Category Archives: Programs for Gifted

Summer Camps and Activities

It’s June, and time to look for activities that will keep your bright children happily engaged though the summer months.  I can suggest three that you may want to investigate, although of course you should always look into local offerings. … Continue reading

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Shout out to Coquitlam Parents

It was a pleasure to hear about the programs that have been set up in Coquitlam, thanks largely to the initiatives of parents.  The programs were explained when I attended the Parents as Partners conference some weeks ago. In Coquitlam … Continue reading

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What’s Happening on Vancouver Island?

That’s the question I asked when I met last weekend with a teacher employed by one of the Vancouver Island school districts.  It’s impossible to find anything about what we persist in calling “gifted education” from websites and school district … Continue reading

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Are Gifted Classes Necessary?

That was the question asked and discussed in a segment on CBC radio on Nov. 4th.  It followed the proposal to cut classes for the Ottawa Carlton School Board. The arguments have been made before.  The main one centres on … Continue reading

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Parents advocate to save Vancouver gifted programs

There have been several public initiatives, at least, to address the proposed elimination of gifted programs in Vancouver School District. According to an article in Vancouver’s Metro free paper, parents of gifted held a rally at Vancouver Technical School on … Continue reading

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Will Vancouver cut gifted programs?

Vancouver School District brought forward its Preliminary Budget Proposals for 2016/2017  and there are recommendations that the programs for gifted children be cut. Taken directly from the budget proposals, here are the main points of two recommendations.  The first one is … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts About Pre-School Advocacy

My last blog post questioned whether advocacy is necessary on behalf of happy, thriving pre-schoolers who are receiving a lot of enrichment from their teachers and parents. My conclusion was that if a child’s signs of giftedness are being recognized and accommodated, there … Continue reading

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Reflections on GCABC/LMGC Conference

As my post of a few days ago announced, the Gifted Children’s Association of BC and the  Lower Mainland Gifted Contacts hosted a conference on Feb. 17th in Coquitlam. I attended, along with more than 100 parents and teachers, and … Continue reading

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Looking for Gifted Programs in School District 62 in BC

  As announced on the Events page, I am hosting a parent workshop on March 5th in School District 62.  As a result, I have been looking into what programs the district provides for students whose cognitive functioning exceeds the norm for their age … Continue reading

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Mystery and Mastery Models of Giftedness

The literature about giftedness is extensive and it’s hard to keep up with emerging theories. Being Smart About Gifted Education presents some ideas that are well worth looking into. In the revised, second version of this book, authors Drs. Donna … Continue reading

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