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Ensure That Your Gifted and Talented Resources
are Up to Date in 2014
 

2014 has brought with it a host of new web 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 its back to the “classroom” for those who seek to provide a quality, enriching education for high-ability students. NAGC worked hard in 2013 to prepare for the year ahead. Efforts to produce new resources, offer ways to engage with the larger community, and increase membership were fruitful. Along with new resources, this New Year will bring challenges for the advocate. It is certainly time to redouble efforts to educate decision makers about the needs of gifted and talented children.

Begin by accessing NAGC President Tracy Cross' 2013 Convention in Review Message here, and explore the latest resources from NAGC below. Be sure to take some time to explore the NAGC website for all that we have to offer.

New Resources

Administrator Toolbox
NAGC convened a task force of administrators to assist in developing concise videos, fact sheets, and supporting documents. Click here for access to these tools.

New Common Core State Standards Publications
NAGC developed new handbooks intended to assist in applying the English Language Arts Standards and the Mathematics Standards for advanced and gifted learners. Each book provides thoughtful guidance and highlights implementation features, such as classroom management and assessment of student work.

A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards in the English/Language Arts 
A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics 

Response to The Next Generation Science Standards 
The release of the new standards for science prompted NAGC to provide teachers and administrators examples and strategies for implementation with gifted and advanced learners at all stages of development.

Using the Next Generation Science Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners 

An Updated look at the Critical Issues in Gifted Education
The 2nd edition of this book presents new research and introduces several critically important topics, with more than 50 summaries of important topics in the field, and a guide to how the research applies to gifted education and the lives of gifted children.

Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says (2nd Edition)

An Examination of the State of the States in Gifted Education
The brand new report, available on a flash drive, was developed in collaboration with the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted. It provides data covering questions about funding, state education agency support, mandates, identification, programs and services, personnel preparation, accountability, and other key policies and practices related to advanced learners for the school year 2012-2013.

State of the States 2012-2013

You can also access information for individual state data on the NAGC Gifted by State page.

A Century of Contributions 
Explore the lives of individuals who made fundamental contributions to the field of Gifted Education. Expert contributors highlight the major philosophical, theoretical, and pedagogical developments in the field over the course of a century, providing both lively biography and scholarly analysis.

A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education

Visit the NAGC Bookstore a wealth of other publications.

Engage with the Gifted Ed Community

Get ready for the 61st Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland 
The 2014 Convention will be held from November 13th-16th . Submit your Session Proposals before the Febuary 3rd deadline.

The 2014 Javits-Frasier Scholarship Application Process 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!

NAGC Awards 
Every year during the annual convention, NAGC recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of gifted education and advocates for high-ability learners. For more information on the awards and requirements visit the Awards Page. Nominations begin on January 6th, 2014. 


NAGC Membership

NAGC Members continue to receive:

Compass Points, a twice-monthly 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.

Free membership in 3 of the 15 NAGC Networks that explore special issues and concerns related to the primary emphasis of that Network. For $25, NAGC members can belong to all the Networks.

Access to Members-Only web content. Portions of the NAGC Website will be accessible to registered users and/or to members.

NAGC members can now subscribe to Gifted Child Today with convenient, electronic access to every quarterly issue. At $32 you’ll save close to 40% off the printed issue price, plus you get online access to every past article. Click here to log in to the NAGC Member Portal.

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