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Join us October 4th for “Gifted 101”!

By August 28, 2023October 26th, 2023No Comments

A free, virtual presentation for parents and educators.

Myth: Gifted students don’t need help; they’ll do fine on their own.

Fact: Gifted students need guidance from well-trained teachers and parents who challenge and support them in order to fully develop their abilities.

Parents and educators are invited to join the Acera School for “Gifted 101,” a free, virtual presentation and discussion with Courtney Dickinson, a leader in gifted education in Massachusetts. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 4th, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Register online at:

The discussion will address questions, including: 

  • 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?

“Spotting and nurturing talents early in their education journey is crucial,” said Dickinson. “Many gifted students may be so far ahead of their peers that they know more than half of the grade-level curriculum before the school year begins. Their resulting boredom and frustration can lead to low achievement, despondency, or unhealthy work habits.”

Dickinson is director and founder of Acera: The Massachusetts School for Science, Creativity, and Leadership. Founded in 2009, Acera is a non-profit K-12 STEAM school serving gifted students. Its mission is to inspire children to become the problem solvers, innovators, creative thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow. Acera 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.