Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7PM ET

Course Description

Middle school presents a profusion of new challenges for the gifted learner, many completely unrelated to academic rigor. Why do some gifted kids fail to flourish in the middle grades when the schoolwork is well within intellectual reach? The results of a survey of middle school teachers identify specific challenges kids face in the middle grades. Executive Functioning skills are developing, while demands for managing schedules, materials, and details multiply dramatically. You’ll leave this workshop with a greater understanding of the complexity of middle school, and many practical strategies for helping kids grow stronger EF skills.

Presenter Bio: Carol Malueg

Carol Malueg is the mother of 2 gifted daughters, a professional in the field of gifted education, and an active member of several state and national organizations that support gifted kids and their families. Carol currently serves as President on the state board of directors for the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT), and is a Master Facilitator and Trainer for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG). She is currently employed by the University of St. Thomas as a research project manager for a Javits Grant project focused on improving identification of and services for gifted at-risk students. Carol also works with the Center for K-12 Guidance as an Independent Educational Consultant in gifted and twice-exceptional education.

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