2019 April Mini-Conference: Sensory Experience & Supports for GT and 2e Students

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


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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.

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