Supporting The Needs Of High-Potential Learners
An estimated 3,000,000 gifted children sit in classrooms
across the U.S. today. Because learning styles and levels
vary widely, the needs of “smart kids” are far too often
overlooked in the logical quest to meet minimum standards.
But that begs the question: What is a maximum standard
and how can we shift the focus in the U.S.? For over
50 years, NAGC has worked to increase public awareness
about these key questions and to affect positive change.
Help Prepare For Gifted Students
The 8,000+ members of NAGC work on behalf of these
3,000,000 students who represent a good portion of the
oft-heralded “pipeline of talent.” Luis J. Rodriguez, an
award-winning author and Chicano activist once said
“It is not enough to prepare our children for the world;
we also must prepare the world for our children.”We owe
it to ourselves and to future generations to help prepare
the world of education for gifted students.
Thus, NAGC invests all of its resources to train teachers,
encourage parents and educate administrators and
policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children
and what’s at stake if high-potential learners are not
challenged and encouraged.
Recent MT AGATE Conference
Recently, in The 2014 MT AGATE conference, teachers from
all over the state of Montana traveled to Billings to hear
Keynote speakers Bertie Kingore and Brian Housand teach
about best practices in Gifted Education at the Billings
Crown Plaza Hotel April 3 and 4, 2014.
Teachers chose from over thirty different breakout sessions about topics such as technology, twice exceptional students, differentiation, the workshop model, problem solving and so much more! Parents of gifted students were invited to take part in many sessions as well as a panel discussion titled “An Evening with the Experts.”
Scholarship Awards Ceremony
The SAT Challenge Scholarship Awards Ceremony brought the event to a close as students from Montana were recognized for their participation in the 2014 SAT challenge and AGATE summer scholarship awards. We hope to see you next year for our 35th annual spring conference in Helena, April 9-10, 2015!
Contact us at:
National Association for Gifted Children
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 785-4268
web page: http://www.nagc.org/
“Words of wisdom from the Prairie Dog”
Prairie Dogs Observe Different Breakout Sessions