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Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Parent Saturday 2019
Please join us for our first brief organizational meeting for Parent Saturday 2019, February 2, 2019. All members are invited to participate. If you are interested in helping plan and organize Parent Saturday, but are unable to attend on this day, please let us know:
IAGC Board of Directors
Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
Annual meeting to discuss the strategic direction for the organization, setting both short and long term goals.
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 11, 20018 and completes on August 10, 2018.
Course consists of 45 hours of independent study (or 3 hours college credit from Lindenwood University) that must be completed by August 10, 2018.
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, 2018, 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Please register to learn more about how to help gifted children in Illinois.
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.
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
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