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Parent Day Hormel Gifted Symposium

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – The Betty Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund is providing full tuition and gas money scholarships for the upcoming Hormel Parent Day on June 20.  If you, or someone you know, would like to attend this upcoming full day experience, please contact info@mcgt.net to discuss the scholarship availability. A letter stating need and the intent to share the information learned from the Parent Day are all that is required to apply for the scholarship. APPLY SOON. June 20 is coming fast.  

 If you are interested in attending and do not want a scholarship, register directly for the symposium at gtsymposium.org

Hormel Parent Day Workshop:  Understanding YOUR Gifted Child facilitated by Teresa Argo Boatman, Ph.D.

              Walk away from this day long workshop with a 2-page comprehensive description of your gifted child, based upon expanding your knowledge of gifted children. Topics to be explored and then rated by parents include your child’s profile of intellectual skills (verbal, quantitative and visual spatial), intensity, executive functioning skills, perfectionism and introversion/extroversion. Additionally, spend time thinking about educational options and interventions which fit different learner profiles with time to reflect on interventions already accomplished and those which may be future growth areas. The interactive workshop is designed to set the groundwork for further exploration of topics to benefit your child. Supplemental materials list and guidance of further reading and research will be shared with attendees.

Session follows Lost Kid Finds Home at NASA Keynote Presentation by Steven C. Smith, Education Specialist, NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative – Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 8:30–10:00 AM in Knowlton Auditorium

Teresa Argo Boatman, Ph.D., has over 20 years experience working with gifted children and their families providing assessments, counseling, and educational consultations. She and her husband, Tom, parent two gifted young women, ages 20 and 17. She is the current vice-president of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented and has served on the board at different points over the last 17 years. She presents workshops to parents and educators focused upon understanding giftedness and providing practical interventions for gifted children.