- IAGC is holding its annual convention in Naperville from February 9-11. See the December entry below for the link to more information.
- On Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m., a Naperville parent group is hosting guest speaker Dr. Jim DeLisle presenting his talk "Parenting Precocious Kids." Get details here.
- On Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. there are two local events! Close to home and for families with students in or entering high school in fall 2014, Batavia High School is holding its AP/Honors Information Night in the Batavia High School Cafeteria. Both students and parents are welcome to attend this meeting. The presentation will provide a general overview of the AP and honors program. This is a great time to learn about the offerings and have your questions answered about AP and Honors courses.
- Also on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. is a free presentation entitled “What's a Fractal?” at Waubonsee Community College on its Sugar Grove campus. Amy Del Medico, associate professor of mathematics at Waubonsee Community College, will discuss fractals and a number of their real-world occurrences and applications. For details, please visit the event page here.
- This winter and spring there are still 5 remaining NIU STEM Saturday events in Dekalb or Naperville. See their page for more information about topics and registration.
Have you seen ... ?
- A recently-published study by researchers at Vanderbilt University followed 300 students identified as gifted over 30 years, from the age of 13 to 38. See their study here, a summary of the findings in their press release here, and a call to action by one of the study's authors here.
- If you are interested in innovations in all sorts of education, you may want to have a look at the blog Mind/Shift, in which the editor shares stories about new developments in education theory, practice, and policy.
- You may find the Eide Neurolearning blog of interest also. Run by two physicians (Doctors Eide and Eide), its mission is to communicate about learning-centered research done in neurobiology and the cognitive sciences. To use their own words, their interests are in “[b]rain-based learning and learning styles, problem-solving and creativity, kids, families, and parenting, gifted and visual learners, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, autism, and more.” Its content often is of particular value to those interested in twice-exceptional (2e) research and issues.