We’re just finishing the first week of a unique summer experience for teachers offered by the Belin-Blank Center, the Chautauqua workshops. Teachers take classes on campus from a few days up to two weeks. Class topics include creativity, differentiation, neuroscience, evaluation, and technology.
Several evenings this week, we got together for informal “Chautauqua Chats,” in which we talked about what we learned in class that day, shared stories of our schools’ gifted programs, and made plans for how we would apply what we’ve been studying when we get back home.
What’s special about Chautauqua?
- We’re learning from the experts about the latest research on gifted education.
- We are encouraged to apply what we’re learning to our particular school situation.
- We learn from each other — from teachers who came from Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Minnesota, Turkey, and other places.
- We are energized by all we have experienced, and we have made lasting friendships with other colleagues who share similar concerns and goals about our gifted programs and our students.
We invite you to consider participating in Chautauqua next year! We’d love to get to know you! To be notified about Chautauqua 2016,
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