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Illinois Association for Gifted Children
IAGC Board of Directors Meeting
The IAGC board meets quarterly to discuss organizational business. All IAGC members are always welcome. Please register so we can anticipate your attendance.
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children invites parents to our Fall Parent Coffee. Please join us for a discussion featuring ways to support gifted and talented learners at home and at school.
We will also highlight new legislation impacting advanced learners in Illinois, including the Accelerated Placement Act, which requires districts to develop policies for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, whole grade acceleration, and subject acceleration.
The focus of this academy is for principals and assistant principals to understand the requirements of the Accelerated Placement Act and the Accelerated Placement Policy of their district.
Participants will be able to:
The academy is a five hour face-to-face course and requires one hour to develop a complete acceleration plan that aligns with the district policy.
IAGC-Gifted Education Seminar (GES)
This training was developed specifically for classroom teachers who do not have background in how to serve gifted students. This interactive, comprehensive, multi-module course, developed in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, helps teachers, administrators, gifted coordinators, and all who serve gifted children to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. Topics included are theories and perspectives on giftedness, knowing the “whole child,” curriculum models, differentiation, and social-emotional needs. Start date is January 11, 2019 and completes on April 19, 2019.
Course consists of 45 hours of independent study (or 3 hours college credit from Lindenwood University) that must be completed by April 19, 2019.
Trainers have experience as teachers and/or administrators in gifted programs in Illinois. Presenters are all GES-certified trainers and have taught the GES prior to this class.
*Commitment for college credit must be received by January 4, 2019, to process enrollment forms. A separate college credit enrollment form will be mailed to registrant after receiving GES payment. Then, complete form and return with $300 check (payable to “IAGC”) to the IAGC office prior to start of the class. This form will be mailed after receiving payment for GES. No exceptions for college credit after class begins.
Credit: Either 45 PDHs or 3 hours of Graduate Credit
IAGC Quarterly Network Committee Meeting
Our Network Committee Vision is that there is an active grassroots movement focused on supporting the needs of gifted children that consists of parents, educators, educational organizations, university professionals, health care providers, business leaders, and community leaders with representation from each region within Illinois.
All IAGC members and others interested in furthering the needs of gifted education in Illinois are encouraged to attend.
Please register so we can anticipate your attendance.
IAGC Quarterly Policy & Advocacy Committee Meeting
The overarching goal of the Policy & Advocacy Committee is to educate decision makers and stakeholders about the importance of implementing policies and best practices that provide appropriate educational opportunities for all gifted children in Illinois and to advocate for a better gifted education policy framework in Illinois.
IAGC Quarterly Education Committee Meeting
Our Education Committee vision is to help educators and parents understand how to identify and support the academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted and talented children through professional development.
Annual Membership Meeting
All members of the IAGC as well as all attendees of the 2019 Annual Conference are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting. This meeting will highlight key accomplishments of the last year and feature ways you can join us in making 2019 an even more productive year for gifted children in our state.
Immediately following the meeting, join us for a happy hour (and a half) in the Ballroom, where we will enjoy munchies, a cash bar and if you are interested ESCAPE! , our tabletop escape room-like experience!
24rd Annual IAGC Conference
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
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