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Excellent Presentation at GCABC Meeting

I attended the AGM for the Gifted Children’s Association of British Columbia last week and appreciated the organization of the board, and the hospitality of Choice School. There was an excellent presentation by Maureen McDermid, a long-time GCABC board member … Continue reading

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Gifted Children’s Assoc. BC Conference

This is the time to sign up for the 2017 Conference and AGM of the Gifted Children’s Association of BC.  It will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 6th at Choice School, Richmond.  You can take your exceptional … Continue reading

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Parent Conference in Surrey Feb. 23rd

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 … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Parent Conference

My last post questioned what was happening on Vancouver Island for the children we are calling gifted.  Perhaps the Vancouver Island Parent Conference will provide more answers this year. I attended the conference last year and was disappointed that there … Continue reading

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Information from VCPAC

As I’ve mentioned frequently, it’s difficult to get information about what’s happening with gifted education.  But, although it’s not necessarily directly focussed on the children that are the focus of this website, one very helpful resource is the weekly newsletter … Continue reading

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How to Help?

As 2017 kicks off, I’m wondering what we can do to help the children who are described as gifted. Some of us have these bright young people in our families and we can personally offer assistance.  We can enrich their … 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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Byrdseed

Two events this month featured Ian Byrd, so for people who weren’t able to attend the event, or for those who missed the event announcements, I want to ensure that you have the link to Ian’s website: Byrdseed The website … Continue reading

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Springtime Review of IEPs

This is the time of year when students are preparing for graduation.  Anticipation is also beginning to grow about the next school year.  And parents can play a role in preparing for next September by reviewing the existing IEP and … Continue reading

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AGM for GCABC on May 7th

The Gifted Children’s Association of British Columbia is holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 7th at Choice School in Richmond, 1 – 4 pm. The GCABC has suffered a decline in its membership in recent years, so this is … Continue reading

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