Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Support IAGC - tax-deductible

Please make your tax-deductible donation to Illinois Association for Gifted Children. You may need to expand your window to see the DONATE button at http://ning.it/vuYHce

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nov. 18 discount deadline for IAGC convention 2012

Nov. 18 - "Early Bird" Discount deadline to register for IAGC convention. Save money! For information, go to http://ning.it/u1dGdm

Nov. 18 discount deadline for IAGC convention

Nov. 18 - "Early Bird" Discount deadline to register for IAGC convention 2012. Save money! For information, go to http://ning.it/u1dGdm

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Advocacy: October 2011 Quotation + Action Step + Link

Parents and Educators

Quotation
Sylvia Rimm says, 
"The surest path to positive self esteem is to succeed at something which one perceived would be difficult."  

Each time we steal a student's struggle, we steal the opportunity for them to build self-confidence.  They must learn to do hard things to feel good about themselves.  Removing a student’s opportunity to experience failure is tantamount to removing a student’s opportunity to experience success.

Action Step
This is a good time to meet with your building principal, school superintendent or  local school board members to discuss the need for students to engage in challenging tasks.

Link 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October 2011 upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Deadline for IAGC Scholarship
Sat Oct 01 @12:00AM -11:59PM
Deadline for Ruth Wright Professional Development Scholarship
Sat Oct 01 @12:00AM -11:59PM
Deadline to register for CTD Fall Conference for Educators
Sat Oct 01 @12:00AM -11:59PM
Center for Talent Development Saturday Enrichment Program courses begin
Sat Oct 01 @12:00AM -11:59PM
* CANCELLED: Parent Academy at IMSA
Sat Oct 01 @12:00PM -05:00PM
Dr. Jim Delisle in Aurora
Wed Oct 05 @07:00PM - 
Members only: Deadline to vote for 2012 IAGC Board and officers
Fri Oct 14 @08:00AM -05:00PM
Northwestern CTD Fall Conference for Educators
Sat Oct 15 @09:00AM -04:00PM
IAGC Committee Meetings
Sat Oct 15 @10:00AM -12:00PM
Deadline to register for RtI & Gifted, Downers Grove
Mon Oct 17 @12:00AM -11:59PM

IAGC 17th Annual gifted convention, Feb. 5-7, 2012

17th Annual IAGC ConventionMark your calendars for 
February 5-7, 2012!


Chicago Marriott Downtown

Classroom teachers, gifted coordinators, administrators, and parents will be 
attending the Seventeenth Annual IAGC Convention to experience presentations in the areas of program development, specific subject areas, social and emotional issues, parents, and diverse gifted populations.

See some of what we have planned for you:

Monday
Bruce-Mau-photo-2The convention attendees will participate in a luncheon/special presentation on Monday. During this General Session for Everyone, 
Bruce Mau, Co-Founder of Massive Change Network, will speak on the topic of “Sustaining the Gift of Education”. He is an award-winning author, educator and design innovator. 
Bruce Mau
 is the embodiment of the 21st Century Skills that we must foster in our gifted learners as we prepare them to face future global issues. In addition, screening of David Österberg’s documentary film ‘The Plan’ will be held both Monday and Tuesday. This thought provoking film highlights individuals who are making a difference in the world and underscores Bruce Mau’s message.

Photo courtesy of Dave Gillespie







Sunday Parent Workshop 
We have a stimulating afternoon planned for parents of gifted children. Our featured presentation will be “Understanding, Assessing and Supporting Your Gifted and Talented Child's Potential: A conversation with Andy Mahoney M.S., L.C.P.C.” Andy Mahoney, a counselor and one of the pioneers in the field of counseling the gifted, will present and discuss how parents can create a better “fit” to activate and support their child’s gifted identity potential.  The focus of his presentation will include issues related to achievement, learning, language processing, executive function, assessment challenges, and forming an identity that “fits” when a child is gifted and talented. In addition, we'll have Paula Kosin, who is Marketing Manager and Career Consultant of Career Vision of Glen Ellyn. Her topic will be "Start Early-Start Smart: Why Early College Major & Career Planning is Essential for Gifted Students." Finally, we'll have our traditional breakout discussion groups on topics pertinent to your interests and needs, led by experienced facilitators. Come, share the afternoon and learn with your friends. Please plan to join us!


Sunday Educator Workshop
Title:  Curriculum Models that Meet the Needs of All Gifted and Talented Students 
Presenter: Tamra Stambaugh 
Time:   1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description:
What are the characteristics of quality curriculum for gifted and talented students?  What criteria should be used to choose curricular materials for gifted and talented students, including disadvantaged learners? Participants will be given examples of effective curriculum models for working with gifted students, and will also focus on the design specifications for rich, complex, and challenging curriculum. This session is designed for teachers who are interested in learning how to provide rigorous, content-based curriculum to all types of gifted and talented learners.



