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 .

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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

Location: Virtual

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

We know that gifted individuals are more prone to existential depression and are most likely experiencing greater existential concerns as the entire world has been facing unprecedented existential crises over the past year. What can do we do about it? This free virtual session will share strategies to identify existential depression, consider factors creating this increased

susceptibility among our students, and outline practical interventions to support our children and youth and improve their overall wellness.

Event 2: (for students in grades 6-12)

“Stress and Anxiety Management”

When: May 20th, 2021

Location: Virtual

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

The number one thing I hear from kids in my therapy office is that they are stressed. We've had a lot of unusual and emotional things happen over the past year, adding to an already stressful life for many students. Gifted kids often feel this stress even bigger and the stress can feel more unmanageable than for more typically wired kids. Join other kids like you to learn why things might feel more stressful for you and how to manage life so you aren't constantly feeling on the

edge of meltdown.

This class is offered FREE to students of PAGE ( Member school districts. Advanced registration is required. Please contact your school district's gifted coordinator or PAGE representative for registration information.

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.

WHEN: Virtually!

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

This class is offered FREE to students of PAGE ( Member school districts. Advanced registration is required. Please contact your school district's gifted coordinator or PAGE representative for registration information.


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.

Upcoming Events

Our PAGE representatives are working hard to develop exciting virtual programming for the 2020/2021 school year!

Please check back here for updates and information.