GT Carpe Diem Workshops empower gifted teens to speak up for themselves through a clearer understanding of their unique needs as outliers and their rights to an appropriately challenging educational experience.
Following this day of exploration and reflection they are better able to take charge of their own educations and lives.
During these one-day interactive workshops, students (generally in grades 5-9) learn the four steps to successful self-advocacy:
Discover your rights and responsibilities
Reflect on your individual learner profiles
Match your attributes to appropriate options and opportunities
Practice effectively communicating your needs to those who can help
Adults who attend (teachers, gifted ed. coordinators and school counselors) actively engage with students throughout the day and advocate for them back in their home schools.
Go to Seize a Day for info on hosting a workshop in your community.
Give a child a challenge and you interest her for the moment.
Teach her to self-advocate and you empower her for a lifetime.
Gifted students vary in their talents and interests.
Gifted students need educational opportunities that match their unique needs.
Gifted students can and should play a major role in designing their unique paths to graduation and beyond.
Networking with like-ability peers
Empowerment to take charge of their own education
Networking with students and other supportive adults
Greater understanding of each gifted individual's wants and needs
GT programming becomes more student focused, matched to student needs
Gifted students become partners in their own education