Beyond IQ

Newsletter #1

October, 2013
Welcome to the first BIQ Newsletter!

Yeah, yeah, one more piece of email to read! We’ll try to make it worth your while – and if you don’t like what you are seeing, you can either provide us with feedback or ask us to stop sending it.

What exactly are we proposing to send you? Some or all of the following:
  • Updates on the Beyond IQ conference(s)
  • News concerning highly/profoundly  gifted children and their families
  • Items of interest to professionals who work with those children and families
  • Brief synopses of recent research in the field
  • List of other pertinent articles
  • Comments on events in the field
  • Contributions from readers
You can expect these to arrive 3-4 times a year, this first year. We’ll see how that goes and reassess the question of timing next fall.

For the moment, direct any questions to me at

Happy reading! 
Josh Shaine

2014 Conference News

We’re going to be returning to the Devens Common Center, in Devens, Massachusetts on April 4, 5, & 6, 2014. Our theme is:
Lessons Learned: What do we know about educating highly and profoundly gifted kids?

Keynote Speakers

We're excited to welcome Kathi Kearney and Colleen Harsin as Keynote Speakers this year. Kathi has worked with gifted children as a teacher and administrator in a wide variety of settings, urban and rural, in public, private, religious, and home schools. She is a recognized expert on homeschooling exceptionally gifted children. Colleen will be discussing her experiences as the director of The Davidson Academy of Nevada, a public day school for profoundly gifted students. To read more about the exciting work they've done and the experiences they'll be sharing with us this April, click here. 

Book Release

We are hoping to have a book ready for the conference. Its title, oddly enough, is the same as this year’s theme. Various authors are contributing vignettes of their lives – lessons learned, positive or negative, that we believe will help to inform future generations of HG/PG kids, their parents, their teachers, and other professionals who work with them. Some contributors will be very familiar to the HG/PG community while others are from other parts of the gifted community and others still will be total strangers. We'll keep you posted as this exciting project develops further.

  Too much to read! If you are anything like us, you feel you cannot even come close to reading everything you want to – and even when you can, you have no time to go digging for relevant articles. So here are some titles that seemed particularly interesting to us, with brief synopses of a few of them. Click here to check them out!
Greater Boston-area BIQ Conference: 
Lessons Learned: What do we know about educating highly and profoundly gifted kids?
April 4-6 2014
Devens, MA

We are currently looking for presenters for Friday's educator workshops as well as the adult and children's programs for the weekend. Click here for more details.

Beyond IQ (BIQ) is a series of conferences for and about highly and profoundly gifted children, teens, and young adults; their families; and the professionals who work with them. Since 2001, we've run more than 20 conferences in 6 states, with the Boston area conference an annual staple. Each conference is a small personal event designed to provide information and support for both those new to the field and those who've been wrestling with this for many years.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, click here.

Our mailing address is:
Beyond IQ
7 North End Road
Townshend, MA 01469

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