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Choosing the Right College

I would like to share an email that I received regarding GT students and choosing a college:

Dear Supporter of Gifted Education,

On behalf of Guilford County PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education), an affiliate of North Carolina Academically Gifted and Talented (NCGAT) and a 501 c3 educational non-profit, I welcome you to share information regarding our March 26 and 29, 2015 webinars on “10 Key Steps to Finding the Right College.” These webinars are FREE and open to the public, and you are welcome to share information about the webinars with anyone you believe may be interested. 

Targeted to gifted educators, guidance counselors, and parents of academically-minded middle and high school students, these one-hour webinars are hosted by Susan Goodkin (Harvard Law, Oxford, Rhodes Scholar), a leading national college admissions consultant with the California Learning Strategies Center, who specializes in working with high achieving students and their families to find the right college fit. Advance registration is required at: The webinar is sponsored by Guilford County PAGE and is underwritten in part with donations from VF Corporation and the Cone Mills Charitable Fund.

 Our press release and webinar flyer are attached. Please let me know if you have any questions or require further information. 

Best Regards, 

Holly Stewart

President, Guilford County PAGE



Parent Info for Gifted Children

To parents of gifted children…. I just received this email and wanted to pass on this info to those who might be interested.


Dear Educators on Wisgift,

If there’s enough interest, WATG will create a forum just for parents where they can talk about issues related to parenting gifted children, ask questions of other parents, seek information about opportunities, schools, events, and other topics of interest specifically for parents.
Please pass on this link to parents in your districts who are not on the Wis-gift listserve and encourage them to complete our poll.

It’s just another way we hope to connect all those who are concerned about educating our gifted children in Wisconsin.
Thanks for your assistance,

Deb Douglas
Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted

Gifted in Wisconsin (GIW) Info

Here is a message from the Gifted In Wisconsin list serve:

Instructions on how to subscribe to the listerv, in order to obtain Gifted In Wisconsin (GIW) updates, there are several options available for obtaining GIW updates in a timely manner:

1) interested readers may join the GIW e-mail list here:
2) interested readers may e-mail a request to
3) interested readers may reply to any e-mail sent from and request future update e-mails.
Those on the GIW e-mail list, by any of the means listed above, will typically receive their notice of GIW updates sooner than those who receive their updates after they have been posted on WISGIFT-L or WISGIFTANNOUNCE-L.
Have a bright day!

Catchup Math

I was recently sent an e-mail about a web site called “CatchupMath”. It is designed for helping remedial  middle school students “catch up” in math. However, I was curious if it could be used to enrich  high-level elementary math students. After checking it out I was impressed and I thought I would post the web address:


Catchup Math is the perfect intervention for at-risk students and for review and test preparation for all students. Our programs cover Grades 6-7 Math, Algebra Readiness, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and Graduation Exam Prep.

Students take online quizzes that diagnose learning gaps. Prescribed review topics are explained by video tutorials, written lessons, animations, games and guided practice problems.