Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 GSG New Website Hi-Lights:  News & Events, #4 of our Series

The Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted website has been updated! 

What are the dates and topics for the GSG guest lectures this school year?  Where are the guest lectures held?  Check out our News & Events page for this info, including a map to the location of our guest lectures. 

Please share our Subscribe/Follow page with family and friends.  Invite them to subscribe to GSG news according to their preference.  This will expand state-wide advocacy efforts as we work with AAGT to advocate for a restoration of gifted education funding in Arizona.




Saturday, January 7, 2017

January lecture

Come join us for our January lecture at Greenfield Junior High library!! There is a map and printable flyer at http://www.gilbertgifted.org/events.html.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

 GSG New Website Hi-Lights:  Gifted Testing, #3 in our series


The Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted website has been updated! 

The GIFTED TESTING page includes information to help answer these questions:
  • How do you know if outside gifted testing would be of benefit to your child's growth and academic options?  We have provided a list of questions to help you determine what is best for your child!
  • Then, once you've decided to obtain outside gifted testing, how do you go about finding someone who is both qualified and experienced with gifted testing?  We have included some resources to help with this!
  • What do the result numbers from gifted testing even mean????  Check out our gifted testing page to shed some light on this very subject. 






Until next time,

Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted
Executive Board

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Updates from AAGT

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Do you sense a change in the air?  How fortunate we are in Arizona to know cooler days are ahead and the feast of a colorful blooming desert is upon us!
There is a similar sense of anticipation in our advocacy efforts.
Since State funding for gifted education was taken away in 2010, districts and schools have struggled to identify their gifted students, prepare teachers to challenge their students and provide programs and service options that are flexible to accommodate a variety of learning needs.
Members of the Advocacy Committee met with State Representative Heather Carter last week to discuss a plan to get funding for gifted education reinstated.  You will hear more specifics in the coming weeks regarding the plan and ways in which you can become involved. 
In the meantime, here is a place to start.  Email, call or visit Representatives and Senators in your Legislative District to introduce yourself and share your story of why support of gifted education is important to you.  Remind them you will keep in touch and ask that they support the reinstatement of funding for gifted education.  Let’s see what blooms from the seeds we plant now!
Best wishes and keep in touch!
Donna J.Campbell, President
Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented

AAGT Conference Program Cover Contest--EXTENDED!
 Each year we ask students across the state to participate in a contest to design the cover of the annual conference program. The winner will receive a $100 gift card. Please encourage your students to participate. The deadline for submissions had been extended! All submissions should include the theme of the conference and the year into the design (Gifted Education 2.0: Leaving Behind the Status Quo). Scan and send your students’ artwork along with contact information for you and the artist to officemanager@azgifted.com.  Please submit by mid-November.
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Nominate Your Teacher or Administrator of the Year!
Deadline is December 15th, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

GSG New Website Hi-Lights: Advocacy, #2 in our series

The Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted website has been updated! 

The ADVOCACY page includes:
  • When advocating for our gifted child, what information is good to have?  This page includes guidance on what information to gather about your gifted child to show his/her genuine needs.
  • How do you talk to other people who don't understand the gifted world?  Tips on how to talk about giftedness
  • How can I help my gifted pre-teen or teen learn to develop self-advocacy skills?  How can these skills benefit students?  Resources are included on this page to help you guide your gifted tween or teen in developing these helpful skills.
  • Is every student the same?  An incredible real-life analogy from the Air Force explains the "Myth of Average."  Don't miss this Tedx Talk by Todd Rose. 

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