Happy New Year 2015

2015-new-years.jpg2015 has brought with it a host of new content and resources for NAGC members!

It is hard to believe that the school year is half over. Holiday break is in the rear view mirror and it is back to the “classroom” for those working with high-ability students. NAGC worked hard in 2014 to prepare you for the year ahead, producing new resources, offering ways to engage with the larger community, and increasing the value of membership. Along with new resources, this New Year will bring challenges for the advocate. It is time to redouble efforts to educate decision makers – especially those who are new to their office/position -- about the needs of gifted and talented children. Please note the deadline below for submitting convention proposals, award nominations, and election materials.

Begin by reading the 2014 Convention in Review message written by NAGC President Tracy L. Cross. Then explore the latest resources from NAGC below.

New Resources

NAGC Select E-Books (available on Amazon and available in print format)

Looking for Common Core Resources?

Be sure to visit the NAGC Common Core webpage for a wealth of resources and materials, including links to NAGC Common Core Publications.

Visit the NAGC Online Store for full selection of publications.

2015 Javits-Frasier Scholarship Application is Now Open

This scholarship program strives to identify passionate, innovative educators in communities across the country where students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are historically under-represented in gifted programs. Find out more about the program and the application process today!


Engage with the Gifted Ed Community

Get ready for the Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Submit your session proposals before the February 11th deadline. The 2015 Convention will be held from November 12 - 15.

NAGC Elections and Awards

Increased Funding for Javits Program

Thanks to the work of gifted education advocates and the leadership of Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, Congress doubled to $10 million the Jacob Javits Gifted & Talented Education Grant program for fiscal year 2015. Find out more about the Javits program.

NAGC Membership 

NAGC Members continue to receive:

  • Compass Points, an email newsletter that keeps you informed about the latest issues and events in gifted.
  • Unrestricted access to Gifted Child Quarterly, NAGC's research journal, back to Volume 1 with a subscription to Teaching for High Potential or a subscription to Parenting for High Potential, which includes 4 print and 4 digital issues a year.
  • Free membership in your choice of three of the 15 NAGC Networks that explore special issues and concerns related to the primary emphasis of that Network.
  • Access to Members-Only web content. Portions of the NAGC Website, such as digital versions of PHP and THP, are only accessible to members.

Not Yet a Member?

Join with others who care about gifted children -- while at the same time receive the benefits of membership. 

Books on the National Standards

CCSS ELA resize.jpg Provide differentiated learning experiences for advanced students.  

Javits-Frasier Scholarship Program

identifies passionate and innovative teachers in Title I schools.