- 2017 Events -
September 23, 2017
Friends: Gifted Kids Need Them Too!
The Bellingham Public Library
Parents gathered with Suzanne Fedorka and Magdi Sobeih to discuss friendships and social-emotional needs of their children.
Suzanne is one of only 29 educators in the entire state of Massachusetts with an endorsement in Academically Advanced Education, and Magdi is a Pediatric Neurologist.
Meanwhile children of all ages used their imaginations to "make Friendship Soup", used problem-solving skills to build a "tent", played a serious game of Boggle, and even made a weather vane. These activities brought out their best collective leadership skills and intellectual creativity.
Special thanks to MAGE member, Carol Bird, for coordinating this event with the library and for providing refreshments.
APRIL 2, 2017
2017 MAGE Conference
Boston University Academy
The Keynote Speaker Susan DuLong-Langley
Spoke on "Empowering Thinking and Learning"
There were Panel Discussions on Empowering Teachers and Students
Empowering Teachers to
Challenge Their Bright Students
Colleen Carey, Judy Friedland-Leavey, The Student panel answered questions from the Vicky Oatley, and Andrea Roda moderator and the audience on
How to Empower Yourselves as Gifted Students
Students ready to perform their skit Carol Lach congratulates
after the Heartful Theatre Co.Workshop. Superintendent Gordon Smith for
East Longmeadow's Gifted and Talented Program, recipient of the MAGE
Gifted Education of the Year Award
Paige Brewster of BUA received the
2017 MAGE Service Award
Marin received the 2016-17
Nicholas Green Award
from Carol Lach, MAGE President.
Kate Cook and Anne Fallon
The Narrative Road to Self-Advocacy
Representatives of Fox Searchlight gave
passes for the movie "Gifted"
An informative and fun time was had by all!
Parents had a chance to speak with Presenters and Exhibitors.
Here Amanda from Oak Meadow, speaks to a parent.
MARCH 25, 2017
A MAGE Day Event
at the Northborough Library
Parents gathered with MAGE Board members for a short film followed by an informal discussion, while the children socialized with games and a building project.
MARCH 11, 2017
Parenting Your Intellectually Curious Child
A MAGE Day Event hosted by Voyagers, Inc.
A successful event for the whole family.
Parents heard of the challenges and successes of raising bright kids
from Carol Lach, Ph.D., MAGE President and educator, Dr. Lisa Lach
spoke about Vision issues and learning, followed by a mother-daughter
discussion on nurturing talents
and homeschooling by Melinda Stewart, LICSW
and Elizabeth Husong.
Meanwhile, the kids were happily engaged in a drama activity with Lisa Kramer of
The Heartful Theatre Company, as well as games, and building projects.
Special thanks to Kathy Lowney, event coordinator.
February 15, 2017
A Quilt for Their Talents
A MAGE Presentation in Cooperation with the Arlington Parents Forum
by MaryGrace Stewart, gifted education specialist
This event was well attended and the audience gained a greater understanding of the myths, opportunities, challenges and needs of our intellectually curious children.
With special thanks to Amy Duke,
Arlington ACE Program teacher and MAGE events