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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Conference Sessions (subject to changes and additions)

Time 
(Adult Program)

Adult’s Program

Children’s Program

Time 
(Children's Program)

8:00-9:00 A.M.

Registration

8:00-8:55 A.M.

9:00-10:15

Warming Up 
Josh Shaine 
Room 1

Getting Acquainted 

Kid Room

8:55-10:20

10:45-12 noon

Plenary Session 

Karen Frost 
Room 1

Logic Games 
Josh Shaine
Kid Room

Games 
Games Room

10:40-12:05

12:00-1:30 P.M.

Lunch

Lunch - With Families

12:05-1:25 P.M.

1:45-3:00

Introduction to Personality Types
Karen Frost
Room 1

Underachievement: Understanding Motivational Paralysis 
Anna Caveney 
Room 2

Title 
K.K. 
Kid Room

Games
Games Room

1:40-3:05

3:45-5:00

What is Normal? A Context for Giftedness
Ryan Caveney 
Room 1

Theory of Positive Disintegration – Beyond Overexcitabilities
Josh Shaine 
Room 2

Crafts 
M.M.
Kid Room

Games 
Games Room

3:40-5:05

Please join us Saturday evening at 8:00 PM for an Ice Cream Social for all attendees! (location TBA)

Sunday, June 20

Conference Sessions (subject to changes and additions)

Time 
(Adult Program)

Adult’s Program

Children’s Program

Time 
(Children's Program)

8:00-9:00 A.M.

Registration

8:00-8:55 A.M.

9:30-11:30

Beyond Visual-Spatial
Josh Shaine 
Room 1

When Personalities Differ
Karen Frost 
Room 2

Photography

M.M.

Kid Room

Games 
Games Room

9:25-10:25

TBD

Kid Room 1

Games 
Games Room

10:35-11:35

11:45-1:15 P.M.

Lunch

Lunch - With Families

11:45-1:15 P.M.

1:30-2:30

Personality Type: The Advanced Course 
Karen Frost 
Room 1

TBA

Room 2

Chess Variants 
Josh Shaine
Kid Room

Games
Games Room

1:25-2:35

2:45-4:00

Plenary Session
Family Dynamics Panel
Frost, Shaine, Caveney, and Caveny 
Room 1

TBD

Games 
Games Room

2:40-4:05


Preliminary Program Descriptions and Speaker Biographies:

Anna Caveney

Underachievement: Understanding Motivational Paralysis
"Have you done your homework?" Parents and teachers resent being forced to act the role of enforcer almost as much as children hate requiring it, especially when the child seems unable to pursue even enjoyable activities. This malaise mystifies adults who worked to create opportunities for a child who seems perversely determined to be miserable. Traditional advice such as "be firm with them" or "it's just a phase" are not helpful. Analysis will compare a healthy motivational system and common forms of motivational paralysis. Discussion will focus on supporting development of long-term healthy motivation and disarming self-sabotaging habits

Anna Caveney is an education consultant. She has designed and implemented individualized curricula for homeschooling teenagers, developed a theory of the emotional foundations of underachievement and led workshops addressing the challenges and joys of being highly gifted. She has created and taught classes in calculus, thinking skills and peer counseling.


Ryan Caveney

What is Normal? A Context for Giftedness
What do we know about intelligence? What is it, how is it measured, how do people differ in it, and how much does it change? In order to understand what it means to be told, "your child has a 160 IQ", it helps to know something about the typical capabilities and behaviors of people with IQs of 130, 100 and 70. The aim of this presentation is to provide background details about what normal means, to help the gifted understand the typical needs that schools and society are meant to meet
.

Ryan Caveney M.S., is a physicist and mathematician. He has studied at MIT, Princeton and Johns Hopkins, and once taught 9th grade science in Gloucester, MA -- for 13 days. He works nearWashington, DC as a contractor to the federal government, including a stint at NASA designing algorithms for weather satellites and interplanetary laser communication systems. His hobby of reading technical research on the influence of biology on personality and society is a continuation of his childhood interest in figuring out why he was so different from the other inmates. His wife, Anna, is the young adult program at this conference.



