Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education
PAGE is an active committee of parent volunteers and educators of gifted students in Southeast Wisconsin. By combining resources from our individual school districts, we collaborate to provide educational and enrichment opportunities for gifted students and their families in the greater Milwaukee area.
Past events and projects have included author visits, activity nights for families, an annual opportunity fair, and donations of gifted education books to our county library systems.
Our current member districts include: Cedarburg, Elmbrook, Franklin, Germantown, Grafton, Greendale, Kettle Moraine, Milwaukee, Muskego-Norway, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Racine Unified, South Milwaukee, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Allis-West Milwaukee, Whitnall. Any district within CESA 1 is eligible to become a member of PAGE. We welcome new member districts. For more information contact your district's gifted education coordinator or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Heather Boorman is Back!
PAGE is excited to invite Heather back for two amazing presentations!
Our Presenter: Heather Boorman is the founding director of Boorman Counseling in Western Wisconsin. She specializes as a trauma therapist and working with “kids on the fringes” and their families, who live with the joys and challenges of atypical developmental needs. Additionally, Heather is the author of The Gifted Kids Workbook and writes & podcasts at The Fringy Bit, to provide REAL support to parents who love a differently wired child.
Event 1: (for parents, caregivers, and educators)
“Existential Depression and Anxiety”
When: May 13th, 2021
Event 2: (for students in grades 6-12)
“Stress and Anxiety Management”
When: May 20th, 2021
Chess Instruction by Ryan Murphy of the International Academy of Chess
JOIN US! Limited spots are still available!
WHEN: April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th, 12th 19th.
There will be two sessions for each date:
5:00-6:00PM will be for beginner chess players
6:00-7:00PM for intermediate players
Please sign up for the best session for your schedule and child's skill level.
Our speaker: Ryan Murphy is a USCF Expert and Head Instructor. He has been a professional chess coach since 2015, working with both scholastic and adult chess improvers. He became a certified Steps Method Trainer in the summer of 2020, which has improved the way he breaks down essential concepts to beginner level players. Many of the didactic methods of this system will be used in these classes.
Each class will consist of:
+ Brief interactive lesson introducing new chess concepts
+ Solving puzzles as a group on the central topic
+ Playing mini-games to reinforce new material
+ Curriculum based on the Dutch Steps Method
Jerry Pallotta, Famous Author of the Who Would Win Series?
Welcome to the Read a Zillion Books Tour 2021 ®!
Jerry has been writing children’s books for over 30 years and has traveled all over the United States visiting schools. Jerry grew up in Scituate, Massachusetts and his books reflect his adventures with his large family. Jerry is most famous for his Who Would Win? Series that is popular with Scholastic Book sales. Jerry is an easy going, humorous speaker who has a lot to share about his journey as an author! Please join us for a fun night of adventure and giggles! If you want to learn more about Jerry visit his website here: https://jerrypallotta.com/meet-jerry
NEW GT BOOKS AVAILABLE AT LOCAL LIBRARIES DONATED BY PAGE
During 2020 PAGE donated books to Southeastern Wisconsin libraries to continue our mission in part to provide information to help meet the needs of gifted children at home. The book donation committee worked with staff at libraries in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine and Waukesha counties to find books that would fill in gaps in their collection of gifted books. PAGE is happy to help to make more resources available to all parents and educators through their public library systems.
The Social and Emotional Development of Giftedness: What Do We Know?
Join us for this virtual presentation by Dr. Jane Leppien
When: Monday, January 11, 2021
Time: 6-7:30 p.m. (presentation 6-7, Q&A 7-7:30)