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Cool Stuff for Kids
Opportunity Fair
 
Looking for something for your kids and teens to do instead of watching TV and complaining of boredom?

This fair is a free event that connects parents, kids and teens in Southeastern Wisconsin with organizations that offer enrichment classes, programs, camps, and activities during the summer and/or throughout the year for children preschool through high school. Any and all families are welcome to attend.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Golda Meir High School

Upper Campus Building

1615 N. Martin Luther King Drive

Map (Golda Meir Building Layout and Parking)




 
 
Dr. Sylvia Rimm presents
GUIDING GIFTED CHILDREN 
TOWARD ACHIEVEMENT
OCTOBER 23, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.




DR. SYLVIA RIMM

Dr. Rimm is an internationally known psychologist. She 
speaks and publishes on family and school approaches to
guiding children toward achievement, reversing under-
achievement, gender issues in achievement and social and 
emotional issues related to giftedness and creativity. Katie 
Couric, former Today show host, said Dr. Rimm is “a 
welcome voice of calm and reason – someone who offers 
practical advice, with almost immediate results. She’s a 
guardian angel.”

Please RSVP to cesaonepage@gmail.com by October 15.
Sign language services for this program are available by request. 

PAST EVENTS
The Many Dimensions of Advocacy Working to Meet the Needs of Gifted Students  Presentation by Deb Douglas 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7-8:30 p.m.  
Whitnall School District Community Room Whitnall High School
5000 S. 116th Street, Greenfield, Wisconsin  


Advocacy for gifted students can take many forms.
 
Students can learn positive and empowering methods of advocating for themselves.  

Parents can learn to work collaboratively with their children’s teachers, their schools, and their school districts to better meet the needs of students with gifts and talents. Parents can also become familiar with some of the resources which can be useful tools in advocacy.  Deb Douglas, past president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted, will share information and answer questions on this important topic. 

This event is designed to equip parents with strategies for advocacy on behalf of their children and self-advocacy tips for children and students. 

To register, please RSVP with your name and school district via e-mail to cesaonepage@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 26, and note “Douglas presentation” in the subject line. If needed, sign language services are available via prior arrangement — please contact PAGE via email to ensure an interpreter is present.   

Directions: The Whitnall School District Community Room is located at the south end of Whitnall High School. Park near the tennis courts and enter the south facing district office doors. The Board/Community Room is to the right.  



Parent to Parent Workshops
Finding support while raising a gifted child can be a lonely journey.  You’ll find yourself at the helm of a magnificent ship guiding these intense, talented, frustrating and exhilarating children to success.  Fear not.



CESA 1 PAGE is sponsoring six, free Parent-to-Parent workshops on the Importance of Parents to Gifted Education.  Expert facilitators provide a safe environment where parents can speak freely, without judgment.  Most parents who attend these seminars come away saying it was a powerful experience that positively changed the way they view their gifted learners.  To accommodate the maximum number of families, please choose one topic/date that best suits your needs.
The Importance of Parents in Gifted Education
A Series of Parent-to-Parent Discussions (2014)
March 4th:  Motivation, Enthusiasm, and 
Underachievement
March 12th: Discipline and Self-Management
March 18th: Intensity, Perfectionism, and Stress
March 26th: Acquaintances, Friends, and Peers
April 1st: Family Issues: Siblings and Only Children
April 9th:  Advocating for your Child

To Register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050849ACA72EA46-parent

Register for the class that best suits your interest or need by going to the URL below. Choose your date, and follow the prompts.  
Classes will be limited to 25 participants.  Each person must register separately, i.e. if two parents want to attend the same discussion, then each person must register separately.   REGISTRATION BEGINS: 02/24/2014.

Classes are being held in the library of Eisenhower Middle/High School located at 4333 S. Sunnyslope Road in New Berlin.  They will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Direct questions to: cesaonepage@gmail.com

A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children is a great book to read in conjunction with these workshops.  It’s written by Webb, Gore, Amend and DeVries.


