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Upcoming events

    • April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Edina Community Center, Room 350, 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424
    Register


    MCGT Mini-Conference April 27 ~ Sensory Experience & Supports for GT & 2e Students


    Join us for a great opportunity to learn and network with other parents, educators, professionals, and advocates for gifted children. 


    Guiding the Occamy: Immediate Strategies for Working with Kids Who Have Big Reactions

    Mary Wandrei, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

    The Cottonwood Center

    Gifted and twice-exceptional kids are like the magical creatures from the Harry Potter universe: powerful, unusual, and widely misunderstood. When guiding these kids, allies can emulate Newt Scamander, the main character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, who keeps his cool and connects with these incredibly diverse creatures, so he can help them find their niche. This talk provides preparation, skills, and tools that adults can use in the moment of helping the child confront environmental challenges. We will discuss possible responses to avoidance, opposition, collapse, overdependence, and other forms of big reactions. 


    Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Sensory Needs

    Max Melby

    Program Director and Science Teacher

    Arete Academy

    Presentation about learning accommodations used to support GT & 2e students in the classroom. 


    Panel of Experts with Mary Wandrei, Max Melby, and Carol Malueg.

    The last hour is an interactive Q & A time about GT & 2e students.


    When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9am to 12pm


    Where: Edina Community Center, Room 350

    5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424


    Registration/check-in outside of room 350. 

    Room 350 is in the northeast corner of the 3rd floor of the Edina Community Center.


    Who: All those interested in supporting gifted and 2E students – parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals welcome!


    How: Go to www.mcgt.net and register online, or register onsite on the day.

    Cash, check or charge accepted.


    Cost: Suggested donation: Members, $10, or 2 for $15

    Non-members, $20 per person (join online or onsite for member rate)


    Questions: Email info@mcgt.net, or call (952) 848-4906


    Additional information:


    Morning refreshments will be provided.


    CEUs will be available.


    Childcare is not available. 


    Photo Release

    By attending the 2019 MCGT Mini-Conference, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format, recorded onsite during the mini-conference to be used by MCGT for educational, promotional, and archival purposes.


    The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a state-wide non-profit support and advocacy organization of parents, educators, and other professionals who live or work with gifted children and are interested in their education and well-being.

    • May 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 426 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen, MN 55317
    • 1
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    May the Coding Fourth Be With You: A gifted kids' coding event at Code Ninja (...on May 4th!)


    The MCGT Minnetonka Chapter is excited to partner with Code Ninja Chanhassen (https://www.codeninjas.com/locations/mn-chanhassen/to offer gifted kids ages 6-13 an opportunity to code and socialize with other gifted kids. 


    All ranges of coding experience are welcome - from no experience to expert coding kids. Kids will use Scratch and take a semi-prebuilt game and add to it. The game will be a basic platformer (like Mario) and the kids will choose to add obstacles, goals, and more to make their game fun and unique. Code Ninja staff will there to teach and guide the kids, and parents are welcome to socialize in the Code Ninja lobby, gather around the corner at Bonsai Sushi & Korean Cuisine for food and drinks, or simply drop-off and return at pick up time. Kids will participate in a presentation at the end to share their game with the group. Star Wars ideas and attire are welcome (but not required) on this special day! 


    Date:  Saturday May 4, 1:00 - 3:00pm

    Online Pre-Registration is required, as space is limited.


    Free for MCGT Members

    Non-members: $7 per child (Join MCGT: https://mcgt.net/join)


    Address: 426 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen, MN 55317

    Questions about the event?

    Please contact MCGT's Minnetonka Chapter at minnetonka@mcgt.net


    Questions about your registration?

    Contact the MCGT office at info@mcgt.net

    • November 02, 2019
    • Robbinsdale Middle School 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN
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    CALL FOR TEACHERS

    For 2019 MCGT ANNUAL CONFERENCE


    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    at Robbinsdale Middle School


    Co-sponsored by

       The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented and

      Robbinsdale Area Schools



    CHILDREN'S PROGRAM PROPOSAL


    MCGT invites you to submit proposals for kids’ session presentations that will be of interest to gifted and talented children in kindergarten through seventh grade who are attending the conference with their parents.


    Child Presentation criteria:


    √ Submit by proposals by June 30, 2019. Questions? Want to discuss your proposal? Call LynMarie Berntson, 952-994-1442, or email rlbernt@comcast.net.


    √ Kids’ sessions will be 3 hours long, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


    √ Include a short description of the content of your session(s) suitable for use in the conference registration information and in the program.


    √ Electronic equipment may be available upon request.


    √ Stipend of $150 per class ($300 for two classes), plus materials reimbursement and lunch. (Accompanying adults or children must register for and pay conference fee.)


