Upcoming SIG Webinars
Description: Join campus Program Directors for an informational exploration of SIG's exciting residential and commuter program options for 2018!
Residential & Commuter Programs (ages 9-17): This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of campus options, enriching academics, and social offerings. There will also be an opportunity to ask Program Directors specific questions.
Description: Day Program (ages 5-12): This webinar will explain the structure of the day programs, including eligibility criteria for admission to the programs, and will provide an opportunity to answer participants' questions.
This webinar is complimentary. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Description: Join the Summer Institute for the Gifted Team for an informational exploration of SIG's exciting Online program options for 2018!
SIG Online (ages 7-12): Go Virtual! Go Global! Come learn about our online program where students challenge their minds with intellectual peers from all over the world! Find out about taking a SIG course online—fall, spring, and summer—in interesting multi-disciplinary fields.
Previously Recorded Webinars
Join the Summer Institute for the Gifted team for an informational exploration of SIG’s exciting residential, commuter, day, and online program options! Below are links to the recorded versions of several live Webinar sessions that we recently offered.
Do Gifted Children Really Have Special Social and Emotional Needs?
Description: A widespread myth about gifted children is that, because they are bright, they can simply "make it on their own." However, the characteristics of gifted children—combined with current educational practices—often put them "at risk." The social, emotional, and interpersonal needs of gifted/talented children can result in significant problems if these children are not understood and nurtured. This webinar describes how characteristics of gifted children relate to their social/emotional needs, interpersonal and emotional styles, and frequent difficulties. This information will help parents and teachers understand why gifted/talented children experience peer difficulties, underachieve, challenge or rebel against traditions, or show patterns of perfectionism or depression.
Presenter: James T. Webb, Ph.D.
Founder and Director Emeritus, Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted
Former Professor and Associate Dean, Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
President, Great Potential Press, Inc.
Suggested donation for this webinar is $30.
Day Program Webinar (Recorded on January 24, 2017)
SIG Program Directors deliver an informational exploration of our exciting day program options for 2017!
Residential and Commuter Program Webinar (Recorded on January 17, 2017)
SIG Program Directors deliver an informational exploration of our exciting residential and commuter program options for 2017!
Family Relationships and the Gifted Child: Techniques for Staying Sane (Recorded on November 30, 2016)
Dr. Barbara Swicord, NSGT CEO, examines issues that families share in regard to living with gifted children in the household.
Introduction to Problem Based Learning (PBL) (Recorded on November 9, 2016)
Dr. Barbara Swicord, NSGT CEO, explains what Problem Based Learning (PBL) is, provides examples, and gives the audience the opportunity to ask questions relevant to their individual teaching situations.
Current Trends and Considerations in Selective College Admissions: What Every Family Needs to Know! (Recorded on October 13, 2016)
Hosted by Dr. Matthew Greene of Howard Greene and Associates along with Dr. Barbara Swicord, NSGT CEO, the webinar explores the college admissions process. The hosts address specific audience questions at the end.