Cool Stuff for Kids
Opportunity Fair
 
Looking for something for your kids and teens to do instead of watching TV and complaining of boredom?

This fair is a free event that connects parents, kids and teens in Southeastern Wisconsin with organizations that offer enrichment classes, programs, camps, and activities during the summer and/or throughout the year for children preschool through high school. Any and all families are welcome to attend.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

South Milwaukee High School

Map to High School




Family Engineering Extravaganza

Family Engineering Extravaganza is a special program designed for young people and their parents to explore different hands-on engineering activities. Rotate through four stations - the Great Balloon Car Race, Catapults, Mini Rockets and Maxi Rockets - and discover engineering principles and real-life applications.


Where: Wauwatosa Montessori School Gymnasium, 
12121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

When: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Who: Gifted Students* in grades K-6 with an adult
(*enrolled in one of the PAGE member school districts)

Cost: Free. All costs covered by CESA#1 PAGE.

To Register: http://tinyurl.com/PAGE-engineering

Registration opens Monday, October 28, and runs until Friday, Nov. 1, or until each session is full. 

ABOUT DR. STEM:  Jack Samuelson, aka "Dr. STEM", is a STEM education consultant with 38 years experience in 7-12 science classroom instruction, teaching professional development, and K-12 engineering outreach. Jack is an endorsed Professional Development Provider for the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program, and has facilitated over 25 EiE workshops in 10 states. For more information about Dr. STEM, contact Jack at jsamuelson@wi.rr.com.



ART EVENT SPONSORED BY CESA#1 PAGE

Join Advanced Placement studio art students and teachers from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts to
explore and create artist cards.


Where: The Milwaukee High School of the Arts,
2300 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee

When: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Session 1: 10 a.m. to noon or
Session 2: 1 to 3 p.m.

To Register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050849ACA72EA46-artevent

Please note: One parent or guardian is required to stay on-site during the class and may create works of art with their children. There will also be a gathering area for parents to browse books and chat with others.

Three classes are offered at each session. Sign-up for the class that best fits your child. Please register for only one session per child. Don't forget to give us your child's name, age and school district.

Emerging Artists – (recommended ages 6-9)

Intermediate Artists – (recommended ages 9-13)

Advanced Artists – (recommended ages 13-17)

Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading or baseball cards. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. Cards can be traded, exchanged, or become part of your permanent collection in your artist book. Participants may bring collage items from home to incorporate into their artworks



Cool Stuff for Kids
Opportunity Fair

Looking for something for your kids and teens to do instead of watching TV and complaining of boredom? Come to the PAGE (Parent Advocates for Gifted Education) 9th Annual Cool Stuff for Kids Opportunity Fair! This fair is a free event that connects parents, kids and teens in Southeastern Wisconsin with organizations that offer enrichment classes, programs, camps, and activities during the summer and/or throughout the year for children preschool through  high school. Any and all families are welcome to attend.

Saturday, February 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marquette University
Engineering Hall
1637 W. Wisconsin Ave.
(Southwest Corner of 16th Street)
Milwaukee, WI
Free Parking Available Nearby

Science, technology, math and more! Languages, drama and arts galore! Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from over twenty  organizations to gather information about fun and interesting after-school and summer activities. This year's fair will also include:

Hands-On Family Engineering Activities provided by Marquette
Self-guided tours of the NEW Engineering Hall

Student-guided campus tours of Marquette University

 

 
Supporting the Gifted Adolescent in School and at Home
Presentation by Jackie Drummer, B.A., M.S.
6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday November 7, 2012
 Nathan Hale High School
11601 W Lincoln Ave., West Allis, WI
To register, please RSVP with your name and school district via e-mail to cesaonepage@gmail.com by November 2.
 

Being the parent or teacher of a gifted child or young adolescent can be an exciting, challenging, and sometimes overwhelming experience.

