How to Be a Powerful Advocate for your Gifted Student -Sept 30

Sunday, September 1, 2019


“How to Be a Powerful Advocate for your Gifted Student"
Presented by Marcia Holland, Northwest Gifted Child Association 
Monday, September 30, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meridian Park Elementary School
17077 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline 98133


Gifted students have complex needs and being labeled "gifted" doesn't mean school is easy for them. In this meeting, sharpen your set of "tools" to better advocate for your child with the teacher, principal, school and district. Such as:
  • The steps of effective advocacy
  • Barriers that need to be overcome to be persuasive
  • What it is about Highly Capable kids that leads to the need for accommodation
  • The legal basis that supports advocacy for Highly Capable students
  • Specific tactics that advocates can request
  • What to say to your own children about giftedness so they can also be advocates

We welcome all interested families to attend this free speaker event! Register at Eventbrite

Marcia Holland
Marcia Holland has been involved in supporting excellence in education for children since her sons were students in the Renton School District in the 1970s and 1980s. Marcia has served on the board of the Northwest Gifted Child Association on and off over the last 30 years. 

Her focus has always been educating others – parents, educators, administrators and legislators – about the unique learning needs of children who learn at markedly faster and more complex rates than their chronological peers. Having been an unserved gifted child herself, she remembers the sense of frustration, isolation and “marching in place” of her K-12 experience.

Contact the Shoreline Hi Cap Parent Association with questions.


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