TIP-ical Kids: Social and Emotional Aspects of High Ability Children and Youth
Thirty years of working with gifted students in Duke TIP summer programs has provided evidence of the nature of the characteristics of gifted/talented students. While individual differences (and exceptions to the rule) abound, there are strong tendencies among gifted kids regarding their social and emotional development that can inform parents and teachers, helping them to understand the response they receive from their children and students. Awareness of these characteristics can turn the “rough seas” of interactions in school and in the home into “smooth sailing” for everyone involved.
Dr. Rick Courtright is gifted education research specialist with Duke TIP, having served as an educator for more than thirty-five years in roles of classroom teacher, gifted resource teacher, and district administrator of gifted programs. He has presented at state and national conferences on gifted education, has been a co-director of two summer institutes and three state conferences, and has led workshops and taught university courses for hundreds of teachers acquiring gifted education certification.
When: Monday, September 23rd
Where: WCPSS Administrative Offices
5625 Dillard Drive, Cary 27518
Sponsored by: WCPSS AIG Department
The North Carolina State Fair Teen Reading Challenge
From September 1-October 1, teens who visit Wake County Public Libraries are invited to participate in Wake County Public Libraries’ Read To Win! North Carolina State Fair Reading Challenge for Teen Read Week 2013.
Many college applications not only want good grades, they also look for community involvement as well. Do you have a student looking for volunteer opportunities? Then look at what the PTSA has to offer.
The PTSA is your academic booster club. We are an alliance of parents, teachers and students working together to foster academic excellence at Middle Creek. In an effort to increase student involvement, we are introducing a new Student Liaison program. Student Liaisons will:
- help design and participate in projects to support academic goals of the school and the PTSA.
- serve to communicate the concerns of the student body to our leadership.
For more information on how to participate, please contact Carman Webb.