Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Educators - Contact the IAGC office to schedule the Gifted Education Seminar or one of its Companion Modules in your area

If you are an IAGC member and have not been receiving our e-mail messages at your school e-mail address, advise your IT department to adjust its firewalls to accept e-mail messages from this address.

 The Danielson Group's Framework for Teaching is being used by

numerous school districts across Illinois as the foundation for the
professional practice component of Teacher Evaluation processes. Best
practices cited and supported by IAGC align with this model. Through
IAGC resources, professional development events and membership
opportunities, educators can enhance their practice and meet the needs
of all of their students, including those with gifts and talents.
This knowledge and growth of individual teaching abilities can be
recognized in the distinguished levels of all domains within the
Danielson Framework. Click the link below to access the Framework and
join IAGC today to learn how IAGC best practices align throughout the
Domains and Components of the Danielson model.

Danielson Framework for Teaching


Rubric for CCSS - See the Quality Rubric adopted by the state of Illinois to give teachers a clear target for designing lessons and units targeted to implement the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics.

Professional Development

Common Core Needs Tailoring for Gifted Learners, Advocates SayEducation Week

IAGC Helps Teachers Get Ready for School - (pdf)

BYTES Power Smarts - Free resources for teachers and counselors of elementary age children

Curriculum Units - The Curriculum Project

Davidson Institute's Educators' Guild

EdNews Gifted & Talented

Gifted Education Seminar Series - (pdf)

NAGC Resources for Educators


Gifted Ed. Digest

Illinois Association for Gifted Children is pleased to announce our on-line weekly Gifted Ed Digest, for subscribers to the K-12 Teaching & Learning Center. The purpose of the digest is to provide gifted educators and their students with resources and tools to inform, stretch and energize; and it is a FREE additional service for all K-12 TLC Subscribers!

K-12 TLC subscribers can join the IAGC Gifted Ed Digest e-mail list to be notifed each Friday. Please e-mail iagc@k12tlc.net.

NOT a K-12 TLC subscriber yet? Click here for details, including IAGC member special rates for individuals, schools, and districts. You also can register for a free day-pass.

We are very pleased to be able to offer you this service and we hope that you find it to be of value.

This information is provided to you as a service of IAGC, which is supported by its members. If you are a member, THANK YOU!

Urge your school building to become an Institutional Member. - (pdf)

 See the list of Institutional Members on the Membership webpage.

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  • Individuals: $50.00
  • Retired: $40.00
  • Full-time Students: $25.00
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Differentiation, IAGC's Pinterest Board

8 Essential Tips & Resources for Educators of Gifted Kids

Free online courses from leading universities

Gifted Education Seminar
Gifted Learning Links
Gifted Rules - (pdf)
Hoagies Gifted
Illinois State Board of Education

Knowing the Gifted, IAGC's Pinterest Board
"Message to New Teachers of Gifted Children" - by James R. Delisle - (pdf)
National Association for Gifted Children

Fall 2015 Teaching for High Potential

NEA Foundation Grants
Northeastern Illinois University
Northwestern University - Gifted & Talented Education, M.A. Program Information
Professional Development-IARSS - To see gifted classes throughout Illinois, search by Category: {Gifted} to see all providers; e.g., ROEs, ISCs, and others.
Resources/Design. High-Ability Learners
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Teaching Gifted Learners

Teaching for High Level Thinking, IAGC's Pinterest Board

Toward Better Education Opportunities, IAGC's Pinterest Board

  • See NAGC Resource Toolbox for Administrators here
  • See the NAGC Report on Low-Income, High-Ability Students in "Unlocking Emergent Talenthere.


Teaching for High Potential Submissions

National Association for Gifted Children - Teaching for High Potential (THP) is a quarterly publication for teachers, gifted coordinators, and other professionals interested in engaging and challenging gifted students in today's schools. Our goal is to provide our readers with accessible, classroom-based materials grounded in sound theory and current best practices in the field of gifted education.

  • Can you provide practical classroom applications of current research, theory, and best practices in the field of gifted education?
  • Are you proud of the innovative way you address the needs of gifted students in your school or classroom?
  • Have you created a successful lesson or unit plan that aligns with the NAGC pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards?
  • Do you have a story to share about your participation in a Javits research study?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Send manuscripts to: Jeffrey S. Danielian, Editor, THP jdanielian@nagc.org

The editorial address is:
1707 L ST, NW, SUITE 550
Phone: 202-785-4268
Fax: 202-785-4248
Supporting the needs of high potential learners - http://www.nagc.org