Ensure That Your Gifted and Talented Resources
are Up to Date in 2009
The ringing in of 2009 has brought with it a host of new web content and resources for NAGC members. Explore the links below to get a jump on the New Year.
Start off the New Year with When Gifted Meets - NAGC's Wall Calendar: The dates are noted for state gifted education conferences as well as the dates for national education association meetings and university summer programs. Proceeds go to support the Nicholas Green Fund.
Be sure to explore all of NAGC's newest resources, including books, videos, and print materials. click here!
Especially for Parents
It is hard to believe that the school year is half over. Report cards have been issued, Parent/Teacher conferences attended, and homework diligently completed. We know that many parents need a refresher on some of the common issues facing families with gifted children to help them work with their children's teachers and principals. We recommend:
- New and Improved FAQ Brochures, which cover the basics of 13 issues commonly faced by families.
- NAGC's Mile Marker Series: Your Road Map to Successfully Support Gifted Children. Think of it as your GPS for the world of gifted and talented education.
- Read the pages of Parenting for High Potential, NAGC's premier parent publication
Especially for Teachers
Vacation is in the rear view mirror. It's back to the classroom for those who seek to provide a quality enriching education for the high-ability students. NAGC has made several improvements in our resources for classroom teachers.
Especially for Advocates
The New Year brings with it a host of new challenges for the gifted child advocate. New legislators at the state and national levels means new opportunities to educate decision makers about the needs of gifted and talented children. It's also time to get acquainted with the hot topics in gifted education as well as the issues confronting general education. NAGC has numerous resources to help you brush up on your advocacy skills while exploring some great new resources.
- Read about NAGC's Advocacy Efforts in the Media. NAGC has undertaken a proactive media effort to raise awareness of the critical need for pre-service and in-service teacher training in gifted and talented education, identifying and serving at-risk gifted children, and holding schools accountable for the performance of all their learners.
- Join NAGC's Legislative Action Network , a grassroots network that will focus on educating Members of Congress on the needs of gifted students
- Propose a session at the NAGC Annual Convention: Call for Proposlas is now open for NAGC's 56th Annual Convention, November 5-8, in St. Louis.
- Access the Live Learning Center, your portal to professional development content offered by NAGC. There you’ll find all of the recorded convention sessions, as well as other professional development offerings made available throughout the year.
- Read news articles from across the country from the archives of 2008. Use NAGC's search function to explore by Newspaper publication.
Exclusively for NAGC Members
- New and Improved Compass Points, an on-line 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 1954.
- Explore The Teacher's Corner to increase your understanding about specific subject areas or themes. Found monthly in the electronic pages of Compass Points.
- Fourteen NAGC Networks exist to explore special issues and concerns related to the primary emphasis of that Network within the NAGC. In addition to building a special community for its subset of NAGC members, each Network supports the mission, purposes, and goals of NAGC through its various activities. Join one today!
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