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Upcoming events

    • 09/30/2018
    • various
    Register

    Please register to learn more about how to help gifted children in Illinois.


    • 10/12/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Roosevelt University - Schaumburg Campus
    • 21
    Register


    Please join us for a Continental Breakfast and an overview of current developments in gifted education.

    Topics include:
    • The Illinois Accelerated Placement Act
    • The Report Card Act
    • Title Funds available for high-ability learners
    • Professional learning opportunities for staff
    • 10/20/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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.

    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.  

    • 10/20/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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.  

    • 10/20/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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. 

    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.  

    • 10/20/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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. 

    • 10/22/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Elmhurst Public Library
    • 33
    Register

    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. 


    • 10/24/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Roosevelt University - Schaumburg Campus
    • 15
    Register

    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:

    • Understand acceleration and supportive research
    • Develop a referral process
    • Implement a fair, equitable evaluation process
    • Develop a transition and support plan for students
    • Collect required acceleration data for Illinois School Report Card

    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.


    • 11/30/2018
    • various
    Register

    Please register here to let us know that you are interested in helping support the IAGC mission of empowering educators, families and communities by advancing effective practices, programs and policies to promote the development of gifted and talented children throughout Illinois.

    • 01/11/2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • 04/19/2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • online
    Register

    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

    • 01/12/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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.  

    • 01/12/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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.

    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.  

    • 01/12/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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. 

    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.  

    • 01/12/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
    Register

    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. 

    • 01/31/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, IL
    Register

    Implementing Acceleration Placement Program
    Toolkit 
    Administrators Academy #1926

    The focus of this academy is for principals and assistant principals to understand the requirements of the Accelerated Placement Act (Public Act 100-0421, which took effect July 1, 2018) and the Accelerated Placement Policy of their district.  Participants will work from a model policy in the event their district is in need of developing and/or amending their current Accelerated Placement policy. Participants will understand the definitions of multiple types of acceleration, develop and determine the method of annual notification of the acceleration program, develop a referral process for their building, learn how to implement an evaluation process that is fair, equitable and involves multiple individuals with multiple valid and reliable assessment indicators, develop a process and timeline to communicate the decision along with a transition support plan for the student. Participants will leave the academy with access to supporting acceleration research in addition to documents that will support them to implement various types of acceleration within their own building.

    IMPORTANT:  Participants should bring a copy of the current district policy for Acceleration Placement, Early Entrance to Kindergarten, Early Entrance to First Grade if they exist.

    About the Presenters

    Susan Rhodes and Marchelle Kassebaum both serve on the ISBE Gifted Advisory Council and assisted in the development and training of the Gifted Education Seminar. Susan served as the Springfield District gifted coordinator, was instrumental in opening a public gifted magnet school in 2000, served as building principal for nine years and gained International Baccalaureatte authorization.  Marchelle is a former Regional Superintendent of Schools, earned her Gifted Education Endorsement, served as a gifted coordinator and taught 4thgrade for 20 years. She is the co-founder of the Litchfield Summer Gifted Academy, which is now in its 17thyear. 

    Since this is a separate registration from the conference, if you are interested in attending the Conference on Friday, 
    please register for the Friday Only option here

    • 01/31/2019
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, IL
    Register

    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!  

    • 02/01/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, IL
    Register


    Legislation, Acceleration, and Accountability: What Administrators Need to Know 

    This Administrators Academy is targeted to district superintendents and district level administrators.  This course will increase awareness and  knowledge about acceleration, an evidence-based intervention for meeting the needs of high-ability learners.  The course reviews policy and legislation pertaining to acceleration.  Participants will align their district acceleration policies with the Illinois Accelerated Placement Act that requires districts to have a policy that allows for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, whole-grade acceleration, and subject acceleration.  Participants will also gain resources and knowledge to implement, review, and improve policies to meet the  needs of high-ability learners.

    Participants will be able to 

    (1) understand the legal, equity, and policy implications with respect to meeting the needs of high-ability learners; 

    (2) understand the Accelerated Placement Act and its purpose; 

    (3) understand the components of model acceleration policies and identify supporting  resources; 

    (4) evaluate district/school acceleration policy in accordance with the Accelerated Placement Act and equitable, evidence-based practices; and 

    (5) synthesize information and develop or improve the district plan to align district policy with the Accelerated Placement Act and effectively meet the needs of high-ability learners, including those from special needs and underserved populations.

    Reporting requirements for IL School Report Card data  and ESSA related to high ability learners will also be addressed.

    *Newly developed Academy; pending approval.

    • 02/02/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd, Naperville
    Register

    24rd Annual IAGC Conference

    Parent Saturday 




    • 06/17/2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • 08/16/2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • online
    Register

    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 June 17, 2019 and completes on August 16, 2019.

    Course consists of 45 hours of independent study (or 3 hours college credit from Lindenwood University) that must be completed by August 16, 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 June 1, 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

 

Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610
Palatine, IL 60074

Ph: 847-963-1892
Fax: 847-963-1893

email us:  

Convention@IAGCgifted.org

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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