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Welcome to the Parent Hour!

A regular (at least twice a month) conversation between the Founding Members of the Gifted India Network and Parents of gifted and talented children, to discuss various opportunities for nurturing their children.

Upcoming Events

  • the age of AI: how children should prepare for a world being eaten up by AI
    the age of AI: how children should prepare for a world being eaten up by AI
    Sun, 02 Apr
    Online Event
    02 Apr 2023, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm IST
    Online Event
    02 Apr 2023, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm IST
    Online Event
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are changing the world, and there is going to be an increasing demand for people who can understand and build AI/ ML systems
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  • Pitch Perfect: Unraveling Effective Communication
    Pitch Perfect: Unraveling Effective Communication
    Sun, 22 May
    Manipal
    22 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    22 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    For students interested in deep explorative learning, and willing to push their creative capabilities (including, blogs, podcasts, portfolios of creative expressions such as poems, short stories and articles). More importantly, students will learn to use writing as a medium of expression.
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  • Life, the City, and Changing Climate
    Life, the City, and Changing Climate
    Sun, 22 May
    Manipal
    22 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    22 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    A course that is relevant to all concerned earthlings, this can be a stepping stone for the passionate student into disciplines like urban ecology, urban biodiversity, landscape architecture, environmental science and sustainability which are increasingly becoming important areas of study.
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  • Data, Visualization, and Statistics for Citizens
    Data, Visualization, and Statistics for Citizens
    Sun, 15 May
    Manipal
    15 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 21 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    15 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 21 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    Given that the world is awash with data, understand the tools available for analysis and visualization, and the nuances around signal-noise ratio, errors to avoid, from the perspective of a citizen data scientist!
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  • Inside Out: Leadership for Teens
    Inside Out: Leadership for Teens
    Sun, 08 May
    Manipal
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 21 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 21 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    A safe and loving space for students to explore their own habit patterns, self-belief issues and fears, and learn specific ‘how-to’ methods to work on themselves and their relationships. They will learn to balance consideration for others’ needs and views, with the courage to voice their own.
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  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: An Introduction
    Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: An Introduction
    Sun, 08 May
    Manipal
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    For Ei ATS Scholars (and equivalent): AI and ML are changing our world rapidly. Understand and learn the skills to build AI/ ML systems. Project Based Learning approach - including analyzing real-world datasets using Python, image/audio/video/text classification using AI/ ML, building games, etc.
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  • Forensic Investigations
    Forensic Investigations
    Sun, 08 May
    Manipal
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    For Ei ATS Scholars (and equivalent): A carefully created recipe of deep dives into cutting-edge scientific concepts (physics/ chemistry/ biology), and using critical thinking to make evidence-based deductions.
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  • Think Like a Mathematician: Explorations in Math
    Think Like a Mathematician: Explorations in Math
    Sun, 08 May
    Manipal
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 10:00 am
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    08 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 28 May 2022, 10:00 am
    Manipal, Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
    For Ei ATS Scholars (and equivalent): A unique opportunity for students to explore and learn math concepts rarely offered in middle/high school; topics include Proofs Vs Conjectures, Combinatorics, Number Theory and Probability.
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  • Forensic Science: Blood Evidence (Grades 7-8)
    Forensic Science: Blood Evidence (Grades 7-8)
    Sat, 18 Dec
    Saturday (7:00-10:30pm)
    18 Dec 2021, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm IST
    Saturday (7:00-10:30pm)
    18 Dec 2021, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm IST
    Saturday (7:00-10:30pm)
    A hands-on workshop offered by the Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, as part of the "Encounters at Home" series, where interactive demonstrations and activities allow students to observe some of the ways forensic scientists analyze blood during investigations.
