Beyond IQ

Last updated: 7/03/02

Beyond IQ: Gender Issues Among Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children

Seattle, WA

August 2 - 4, 2002

Children's Program

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Please note: Attendance at the Children's Program implies acceptance of our guidelines for their participation. 
(For children too young to participate in the children's programming, click here.)

Note the following in particular, from the guidelines:

·        The children's program can't run without adult assistance!  For each child registered for the conference, one period of a parent's time is expected. For lone parents attending with multiple children, exceptions may be made. Period selection will take place at the conference.

Program Descriptions (Partial Listing)

More will be available in the next few days. Really.


Programs that we’re putting together include: Chess, Stories with Holes, Theatre Games, Anger Discussion, Logic Games, Game Theory, Combinatorics, Architectural Design, Technical Writing, and more! See below for some details.

Nathan Levy: Stories With Holes

Applying his experience from over 30 years as a teacher, principal, author and education consultant, Dr. Levy has traveled extensively across the United States as well as South America, Europe and Asia to bring his message related to thinking and creativity. His workshops cover many topics for a wide array of participants. He offers ideas on how to bring creativity and spontaneity to adults and children while stimulating integrated thinking. Dr. Levy's many publications assist people in their quest for new and creative ways to develop critical thinking skills.

Josh Shaine: Beginning Chess

This workshop is designed for the child with very little experience playing the game. We will introduce the pieces and how they move along with some basic strategies.

Josh Shaine: Intermediate Chess

Okay - I know how to move the pieces, but how do I make a plan? How do I combine my pieces? How do I checkmate my opponent?! Learn how to develop a strategy for beating your opponent.

Josh Shaine is Josh Shaine. Hey, someone had to be. He's also an accomplished teacher and chess player, and has been known to organize a conference or three.

Kara Sheehan: Why Do I Get So Angry?

When you feel emotions in an intense way, it may be more difficult to understand what is going on inside of you.  We will look at the emotions underneath anger and some of our personal beliefs that cause us pain.  When we are sensitive to criticism, to being wrong, or to being disliked, there are ways we can help ourselves stay in control of our pain and our anger. Through music, art, and a playful hands-on example, we will work to gain self-awareness and skills to communicate our feelings and to get our needs met.

Kara Sheehan is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is working on her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has worked with PG families since May 2000 and is concentrating her Ph.D. studies in Clinical Psychology on the social and emotional needs of PG children and families.  Kara lives in Reno, Nevada, and works with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a private practice setting.


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