Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM PDT
Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM PDT

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Northwest Gifted Child Association 
Northwest Gifted Child Association 

Package Deal

Register for all 4 Evening Events for one low price
$100 for WA residents ($120 out of state) 

Monday, October 17 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. PST (Online)
Smart is not Easy: What Research Says about Highly Capable Learners with Austina De Bonte, sponsored by NWGCA
This presentation will cover the latest research and neuroscience about highly capable learners, informing the most pressing concerns students are facing at home well as in the classroom. We’ll discuss the social-emotional characteristics of HiCap learners, ranging from perfectionism and twice exceptionality to grit and executive function difficulties, as well as the recent neuroscience that is helping explain where these characteristics may be originating, giving us big insights on how best to support students.

Tuesday, October 18 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. PST (Online)
Meet the Filmmaker: On Giftedness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Non-Fiction Storytelling with Marc Smolowitz, sponsored by NWGCA and THE G WORD FILM
Washington State and Northshore School District are prominently featured in the upcoming new documentary titled "The G Word." This talk will discuss the Washington state stories in this exciting full-length film and share how the final editing of the film is coming together. Director Marc Smolowitz
 will also speak about the importance of bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of his work as a storyteller and how he is doing this specifically with THE G WORD. NWGCA is a proud partner of The G Word Film and will donate 50% of the proceeds from this event to The G Word. 

Wednesday, October 19 | 6:00-7:15 p.m. PST (Online)
College Suggestions for Gifted PNW Students with Amy Estersohn, sponsored by NWGCA
When it comes to finding a college, fit is important, and each student's search is unique. Some students thrive in an environment where academics are the focus, and other students are looking for a school where they can begin building career skills right away. Some students crave access to nature, while other students want to be surrounded by a city environment. Some students will be able to advocate for themselves, while others may be looking for people and programs that support their collegiate success. College advisor Amy Estersohn will review some of the important criteria in a college search and suggest 18 schools that may fit the needs of the students and families in the session.

Thursday, October 20 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. PST (Online)
HiCap Community Conversation: Parents, Educators, and Advocates Supporting Our Community of Gifted Kids, sponsored by NWGCA, WAETAG, and WA Coalition

Join other parents, educators, and advocates of gifted kids to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting, teaching, and advocating for differently wired kids. Facilitated discussion in large and small groups will provide opportunities to share insights and resources.


Washington State Residents: $100

Non-Washington State Residents: $120

Scholarships available. Use code SCHOLARSHIP when registering.

A recording of the presentation will be provided to paid registrants after the event. Sorry, clock hours are not available for these events.

NWGCA does not endorse any product, service, publication, medication or treatment.