The annual gathering for parents of children described as gifted will be held this year at the Surrey Board of Education offices on Feb 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
This session will be hosted as previously by the Gifted Children’s Association of BC, in collaboration with the Lower Mainland Gifted Contacts, who are mostly teachers and consultants in school districts such as Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam.
The speakers this year are experts in the field of gifted education. Dr. Lannie Kanevsky from SFU has spent her career supporting the needs of gifted children. Dr. Owen Lo has been a member of the Faculty of Education at UBC for the past few years, and has been conducting a study of gifted education in BC. The other speakers are experts from the school districts and no doubt will report on the latest developments at the school level.
I attended the seminar last year and found it very interesting and informative. I will be attending because I know I will learn a lot again. I hope there will be opportunities for parents to exchange ideas, and I hope the GCABC has found way to expand and strengthen its base to include parents across the province. I will share information about the event in a future post. Click here to register.