- AdministratorMarch 8, 2020 at 9:55 pm
I’ve been very interested in how to dispel myths about gifted students and also how to provide ongoing support for families. Some districts I have visited have Parent Information Nights and others have parenting programs that families can attend (some even provide childcare!). What types of activities do you (or your district) have to support families in understanding their gifted child? Or, if you could dream-a-dream, what would you like to see?
AnonymousDeleted UserApril 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm
I’ve been trying to get more families to fully understand what the Highly Capable Services look like at different grade levels throughout the district, so this year in addition to the Welcome to Highly Capable Meeting, I held a few meetings where parents could experience what my pull-out classes were like. We did a science-based escape room activity, an instant-challenge similar to those for Destination Imagination, and a social/emotional story with follow-up activity. It took about an hour and a half and parents were invited to attend with their child. This was really helpful to the few kids who were skeptical about participating in the pull-out portion of our program. They left excited, knowing who I was, and having a better idea of what they could expect. Not to mention, it was fun.
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