Parents and guardians are always welcome and encouraged to attend classes with their child/children to make the most of this wonderful experience. Alternately, join other grown-ups for Gifted Community Enrichment (GCE). Each Saturday through our GCE sessions, The Super Saturday Program offers presenters and discussion topics to provide you with insights into life with gifted children, resources, and contacts.
- Anyone with an interest in gifted education is welcome to come attend GCE.
- There is no cost and no registration required to attend.
- Sessions will begin at 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., 15 minutes after students begin morning and afternoon classes.
TSSP is a rare haven for parents and guardians of gifted children where we can talk with one another to compare notes about joys and challenges, make connections, learn what other schools are doing regarding gifted services, and simply relate in ways that others cannot. Through GCE, we actively foster this supportive communication.
For parents and guardians with a student attending class, we require attendance for the first 15 minutes of the morning or afternoon session the first week. We need this time to communicate key information about the term.
For questions on GCE, please contact email@example.com.
We look forward to collaborating with you to help our community face the challenges of educating our children.
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In the morning, Scott McCormick shared his experience as a father of two gifted children currently attending Cincinnati Public’s Spencer Center for Gifted Children. Scott serves on the Spencer Center PTSO Board. He and his wife have been happy to answer questions about the school from TSSP families.
Amy Darpel spoke about academic acceleration from her experience as a mother of gifted children, consumer of gifted education research, and educator of gifted children. She offered comparison and contrast of the approaches toward providing advanced content to gifted children, highlighting Covington Latin’s approach and the reasons behind it.
Amy Darpel is the Director of Advancement and Dean of Studies of Covington Latin School. She is a lifelong Northern Kentuckian. She graduated from Villa Madonna Academy and then pursued degrees at Thomas More College. She has spent her entire teaching career advocating for gifted students and working with students who struggle with Executive Functioning Disorder. Amy has had various roles at Covington Latin School including admissions, marketing, Executive Director of ExploreMore!, and Director of Advancement. She also runs the Academic Success Program.
Quick links to these schools are at supersaturday.org/resources/other-organizations.
Anne Flick, M.Ed., is an adjunct professor at Xavier University, teaching graduate courses to practicing teachers earning the gifted endorsement. She also works as a gifted instructional specialist, teaching enrichment and accelerated courses to middle schoolers. She has presented at numerous national, state, and regional education conferences and regularly presents to parent organizations. She has contributed to the Review, the quarterly journal of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. Working at the state and local level, her volunteer efforts have involved advocacy on behalf of gifted children, offering testimony to legislators and state agency administrators as well as consultation to educators at all levels. Her Holocaust education training is extensive, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Belfer conference for four years, along with scores of courses and trainings with other leading national Holocaust education organizations. Additionally, she was honored to be chosen as a scholar for the selective National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Grappling with Genocide. She is a lifelong learner herself, as well as mom to her two adult gifted daughters.
Ms. Flick will be on-site for both morning and afternoon sessions.
Week 4, February 3rd
What Did I Do to Deserve This? The Ups, Downs, and In-Betweens of Raising Gifted Kids
Update on Ohio Gifted Rule Changes
Maggie Gunnerson will share the latest information on the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce’s Gifted Rule revision process. We’re compiling information and important dates at supersaturday.org/resources/ohio-gifted-rule.
Ann Anzalone is a nationally known dynamic speaker and experienced trainer. For the past 30 years she has conducted workshops for K-12 teachers, administrators, and parents, as well as for businesses and corporations. She teaches graduate classes at Wright State University and has taught at Antioch Midwest University. She serves as a consultant for adult students, parents, and their children regarding learning styles, educational plans, and academic performance.
Ms. Anzalone taught special needs middle and junior high school students, was honored as an Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America, and listed in the Who’s Who in American Education. Ann specializes in communication skills, community building, learning styles, cooperative learning, study skills, and stress management. She models what she teaches in her sessions.
Ms. Anzalone will attend the morning session via Zoom. A recording will be made for one-time use at the afternoon session.
***Between morning and afternoon classes, Le Jeune Dance will perform an excerpt from their upcoming production and interact with those in attendance.***
In the lobby: Book Swap
The last session of every term, The Program facilitates a book exchange. Is your home overflowing with books? Do you have a voracious reader that you can’t keep up with? Bring those children’s books you would like to pass along and pick up new-to-your-child books, whether or not you brought any.
Note: On the last day of the term, some classes invite parents and guardians to view students’ work or a presentation.
In addition to being posted above, dates and speakers are also posted as Facebook events and are posted to a Google Calendar.
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See some of the Past Speakers and Topics »