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Advocating for high achievers

The School Age Family Education (SAFE) program of South Washington County School District 833 Community Education will present "Advocating for the Gifted and High Achieving Child" on Monday, April 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Junior High School, 3133 Pioneer Drive in Woodbury. The cost is $8.

The presentation of featured speaker Dr. Stephen Schroeder-Davis will be devoted primarily to helping parents advocate for their gifted/high achieving students - including gifted underachievers and those who are not yet formally identified. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share in the discussion throughout the evening. Resources for further support will also be provided. Topics will include perfectionism, twice exceptional students, grades vs. learning, differentiation and achievement vs. affiliation, and asynchronous development.

Schroeder-Davis is a curriculum specialist and GT coordinator for the Elk River Public Schools and a faculty member for Saint Mary's University, where he created and teaches in the Gifted Certificate Program. He is past president of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented and serves on the Minnesota Gifted and Talented Advisory Board for the State Department.

Register for the program, registration code PE301, online at, select adult education, then parent education, or at Community Education located at the District Program Center, 8400 E. Pt. Douglas Road South in Cottage Grove.