Welcome to CAG - Proud sponsors of the New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development (NECGT), October 22-24, 2015!
The 2015 New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development is being held October 22-24 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, CT.
The conference theme is "Great Expectations - Beyond the Standards: Developing Advanced Thinkers." It is being hosted by CAG and co-sponsored by the CT Association of Boards of Education (CABE).
NECGT was last presented in Connecticut in 2010, and isn't scheduled to be done so again for another 5 years.
Immerse yourself in three days of inspiration with nationally acclaimed gifted and talented luminaries and workshops including:
- Signature Series with Sandra Kaplan, Sally Reis, Joe Renzulli, Joyce VanTassel-Baska
- '2E: Twice Exceptional - a film by Thomas Ropelewski' moderated by Dr. Susan Baum
- 'Empowering Innovation: 3D Printing in the Classroom (suitable for beginners!)' with Neesha Rahim
- 'Creative Mathematics is not an Oxymoron within the Core Curriculum' with Dr. Rachel McAnallen
- 'Advocacy for Gifted Children' with Del Siegle
- 'Creative Thinking: A Path to Happiness and Deeper Learning' with Kathryn Haydon & Jane Harvey
On Saturday, Oct. 24, we'll have a mini-Minds in Motion™ program for the kids with special Parents Day packages.
CAG is here to support you!
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!
Registration is now open for Minds In Motion™ Madison at The Country School October 17, and at Canton Middle/High School November 7. Read the brochures for Madison and Canton, select your workshops, and register now before classes fill up. Minds In Motion™ offers something for both children and adults. We're planning hands-on, fast-paced student workshops like Radical Chromatography, Engineering, CSI, Hidden Life and the Cell, Songwriting, Roller Coaster Physics, Writing, Math, and much more. There will be a keynote and workshops for parents, too. Click this link to register for both MIM™ events. Visit our Minds In Motion™ page for more information, and to find out how you can host one in your town. The Minds In Motion™ 2015-2016 season is sponsored in part by GoQuest.
CAG is seeking an individual to serve as a Board member who has background in public
relations and strategic marketing, that ideally includes a blend of media relations, marketing planning and advocacy. [ more ]
As our new Commissioner of Education moves into her office,she is excited to host a permanent exhibit of student artwork. All Connecticut K-12 Students are invited to submit their 2D interpretation of "What Creativity Means". [ more ]
CAG has recently learned that the new Commissioner of the State Department of Education (SDE), Dianna Wentzell, has already made several decisions that indicate the SDE's willingness to improve its oversight of Gifted and Talented programs in our state. The decisions mirror the requirements of both prongs of the ill-fated SB-1055: [ more ]
Do you know a parent who has made positive changes in his or her child's school or community? Who sets an example through his or her personal involvement to make a difference? Then nominate that person for the 2015 Parental Involvement Recognition Award. The State Education Resource Center (SERC) and the CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC), in collaboration with the CT Commission on Children cordially invite you to nominate a parent from your local school or community organization. For more details, click here.
Every parent should own CAG's invaluable primer to gifted education in Connecticut, and raising gifted children in general. Titled A Parent's Guide to Gifted Education: What it Means to Have a Gifted Child, this book is every parent's first step in charting their child's educational future. [ more ]
There are a number of easy ways you can contribute to the good work of CAG. Here are some ideas:
• Give the gift of a CAG membership to your child's teacher.
• Sign up on https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2682441, choose CAG as your charitable institution, and Amazon will donate (.5%) of the money you spend on Amazon.com to CAG on your behalf, without cost to you.
• Visit www.soludecoffee.com/, and select CAG/Connecticut Association for the Gifted as your cause.
• Donate your unwanted items to Helping Hands Community Thrift Store and Furniture Bank. Your donation is tax deductible and CAG benefits. Learn more.
• Volunteer! CAG has roles available in fundraising, communications, advocacy, social media, events, technology, grant writing, and more. Let us know your interests at email@example.com.
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