Wednesday, February 10, 2016

21st Annual IAGC Convention

Hurry! You still have time to join us February 7-9, 2016, in Naperville

Suzanne Baker Naperville Sun 2015 photo


diverse session 

coat check 

michele kane session diverse diningGather together with other attendees from throughout Illinois and the nation: classroom teachers, gifted coordinators, administrators, and parents.

Click on registrationschedule, hotel reservations, and visiting Naperville.

See also the Preservice New Teacher Session form.

Rosina PennyGo to the Convention webpage for complete information, including a brief overview, exhibitors, new national presenters, and links to presenter handouts.

IAGC Members $ave!

Latest News

2016 Journal

The annual Journal now is available online for IAGC members only. Here's how to navigate to it in 3 easy steps:

  1. Members login on the homepage
  2. Click on [Journal] in the Main Menu
  3. The page opens up with the link to the 2016 Journal.

Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Building the Network Committee

Important People Who Need To Hear More About Educating Gifted Students

The Every Student Succeeds Act

(ESSA) ​is the first federal legislation in 27 years to directly address the needs of gifted and talented children. Districts who receive Title I and Title II funds are required to properly identify and serve highly able learners and report on their efforts. ESSA provides a window that we would like to fling open with YOUR help.

Do you know any influential individuals or groups of people who would benefit from a presentation on the importance of gifted education and the new Every Student Succeeds Act?

Please provide names and contact information by clicking on this ​Regist​ration Link, provided by the Chicago Gifted Community Center.​ ​Feel free to register as many contacts as you have.​

Please submit your contacts by February 14, 2016.

​~Connie Lee and Rosina Gallagher, Co-chairs


Let IAGC be your source for year-round professional development. Click on the link for a SNEAK PEEK 2016 Workshops 

Northeastern Illinois University Gifted Teacher Endorsement

News Release

The Department of Special Education offers a Gifted Teacher Endorsement to address the needs of gifted and talented learners. This endorsement is designed for candidates who are interested in advanced preparation supporting, teaching, and guiding gifted children and their families. Coursework includes a solid foundation in the nature of giftedness, identification of the gifted, program planning, gifted curriculum, differentiated educational strategies, and program evaluation.


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Education Week: "...the law adds provisions for gifted and talented students: The Jacob K. Javits education law, which funds research into gifted education, is retained. And ESSA requires states to show how they will use their federal teacher-development funding to support gifted and talented education."

NAGC and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


Professional Development






Teaching Coding & Robotics: CTD Professional Development Series

  1. Feb. 16 - Why Coding?
  2. Feb. 23 - Machines, Not Magic
  3. March 1 - Bridging, Extending and Expanding

Details & online registration at https://ctdnorthwestern.wufoo.com/forms/tech-professional-development-winter-2016/

For more information, contact Ann Gadzikowski, CTD Early Childhood Coordinator at a-gadzikowski@northwestern.edu

Online course: Nurturing Exceptional Talent: Effective Identification & Program Development

4-Week Spring Session: April 4 – April 29, 2016

Instructor: Susan Corwith
Week 1: Aligning Identification with Programs and Services
Week 2: Assessment Tools and Uses
Week 3: Using Data to Develop Appropriate Programming
Week 4: Inclusive Identification of Underserved Populations

For more information, go to http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/professional-development

The link to registration is  https://ctdnorthwestern.wufoo.com/forms/effective-identification-program-development/


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