Parent Enrichment

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2017-2018 Speaker Series

The Parent Enrichment Series offers presenters and discussion topics to provide parents with resources, contacts and insights to life with gifted children.

October 14, 2017 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.

  • PAGE Welcome & Volunteer Fair – led by Gina Baldwin
    • Welcome to Fall Term Orientation & Group Discussion including web site tour, spirit wear and volunteer opportunities. Come explore opportunities to put your special talents to use for The Super Saturday Program!
  • Spirit wear orders taken

October 21 –  9:45-11:15 a.m.

  • Accelerated Learning & Gifted EducationAmy Darpel, Admissions Director at Covington Latin School. Amy’s background includes being a teacher, educational consultant, and home schooler. Her children, Jake and Samantha, were alums of The Super Saturday Program. Amy also has experience presenting at the SENG Conference and NAGC.

October 28- 9:45-11:15 a.m.

  • Make Your Worrier A Warrior: Betsy Singh, Coordinator for Gifted Programming for CPS. Betsy has been actively involved with gifted education for 15 years, and has worked with the Ohio Association for Gifted Children’s state conference committee and also served as president of the Southwestern Ohio Coordinators of Gifted. Additionally, Betsy is a former board member for The Super Saturday Program.
  • Spirit wear orders taken 

November 4 – 9:45-11:15 a.m.

  • Exceptional/Gifted Testing: Dr. Suzanne James, a Licensed Psychologist providing clinical services in the Greater Cincinnati area. She received her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology in 2000 from University of Louisville and Doctorate in Psychology from Spalding University in 2004. She has been in private practice since 2000.Dr. James specializes in working with children, adolescents and families. Her primary clinical interests include understanding the unique potential in gifted and twice exceptional children and adults, individuals with learning disorders and individuals with depression and anxiety. She also speaks locally and nationally on a number of different topics.

November 11 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.

  • The Super Saturday Program Book Swap
    • Clear your shelves of outgrown books (children’s, teen, adult fiction and non-fiction, parenting resource books, puzzles too!) and bring them to the Parent Room. Drop off your old books and find some books to keep you busy through the winter.  Any unclaimed books are donated. Come for coffee, join the swap and still have time to enjoy your student’s end of the session presentation.

November 18 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.

  • Mensa Gifted Youth Opportunities: Stephanie and Grant Bruner from Cincinnati Area Mensa. Stephanie is active in the Sycamore GEAR group for gifted students where she has coordinated clubs for gifted youth. She has taught Zoology 101 with her husband, Joe, at Super Saturday inspiring future veterinarians. She is also a member of the OAGC and NAGC. Grant is a junior at Sycamore High School, a Mensa member, and former student of The Super Saturday Program. He holds many leadership positions and believes “Master of Fun” is the best job title in the world.

January 20, 2018  – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.

  • Decisions, Challenges and Opportunities for Gifted Students: Jamie Overbey, Cincinnati Chair for Vistage Worldwide, former Super Saturday parent, and exclusive sponsor of our Teen Leader program. Jamie will be leading a discussion on challenges, decisions and opportunities associated with raising gifted children.

February 3 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.

  • Summer Camp Discussion: Page Board Members.  Join us for our annual discussion of Summer Camp opportunities.  Registration for many summer camps begin in February and March.  We will explore opportunities and add to our list based on parent recommendations.

February 10 – 9:45-11:15 a.m.

  • College Credit Plus & Educational Opportunities for Gifted Students: Anne Flick, Gifted Specialist. Anne has presented at both gifted and content-are national and state conferences. Among the various topics she speaks and writes about are college credit plus (CCP), credit flexibility, acceleration, differentiation, continuum of gifted services, college planning and application, and the social and emotional needs of gifted students.  She also presents regularly to parent groups, in between teaching accelerated reading and math to middle school students.