Events

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January 2020

Raising Enlightened Children 5-Week Course (first session)

St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles

Event Info

Melanie Soloway, J.D., C.P.E., Summit Center’s Parent Educator, is presenting her Raising Enlightened Children 5-week Course on Tuesday mornings, 9:15 – 11:15 am, January 21 through February 18, 2020, at St. Martin of Tours School in Los Angeles. Melanie explains that “Time Outs” for toddlers or “Taking Privileges Away” from teens may stop unwanted behaviors, but at what cost? The key to connecting with your kids and growing healthy relationships is to fill your toolbox with understanding, knowledge, and positive parenting tools. Melanie will provide you with strategies using a brain-based approach to strengthen your bonds with your children.  More info at https://conta.cc/2NVtxdl.

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January 2020

Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children (first meeting)

Walnut Creek, CA

Event Info

Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children Monday mornings, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, 6 sessions beginning January 27, 2020. Group will discuss the unique challenges that gifted children bring to families, along with learning more about the social emotional needs, and  resources that are available. Facilitated by Dr. Ellena Chen & Melanie Hayes, certified SENG facilitators. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Details at https://conta.cc/36crwkt

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February 2020

Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children (first meeting)

Torrance, CA

Event Info

Discussion and Support Group for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children, focuses on the social and emotional needs of gifted and 2e children, and the parenting issues related to those needs. Meets in Torrance on Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:30pm, for 6 sessions starting February 4, 2020. Facilitated by licensed psychologist Dr. Lisa Hancock. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Details at https://conta.cc/2qYULs1.

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February

Executive Functioning Support Course: Raising an Organized Kid (first session)

Walnut Creek

Event Info

Do you feel overwhelmed by your family’s ever-growing list of after school activities? Are you up late at night helping your child finish a project that’s due tomorrow? Parents of elementary school-aged children are invited to join our Executive Functioning Support Workshop, Wednesdays at 12 noon in Walnut Creek. Get your family back on track and more organized just in time for the new decade. Led by Dr. Ellena Chen, licensed psychologist, and Deanna Kim, M.Ed., educational therapist. The course will meet Wednesdays, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, February 19 through March 18 (5 weeks). Register now to save your spot: https://conta.cc/2FsvB8M

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February

Fostering Resilience in Complex Times with Dr. Dan Peters

Acalanes High School, Lafayette, CA

Event Info

Dr. Dan Peters, Ph.D, Psychologist, Author and Executive Director of Summit Center, will share his wisdom at a presentation you don’t want to miss! The pressure to be successful, get good grades, be a good athlete and develop talents is growing for our children. With it comes the growing parenting pressure to raise children who can compete in the increasingly competitive world.  Dr. Dan has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families in overcoming worry and fear, and learning differences. Registration info to come.

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February

EdRev ‘Supporting the 1 in 5’ Mini-Conference for Parents and Educators

San Jose, CA

Event Info

EdRev presents: Supporting the 1 in 5: A mini-conference for educators and parents, on Saturday, February 8. Join EdRev for a day of conversation and discussion with expert advice about working with children and youth with learning and attention differences. Choose from sessions for both parents and educators. Go home with new understandings and practical tips for supporting your kids whether at home or in the classroom. At CHC’s South Bay office in San Jose. Register at https://www.edrevsf.org/mini-conference/

30-31

January

Gifted Education Conference

University of Denver, Denver, CO

Event Info

Designed for teacher leaders, building and district leaders, researchers, parents, mental health professionals, and education service providers, the conference is intended to provide topical information about selected areas in gifted education.

The Symposium and Conference focuses on both leading-edge research advances and practical classroom strategies. Featured speakers include Dr. Sylvia Rimm, Dr. Julia Link Roberts, Dr. Marcia Gentry and Dr. Frank Worrell. Summit Center’s Dr. Susan Daniels will present a pre-conference workshop on “Visual Learning & Teaching: Developing an Educator Toolbox of Strategies to Boost Engagement and Increase Retention.”

Learn theory and practical strategies to improve your own work in gifted education. Important policy issues and trends facing gifted education today will be highlighted and discussed. The Gifted Education Conference will bring leading educators and researchers together with participants to explore gifted education from multiple perspectives.

More information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-gifted-education-reflecting-on-our-past-impacting-our-future-10th-anniversary-tickets-66480267269

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February

58th Annual California Association for the Gifted Conference

Palm Springs, CA

Event Info

The CAG 58th Annual Conference (#cagcon) in Palm Springs, February 21-23, 2020, brings together nearly 1,200 individuals from around
the state. Over 80 sessions provide a learning opportunity for teachers, parents, and advocates to hear from leading researchers and experts in the field of gifted education. More information at https://cagifted.org/
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April

Child Centered World Symposium

Westminster, CO

Event Info

Gifted Development Center is hosting an international symposium to help the world rediscover the uniqueness of the gifted child. Dr. Dan Peters will attending, along with schools for the gifted and child-centered supporters from all over the globe. Opening Address by Michael Piechowski on Why Child-Centeredness is Important. http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/events/child-centered-world-symposium

 

Speaker Bureau

Summit Center professionals are available to speak to your school, parent group, conference, or other event. They are experienced speakers on a variety of topics for conference keynotes, plenaries, webinars, workshops, and more. Contact our office for more information.