Presented by Dr. Michael Postma

Date, Time, Cost

Thursday, June 14, 2018
7.30PM EDT – 9.00PM EDT
Fee: $30.00 for SENG Members; $40.00 for Non-Members
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Description

Building a solid social and emotional foundation for gifted individuals is the key to their success in all aspects of life. As those foundational skills are not inherent in the developing gifted mind, they must be taught just as one would teach any academic subject. This seminar will address the development of the gifted mind and why and how these ‘soft skills’ are essential to survival.

 

About the Presenter

Dr. Michael Postma is a consultant, speaker, and author dedicated to the  holistic development of twice-exceptional children and other non-typical  learners through his company Agility Educational Solutions. Born and  raised in the Toronto area, Dr. Postma received his Bachelors Degree in  Classical History at McMaster University before enrolling at Calvin  College in Grand Rapids, MI to obtain his teacher licensure. He lived and worked briefly in Vancouver, British Columbia before moving to Minnesota where he enrolled at the University of St. Thomas in the Gifted, Talented & Creative Education Masters Program. After completing his M.A., Dr. Postma continued his education at St. Thomas and received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Critical Pedagogy). Over the last two decades, Dr. Postma has worked as both a teacher and administrator in the public school system and is the architect of the Minnetonka Navigator Program, a magnet school for highly and profoundly gifted students. He currently lives in Surf City, SC and is the father of four children, two of whom have Aspergers.

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