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Upcoming CGCC Events

    • January 29, 2021
    • (CST)
    • May 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 14 sessions
    • Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie
    Registration is closed

    Due to precautions required because of COVID-19 and limited classes available, for the Winter-Spring 2021 semester we are limiting enrollment to existing families.
    We hope to return to a full schedule for the Fall session, 
    and look forward to welcoming new families at that time
    .

    LOGYC, Learning Opportunities for Gifted Youth, is a place where children can learn among other gifted children and have the opportunity to work at ability level versus being age restricted. At LOGYC, children can feel accepted for who they are, without having to hide their strengths or weaknesses. They don't need to underachieve to conform or feel isolated in feeling "not normal." They receive support for oversensitivities and integrating into a group learning environment. But please keep in mind that this is a co-op, not a school, and parents are expected to fully contribute/participate.

    This unique community is a safe space to be gifted and to connect with like-minded peers, for students and parents alike.

    Registering for the co-op allows you to register for our many fabulous classes - check them out! 

    Many of our classes have flexible age ranges, as gifted kids often have asynchronistic development. If you have any questions about class details, whether a class would be appropriate for your kid[s], or the coop in general, please email us at logyc@chicagogiftedcommunity.org.


    • March 03, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont or possibly online using Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     

    The Power of Self Advocacy for Gifted Learners
    Deb Douglas 


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door or peruse Deb's website: www.gtcarpediem.com!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

    • March 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • April 08, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 6
    Register

    Kids Climate Summit Panelist Training  - Elementary School

    Invitation required!

    Get ready to participate as a panelist in the Kids Climate Summit. A select group of students will be invited to participate as panelists and given a registration code. This weekly 50 minute course will cover topics related to climate as well as topics about how to function as a cohesive panel and how to ask good questions.  

    Thursdays, March 4 - April 8, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM.

    If you have lost your registration code, please contact the organizers.


    • March 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • April 08, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 6
    Register

    Kids Climate Summit Panelist Training - Middle School  

    Invitation required!

    Get ready to participate as a panelist in the Kids Climate Summit. A select group of students will be invited to participate as panelists and given a registration code. This weekly 50 minute course will cover topics related to climate as well as topics how to function as a cohesive panel and how to ask good questions.  

    Thursdays, March 4 - April 8, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM CST.

    If you have lost your registration code, please contact the organizers.


    • March 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club Discussion
    & Virtual Coffee 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC board member along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, and board member in an online book club conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    This week, we will discuss the topic of self-compassion.  We are suggesting this book: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Dr. Kristin Neff.  However, if you have read or prefer other self-compassion books, please feel free to revise those and share with us your thoughts on the topic.  If you do not have time to read a whole book, consider reviewing this article on what is not self-compassion or check out these lovely guided meditations spoken by Dr. Neff. 

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register.  Katherine has shared a mindfulness practice recording for us to consider using, if needed, and she has also authored this blog post on the art of doing LESS.  Next meeting  will occur in two weeks on March 25, 2021 and we will continue our discussion on the same topic. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  


    • March 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 14
    Register



    Join Katherine Peterson and Newenka DuMont, two SENG model parent group facilitators, as they engage you in a monthly, informal discussion about parenting gifted children. Now scheduled at lunch time on Wednesdays.  

    We will meet online using Zoom.

    • March 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club Discussion
    & Virtual Coffee 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC board member along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, and board member in an online book club conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    This week, we will continue discussing the topic of self-compassion.  We are suggesting this book: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Dr. Kristin Neff.  However, if you have read or prefer other self-compassion books, please feel free to revise those and share with us your thoughts on the topic.  If you do not have time to read a whole book, consider reviewing this article on what is not self-compassion or check out these lovely guided meditations spoken by Dr. Neff. 

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register.  Katherine has shared a mindfulness practice recording for us to consider using, if needed, and she has also authored this blog post on the art of doing LESS.  Next meeting  will occur in two weeks on April 8, 2021 and we will select a book later, based on the discussion and interests of our participants. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  


    • April 13, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 200
    Registration is closed

    Kids Climate Summit: Focus on Community


    A Town Hall Meeting: 

    Elementary School Panel asks the Experts about Climate Change

    You and your elementary-school-aged children are invited to attend the second annual Kids Climate Summit, brought to you by the Chicago Gifted Community Center and the Illinois Math and Science Academy. This town hall will be brought to you online.  

    One registration per screen please. 

    • April 13, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 200
    Registration is closed

    Kids Climate Summit: Focus on Community


    A Town Hall Meeting: 

    Middle School Panel asks the Experts
    about Climate Change

    You and your middle-school-aged children are invited to attend the second annual Kids Climate Summit, brought to you by the Chicago Gifted Community Center and the Illinois Math and Science Academy. This town hall will be brought to you online.  

    One registration per screen please. 

    • April 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online
    Register

    CGCC Board Meeting - Virtual

    The Chicago Gifted Community Center is a 501(c)(3) specifically created to allow the gifted community in the greater Chicago area to organize activities and events for parents, children and families. Your board does not aspire to create the next great kids club or parent speaker series, we aspire to help you create that club and that series.  Won't you jump in the pool with us?  

    Your board meets 3 - 4 times per year.  We welcome members at our meetings. 




About cgcc

The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

Become a member

We  are an all volunteer-based organization that relies on annual memberships from parents, professionals, and supporters to provide organizers with web site operations, a registration system, event insurance, background checks, etc. 

Contact us

info@chicagogiftedcommunity.org

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