Past Events    

- 2018 - 

Questions about getting your Child Tested?


at the Acera School

Saturday December 8th

Contact for more information and to reserve a spot.

Information Meetings

Come and find out about the variety of courses CTY  has to offer our kids! All are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 6:00p
Location: Salem Academy Charter School
45 Congress Street Salem, MA 01970
Albright Center for the Arts, Meche Theater

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 7:00p
Location: The Sage School, The Great Room
171 Mechanic Street Foxboro, MA 02035

                                     The Education Cooperative is                                              hosting a TEC-NET  event on             

                   November 30th in collaboration with MAGE

What is Giftedness?

Who are the Gifted?

How can we educate them?

Speakers include: Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. MaryGrace Stewart

as well as  parent and teacher panels

LOCATION: WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL                                COST :  $100/person; $400 team of 5

2 0 0 NAHATAN ST. WESTWOOD , MA 0 2 0 9 0                           RSVP to Erik Erickson 781-352-5716

DAT E: NOV. 30, 2018  T IME: 8:3 0 - 3:00 PM                                     

Canton - Dedham - Dover/Sherborn - Framingham - Holliston - Hopkinton - Medfield Millis - Natick - Needham - Norwood - Walpole - Wayland - Westwood


Homeschooling? Thinking about it?

A great opportunity to tour Voyager's, meet with families, observe study groups, hear about who this Coop is and what they have to offer. Bring your questions.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 from 12:00-1:30p.m

Check out more Events at Voyagers: First Fun Friday for Tweens - Dec 7

                                                Cocoa House ~ Dec. 15

Winchester Public Library will Host 


a free presentation with Courtney Dickinson,

a leader in Gifted Education in Massachusetts


The discussion will address questions such as: 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?

Tuesday November 27

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Dickinson is director and founder of Acera: The Massachusetts School for Science, Creativity, and Leadership. Founded in 2009, Acera is a non-profit STEM/STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K-8. Its mission is to inspire children to become the problem solvers, innovators, creative thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow. It 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 challenged they see and apply core capacities, such as systems thinking and perspective taking, to real-world problems. For more information, visit

                                MIT SPLASH

November 17th and 18th

For one awesome weekend each November, thousands of high schoolers flood MIT’s campus to take classes, taught by MIT students, on anything and everything. From music theory to Hungarian history to aircraft analysis, Splash offerings number over 400 every year and span a wide variety of areas. Want to take a class on origami? Lasers? Neuropharmacology? All are open to students in grades 9-12. More Info.

The Parent Program includes a workshop on Emotional Regulation and Parenting Gifted Children by MAGE Board member, Randy Marles Orabone, Psychologist and Behavioral Health Consultant.


P. Susan Jackson's documentary about the lives and challenges of the gifted


Here's what people are saying:
"Watching Rise was life changing for my 12 year old. She had tears rolling down her cheeks during the film... She said she thought she would always feel alone. She didn’t think anyone else was like her...I am a physician and I have seen many kids misdiagnosed with mental health diagnosis when giftedness was the issue.”
“In this age of reality shows… RISE was a refreshing dose of genuine reality...Rise is real, folks.”

Movie Screening - September 30, 1:00-3:00 pm

Fine Arts Theatre Place, Maynard MA

MAGE 2018 Leadership"Retreat"

August 18th and 20th

The MAGE leadership team convened

and reflected on the past year, our 

accomplishments and goals. 

We set forth a plan for the upcoming year.

March 24, 2018

Spring Conference: Imagine the Possibilities  

at Boston University        

Co-sponsored by Boston University Academy

The conference included:

Keynote Speaker - Joy Lawson Davis 

Spoke on the importance of nurturing

giftedness in all communities.

Presentations by:

Roy Gosh - High school student and founder of "Science Buzz"

Christina Blake - High school student and author of the book "Sapphire and Planet Zero"

Round Table Discussion Groups 

on many gifted education topics, led by Gifted Education Experts

Advocacy Progress Information

from our advocacy team leaders Gerry Mroz and Katharina Elbert

Awards to:

Nicholas Green Awards 

    Stephen Cooley of Wilbraham MA, for his work with NASA

    Addie Hayden, of Foxboro MA, for her advanced work in dance and orchestral music

    Sheamus Higgins of Milton MA, for his coding skills


MAGE 2018 Service Award

     Katharina Elbert and Laura Trendel, for their extensive Advocacy work.

Educator of the Year Award

     Zachary Waddicor, teacher in Falmouth MA, for his years of work with

     gifted students and in providing professional development for teachers

Legislator of the Year Award

     Harold Naughton 

     (D, 12th Worcester)  

     for his support of MAGE's

     legislative advocacy. 

Johns Hopkins University - CTY Program
Oak Meadow - Independent Learning Center
SIG - Summer Institute for the Gifted
Science Buzz - connecting youth scientists around the world.


90 of YOU! who heard the amazing speakers, participated in the round table discussions, talked with experts and networked, had lunch, and the children who enjoyed the opportunities for creativity in the activities provided.

with Special Thanks to our wonderful Sponsors 

individuals, organizations, and companies

who made this conference possible!

ESPECIALLY to State Street Corporation's DoMore Program for their generous grant stemming from volunteer service hours performed for us as part of its Corporate Citizenship Employee Match Program which provided substantial funds for our keynote speaker and other expenses of this conference.

February 4, 2018

A Great Break at Puzzle Break 

A MAGE Day at PuzzleBreak.

Our team of 11 kids found clues and solved puzzles.  

They escaped the room with two minutes to spare!

Kudos to these super sleuths!

Only 30% of all those who enter the puzzle room actually solve their way out.

Meanwhile, the parents networked and chatted in the party room.

Pizza and drinks were enjoyed by all.

February 1, 2018


                        An Evening Presentation at The Ottoson School in Arlington, MA

           Sponsored by the Arlington Parent Forum

              A Venn Diagram for School Success

                  presented by Gifted Education Specialist - MaryGrace Stewart 

The 5 main points were:

  • Empower yourself with knowledge

    • about giftedness and your district

  • Build relationships 

  • Find Common Ground

  • Know your Options

  • Manage Emotions

Ms. Stewart took us from the history of IQ tests to Massachusetts schools today, with budget crunches, general education’s limitations, and many priorities. She gave practical advice on how to work with schools to help our gifted children receive the understanding and services they need. The conversation began with chocolate!

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Our office phone number is 413-224-8807 (Hours M-F 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)