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Gifted Support Group: Beyond Instant Information: Engaging Generation Z Gifted Students
January 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
As parents and educators, it can be difficult to understand how best to meet the complex needs of gifted children, not to mention how to stay sane along the way. Join the Institute for Educational Advancement as we explore the most imminent questions and issues surrounding gifted learners. These monthly meetings are intended for parents and educators of gifted children to provide support and community, a venue for shared discovery, and a space to exchange resources and ideas.
Topic: Beyond Instant Information: Engaging Generation Z Gifted Students
Speaker: Hillary Jade, Program Manager, Institute for Educational Advancement
Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2009, is the largest and most rapidly-growing age demographic in the United States and will constitute one-third of its population by 2020. This “digital generation” has faster and easier access to information, data, networks, and media than any generation before it – rendering traditional schooling and learning nearly obsolete. And yet, schools and learning groups are steadily revising their structure and content to meet the needs of these students – particularly the Gifted – beginning with student-centered research and feedback. Ms. Jade will shares ideas, tips, and strategies for engaging Generation Z Gifted students in both digital and non-digital ways and present on findings that show how this generation needs an entirely different style of teaching, parenting, and support.