Past PGL Events
In August 2018, the School District of Clayton implemented siginificant changes to the Gifted Program, including identification, means of delivery, and curriculum content. In support of these changes, PGL elected to largely suspend our independent events for this school year and, instead, focus on participating and supporting District-led initiatives and events. We collaborated with the District to put on a Parent Night for Gifted Learners, which was held February 27, 2019. This was a two-part event that included a resource fair followed by breakout sessions on topics including Gifted Is More Than Smart—Intensities of Giftedness, Perfectionism, Gifted Children and Emotional Explosion, and Utilizing Critical Thinking & Intellectual Standards in Gifted Curriculum.
In 2017, we introduced a Fall Resource Fair & Spring Speaker Night. These events offered information on and resources for raising gifted children, along with some general information about our group. Materials presented can be found here:
- September 5, 2017: Fall 2017 PGL Open House Presentation
- March 5, 2018: Spring 2018 PGL Speaker Night, with speaker Emily Kircher-Morris, MA, MED, LPC
We also introduced Parent Education Hours, which sought to give parents the opportunity to have thoughtful and informative dialogue about a topic beneficial to gifted learners. Topics and materials included:
- November 7, 2017: What Does Gifted Mean? Reading material: Is It a Cheetah?
- December 5, 2017: Overexcitability and the Gifted. Reading material: Overexcitability and the Gifted
- February 6, 2018: Advocating for Our Children | Guests: Wydown Counselors. Reading Material: Communicating Effectively with Your Gifted Child's School
- May 1, 2018: Supporting Your Gifted Learner’s Math Education | Guest: Angela Caracciolo, Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator, School District of Clayton. Reading material: Communicating Effectively with Your Gifted Child's School; School District of Clayton Math Overview