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If you are looking to become more knowledgeable about gifted children and their unique needs come join our SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) model discussion group on Wednesday evenings. This is a book based discussion group where topics such as communication, motivation, intensities, stress management, and peer relationships will be explored. Weekly themes will be based on information provided in: A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children. This information coupled with experiences from other parents will provide members with fresh ideas and increased knowledge. Fall and Winter sessions offered.QUESTIONS & REGISTRATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEED, in its simplest form, is a diversity educational program. The National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) takes you on a journey of self-discovery. Our faculty, staff and parents who have participated in this program (180 to-date) testify that as a result of their SEED affiliation, they listen to all voices, including their own, with widened attention. Participants handle with more confidence and competence the challenges and joys of many kinds of diversity found in their own lives, in the lives of others, and in the natural world. There is an “inside-out” approach taken by individuals in the SEED program. It’s reflective in nature, causing each of us to look at our own identities; often illuminating how our own lives have been shaped. We explore various facets of diversity such as race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, exceptionalities, ethnicities, class, etc., through activities, conversation and other resources. The activities are structured to provide a framework within which we can openly address these complex issues. Resources include articles, videos, fiction and non-fiction books, poetry, and interactive exercises which increase our abilities to see systemically in order to recognize and respect plural dimensions of culture and climate that are not customarily studied in school curriculum. This seminar series typically begins in the fall and is an 8-month commitment.QUESTIONS & REGISTRATION: Required via email to email@example.com
Parent Continuing SEED is an extension of our original SEED program. This session is available to parents who have completed the original SEED seminars. In the Continuing SEED sessions participants will spend time delving deeper into the diversity topics introduced throughout the original SEED seminars. When appropriate, guest presenters with expertise on particular topics will be invited in by the Diversity Coordinator to lead the group in discussion, dialogue and activities for the evening. Childcare and light refreshments are provided. Sessions offered fall, winter, and spring. QUESTIONS & REGISTRATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roeper Philosophy Classes are designed to benefit any interested adult (parent, guardian or relative) as well as any Middle or Upper School student. There are no prerequisites and may be taken in any order. You may take one, two or all three classes. A schedule of courses is available in the fall.
ROEPER HISTORY What is the Roeper Philosophy? How did it come about? Why is it still going strong after over 70 years? Taught by School Historian Marcia Ruff and Middle School Social Studies Teacher Emery Pence, this class covers the school’s history, philosophy and culture through readings, film and dynamic discussion. Whether you have been here for years or are new to Roeper, you will learn something from this class, and it is strongly recommended for all new parents!
ROEPER PHILOSOPHY IN PRACTICE How does the Philosophy live on our campuses? This class will feature members of Roeper faculty talking about a piece of their curriculum or methodology that puts the Philosophy into action, such as building community, social justice within the classroom, cross-age collaboration, equality of relationships and much more. This class will have an interactive format with opportunity for engaging discussion.
ROEPER & GIFTEDNESS Giftedness presents its own unique set of opportunities and challenges as our children learn to integrate their abilities and sensitivities, as well as their strong sense of justice and responsibility into the surrounding world. How does the Philosophy support their journey as gifted students? This single session class will help us answer this question.QUESTIONS: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org REGISTRATION: email@example.com
Films are another channel for exploring diversity, human rights and social justice issues. The Diversity Committee encourages attendance at selected films that raise awareness and heighten sensitivities on many perspectives and experiences. A film related to civil liberties or the civil rights movement will be shown the Saturday after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Other noteworthy films may be selected by the Committee and shown during the academic year. Where possible, the filmmaker, director, or producer will be in attendance to elicit conversation, dialogue, and comments. These films are open to the public.
The Roeper Parent Comunity (RPC) sponsors Coffee Talks on a regular basis to provide information to parents/guardians and other members of our community on a variety of topics. These topics include everything from child development and parenting to topics related to giftedness and raising gifted children. Expert speakers are brought in to present the information in an informal setting while you enjoy coffee and light refreshments. There is time at the end of each presentation for discussion and to listen to experiences of others or ask questions. We hope you will join us for these very informative sessions. No need to register, just drop in! QUESTIONS: Theresa Andare, RPC VP Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Roeper Parent Community (RPC) in cooperation with LS Librarian Carmen Pianko have created a Parent Resource Center located in the Mezzanine of The Children’s Library. This library is available thanks in part to the generous donations from the Roeper community. Books cover topics such as general parenting, gifted children, psychology, social development, learning differences, family topics, education, Roeper history/philosophy and environmental issues among others. These books can be checked out from The Children’s Library from 7:45am-3:30pm most school days.TO REQUEST A LIBRARY CARD: Carmen at email@example.com