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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!
Please write to your legislators to urge them to support SB 1055 and its placement in the "Education Implementer". The regular session of the Connecticut Legislature ended officially on June 3, but a special session of the General Assembly will still take place this month. Gifted and Talented children need your support in passing S.B. No. 1055. [ more ]
Registration is open for the 2015 New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development, hosted by CAG and co-sponsored by CABE, October 22-24, 2015. "Great Expectations - Beyond the Standards: Developing Advanced Thinkers" will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, CT, www.cromwellcp.com. Use this link to register now. For exhibitor information, download the Exhibitor Agreement. For additional information, contact the Conference Chair Bonnie O'Regan at NECGT2015@ctgifted.org. [ more ]
CAG is pleased to announce that the first Minds In Motion™ of our 2015-2016 season will take place at The Country School in Madison on October 17. Check out our Minds In Motion™ page to learn more about Minds In Motion™, and to find out how you can host one in your town.
Sign up for the 38th annual Confratute 2015, July 12-17 at the University of Connecticut. Confratute is the longest running summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus for over 35 years! Confratute is a combined CONFerence, and an instiTUTE with a lot of FRATernity in between. Confratute is geared toward providing educators with research-based practical strategies for engagement and enrichment learning for all students, as well as meeting the needs of gifted and talented students. OVER 50 STRANDS of intensive, week-long mini courses. Read more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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