Edmonton Association for Bright Children (EABC)

a Chapter of Alberta Associations for Bright Children

The Edmonton Association for Bright Children is currently inactive. This status may change over the next few months. Please continue to return to this site for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of EABC. Contact Ray Tomcej as listed at the bottom of this page for further information.

The Edmonton Association for Bright Children (EABC) is a volunteer organization, primarily of families, that provides activities, resources, and support for bright children and their families. Membership is open to all.

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Super Saturday Activities for children in Grades 1-6

  Our 2008 program for the Super Saturday Group will be posted as it develops.  

Discovery Group Activities for children in Grades 5-9

  The main theme of our first Discovery Group event will be Aeronautics. Representatives from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets will be our hosts on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Vimy Ridge Academy. >>More...  

Explorers Group Activities for children aged 2 years - Grade K

  Our 2008 program for the Explorers Group will be posted as it develops.  

Brighter Horizons Seminar sessions for parents and concerned adults

  Our 2008 program for the Brighter Horizons Series will be posted as it develops.  

Gifted and Talented News  

  Please consider participating in a survey conducted by Alberta Education. Setting the Direction for Special Education will create a new special education framework that includes vision, principles, policy, accountability and funding.  
  A Nation Deceived: What Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals Should Know About the Templeton National Report on Acceleration.  Debbi Andrews, MD and Debra Arnison-Sutton, both EABC executive committee members, discussed this important document at the 2005 SAGE conference. Resources from that presentation are posted here.

  Our IPP page has been updated and includes a link to the draft version of a new Alberta Education resource Individualized Program Planning. You will find many other useful links to Special Needs education.  
  A literature review on Understanding Giftedness: Generalizations From the Research and Resources For Educators and Parents is available on the Alberta Education web site. The review was assembled by Michael Pyryt, Ph.D. and Barbara Brydges, Librarian, Centre for Gifted Education, U of Calgary.  
  If you are looking for print copies of "Book 7: Teaching Students Who Are Gifted and Talented", "The Journey: A Handbook for Parents of Children Who Are Gifted and Talented", or "Book 3: Individualized Program Plans (IPPs)" the Alberta Learning Resources Centre offers these for sale. These documents are briefly described here. The Journey is available online here.  

Volunteer Corner

  Can you help? EABC is run entirely by volunteers. If you have any suggestions for topics that interest you and your family, and/or if you can help to plan or run an event -- or even part of an event -- please contact: Ray Tomcej  ray@tomcej.com 780.483.0248 or Leong kin.leong@proforma.com 780.469.3318  

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