Celebrating Our 2016 Sponsors!
SENG's 33rd Annual Conference, Gifted: Our Past and Our Future would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors and partners. Please join us in thanking them and take a minute to check out the innovative work they are initiating within their organizations and facilitating with others.
Great Potential Press
Great Potential Press is an award-winning publishing company devoted to informational resources for gifted adults and for parents, educators, and counselors of gifted children. They strive to provide new and helpful information with a particular focus on social, emotional, and family issues that can occur among gifted children and adults. Great Potential Press publications help people understand gifted children and adults better and thus guide them to success more effectively.
Hampshire Country School
Hampshire Country School is a small school dedicated to helping its students grow and learn through close interaction between students and faculty living together in a well-preserved rural environment. The school is particularly interested in working with students of high scholastic potential who have had difficulty thriving in larger, less personal schools. Since 1948, Hampshire Country School has been a haven for parents whose children needed someone to believe in them and to notice their strengths rather than their difficulties.
Pacific Quest offers outdoor wilderness therapy programs to help young people make better choices and live healthier, more productive lives. Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pacific Quest is an internationally recognized program serving families from all over the world. Going beyond traditional wilderness therapy programs, they cultivate change by teaching struggling young people sustainable life skills in a clinically innovative and nurturing environment.
Mary Baldwin College
Mary Baldwin College is a private liberal arts university in Staunton, Virginia. A belief in student potential and in the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences has guided the college since its founding as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842. This history continues today with students who dare to make a difference, engage in service to their communities, and boldly initiate change in our backyard and around the world.
FlexSchool is an accredited school providing a high quality, discussion-based, experiential educational experience. Designed for those gifted and twice-exceptional students who are not thriving in traditional school, FlexSchool focuses on critical thinking in all areas of learning. FlexSchool has two locations: Fanwood, NJ and New Haven, CT.
Rae Anne Hamilton, Psychologist
Rae Ann Hamilton is a private practice psychologist in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1979 with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology.
Institute for the Development of Gifted Children, University of Denver Morgridge College of Education
Institute for the Development of Gifted Education/University of Denver. Leaders of the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education envision a future in which giftedness is understood, embraced, and systemically nurtured throughout the nation and the world. As part of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, the Institute supports practice, conducts research, develops publications, serves the community, expands gifted education at the University level, and leads professional development. Through the Morgridge College of Education, pre-service through doctoral level graduate training is offered in gifted education.
Whether you’ve had your son or daughter tested, or you’ve done your own research and assessment at home, you already know what it’s like to live with a lively, bright and curious child. You may know first-hand about the emotional sensitivity, the scramble to keep him challenged and to keep up with her swelling inquisitiveness, the battle against perfectionism or the struggle with motivation. What you need now are the tools to guide your child through these distinct challenges toward a happy and fulfilling life. RaisingWizards.com
William & Mary
Children's Enrichment Program Partner
College of William & Mary is the second-oldest college in the nation, a Public Ivy League School, and a cutting-edge research university. Located in Williamsburg, Virginia and founded in 1693, William & Mary is an academic powerhouse for undergraduate and graduate students. Through their strengths, passions and knowledge, William & Mary’s faculty, students and staff are creating a new model of sustainability for higher education.
Advertisers and Exhibitors
Association of Educational Therapists (AET) - The Association of Educational Therapists is a national professional association that defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy.
Beacon School - Beacon is an accredited, co-ed college-preparatory independent day school for students in grades 3 – 12. Our hallmark is individualized education. Our students pursue unique courses of study within a community of dedicated learners. Our program challenges our students to develop their gifts, discover their passions and achieve academic excellence.
Center for Talent Development – Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University is a non-profit center that ensures gifted students receive the education, encouragement and support they need to grow into confident and accomplished lifelong learners
College of William and Mary – Located in Williamsburg, Virginia and founded in 1693, the College of William & Mary is a cutting-edge university and an academic powerhouse for undergraduate and graduate students.
Forman School – Forman School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school with a vital purpose: to deliver an unparalleled education for students with learning differences and to empower them to succeed in college and throughout their lives.
GHF (Gifted Homeschoolers Forum) – The Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) is a 501(c)3 which supports gifted and 2e families and the professionals who work with them in the United States and around the world, through education, advocacy, community, and outreach.
Gifted Development Center – The Gifted Development Center (GDC) serves as a global leader in the assessment and development of gifted individuals of all ages, providing assessment, advocacy, counseling, and more.
Greenwich Education Group – Greenwich Education Group houses a rich array of academic resources, including subject tutoring, SAT, ACT, ISEE & SSAT test preparation, day and boarding school advisory services, college counseling, diagnostic assessment, clinical and coaching services and social skills support.
Great Potential Press – is an award-winning publishing company devoted to informational resources for gifted adults and for parents, educators, and counselors of gifted children.
Gulinogroup & Nathan Levy Publications – Gulinogroup & Nathan Levy Publications is a leadership consultant who offers selective educational resources to educators.
Hampshire Country School - Hampshire Country School is a small school dedicated to helping its students grow and learn through close interaction between students and faculty living together in a well-preserved rural environment.
Instructional Support Services, Inc. – Instructional Support Services, Inc. provides provide practical, helpful, and meaningful information— as well as inspiration, encouragement, and hope— in areas related to relationship building, effective instruction and guidance, and personal development.
