PLUS of Southwest Michigan (Partners in Learning for Unlimited Success)

an Affiliate of Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education

Our Mission:  PLUS of Southwest Michigan is dedicated to providing leadership, support and advocacy of education and services to meet the needs of gifted, talented and creative students in our region.

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PLUS of SWMI Presents:


Stress & Anxiety: Helping Gifted Kids Cope

 Many gifted children face issues with anxiety, sometimes to the point that

it disrupts their lives at school and at home. What do you do when your

child’s anxiety and/or stress reaches a point where well-being is affected

 and he/she has difficulty functioning?

 Dr. Michele Kane will discuss this topic in detail, focusing on:


Dr. Kane is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Gifted Education Program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She is a former president of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children and former Chair of the Global Awareness Network of the National Association for Gifted Children. As a presenter for state, national and international conferences, a major focus of Michele’s work is related to parenting gifted children, social and emotional needs of gifted learners, and the affective aspects of educational programming.

This FREE presentation is open to the public.

Monday, May 19, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

1819 E. Milham Ave., Portage

(between Lovers’ Lane and Portage Rd. on the north side of the road)


 For more information, call 269-353-3757, or visit our website at

This free program is presented by Partners in Learning for Unlimited Success of Southwest Michigan, a support and advocacy group for the families for advanced and accelerated students. PLUS is an affiliate of the Michigan Association for Gifted Children.

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  PLUS of Southwest Michigan is an association of people who share a common interest in supporting gifted and talented children.  Members include

For more information you may view our brochure.  If you wish to help publicize our group you may print the brochure or contact us to send you a packet of brochures.

Membership:  You may support us through membership in PLUS by filling out a registration form and mailing it to the given address.  You also have the option of becoming a member of The Alliance at that time.

Our President, Nan Janecke, had a viewpoint published in the Kalamazoo Gazette.  Go Nan!

For more information about us you may contact our President, Nan Janecke