Exhibitors
: We would like to invite you to join our 17th Annual Illinois Association for Gifted Children Convention where movers and shakers across the state come together to share and look for new ideas that affect the lives of these children.
  • Download Cover Letter here.
  • Download Details and Application here.
  • Deadline is December 1, 2011.
     


For the registration brochure, click here
The Early Bird registration discount deadline is November 18, 2011

Plan your visit to Chicago. Go here.

See you there!
Mary Ann Paradise and Jane Seidel, Convention Co-chairs

Oct. 1, 2011, IAGC Parent Academy at IMSA CANCELLED

We're sorry to announce that the IAGC Parent Academy scheduled for October 1, 2011, at IMSA has been CANCELLED because of insufficient registrations. We may try again at some future date.
-TJM for IAGC

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sep 1 scholarship deadline - Nicholas Green

The Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award
This award program is designed to recognize distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts, in children grades 3 through 6. One child per state can be named a Nicholas Green Distinguished Student and that winner receives a $500 U.S. savings bond and an NAGC Certificate of Excellence. 
Deadline for applications is Sept. 1. 
Selection Procedure | Application

Sep. 1 scholarship deadline - Carol Morreale

Announcing the …
Carol Morreale Student Scholarship Award

Application for the Carol Morreale Student Scholarship Award
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) is pleased to announce the Carol Morreale Student Scholarship Award.  The Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) is delighted to participate and facilitate this endeavor for students in our state.

This award is funded by memorial donations made in Carol Morreale’s name.  It is designed to recognize excellence in children.  The Award will include a one-time check in the amount of  $1000. The selected student will be chosen from grades 1 through 8 and have demonstrated excellence in language arts and/or mathematics.  In addition, financial need will be a consideration.  We look forward to seeing that Carol’s legacy benefits children who demonstrate excellence.

Procedure
IAGC has developed the following procedure for selection.  Applications will be accepted for students who have demonstrated excellence in language arts and/or mathematics.

  1. Self-nominations as well as nominations from parents, teachers, students and community and civic groups will be accepted.  The applicant must demonstrate high ability in language arts and/or mathematics.  Included test results and/or observations that demonstrate strength in these areas. 
  2.  At least two letters of recommendation are required with one from an individual with professional qualifications (teacher, counselor, and/or psychologist, etc.). 
  3. Students must be between grades 1 and 8 at the time of selection and include a sample of their work.
  4. Student applicants must submit a composition about why they feel they qualify and why they want the scholarship. Include information on how the scholarship be used. 
Deadline for applications is September 1.

 Download the application here.

June 25 Family Conference


Family Conference - Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
Saturday, June 25 2011
Here is news from our colleagues at Northwestern University Center for Talent Development:
Center for Talent Development
Annual Family Conference: June 25, 2011, featuring keynote presenter Jim Delisle
Each summer, Center for Talent Development hosts an enriching and informative afternoon event designed to guide gifted students and their families in making wise educational decisions. Parents hear from professors, psychologists, school administrators and businesspeople on diverse topics ranging from gifted children’s needs to saving for college. Students in PreK through grade 3 enjoy an afternoon of games and activities, while students in grades 4 through 12 attend mini-classes presenting fascinating applications of their favorite subjects and introducing them to various career paths. Educators who attend can earn professional development units.
Join us for the 2011 Opportunities for the Future Conference on Saturday, June 25.
Our keynote speaker is Jim Delisle who will present "Parenting Precocious Kids." 

Students can attend intriguing sessions such as
  • What the First Year of College is Really Like (grades 9 through 12)
  • Developing Talent & Passion: How to Turn an Idea into a Reality (grades 7 & 8; joint session with parents featuring Jonny Cohen)
  • Physics: Blast Off! (grades 4 through 6)
See more information on their Outreach webpage at http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/outreach/

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Convention 2012 Call for Proposals - due May 15

17th Annual IAGC ConventionMark your calendars for February 5-7, 2012:
Call for Proposals
Due May 15, 2011.
Each year we invite people to present at the next convention. Presentations are needed for the areas

of program development, specific subject areas, social and emotional issues, parents, and diverse

gifted populations. Classroom teachers, gifted coordinators, administrators, and parents will be

attending the Seventeenth Annual IAGC Convention. The Call for Proposal is for your use. If you are

interested in making a presentation, or know of someone to recommend, click on the link.
Download the form, complete the i
nformation, and mail it to the office as shown on the form.

