Monday, December 15, 2014
February 14, 2015
Westlake High School Performing Arts Center
4100 Westbank Drive
Austin, TX 78746
Register here: http://tedxyouthaustin.com
What is TEDxYouth@Austin?
A group of youth and adult speakers and performers are coming together to share their “ideas worth spreading”; TEDxYouth@Austin is an annual forum created to bring high school and middle school students from the central Texas area into the TEDx movement. With engaging stories, inspiring performances, and intriguing presentations, participants will explore the theme of (in)visible.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. This event is called TEDxYouth@Austin, where x = independently organized TED event. At the TEDxYouth@Austin event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Monday, December 8, 2014
The objective of the series of sessions is to establish an environment in which parents of GT students can receive support, guidance, and information through discussion with other parents and trained facilitators. This will serve as an opportunity to nurture the self-concept and emotional development of GT children and their families.
This event is available to parents of gifted children enrolled in an Austin ISD school.
Seats are limited! There is only room for 40 parents to participate in this group. Registration is available through Eventbrite with the registration links below.
Topics, Dates, and Registration
Participants may choose to attend one or more sessions.
All sessions will be held at Baker Center, Austin ISD, 3908 Avenue B., Austin, TX 78751
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Participants may bring a sack lunch.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Topics: The Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Monday, February 9, 2015
Topics: Perfectionism, Sensitivity, and Stress
Monday, February 23
Topics: Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Underachievement
Monday, March 9, 2015
Topics: Family and Peer Relationships
Contact Debi Torres, Austin ISD Gifted Education Coordinator,
with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-414-0155.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The National Association for Gifted Children publishes an annual list of toys and games that have been tried out and reviewed by children identified as gifted and talented. Check out the "top picks" for 2014.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
November 18, 2014
The series is free and open to the public.
For more information on guest presenters and to register through Event Bright, visit
Sunday, November 2, 2014
WHO: Middle and High School Students
WHAT: “The Three Branches and You”
Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community. Your topic should pertain to a branch of the Federal Government.
Now - January 20, 2015: Plan, research, shoot, and edit your documentary.
November 1, 2014 - January 20, 2015: Students who have finished their documentary may upload their video file and complete the online entry form.
January 21, 2015 - March 3, 2015: C-SPAN judges will view each submitted video to determine the 150 prize winning documentaries.