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Join the Summer Institute for the Gifted team for an informational exploration of SIG’s exciting Innovators and Investigators Program options! Below are links to the recorded versions of several live Webinar sessions that we recently offered.

 

SIG’s STEAM+ Academic Programming: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Learning! (ages 5-17)

Description: Is a STEAM curriculum enough to equip 21st century gifted learners? Come learn how SIG is using a STEAM+ approach to help gifted students maximize engagement, potential, and possibilities for the future. 

Presented by Caroline Daniel

 



 


SIG at UMiami Innovators Summer Program: An Academic and Social-Emotional Haven for Ages 9-17

Description: Join Christine Provencher, Program Director for the SIG at University of Miami Innovators program, to learn more about residential and commuter opportunities for students ages 9-17, highlighting the UMiami campus, one of our many exemplary SIG sessions in 2020!  We provide a comprehensive overview of SIG at UMiami’s program components, which include enriching academics, residential life, and social activities.

 



 


SIG at UMiami Investigators Summer Program: Enriching Minds Where Creativity Thrives for Ages 5-8

Description: Join Christine Provencher, Program Director for the SIG at University of Miami Investigators program, to learn more about full and half day opportunities for students ages 5-8. We provide a comprehensive overview of SIG at UMiami’s program components, which include enriching academics, recreation, and social components.

 



 


Social-Emotional Development Opportunities for Gifted Youth at SIG Programs!

Description: Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the social and emotional connections that gifted students need to realize their full potential. We share methods we use at SIG to nurture this aspect of the total child, and address FAQs on the topic. We also talk about ways parents can help develop the social and emotional needs of their gifted students and children.

Presented by Kate Kossar and Max-lynn Pierre.

 



 


Summer Academic Enrichment for Bright, Primary-Aged Children

Description: This webinar discusses issues and educational practices for primary aged gifted and talented children. Dr. Swicord touches on topics related to characteristics to look for and activities parents can do at home. She shares specifically what the SIG program offers for 5- and 6-year-olds in our summer programs and how those programs meet the needs of this unique age group.

Presented by Dr. Barbara Swicord, President, Summer Institute for the Gifted

 



 


Yale University: An Example of the Benefits of a Typical SIG Residential Program

Description: Erika Paine, SIG Senior Program Director for Yale, and Kate Kossar, SIG Director of Operations, discuss residential and commuter opportunities for teens, highlighting Yale University, one of many exemplary SIG campuses in 2020! They provide a comprehensive overview of SIG at Yale’s program components which include enriching academics, residential life, and social activities. Participants also had an opportunity to ask questions.

 



 


The SIG Innovators Experience: Building “Personal Power” Through Residential Opportunities

Description: Join us to learn how the SIG Innovators program is designed to provide your gifted learner with opportunities to enhance critical life skills. SIG Innovator students gain the confidence they need to lead independent, self-motivated, personal, and academic journeys. From time management and self-care to social engagement with a diverse group of their peers, we discuss the benefits of living and learning at a SIG residential campus.

Presented by Dr. Barbara Swicord and Kate Kossar

 



 


Including Multicultural Content in Gifted Education

Description: This webinar presents an overview of how to blend Bloom’s Taxonomy with James Banks’ Model of how to infuse multicultural content into the curriculum. Examples of culturally assaultive lessons are shared. The Banks Model is explained, followed by the Matrix and sample matrices completed by teachers.

Presented by Dr. Donna Y Ford, SIG’s 2019 Person of SIGnificance and Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology.

 



 


The SIG Admissions Process: Understanding Eligibility Requirements

Description: Join SIG’s Admissions Team as they navigate the SIG admissions process and explore how students can demonstrate eligibility for our programs. Our Admission Team also answered questions and addresssed concerns about our upcoming 2020 summer programs.

 



 


SIG Academics Virtual Open House

Description: Is a STEAM curriculum enough to equip 21st century gifted learners? Come learn how SIG is using a STEAM+ approach to help gifted students maximize engagement, potential, and possibilities for the future. Understand how SIG courses use a multidisciplinary approach to engage gifted minds, and be the first to preview new courses we have in store for 2020!

 



 


2020 SIG Investigators Virtual Open House

Description: This virtual open house provides a comprehensive overview of campus options, enriching academics, eligibility criteria, social offerings, and more. Participants had the opportunity to ask specific questions.

Presenter: SIG Program Directors



 


2020 SIG Innovators Virtual Open House

Description: This virtual open house provides a comprehensive overview of campus options, enriching academics, eligibility criteria, social offerings, and more. Participants had the opportunity to ask specific questions.

Presenter: SIG Program Directors

 


Creativity in STEM is More Than STEAM

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 demonstrated 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.

Presenter: Dr. Bonnie Cramond
Professor of Educational Psychology/Gifted and Creative Education at the University of Georgia

 

 


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.


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, an increasing number 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.

Why You Should Choose SIG This Summer

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