Knowledge Enrichment Enterprise – Knowledge Enrichment Enterprise (KEE) shares information that enhances lifelong learning and improves understanding of a variety of topics.
Living Excellence Today – Living Excellence Today offers personal development coaching through defining a clarity of Self and helping clients improve their quality of life.
Mary Baldwin College - Mary Baldwin College is a private liberal arts university in Staunton, Virginia, with students who dare to make a difference, engage in service to their communities, and boldly initiate change in our backyard and around the world.
Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse – Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse is an online program with collaborative and private math sessions for homeschoolers and afterschoolers.
Pacific Quest offers outdoor wilderness therapy programs to help young people make better choices and live healthier, more productive lives.
Rae Anne Hamilton Psychologist - Rae Ann Hamilton is a private practice psychologist in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
Raising Wizards – Raising Wizards is a parent coaching company that aims to help parents of gifted children understand and support those children.
Royal Fireworks Publishing Co., Inc. – Royal Fireworks Press aims to support parents dedicated to developing in their children a life-long love of learning, a broad understanding of the world of the intellect, and core competencies in academic areas.
Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) – Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) offers summer enrichment camps at prestigious schools and universities across America, to help students strengthen current skills and interests, explore new subject areas, and interact with other kids who love learning.
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development – The Davidson Institute is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation that offers much-needed support to profoundly gifted young people, through programs, scholarships, and more.
The Roeper School - The Roeper School, a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted children in preschool through grade 12 with campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan.
With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC - With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC provides consulting and support for parents of gifted children, giving parents perspective so they recognize their child’s strengths and understand their child’s challenges so they are empowered to productively address their child’s needs.
The SENG Conference Experience
SENG conferences prioritize recognition, understanding, and acceptance of the social and emotional needs of the gifted population. At the conference, SENG provides a wholly original forum to empower, support, and connect gifted individuals as well as teachers, parents, and counselors. Our 2016 theme is GIFTED: Our Past and Our Future. We hope you will join us in Colonial Williamsburg for an exceptional 4 day event! Here is a sampling of the types of presentations you will find:
- Social-Emotional Needs/Overexcitabilities
Gifted Adults/Gifted Elders
- Twice Exceptional
- Home School
- Outliers Among Outliers
Thursday, July 21, 2016: Pre-Conference Activities
- Continuing Education Sessions featuring world renown speakers like Vula Baliotis, Tracy L. Cross, Lisa Erickson, Ellen Fiedler, Joanna Haase, Leslie Hosey, Michele Kane, P. Susan Jackson, Grace Malonai, Noks Nauta and Patty Gatto-Walden.
- SMPG Facilitator Training
- Children’s Program Reception and Check-In
Friday, July 22, 2016 thru Sunday, July 24 2016: Conference
- Welcome Address: SENG President Kate Bachtel
- 4 Keynote Presentations: Dina Brulles, Kristina H. Collins, Tracy L. Cross, Jim Delisle, Donna Ford, P. Susan Jackson
- 88 General Sessions
- A Children’s Program produced in collaboration with the College of William and Mary
- An Exhibitor’s Hall
Additional attractions and programming
- The SENG Sanctuary ~ The SENGtuary is a dedicated space located in the general session hall affording conference participants a quiet space away from the bustle of breakout sessions. Featuring comfortable seating and natural light, the SENGtuary is the perfect place for conference participants to relax and recharge.
- Saturday Night Awards Reception and Ceremony
Every year at conference, SENG reserves prized time in the busy schedule to honor distinguished members of our community for their accomplishments in the field. Through your nominations of deserving individuals, we are able to recognize the extraordinary achievements of four remarkable individuals:Michael M. Piechowski ~ Lifetime Achievement AwardStephanie S. Tolan ~ Educator of the Year 2016Patty Gatto-Walden ~ Clinician of the Year 2016Arlene DeVries ~ SMPG Champion
- Discussion Groups ~Friday from 6.00pm in the Exhibit Hall. Topics include:Culturally & Linguistically diverse
Outliers amount Outliers
- Tom Ropelewski’s film: 2e Twice Exceptional ~ Friday from 6.30pm
Click here to view the program Conference 2016 Program
Questions? call the office at 844 488 SENG
|Hotel:||The Williamsburg Lodge|
|Location:||310 South England Street|
|Williamsburg, VA 23185|
“The presentations were intelligent and not condescending, which happens much too often at conferences!! Thank you!”
“Plenty of opportunity to network and meet old and new friends. Enjoyed talking to other parents exchanging experiences with raising gifted children. Loved meeting people that are just as passionate as I am about fighting for the rights of gifted children. Love seeing people, professionals and parents, standing up for and supporting the unique needs of our gifted children. Gives me immense hope and inspiration.”
“I like the focus on all aspects of giftedness as well as giftedness across the lifespan. It is enjoyable to meet and talk with attendees and feel that one is at home with one’s ‘tribe’.”
“Life changing experience…thank you does not even begin to express my gratitude. I had an incredible time and learned so much.”
“My boy said he finally found ONE friend who he could talk to, just about everything, from his interest to his thinking. Truly, we need to help these kids find their like-minded friends. Thanks for everything!!! You guys are officially our ‘tribe’ now.”