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  • Physics of Roller Coasters (Grades 5-6)
    Physics of Roller Coasters (Grades 5-6)
    Sat, 18 Dec
    Saturday (7:00-10:30pm)
    18 Dec 2021, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm IST
    Saturday (7:00-10:30pm)
    18 Dec 2021, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm IST
    Saturday (7:00-10:30pm)
    In this hands-on workshop offered by the Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, as part of the "Encounters at Home" series, students investigate gravity, inertia, and kinetic and potential energy, and apply that knowledge to their own at-home creations.
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  • Thriving in a Digital World (Advanced)
    Thriving in a Digital World (Advanced)
    Sat, 23 Oct
    Saturdays (5:30 - 7:00pm); 18 hours in all
    23 Oct 2021, 5:30 pm IST
    Saturdays (5:30 - 7:00pm); 18 hours in all
    23 Oct 2021, 5:30 pm IST
    Saturdays (5:30 - 7:00pm); 18 hours in all
    Understand and gain insights around Technology, Security, Economics & Psychology. Twelve live 90-min sessions, supplemented by group projects, do-it-yourself exploration ideas and homework assignments. Eligibility Criteria Applicable.
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  • Adventures in Math Problem Solving: Strange and Beautiful Numbers (Advanced)
    Adventures in Math Problem Solving: Strange and Beautiful Numbers (Advanced)
    Fri, 15 Oct
    Fridays (6:30 - 8:00pm); 21 hours in all
    15 Oct 2021, 6:30 pm IST – 04 Feb 2022, 8:00 pm IST
    Fridays (6:30 - 8:00pm); 21 hours in all
    15 Oct 2021, 6:30 pm IST – 04 Feb 2022, 8:00 pm IST
    Fridays (6:30 - 8:00pm); 21 hours in all
    We move on from fractions and integers, to irrational and imaginary numbers, and then on to stranger ones - quaternions, p-adic numbers, cardinal and ordinal numbers. By the end of this course, you will never see numbers quite the same way again! Eligibility Criteria Apply.
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  • Parenting Capsule: Motivating our Teens
    Parenting Capsule: Motivating our Teens
    Sat, 02 Oct
    2 Saturdays (1400-1600h)
    02 Oct 2021, 2:00 pm
    2 Saturdays (1400-1600h)
    02 Oct 2021, 2:00 pm
    2 Saturdays (1400-1600h)
    What can we as parents do to shake our children out of a general air of ennui, whether it is to do with school work, or their health? How can we help them look at the bigger picture, look ahead and build habits that will help them work effectively? (2 sessions of 2 hours each)
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  • Learn to Solve Cryptic Crosswords
    Learn to Solve Cryptic Crosswords
    Sat, 25 Sept
    Sat/ Sun/ Sat/ Sun
    25 Sept 2021, 10:00 am IST
    Sat/ Sun/ Sat/ Sun
    25 Sept 2021, 10:00 am IST
    Sat/ Sun/ Sat/ Sun
    Here’s one more course from the GenWise stables that has been shown to exercise a wide range of cognitive faculties. Learn the basics of unraveling cryptic crosswords, and end with creating your own that other participants try and solve!
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  • Gadgets & Screen Time: Parenting Capsule
    Gadgets & Screen Time: Parenting Capsule
    Sat, 18 Sept
    Saturday (1400-1600h)
    18 Sept 2021, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturday (1400-1600h)
    18 Sept 2021, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturday (1400-1600h)
    As parents, how can we learn to help our child learn to navigate this domain wisely and safely? And how can we do it effectively and empathetically?
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  • Parenting Teenagers - Driving through the Storm
    Parenting Teenagers - Driving through the Storm
    Mon, 30 Aug
    M, T, W, Th, F (8 - 9pm)
    30 Aug 2021, 8:00 pm
    M, T, W, Th, F (8 - 9pm)
    30 Aug 2021, 8:00 pm
    M, T, W, Th, F (8 - 9pm)
    Interact with an expert Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Parenting Coach on understanding self/ spouse/ your teen, practical tips for effective communication/ negotiation strategies, managing (undesirable) peer influences, and setting them up to be engaged, motivated, responsible, purposeful!
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  • Parenting Teenagers - Driving through the Storm
    Parenting Teenagers - Driving through the Storm
    Mon, 26 Jul
    M, T, W, Th, F (8 - 9pm)
    26 Jul 2021, 8:00 pm
    M, T, W, Th, F (8 - 9pm)
    26 Jul 2021, 8:00 pm
    M, T, W, Th, F (8 - 9pm)
    Interact with an expert Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Parenting Coach on understanding self/ spouse/ your teen, practical tips for effective communication/ negotiation strategies, managing (undesirable) peer influences, and setting them up to be engaged, motivated, responsible, purposeful!
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  • Gadgets & Screen Time: Parenting Capsule
    Gadgets & Screen Time: Parenting Capsule
    Sat, 17 Jul
    Saturday (1400-1600h)
    17 Jul 2021, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturday (1400-1600h)
    17 Jul 2021, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturday (1400-1600h)
    As parents, how can we learn to help our child learn to navigate this domain wisely and safely? And how can we do it effectively and empathetically?
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