Save the Date: CreativityCon, October 26, 2018

Keynote Speaker - Kathryn Haydon, Award-Winning Educator, Author and Founder of Sparkitivity

Backed by the science of creativity, Kathryn Haydon will speak about nurturing creative thinking strengths from cradle through career. Beyond fleeting inspiration, be prepared for a highly interactive keynote that sparks fun, inspires, and gives educators actionable tools and strategies to bring back to integrate creativity into their academic content and classrooms. Potential presenters are welcome to fill out this RFP here.

Welcome to the Connecticut Association for the Gifted

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 support and advocate for Connecticut's gifted, talented, and high-potential children of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds so they are identified and provided access and opportunities to an appropriate education by personnel trained and qualified to meet their cognitive, social, and emotional special needs.

For only $25 a year or $100 for a Lifetime membership, you will have priority individual support, guidance on testing and assessment and information about educational options. Members enjoy the benefits of a vast network of resources and research-based information on all aspects of raising and educating your gifted child. You'll have access to helpful tools, training, expert speakers, and more. Members also receive discounted registration at Minds in Motion™ events and CAG conferences. We offer resources, information, and programs for students, parents, and educators. Join CAG to help children reach their full individual potential. Please explore our website to learn how you can benefit from what CAG offers.

 

Latest Information

Minds in Motion, CAG's Signature Enrichment Event for Children and Adults


Thank you to our 2017-18 Minds in Motion™ hosts:  Madison, Shepaug, Milford, Bridgeport, Westport, Middletown and Litchfield! Make plans to attend a Minds in Motion™ in the 2018-19 school year! Minds In Motion™  is an afternoon of interesting, fast-paced workshops for children, with free workshops for adults.  For information, head to our Minds In Motion™ page. Email programcoordinator@ctgifted.org to host a Minds in Motion™ in your town. See pictures from past events on our Facebook page.

 


Upcoming Conferences and Conventions
  • SENG: July 20-22 in San Diego, enjoy keynote presentations from Tom Clynes, Patricia Gatto-Walden, Ph.D., and Leslie Anita Hosey, Ph.D. Learn more: http://sengifted.org/seng-annual-conference-2017/
  • CreativityCon, October 26 - Keynote Speaker - Kathryn Haydon, Award-Winning Educator, Author and Founder of Sparkitivity. Potential presenters are welcome to fill out the RFP here.
  • NAGC's  65th Annual Convention, November 15-18, Minneapolis, MN. Learn more.

Get Your CAG Parent's Handbook

Every parent should own CAG's invaluable primer to gifted education in Connecticut, and raising gifted children in general.  The newly-revised book is entitled 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 ]


Reusable Gift Wrap: Good for the Planet, Good for CAG

CAG is excited to partner with ReGift the Wrap - a company that sells environmentally friendly, beautiful, reusable gift wrap. While CAG's mission is education, ReGift the Wrap's mission is environment. We are partners with the common goal of a bright future for all children! ReGift the Wrap is donating a portion of their sales to CAG. Enter 'CAG' as your company name to ensure your donation to CAG. Learn more: http://regiftthewrap.com/


CAG's Teacher Resource Group

The CAG Teacher Resource Group (TRG) is specially designed to help teachers meet the academic, emotional, and intellectual needs of their students. To get involved in the Teacher Resource Group (TRG), please email info@ctgifted.org. Learn more.

View a past TRG presentation by Heidi Molbak on Twice Exceptionality.

 


New Gifted/Talented Law in Connecticut

The law, Public Act 17-82, requires the Commissioner of Education to designate an expert staff member to be responsible for providing assistance to educators and parents regarding identification and provision of services to Connecticut's gifted and talented students. The law also requires the Department of Education to develop "best practices" guidelines for academic and social-emotional services to gifted and talented students, as well as professional development for teachers. [ more ]


CAG Board of Director Positions Open

The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG), founded in 1969, is the pre-eminent parent, teacher, and school resource; and legislative advocate for Connecticut's talented and high-ability students. CAG is seeking individuals to serve as board members in the following capacity: Technology, Strategic Marketing/Advertising, Fund Development, Public Relations. For more information, contact Executive Director Kate O'Neil at execdirector@ctgifted.org.


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Do you shop on Amazon.com? Do you want to donate to CAG without any additional cost to you? Simply drag and drop this Amazon link to your browser toolbar and just click next time you want to shop. You'll be supporting CAG each time you do!  Amazon will donate .5% of the money you spend on Amazon.com to CAG on your behalf, without you spending a single extra penny! For more information, visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2682441.


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