Do you have a special interest within the broader field of gifted and talented education? Looking to make connections and build a community with others who share these interests? Good news... NAGC has a home for you!
NAGC Networks exist to explore special issues and concerns related to the primary emphasis of that Network within NAGC. In addition to building a special community for its members, each Network supports the mission, purposes, and goals of NAGC through its activities. Networks also provide valuable input to the NAGC national convention each year by recommending proposals and topics for their own dedicated strand.
You receive access to three Networks as part of your regular membership. Parent Associate Members are enrolled in the Parent & Community Network. You may add all Networks to your membership for just $25 annually. Don't know which Networks you belong to? Just click here to check your member record. You will need your member number to use as your Password.
"Mouse over" the Network name for a brief description. Click to get more information.
How can you get involved? You may join any or all of the Networks and participate with colleagues in working on issues of special interest to you. NAGC members may join up to three NAGC Networks as part of their individual membership. For an additional $25, members may choose all Networks for one year. So it all begins with becoming an NAGC member! What do you receive in return? In addition to a community of people who share your specific interests, Network members receive periodic newsletter updates and access to special activities during the NAGC Annual Convention.
Are you a lifetime NAGC member interested in joining a Network? NAGC lifetime members can now choose three Networks to join at no additional cost. To add three Networks to your lifetime membership, contact member services at NAGC.
The elections process for Network Leadership coincides with NAGC Board elections. New terms begin September 1st. 2012 Election results:
Arts: Hope Wilson, Chair Elect
Conceptual Foundations: Erin Morris Miller, Chair Elect
Creativity: Kyung-Hee Kim, Chair Elect
Curriculum Studies: Leighann Pennington, Chair Elect
Parent & Community: Nancy Arey Cohen, Chair Elect
Professional Development: Lori Bland, Chair Elect
Research & Evaluation: Megan Foley Nicpon, Chair Elect
Special Populations: Wendy Leader, Chair Elect
Special Schools: Shannon Jones, Chair Elect
For more information about the Network nomination and election process, click here.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
NAGC now has created another way to address special issues and concerns related to gifted and talented education such as information about identification, support services and/or research related to gifted children--Special Interest Groups (SIGs). In addition, these groups provide a more targeted avenue for NAGC members to build smaller, more specialized communities within gifted education. Click here for more information on NAGC SIGs.
Networks at the NAGC Annual Convention
The Networks are typically very busy at the NAGC Annual Convention--NETWORKING! Check back for details on network events at Convention. In the meantime, visit here for links to PDF flyers for various audiences that attend and topics addressed at the 58th Annual Convention in New Orleans, November 3-6, 2011.
More Network Information
Awards and Competitions