Download here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Latest news

Advocacy Call to Action
Contact your legislators by 
March 16th, 2011
"Top Students Need Proper Funding, Too" article by IAGC's Sally Walker and NAGC's Ann Robinson. Read it at http://www.sj-r.com/opinions_columnists/x253214466/In-My-View-Top-students-need-proper-funding-too
Convention 2012 
Call for Proposals
due May 15, 2011
Please let the IAGC office know what you did for Gifted Education Awareness Week and the Resolutions. Go to http://www.iagcgifted.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=7
Student projects 
due March 15th.
View the flyer at http://www.iagcgifted.org/images/stories/pdf/student-projects2011-flyer.pdf

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gifted Ed. Awareness Week - thank a teacher, etc.

February 13-19, 2011

Gifted Education Awareness WeekWrap your arms around 
Gifted Education
gifted-ed-week2011-flyer 
New RESOLUTIONS for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators.View the flyer here.
Gifted Education Awareness Week is a great time to show your appreciation for those who are supporters of gifted education. If you have a gifted program in your district then send an email or note to the superintendent and/or school board which expresses your thanks. A quick phone call or message to a teacher or other educator can let them know that their efforts are valued. Stopping by to visit with the principal or curriculum coordinator and sharing your gratitude for educational programs provides them with the understanding that you notice and care. This is a wonderful time for all of us involved with gifted education to come together and support each other.
~ Bonnie Park, Board Chair
~ Michele Kane, President
~ Sally Walker, Executive Director

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Only 3 days left until the Convention!

Only 3 days left until the Convention! 


If you've already registered, THANK YOU!
If NOT, you still have time. Go to http://ning.it/dwrMR1

See you on Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

One week to go! 16th Annual gifted convention in Chicago


See you at the Convention!

Come be surprised!
be-surprised
  • Overview, click here.
  • Registration brochure, click here.
  • Schedule of session, click here.
  • Hotel reservations, click here.
  • Chicago visitor information, click here.

Questions? Contact the IAGC office:Phone: 847-963-1892 | Fax: 847-963-1893 | E-mail | Letter: 800 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 610; Palatine, IL  60074 | affiliate of NAGC | facebook_icon  twitter_icon 

IAGC is an organization of parentseducators, and others committed to the education and development of children with diverse gifts and talents. We educate, support, and influence those who touch the lives of children and focus our energies to meet the needs of children with gifts and talents in Illinois through: advocacystandards, and networking. THANK YOU to members who support IAGC in providing this information as a service to the gifted community of Illinois. Not a member? Go here"A fundamental goal of the People of the State is the educational development of all persons to the limits of their capacities." Illinois Constitution, ARTICLE X, SECTION 1Copyright © 2010 IAGC. by tjm

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gifted Convention Co-chair opening

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is offering the opportunity for
an individual to co-chair our IAGC Convention. This job would entail
planning and implementation of the event at the Chicago Marriott
Downtown.
Essential aspects of the job description involve collaborating with a co-chair
to accomplish:
• Negotiating a contract.
• Procuring presenters.
• Working with the office staff to implement various components.
• Overseeing all aspects of the convention details including
implementation of the event at the hotel.
• Presenting a report in person or in written form for each quarterly
board meeting.
The total stipend of $5,000 would be paid quarterly to each co-chair. Please
feel free to share this with anyone who you think may be interested in this
opportunity. Applications are at http://www.iagcgifted.org/images/stories/pdf/convention-co-chair-app.pdf and are due by January 21, 2011.
Sincerely,
Dr. Sally Walker, Executive Director
Illinois Association for Gifted Children
800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610
Palatine, IL 60074
Email: sallyywalker@gmail.com
Voice: 815-623-9850

Convention Co-chair opening

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is offering the opportunity for
an individual to co-chair our IAGC Convention. This job would entail
planning and implementation of the event at the Chicago Marriott
Downtown.
Essential aspects of the job description involve collaborating with a co-chair
to accomplish:
• Negotiating a contract.
• Procuring presenters.
• Working with the office staff to implement various components.
• Overseeing all aspects of the convention details including
implementation of the event at the hotel.
• Presenting a report in person or in written form for each quarterly
board meeting.
The total stipend of $5,000 would be paid quarterly to each co-chair. Please
feel free to share this with anyone who you think may be interested in this
opportunity. Applications are at http://www.iagcgifted.org/images/stories/pdf/convention-co-chair-app.pdf and are due by January 21, 2011.
Sincerely,
Dr. Sally Walker, Executive Director
Illinois Association for Gifted Children
800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610
Palatine, IL 60074
Email: sallyywalker@gmail.com
Voice: 815-623-9850