Monday, April 23, 2012

Information Session on Understanding the Gifted Child on May 1st

This event on May 1st at the main library is from the parent-led organization, Durham PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education), that supports the education of gifted children.  They will have SPANISH translation available at this event, which I’m excited about as many Latino families do have students that may be gifted or advanced learners, but are less likely to have the opportunity to become more educated about their student’s needs.  This event focuses on the social and emotional needs of gifted students and features Rick Courtright, a gifted education expert with Duke TIP.  This would be a good event for parents, educators and anyone else working with gifted students.  I have included links to the flyers in English and Spanish below.

Parent & Educator Information Session

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Main Library Auditorium, 300 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC

Understanding the Gifted Child:  Overexcitabilities, Intensities, and Vulnerabilities
Dr. Richard Courtright, Gifted Education Research Specialist, Duke University Talent Identification Program

Thirty years of working with gifted students in Duke TIP summer programs has provided evidence of the nature of the characteristics of gifted/talented students.  While individual differences (and exceptions to the rule) abound, there are strong tendencies among gifted kids regarding their social and emotional development that can help parents and teachers understand the responses they receive from gifted children.

Introductory Comments, Dr. Kristen Stephens, Duke University and President, North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented

Door Prizes and Closing Comments, Connie Vance, President, Durham PAGE

To register, use the mail-in form on the flyer OR send an email to with Parent Information Session in the subject line.  Include the following:
Number of participants

Spanish Flyer

English Flyer

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