Gifted children, fueled by curiosity and intensity, often require parenting and teaching techniques that celebrate the child's strengths, and also provide the additional structure and support that these unique children need. This workshop is designed to equip parents and teachers of children kindergarten through eighth grade with strategies that will foster collaboration and promote optimum growth for gifted learners. Partpcipants will learn about current best practices in gifted education, Response to Intervention (RtI) and the levels of service approach to gifted education. Additionally, "tried and true" resources for home and school will be shared. The evening will conclude with time for questions and answers. 

To register, please RSVP with your name and school district via e-mail to cesaonepage@gmail.com by October 10th. Sign language services are available for this program. Please email to make arrangements. 

Jackie Drummer is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Differentiation Specialist for the School District of South Milwaukee. She is the Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) and is a certified Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) facilitator and trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carthage College and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee.

In addition to her district work, Jackie teaches for Cardinal Stritch University, Silver Lake College and Carthage College. She is in demand as a "teacher's teacher" at workshops around the state, and “stays real” by teaching classes at the middle school and elementary school levels, and co‐teaching at the high school level. Jackie is also a certified instructional, team/organizational, and transformational coach. In her spare time, she can be found writing children’s books, traveling extensively, and making beautiful music with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


Questions? Please send an email to cesaonepage@gmail.com.



 
Supporting the Gifted Child in School and at Home
Presentation by Jackie Drummer, B.A., M.S.
6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012
 Shorewood High School Auditorium
1701 East Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI
To register, please RSVP with your name and school district via e-mail to cesaonepage@gmail.com by October 10th 

Being the parent or teacher of a gifted child or young adolescent can be an exciting, challenging, and sometimes overwhelming experience. Gifted children, fueled by curiosity and intensity, often require parenting and teaching techniques that celebrate the child's strengths, and also provide the additional structure and support that these unique children need. This workshop is designed to equip parents and teachers of children kindergarten through eighth grade with strategies that will foster collaboration and promote optimum growth for gifted learners. Partpcipants will learn about current best practices in gifted education, Response to Intervention (RtI) and the levels of service approach to gifted education. Additionally, "tried and true" resources for home and school will be shared. The evening will conclude with time for questions and answers. 

To register, please RSVP with your name and school district via e-mail to cesaonepage@gmail.com by October 10th. Sign language services are available for this program. Please email to make arrangements. 

For parents of middle and high school children, PAGE is pleased to announce a second presentation by gitied specialist Jackie Drummer in November about preparing gitied children for higher education, addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted teenagers and managing multi-potentialities. Watch for more information about this exciting event.

Jackie Drummer is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Differentiation Specialist for the School District of South Milwaukee. She is the Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) and is a certified Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) facilitator and trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carthage College and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee.

In addition to her district work, Jackie teaches for Cardinal Stritch University, Silver Lake College and Carthage College. She is in demand as a "teacher's teacher" at workshops around the state, and “stays real” by teaching classes at the middle school and elementary school levels, and co‐teaching at the high school level. Jackie is also a certified instructional, team/organizational, and transformational coach. In her spare time, she can be found writing children’s books, traveling extensively, and making beautiful music with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


Questions? Please send an email to cesaonepage@gmail.com.



Young Writers Nights
 

Join us for a fun night of activities and exercises that will “wake up” the creative side of your brain and open up a world of writing ideas. A variety of genres will be covered, so there's something for everyone. Emphasis is on thinking out of the box, turning off your "editor" and having fun.

WHEN:     Thursday, March 8 or March 22, 2012 - 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:   The Marian Center for Non-Profits - 3195 S. Superior Street, Milwaukee, WI Additional directions below.
WHO:   Gifted students* in grades 4 – 8 who love to write. (* enrolled in one of the PAGE member school districts)
COST: Free to all participants. All costs will be covered by CESA #1 PAGE. Please
bring a notebook and pencil/pen for your personal use.

Questions? Please send an email to cesaonepage@gmail.com with “Red Oak” in the subject line or visit our website at www.cesaonepage.org.

Red Oak Young Writers, llc, is an organization dedicated to supporting writers through grade 12, providing developmentally appropriate camps, workshops and events. For more information about Red Oak, please visit
www.redoakyoungwriters.infowww.redoakyoungwriters.info.

 
 
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