    √ Selection committee responds to all applicants (probably by e-mail) when the program is compiled in mid July.


    • November 02, 2019
    • Robbinsdale Middle School – 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN
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    VENDOR/EXHIBITOR FORM


      2019 Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented Fall Conference


    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


    at Robbinsdale Middle School    

    3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN


    EXHIBITOR PRICE: $80 for one (1) 6 ft. display table and two chairs; $50 for half a table (shared) and one chair


    This is an excellent opportunity for companies and organizations to show their products and/or services to the gifted families and educators.


    Set-up in the exhibitor area will begin at 7:30 a.m. - we do not have access to the space the night before. However, you aren't required to be set up until 11am. 


    If you will need more than one table, please contact us.


    One lunch is included with registration. Additional lunches may be purchased at time of registration. 


    REGISTRATION: Register online at mgct.net by Friday, September 27, 2019


    Questions? Contact Conference Chair Shari Colvin at crowriver@mcgt.net or the MCGT Office at info@mcgt.net.



    • November 02, 2019
    • Robbinsdale Middle School 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN
    Register

    CALL FOR PRESENTERS

    For 2019 MCGT ANNUAL CONFERENCE


    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    at Robbinsdale Middle School


    Co-sponsored by

      The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented and

       Robbinsdale Area Schools 



    ADULT PRESENTATIONS


    MCGT invites parents, counselors and other professionals, gifted/talented resource teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators and others who live or work with gifted/talented kids of all ages to submit proposals for presentations on topics such as characteristics, education, needs (social, emotional, intellectual, academic), parenting and advocacy.


    Adult Presentation criteria:


    √ Submit proposals online by July 12, 2019 at mcgt.net.

    Questions? Want to discuss your proposal? Call or text Shari Colvin at 320-296-5751 or email crowriver@mcgt.net


    √ Sessions will be 60 minutes long (including question and answer time).


    √ Include a 50-100 word description of the content of your session(s) suitable for use in the conference program.


    √ Electronic equipment may be available upon request.


    √ No conference fee for presenters. (Accompanying adults or children must register for and pay conference fee.)


    √ Selection committee responds to all applicants (usually by e-mail) when the program is compiled in late September.




Past events

March 15, 2019 Winter Wanderings with the MCGT Homeschool Chapter: March - SkyZone
February 26, 2019 Professional Training Workshop with Andrew Mahoney
February 25, 2019 Motivation and Achievement with Andrew Mahoney
February 21, 2019 Winter Wanderings with the MCGT Homeschool Chapter: February - Leonardo's Basement
February 02, 2019 2019 MCGT Mini-Conference: Putting the Fun back in Gifted Parenting
January 23, 2019 Winter Wanderings with the MCGT Homeschool Chapter: January - iFly
October 25, 2018 2018 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop: October 25 & December 6, 2018
October 15, 2018 Aligning Values, Evidence, and Communication to Create Effective Gifted Education Workshop
September 08, 2018 2018 MCGT Annual Mini-Conference
August 05, 2018 2018 Annual Picnic
May 08, 2018 Helping Your Child Manage Rigorous Course Work: Tips for Parents Presented by Dr. Richard M. Cash
April 21, 2018 MCGT Annual Mini-Conference
March 26, 2018 Envisioning All Students with High Ability to Reach Their Potential: The Scholar Identity Model in Action Workshop
January 16, 2018 Dual Language Immersion Symposium: Engaging and Supporting ALL Learners: January 16, 2018
November 04, 2017 2017 MCGT Annual Conference
October 18, 2017 2017 Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two Day Workshop: October 18 & December 18, 2017
July 16, 2017 2017 Annual Picnic
June 01, 2017 Call for Presenters Annual Conference - Adult and Child (Online)
March 18, 2017 Gifted 101 Mini-Conference 2017
November 12, 2016 2016 MCGT Annual Conference
April 09, 2016 Gifted 101 Mini-Conference 2016
November 07, 2015 2015 MCGT Annual Conference
May 30, 2015 2015 Minnesota NUMATS Awards Celebration RSVP
April 18, 2015 Gifted 101 Mini-Conference
February 16, 2015 Creative Workshop Day!
November 08, 2014 2014 MCGT Annual Conference
May 31, 2014 2014 Minnesota NUMATS Awards Celebration RSVP
March 29, 2014 Vendor Registration for Resource Fair 2014
November 16, 2013 2013 MCGT Annual Conference
July 21, 2013 Annual Picnic RSVP 2013
June 01, 2013 2013 Minnesota NUMATS Awards Celebration RSVP
April 06, 2013 Advocacy Workshop 2013
March 02, 2013 Vendor Registration for Resource Fair 2013
February 18, 2013 Mummies, Mysteries and More!
November 10, 2012 2012 MCGT Annual Conference
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