Karen Frost

When Personalities Differ
Tired of family conflicts? Having trouble communicating with a spouse or a co-worker? Frustrated with teachers or relatives who just don't understand your child? Then come to this session where we will discuss personality type differences: how to recognize when your dealing with a type difference and how to better interact with other types.

Prerequisite: Knowledge (or best-guess) of your family's MBTI types.

Personality Type: The Advanced Course 
Already know the basics of the MBTI? Interested in learning more? Then come to this session where we will discuss type development (what develops at which age) and type dynamics. Learn about why some people with similar types can differ so greatly. Learn about the shadow function and the demon...underdeveloped parts of your personality that can trip you up when you least expect it.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of MBTI. Knowledge of your own MBTI type. 

Karen Frost is a personal coach and organizational development consultant, and the mom of a PG teenager. She has spent over 20 years consulting with large corporations such as American Express, Amoco, CNA, Coach Leathergoods, GTE, Manpower, Miller Brewing, and many others. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Vanderbilt University and spent many years performing as an orchestral musician before joining the world of consulting. She will soon complete her Masters in Psychology with emphasis in Organizational Psychology and Assessment from National-Louis University. Recently she has decided to focus more on individuals and less on large organizations, and has started a coaching business, specializing in coaching executive women, entrepreneurs, and adults with ADD. 



Josh Shaine

Theory of Positive Disintegration: Beyond Overexcitabilities.
Far too many conference presentations spend far too much time and attention to Dabrowski’s overexcitabilities (OEs), and not nearly enough time and attention to the rest of the iceberg we call TPD!

In this session, we will examine the Dynamisms that drive personality growth; discuss what our emotions and relationships look like through the different levels of development, and explore the connections between this rich theory and the lives of our children and ourselves. (For those unfamiliar with the Theory, there will be a brief introduction at the beginning.)

Beyond Visual-Spatial
In common discussion, on the email lists, at conferences, and in much of the literature, there is discussion of the Audio-Sequential/Visual-Spatial dichotomy. Yet, powerful as that way of looking at the world is, there are parts of both our experiences and the literature of learning that are not taken into account. How does that framework interact with other learning styles theories? How is it touched by personality type theory?

We will also be looking at the implications and applications of these learning style theories to study, to classes, and to life issues
.

Josh Shaine is a migrant teacher, working for homeschool families, public and private schools, and whatever else comes down the pike. He works predominantly with gifted children, with a focus on underachievers and hg/pg issues. He is also slowly researching non-linear thinking styles.

Preliminary Children's Program Descriptions and Speaker Biographies:

K.K.

Art
(blurb to follow)


M.M.

Crafts
(blurb to follow) 

Photography
(blurb to follow)



Josh Shaine

Chess Variations.
Lots of us have made up our own rules for this game or that. Chess is so old that people have been making up different rules for it for centuries! We’re going to learn and play a few of those weird games.

Logic Games
Is it possible to know who will or should win a game before it even starts? How complicated does a game have to be before it becomes either fun or too hard? We’re going to try playing Sprouts, Mastermind, Jotto, Ghost, and several other games that involve reasoning. Bring your brains!


Josh Shaine is a migrant teacher, working for homeschool families, public and private schools, and whatever else comes down the pike. He works predominantly with gifted children, with a focus on underachievers and hg/pg issues. He is also slowly researching non-linear thinking styles.



TBD

Beginning Chess (6-9 years)
This workshop is designed for the child with very little experience playing the game. We will introduce the pieces and how they move along with some basic strategies. 

Intermediate Chess (9-12 years)
Okay - I know how to move the pieces, but how do I make a plan? How do I combine my pieces? How do I checkmate my opponent?! Learn how to develop a strategy for beating your opponent.

TBD 
has been presenting at Beyond IQ conferences since they started in 2001! With a reputation unmatched by any presenter in the history of our Children's Program, TBD brings a mischievous spontaneity to the day.

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