On October 11, Robbins Library in Arlington will host “Gifted 101,” a free presentation and discussion with Courtney Dickinson, a leader in gifted education in Massachusetts. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
The discussion will address questions such as: what are the different kinds of profiles of gifted children? What are some early indicators that a child is gifted? How can parents and educators meet the needs of today’s gifted children?
Dickinson is director and founder of Acera: The Massachusetts School for Science, Creativity, and Leadership. Founded in 2009, Acera is a non-profit STEM/STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K-8. Its mission is to inspire children to become the problem solvers, innovators, creative thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow. It engages students in individualized, inquiry-based learning that is designed around their passions and aligned with their own abilities. The school’s approach enables children to think in broad new ways about the challenges they see and apply core capacities, such as systems thinking and perspective taking, to real-world problems. For more information, visit aceraschool.org.