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Southeast Service Cooperative Offers Sessions for Parents of Gifted/Talented Children

Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
Posted in All Education

In an effort to meet the needs of area parents, Southeast Service Cooperative (SSC) will offer presentations, geared to parents, from some of the nation’s foremost experts on gifted and talented learners through its Gifted and Talented Learners’ Parent Network.

SSC is pleased to offer the following sessions:

The Challenges and Joys of Parenting a Child with Gifts, April 4

Dr. Karen L. Westberg

Dr. Westberg will discuss the issues and joys of raising exceptional children. She will highlight the reasons behind and provide parents with strategies for dealing with peer relationships, advocating for educational services, and dealing with children’s intensities.

Parenting Twice Exceptional Students, May 2  

Dr. Karen Rogers

Dr. Rogers is Professor of Gifted Studies in the Special Education & Gifted Education Department in the College of Applied Professional Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She is author of five books, including Reforming Gifted Education. She has expertise in research-based gifted education and has interests in arts education, cognitive processing, parenting, creativity, gifted program development and evaluation, and twice exceptional learners, for which she currently holds a Javits research grant.

Sessions take place at SSC’s Wood Lake Meeting Center (210 Wood Lake Drive SE, Rochester) on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM and cost $10 each. Parents are welcome to arrive at 6:00 PM and use the time to network with other parents of gifted learners. Please go to www.ssc.coop or contact Nicole LaChapelle, nlachapelle@ssc.coop or (507) 281-6674 for more information or to register.

Southeast Service Cooperative, ISD #921, has operated since 1976 under Minnesota School Law 123A.21.  It is a public, non-profit cooperative of over 70 schools, local government, and non-profits to maximize resources and increase value through collaboration. 

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