Next PACE Meeting Thursday, February 23, 2017

February PACE Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
Building 64/3rd Floor
250 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, OH 43215

Perfectionism and the Gifted Child

Mrs. Heather K. Clark, Director of Teaching and Learning at Northridge Local Schools, will be discussing social and emotional Issues facing gifted learners: Over-excitabilities, Asynchronous Development and Perfectionism.  Her session will also be an interactive time for parents to learn some effective tools to help their gifted child, and themselves, in this area.

Next PACE Meeting Thursday, January 26, 2017

January PACE Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Berwick Alternative K-8 School
2655 Scottwood Rd. Columbus, OH 43209

Summer Enrichment Programs

Thinking about ways to keep your child engaged over the summer months?  We have reached out to these organizations to invite them to provide information about their summer programs: The Support for Talented Students, OAGC (Ohio Association for Gifted Children), OWLJ Camp (for middle schoolers at Ohio Wesleyan University), Direct Martin Essex School for the Gifted Summer Program at Otterbein University, Columbus College of Art and Design, COSI, The Columbus Zoo, CATCO Performing Arts Theater, Thurber House and The Ohio State University.  Join us to see what your child might be interested in.

Next PACE Meeting Thursday, December 1, 2016

December PACE Meeting
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Eastmoor Academy
417 S. Weyant Ave. Columbus, OH 43213

Selective Admissions School Fair

Five Columbus City Schools are part of the Selective Admissions lottery program, which provides an opportunity for gifted and talented students to apply through a selective lottery.  Eastmoor Academy and Columbus Alternative High School (CAHS) are academic high school options.  For our gifted and talented arts students, there are opportunities on the high school (Fort Hays Arts and Academic High School), middle school (Arts Impact Middle School [AIMS]) and elementary (Duxberry Park Arts Impact) levels.  These schools, as well as Central Enrollment, will all have representatives at this meeting to help you plan and navigate the Columbus City Schools Selective Admissions process.

Next PACE Meeting Thursday, October 13, 2016

October PACE Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Arts IMPACT Middle School
680 Jack Gibbs Blvd. Columbus, OH 43215

Come out and join us as we welcome, Guest Speaker:  Dr. Susan Rakow Ph.D, as her theme will be “Raising Gifted Achievers and Addressing Underachievement”

 

Dr. Susan Rakow is an experienced teacher and university professor and the author of  numerous articles and two books (Educating Gifted Learners in Middle School: A Practical Guide and Teaching to the Top) about gifted and talented children and adolescents.  She is a well-regarded and sought after presenter at national, state and local conferences as well as a frequent provider of professional development in differentiation of instruction and program improvement that enhance the school and life experiences of gifted individuals.  Susan formerly the program chair of the Gifted Education teacher endorsement program with Cleveland State University.  Susan currently works as a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in counseling of gifted children along with couples and family counseling.  As part of her training, she interned with Dr. Sylvia Rimm and the Family Achievement Clinic and provided counseling services to children and families at Menlo Park Academy for Gifted Children (k-8) in Cleveland, Ohio.

OAGC Fall Conference Early Bird Deadline Coming Up!

Ohio Association for Gifted Children Fall Conference
October 16-18, 2016 – Easton Hilton, Columbus, OH

The deadline for the OAGC Fall Conference early registration is 10/3/16.  To get the reduced rate, please fax (614-337-9286), email (to sktarbutton [at] sbcglobal [dot] net) or postmark your reservations by the end of that day.  OAGC has a fantastic conference lined up, so please register soon!  The link to the registration form and all information about the conference can be found at: http://oagc.com/fallConference.asp.

Next PACE Meeting Thursday, October 13, 2016

October PACE Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Arts IMPACT Middle School
680 Jack Gibbs Blvd. Columbus, OH 43215

Come out and join us as we welcome, Guest Speaker:  Dr. Susan Rakow Ph.D, as her theme will be “Raising Gifted Achievers and Addressing Underachievement”

 

Dr. Susan Rakow is an experienced teacher and university professor and the author of  numerous articles and two books (Educating Gifted Learners in Middle School: A Practical Guide and Teaching to the Top) about gifted and talented children and adolescents.  She is a well-regarded and sought after presenter at national, state and local conferences as well as a frequent provider of professional development in differentiation of instruction and program improvement that enhance the school and life experiences of gifted individuals.  Susan formerly the program chair of the Gifted Education teacher endorsement program with Cleveland State University.  Susan currently works as a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in counseling of gifted children along with couples and family counseling.  As part of her training, she interned with Dr. Sylvia Rimm and the Family Achievement Clinic and provided counseling services to children and families at Menlo Park Academy for Gifted Children (k-8) in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

May PACE Meeting

MAY PACE MEETING
School Transitions

Thursday May 26th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: Woodward Park Middle School
5151 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229

Elementary to Middle School, Middle School to High School, onto higher education, even the transitions from one year to the next, can be hard for some of our students.  Please join us at this month’s meeting for guidance in helping your students navigate these changes.  Principals, guidance counselors and gifted specialists will share their tips for making these transitions.

Reminder – it is election time at PACE.  Next year’s officers will be elected at the May meeting.  Please contact PACE at pace [at] ColumbusPACE [dot] org if you are interested in this opportunity.