely efficient as well as knowledgeable. Additionally, Patty is an extremely talented individual and is one of the best at what she does! Patty, thank you for being the backbone of SENG behind the scenes!  


 

Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn 

 

Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn, SSP, NCSP

SENG Board President 

 

Social Justice and the Gifted Child: Nurturing their need to make a difference in the world

By Joy Lawson Davis
As a tenth grader in high school, I led a walkout. A year or so earlier, my parents had moved our family to a very small racially segregated rural area school with very limited resources. My early years as a gifted student were spent in a very progressive urban area school in the northeast. When I arrived at the small school in the country, I was immediately on edge for several reasons. First, I had never attended a racially segregated school; second, the resources were very limited -- no auditorium, no gymnasium, no art classes (an area at which I excelled along with academics); and finally, there was limited access to high level and advanced classes. For those reasons and because I believe I was born to speak out, I easily found myself (at the age of 14) to be a vocal advocate for positive change in the district. Read More...
 
Devon MacEachron
A Prescription for the Perfect Summer 
 

by Dr. Devon MacEachron

 

In our practice of meeting the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional learners, our "prescription" for the perfect summer is "Take two genuine interests, explore them thoroughly, and call us in September."

 

When parents actively help their children explore their interests and delve deeply into their passions, everyone in the family ends up having a rewarding summer. Whether the passion is marine biology or engineering, art or writing, programs can be found or designed to address every child's interests. For the parent whose child happens to be interested in something offered at a nearby gifted summer camp, this can be easy to arrange. For the parent who lives far from such resources or for whom high program fees are prohibitive, or whose child has unusual interests, planning a summer of enrichment can be a bit more challenging. Read More... 

 

Social/Emotional Impacts on G/T From Culturally Diverse Backgrounds

by Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn 

 

"Gifted and Talented (G/T) children are present in all cultures and races of people." I have read this quote many times and have heard it said more times than I can count. There is a wealth of gifted literature that tells the unfortunate story and history of the under-identification and lack of quality programming for G/T children from culturally diverse backgrounds. Although knowledge pertaining to the often unequal conditions and practices among G/T children from culturally diverse backgrounds is widely known and accepted among educators, scholars, parents, and policymakers, many fail to have a real understanding of how this impacts the social and emotional development of these children. Read More...
 
100 Words of Wisdom: Judy Galbraith

In approximately 100 words, experts from around the world offer their perspective on some aspect of giftedness. View and share the online version.
 
  

Judy Galbraith

"If I have any wisdom about giftedness, most of it has come from gifted kids themselves. Their questions, opinions, insights, and challenges have kept me on my toes as an educator, author, and publisher for over 30 years. One of the wisest lessons gifted children have taught me is this: In order to lead happy and meaningful lives, all people - and especially gifted people - must spend at least as much time developing socially and emotionally as a person as they do focusing on their intellects. So often giftedness is equated with the knowledge or artifacts that people produce - be it a theorem or computer design. But what's equally as important, I believe, is the memory they leave behind of what kind of person they were."

            

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Judy Galbraith is President and Founder of Free Spirit Publishing. She's also the author or coauthor of books, most notably The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide. Judy has been surveying gifted children and teens from around the world since 1980. Free Spirit Books will be available for purchase at the 2015 Annual SENG Conference in Denver, July 24-26.  

 
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