Sunday, September 27, 2015

NAGC Parent Day and Kid Program Scholarship Opportunity

An affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children

Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented (AAGT) is excited to announce the 2015 National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Conference Parent Day and Kid Program Scholarship opportunity! 

Parent Day will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8:30a - 4:30p during the NAGC Conference.

Parent Day is a one-day event during the upcoming annual NAGC Conference that gives parents tools, information, and networking opportunities to help them support their children’s optimal development and ensure their continued growth. Each grade group (K-8) will enjoy a full day of classroom activity run by student teachers from ASU and each will be joined by Joe Hudy to MAKE something and showcase it at the end of the day while the parents attend the formal Parent Day session.

Who is Joe Hudy? 
Joe is the youngest person Intel has ever hired through its corporate internship program, which traditionally is meant for talented college-age students AND he is from the Valley!

Below is the application/funding criteria:
  • A limited number of partial scholarships are available to send parents and/or students to the NAGC Parent Day
  • Parents and children from the same family can apply at the same time.
  • Scholarship covers conference fees to attend the 62nd Annual NAGC Conference Parent Day, does not cover food & beverage, parking or lodging accommodations
  • This scholarship is open to all parents and children in the state of Arizona
  • Scholarship is open until all scholarship reserves are disbursed
  • To view the full application, click HERE
  • To apply, please call Robin Feldman at (202) 785-4268 or email her at  
  • For more information on Parent Day please click HERE.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this scholarship opportunity possible:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Anxiety & Depression in Gifted Youth" - Guest Lecture on 9/24/15

Join us for our guest lecture to be held on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Greenfield Junior High Library (101 S Greenfield Road, Gilbert).  Note that the location has changed from previous lectures.

Dr. Laura Wingers will be speaking to us about "Anxiety and Depression in Gifted Youth."

Learn about the early signs of anxiety and depression in gifted youth and how parents can appropriately support gifted children who are dealing with these issues.  Dr. Wingers will also share resources that are available to parents.  Please spread the word to other parents and educators.

NAGC 62nd Annual Convention and Exhibition - November 12-15, 2015

In lieu of Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted hosting a November lecture, we encourage you to register and attend the NAGC conference being held right here in the Phoenix area on November 12-15. 

Early Bird Registration closes September 21st.  Visit HERE for more details or to register.

 Please see the graphic below for more details.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NAGC 2015 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Phoenix

Don't forget to register for the largest annual convention devoted to gifted and talented learners.  It will be held on November 12-15 in Phoenix!  It is a rare treat to have this event in Arizona. This event will be hosted by the NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children).

People who would benefit from attending are:
Classroom teachers, gifted/talented coordinators, school administrators, parents, college & university faculty, researchers, and more.

There will be a Parent Day and Kids Program on Saturday, November 14th.  NAGC Parent Day is "a one-day event that gives parents tools, information, and networking opportunities to help them support their children's optimal development and ensure their continued growth." This event is being co-hosted with AAGT (Arizona Association for Gifted Children).  Click HERE for more information.   The Parent Day event will be $45 per person and the Kids Program will be $35 per person (no meals included).

Click HERE to see pricing and register for the annual convention.  Early bird and group discounts available through September 21st.