We’re excited to announced our first fundraiser! GEFN is a nonprofit run entirely by volunteers, and we’re partnering with Novica for a fall and holiday shopping experience that we think you’ll love. When started through our dedicated shopping link, your Novica order will support artisans in a socially conscious global marketplace, and through December 1st,Continue reading “Shop our fundraiser through December 1st!”
June 1, 2021: Update Click here for the full update. GEFN wishes to thank all legislators and families who supported and advocated for GT education this session. Your advocacy makes a difference! To effectively support equity and excellence in GT programming for students in all populations across our state, our network must continue to expand.Continue reading “Legislative Update”
Baylor’s Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development will host its 2nd annual parent conference on April 17, 2021 (new date!). This is an event designed to provide parents of gifted and talented students with resources, information, and opportunities to network with other parents and find needed support.
Do you have or know a student who loves problem-solving and creative thinking? Do you know a “maker” in search of a unique challenge? Register your student(s) for a free, virtual, asynchronous challenge culminating in a live showcase event for students on Saturday, April 17, during the annual GT Parent Conference!
Facilitated by:Lin Lim, Ph.D.,Susan Chun, M.A., P.P.S.,Cherin Escher, M.A. Meet the Facilitators With up to 20 parents participating, the weekly virtual meeting will focus on topics from the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, such as communication, motivation, discipline, stress management, and relationships. In addition, 2e specific additional resources will be provided weekly. Register now! TheContinue reading “Worldwide facilitated SENG Model Parent Group for 2E Parents”
GT Families across Texas are invited to participate in a virtual SENG model parent group hosted by McKinney Gifted & Talented Alliance. Their first meeting is January 12th. The format is a guided discussion for caregivers of the gifted. Click here to register. Details are in the flyer below. Thank you to Letha Williams, SENGContinue reading “January-March 2021: Eight-week Virtual SENG Model Parent Group – hosted by McKinney Gifted & Talented Alliance”
How can parents go about supporting the social and emotional needs of their gifted children? Our speaker, Dr. Kristina Henry Collins, is a NAGC Board Member, President of SENG, faculty at Texas State University, and a Professional Advisor for the Gifted Education Family Network. Reserve your spot today for this free virtual event on Wednesday,Continue reading “past / Dec. 16, 2020: Virtual Event – “What Does Giftedness Look Like?” – Dr. Kristina Henry Collins”
Free event from the Mirman School: Advocating for Marginalized Gifted Students of Color with Dr. Kristina Henry Collins, Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6:00pm! Details and registration below: “Due to social and historical inequities, bright Black and Latinx students are often not identified as gifted. Even those who are, often don’t have access to the rigorContinue reading “past / Nov. 18, 2020: Advocating for Marginalized Gifted Students of Color ~ Dr. Kristina Henry Collins”
For help discussing racism and bias with gifted children, please see “Discussing Racism with Gifted Children” from the September issue of Parenting for High Potential, a publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Article linked below and shared with permission from NAGC. Many thanks to NAGC and the authors for making this importantContinue reading “New! Discussing Racism with Gifted Children – shared from NAGC”
PACE, the Fort Bend Association of Parents for Academic Excellence — and a member of the Gifted Education Family Network’s Parent Advisory Council — is inviting the Gifted Education Family Network to attend their virtual event called “The Social-Emotional Health of Our Children During COVID-19.” This parent learning event will be held virtually via Zoom onContinue reading “past / October 2, 2020: PACE Fort Bend invites you to virtual meeting on “The Social-Emotional Health of Our Children During COVID-19””