This year’s 2017 Opportunity Fair is a one stop shop for parents to learn more about the many organizations in the Waukesha and Milwaukee area that provide activities for kids and young adults.
Pewaukee Schools is hosting the 2017 Opportunity Fair February 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the event is to afford families in the greater Waukesha and Milwaukee counties an opportunity to hear about the many organizations that offer enriching activities for children in the community.
Below is a list of all of the entities that will be sharing what they do for kids.
4H Club
Camp Whitcomb
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Civil Air Patrol
Destination Imagination
eAchieve Academy Wisconsin
Girl Scouts
Lake Country Children's Choir
Learning RX
Mad Science
Pewaukee Area Arts Council
Pewaukee PTO
Red Oak Writing
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
UW - Milwaukee College for Kids
Waukesha County Parks & Land Use
Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha YMCA
WI Assn. for Talented & Gifted
Young Rembrandts

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I just wanted to share a link to a great article with regarding advanced mathematics and todays kids.  From my perspective something wonderful is indeed taking place as math contest scores are rising, math circles are becoming more and more common and enrollments to summer math camps are increasing.

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A new method of teaching math is being implemented in many of the classrooms at Westlawn.  Math Workshop, an interactive and center-based method of teaching math skills and concepts, allows for teachers to truly differentiate and meet the needs of all of their learners.  Lessons are taught in a small group format and at students' individual levels.  Math Workshop allows for the exploration of manipulatives, provides students opportunities to work independently on skills that are being focused on during whole group lessons, allows for students to collaborate and cooperate on games that reinforce skills and utilizes technology in a variety of ways.  The teachers who have implemented the workshop method are thrilled with the results.  Students enjoy math more than ever and the small groups provide meaningful interactions that boost skills, no matter where students are starting at with their understandings of math!
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Engineering EXPO 2016 is only a couple months away and registration is now open! The big event takes place Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th from 9am - 2pm at the University of Wisconsin – Madison College of Engineering campus. Friday is designated as the schools day while Saturday is open to the public.

As we transition to Engineering EXPO in back-to-back years we are offering free admission to all students and teachers for this year’s Engineering EXPO. Registration will be capped at 2,500 attendees. In order to secure your spot at this year’s event, please be sure to REGISTER NOW!

Registration link:

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Girls Who Code Event for Middle and High School Girls
UW-M January 22nd Information Session

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Saw this and wanted to share.....

Families and Friends:
We are excited to announce 2016 Marquette University
Engineering Outreach Program schedule is now
available and online registration is OPEN! Everything has
been posted to the Engineering Outreach website. On the
link below you will find the Spring 2016 Engineering
Outreach Program Schedule with course descriptions,
grades, dates, and costs. From this page you can access
the online registration page.

Engineering Outreach Team
Marquette University
OPUS College of Engineering
Engineering Hall, Suite 146
1637 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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“Giftedness is a greater awareness, a greater sensitivity, a greater ability to understand and transform perceptions into intellectual and emotional experiences”                                                              
Annemarie Roeper, 1982.

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NOVEMBER 14TH:  TEDYouth is a day-long event for middle and high school students, with live speakers, hands-on activities and great conversations. Scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers (and more!) share short talks on what they do best, serving both as a source of knowledge and inspiration for youth around the globe.
TEDYouth will be streamed live, free of charge, in English, Spanish and Arabic. 

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Resources for dealing with Perfectionism from WATG Conference:

 Letting Go of Perfect: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids by Jill
Adelson Ph.D.
 Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control by
Jeannette Dewyze
 What to Do When Good Enough Isn't Good Enough: The Real Deal on
Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids by Thomas S. Greenspon Ph.D.
 Freeing Our Families From Perfectionism by Thomas S. Greenspon


Make motivational posters here:

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Movie: Meet the Robinsons (Disney, 2007)

Study on resilience in children:

“You've Gotta Know When to Fold 'Em: Goal Disengagement and Systemic Inflammation in Adolescence.” Gregory Miller and Carsten Wrosch. Psychological Science. September 2007, vol 18 no. 9, 773-777.

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Governor Scott Walker Proclamation:  
2-6 Nov 2015
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