CAG supports you, as educators and parents, to meet the needs of Connecticut's gifted, talented, and high-potential children. Our mission is to help all children reach their full individual potential. We offer resources, information, and programs for students, parents, and educators. Please explore our website to learn how you can benefit from what CAG offers.
JOIN CAG! For only $15.00 a year or $60.00 for lifetime membership, you will have priority access to CAG's individual support; guidance on testing, assessment and educational options; vast network of resources; research-based information on all aspects of raising and educating gifted children; helpful tools and training; expert speakers; and more. Put CAG to work for you and join today!
We certainly do. So what happens to five year-old Megan who enters Kindergarten already reading at a third grade level? Or what about eight-year- old Jamal who learns pre-algebra at home and fourth grade math in school? There aren't always easy solutions, but CAG thinks these children deserve some accommodation. [ more ]
Looking for a unique gift for your child's teacher? Give the gift of a CAG membership, which includes monthly enewsletters, reduced admission to CAG events, and access to professionals in every branch of gifted education. Click here to purchase a gift membership. Searching for a unique gift for your spouse? Every parent should own CAG's invaluable primer to gifted education in Connecticut, and raising gifted children in general. Titled "A Parent's Guide toGifted Education: What it Means to Have a Gifted Child", this book is every parent's first step in charting their child's educational future. Read more to get your copy. Do you have a coffee-lover at home? Visit www.soludecoffee.com/, to select your favorite coffee, select CAG/Connecticut Association for the Gifted as your cause, and get free shipping on all orders over $50. Do you shop on Amazon.com? Read below to see how you can do your online shopping and donate .5% of the money you spend on Amazon.com to CAG on your behalf, without you spending a single extra penny!
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CAG is honored to host the 2015 New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell Hotel in Cromwell, CT, www.cromwellcp.com. "Great Expectations - Beyond the Standards: Developing Advanced Thinkers" will take place October 22-24, 2015. Continue to check CAG's website for updates.
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The 2015 lineup of Minds In Motion events includes Monroe, Middletown, Milford, Westport, Plainfield and Bridgeport. Contact CAG to volunteer, to sponsor, or to bring Minds In Motion to your town. Contribute to your child's happiness and success by volunteering for CAGs premier student enrichment program. Keep checking our Minds In Motion page for other MIM events and more information. For pictures of our Fall MIM events, check out our Facebook page.
Thanks to the many positive reviews we have received, CAG is proud to have been named a Great NonProfit again in 2014. GreatNonprofits – a review site like TripAdvisor – is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2014 Top-Rated List. Thank you for helping us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us. All reviews are visible to potential donors and volunteers. Visit http://greatnonprofits.org/org/connecticut-association-for-the-gifted-inc to read all of our positive reviews!
Want to start the new year off on the right foot? Why not utilize the techniques of gifted education pedagogy to engage and excite a wide range of students? CAG has teamed up with some of the region's foremost authorities in education to deliver quality PD that is authoritative, accessible, and affordable. For more information, visit the Professional Development section of our website.
Purchase gift boxes of Solude Coffee for the holidays and get free shipping on orders over $50 for a limited time. Solude's patented process hot air roasts their beans in computer controlled ovens. The full flavor of each green bean emerges without burning the tips (edges) because direct heat never is applied, ensuring beans are consistently roasted to the very high temperatures required for the best flavor. Visit www.soludecoffee.com/, select your coffee, select CAG/Connecticut Association for the Gifted as your cause.
Want to help CAG support educators and parents to meet the needs of Connecticut's gifted, talented, and high-potential children? We have opportunities to participate in fundraising, communications, advocacy, social media, events, technology, grant writing, and more. If you'd like to share your skills and expertise CAG would be delighted to have your assistance. Let us know at email@example.com.
Clean out your closets, attics, and basements and bring your unwanted items to Helping Hands. Ask friends who are moving, downsizing, or de-cluttering to donate on behalf of CAG. CAG has partnered with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store and Furniture Bank and we need your help to make it a success. Items should be gently used, clean, and free of rips or tears. The better the quality, the more CAG benefits. Your donation is tax deductible. Free furniture pick-up. LEARN MORE AND FIND THE 4 DROP OFF LOCATIONS.
Looking to support educators in your home town and help them meet the needs of a wide range of high-potential learners? CAG members can receive support from Specialists in our Teacher Resource Group to help find solutions to the challenges presented by gifted students. For more information on how CAG TRG can help you, visit our Teacher Resource Group page and become a member today!
The Affiliate Membership Program is a way for members of a local group to all become CAG members at a discounted rate, as well as receive even more benefits. We would love to work with you to bring resources to help in your community. Want to find out more? Click here to find out how you can start a CAG Affiliate in your town and help make education better for all learners.
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