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  YOUR CO-HOST   Friends' Central School serves 800 students in grades N-12 on two campuses (grades N-5 and 6-12) in Wynnewood, PA. The Forum will be held at the City Avenue Campus (serving grades 6-12) on 1101 City Avenue.


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JULY 21, 2017: You can now sign up for the Forum - be alerted to updates, and be the first to be able to sign up for student workshops when they are posted. Click on the "Forum Signup" button in the upper left menu.
Powerful Ways to Improve Critical Thinking & Writing w/ Nathan Levy, Educator & Author, Nathan Levy
Explore numerous, proven methods to reach and effectively challenge highly capable children with well-known author and educator Nathan Levy. Come away with a variety of new strategies and specific ideas to help learners become better creative and critical thinkers. Bring your thinking caps and your funny bones.
Growing Changemakers w/ Dr. Kate Bachtel, (Board President of SENG) Learner, Educator, Equity Activist, SoulSpark Learning
The paradoxical strength in gifted children’s sensitivities is a source of power that can transform unjust systems;  however, these same sensitivities can render gifted learners particularly vulnerable. Gifted students born with social justice genes deserve preparation for the arduous nature of the changemaker journey. Today's political reality is not congruent with the peaceful society our children dream of and yearn to co-create. When we push against an unjust system, it pushes back. Together we can expedite equity by defining what it means to be a changemaker, explaining obstacles to expect along the way and sharing proven practices that support evolution. Learn about ways to support students in being the change they wish to realize in the world.