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:


Avoiding Digital Distractions:

Strategies for Studying in the Electronic Age

In today’s wired world, gifted students can be hampered by the lack of an ability to focus. They attempt to multi-task endlessly, writing an essay while watching television, answering a text, and reading a Facebook post. These digital distractions are everywhere, making it difficult to study and master material, and nearly impossible to do homework in a timely fashion. Many adults confront these same issues, and it’s difficult to suggest solutions to problems we ourselves have not solved. This presentation discusses strategies, tricks, and techniques students can use to improve study skills and time
management in this electronic age.

Nan Janecke, Program Coordinator, and Dr. Kelly Schultz, Director, from the Academically Talented Youth Program at Western Michigan University’s Lee Honors College present a frank discussion about the challenges students are facing and what the adults in their lives can do to help them.

This FREE presentation is open to the public.

Monday, September 22, 2014

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Springfield Middle School

1023 Avenue A, Springfield

 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