Upcoming SIG Webinars

Creativity in STEM is More Than STEAM

Wednesday, November 7, 1pm-2pm ET

SIG's 2018 Person of Significance is Dr. Bonnie Cramond, a professor of Educational Psychology/Gifted and Creative Education at the University of Georgia. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, editor of the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, and a school teacher. An international and national speaker, she has published numerous articles and chapters, a book on creativity research, and teaches classes on giftedness and creativity.

Join Dr. Cramond for an afternoon session discussing creativity in education!

Description: With the emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and standardized testing in U.S. education, many educators have become concerned that students’ creativity is being sacrificed. In July 2010, Newsweek featured a cover story about the “Creativity Crisis” in our schools, documenting a decline in creativity scores in our nation’s students. To balance the curriculum, educators called for STEAM programs, which insert the arts within the sciences. However, merely including art in the curriculum does not address the issue of helping students to think creatively in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This workshop will demonstrate ways to encourage dispositions and infuse creative strategies into the curriculum at different age levels and content areas to make the teaching of that content inherently engaging and to inspire students toward innovation.

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.


Online Program Webinar (Recorded on January 24, 2018)

SIG Program Directors deliver an informational exploration of our exciting Online program options for 2018!


Day Program Webinar (Recorded on January 17, 2018)

SIG Program Directors deliver an informational exploration of our exciting day program options for 2018!


Residential/Commuter Program Webinar (Recorded on January 10, 2018)

SIG Program Directors deliver an informational exploration of our exciting residential and communter program options for 2018!


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.


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.


Why You Should Choose SIG This Summer

The Importance of Gifted Education

As many school districts across the country face tight budgets and funding cuts, gifted education programs are suffering reduction or elimination. As this trend continues, increased numbers of gifted children are not receiving sufficient guidance to maximize their full potential through school programs. In addition to continuous advocacy, there is now an unprecedented need for dynamic and innovative approaches for supplementing the education of our world’s most gifted, talented, and creative students. The unique, targeted, and experienced curriculum of the SIG program provides your students with the ideal educational complement, ensuring that they receive the individual attention they require.

SIG Programs Provide...

Dynamic and innovative approaches for supplementing the education of our world’s most gifted and talented students, ensuring that they receive the individual attention they require.

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