Idealism. Uniqueness. Perfectionism. Sensitivity. Intensity. Underachievement. Friends & Peers. Self-management … We have come to know these as characteristics or challenges of gifted children. Layered upon these many characteristics and challenges are the features of today’s fast-changing world – and we wonder:

Are we doing the “right” things? What lasting impacts will our efforts have on the futures of our children – especially when it may be difficult to just keep up with the change, attitudes, and influences all around us?

Continue reading for information about the four sessions offered in October!

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In English

En Español

Bring your questions for our experienced facilitator, Len Avecilla. Open to families with children from Kinder to 12th grade.

Four program locations

Choose the date and time that works for you! The program is repeated 4 times.

October 9, 2018 @ noon to 1:00 p.m.
Heritage Middle School – Lecture Hall

October 11, 2018 @ 6:30  to 7:30 p.m.
Dove Elementary School – Library

October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Timberline Elementary School – Cafeteria

October 18, 2018 @ 8:00 to 9:00  a.m.
Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC) – Bronco Bowl

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  • FREE for SAGE Members: Go to My School Anywhere, then click on SignUp
  • FREE for host campus families
  • October 16 session is 100% FREE for Members AND 100% FREE for Non-Members.
  • Other sessions are $10 for non-members: Please pay at the door. Or join SAGE now.

About our Facilitator

Len Avecilla, M.S. is our PDG Facilitator. Len served on the Board and as a Vice-President of Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), and is certified as a SENG Parent Group facilitator (2008). He has been TAGT’s Advocate of the Year, was a Keller “Hometown Hero,” served on the Board and as one of the early Presidents of Keller ISD’s Parents Advocating for Gifted Education (PAGE), more recently helped create the Bylaws of KISD’s current gt parent org (COGSS), and contributed, at the earliest planning stages, to the formation of SAGE (gifted parents organization/Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. He deployed a TAGT initiative (“Advocate on the Road”), for which he traveled fully North to South/East to West, to over 30 ISDs, supporting and/or helping to ignite parent advocacy groups across Texas.

Len is an advocate of, has served in volunteer and consultant capacities, for multiple North Texas ISDs – including STEM Advisory Councils, multiple awareness and outreach projects with Communications Departments, Advocates’ SUMMIT initiatives, High School STEM development projects, Gifted and Talented Advisory Councils (GTACs), and other gifted and talented & social and emotional wellbeing projects and programs.

He lives in Fort Worth, serves on the Board of the Keller ISD Education Foundation, recently served in a public education Visioning Workshop and conducted gt and S&E-specific K-12 teacher PD. He has multiple GT-identified sons, the oldest of which is currently on staff at M.I.T. He makes believe he can sing and play the guitar.


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