Saturday Seminars Guide Parents of Gifted Children

Saturday Seminars Guide Parents of Gifted Children

Center for Talent Development leads variety of workshops

CTD parents

Parents can take advantage of workshops designed to help them develop special strategies to nurture the development of their gifted children during a series of Saturday seminars this fall. Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD), a program of the School of Education and Social Policy, is hosting the series.

Experts lead workshops whose topics range from understanding grade-level assessments and improving children’s spatial skills to using apps and technology to engage creative thinking.

Part of CTD’s Saturday Enrichment Program, the one-hour seminars take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at four separate locations: Evanston, Naperville, Palatine and Chicago.

One of the featured speakers is SESP professor David Uttal, an expert on the development of spatial cognition. His seminars at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on October 11 in Evanston will discuss how to develop spatial skills, both through formal classes and more informal activities like video games.

Other topics include fostering creativity through technology, understanding grade-level assessments and supporting gifted children's needs. Seminar leaders include Northwestern faculty and CTD staff members.

The seminars are open to the public; no registration or RSVP is required.  

Schedules for each location can be found online

For further information, contact the Center for Talent Development at 847/491-3782 or

By Emily Osborne
Last Modified: 10/9/14