Sunday, January 25, 2015

20th Annual IAGC Convention

Mark your calendars for February 8-10, 2015, in Naperville

convention-checkinGather together with other attendees, including classroom teachers, gifted coordinators, administrators, and parents; plus exhibitors, board members, committee chairs, staff, volunteers, and scholarship award recipients.

For complete information--including the registration form, schedule of sessions, and list of exhibitors--

go to the Convention webpage

Latest News

Gifted Education Teacher Endorsement

ISBE advises the ELIS system now is open for teachers who have passed the NES exam to submit their application for the Gifted Education Teacher Endorsement.

Click on the Professional Development webpage for this information about the Gifted Endorsement:

  • January 31, 2015, deadline to register for NES exam under "grandfather" rule
  • how IAGC can help with test preparation
  • details from the Illinois State Board of Education, including a link to Frequently Asked Questions
  • Caution to use your same SSN & ELIS account--do NOT create new ones for the test 
  • how to contact ISBE for all questions about the gifted endorsement

ISBE PARCC Primers for Educators and Parents

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program online application opens in mid-January 2015 and will close in early April.

NAGC Heralds Doubling of Javits Program


  • The Center for Gifted Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity Project 2015 June 29 - July 17, information now available