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The Grayson School presents CogniCon on October 27: A brain-powered morning for the whole family!
October 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Grayson School is hosting CogniCon on October 27 where parents can participate in engaging presentations from experts in the field of giftedness while our teachers provide brain-powered activities for kids Pre-K through grade 8.
— Learn and discuss research and best practices on creativity, technology, and other topics of interest from Dr. Brian Housand, an educational consultant and coordinator of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program at UNC Wilmington, Hoagies’ Gifted Education Pages Founder, Carolyn K., and Jill Williford Wurman, Director of Research at The Grayson School.
— Meet and network with others who live with, work with, teach, and advocate for gifted children.
— Students are placed in age, ability, and passion groupings for conducting experiments, performing improv, exploring complex math concepts, creating graphic novels, immersing themselves in a history simulation, and more from our gifted educators.
There is a $25 fee for participating children (adults are expected to stay for presentations for all participating children). Parents, educators, advocates and other professionals are welcome to attend our speaker presentations at no cost.
About The Grayson School: The Grayson School is an innovative, research-based learning institution that is guided by best practices in the field of gifted education, and the only “all gifted, all day” school of its kind within a 125-mile radius. Offering a pre-K through upper school program and enrichment classes open to the community, The Grayson School provides high-ability learners with a setting where they can learn at a pace consistent with their abilities, collaborate with like-minded peers, and explore their unlimited potential, while also growing and thriving socially and emotionally. The Grayson School was recognized in 2016 as a Philadelphia Stellar StartUp, and its Founder, Melissa Bilash, was honored with the 2016 Innovator Award by the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE). The Grayson School is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.