Past Events

The Power of Self Advocacy with Deb Douglas - Student Workshop

Friday, October 12, 2018

Muskego, WI

Three middle school students from each of PAGE's member school districts were invited to connect with other bright kids during a day of activities, discussion and planning. Together the students:

  • Figured out what giftedness is and isn't
  • Recognized opportunities available to them
  • Assessed and reflected on their learner profiles
  • Considered out-of-the-box opportunities
  • Created an action plan for change
  • Interacted with advocates who can support their plan

These students were encouraged to share the information and skills acquired during the workshop with other students at their schools to help them learn to self-advocate.

Deb Douglas is a professional speakers and author of The Power of Self Advocacy for Gifted Learners. Deb Douglas consults and advocates for gifted students, specializing in workshops that help students take charge of their education. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and her original research on empowering gifted students to self-advocate has been published in The Roeper Review and Parenting for High Potential. Previously, she was the gifted education coordinator for the Manitowoc Public School District and president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Power of Self Advocacy with Deb Douglas - Parent Session

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Muskego-Norway Educational Services Center

This powerful event focused on increasing self advocacy in advanced learners. Parents came together during the evening to learn how to support their children in their self-advocacy journey.

Deb Douglas is a professional speakers and author of The Power of Self Advocacy for Gifted Learners. Deb Douglas consults and advocates for gifted students, specializing in workshops that help students take charge of their education. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and her original research on empowering gifted students to self-advocate has been published in The Roeper Review and Parenting for High Potential. Previously, she was the gifted education coordinator for the Manitowoc Public School District and president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.