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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!

Latest Information

Registration Open for Milford, Middletown and Westport

Registration is open for Minds In MotionMilford, March 7, Minds In MotionMiddletown,  March 14, and Minds In MotionWestport, March 21. Registration for Minds In Motion™ Monroe February 28 is now closed, but you may email mimmonroe@ctgifted.org to see if there is still room. You can register for Milford, Middletown and Westport online here. Go to our website's Minds In Motion™ page to download the brochures, select your workshops, and register now. Don't miss out. Register today because workshops are sure to fill up fast. Food vendors will be on site in most locations so you can purchase lunch. Registration for MIM Milford closes February 27. Registration for MIM Middletown closes March 2. Registration for MIM Westport closes March 9. Check out our Minds In Motion™ page for more information about other upcoming Minds In Motion™ events.


Donate to CAG on Fairfield County Giving Day March 5

24 hours to give to CAG.  The earlier you give to CAG, the better CAG's chances to win a prize. CAG is joining with the Fairfield County Community Foundation and Bank of America to raise awareness of and money for CAG and other Fairfield County nonprofits.  Fairfield County Giving Day is an initiative to increase charitable giving in Fairfield County through a targeted, 24-hour period of online giving.  On March 5, donations will be accepted through www.FCGives.org with a goal to inspire and unite Fairfield County residents in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.  The total goal is to raise $1 million to benefit hundreds of local nonprofit organizations over this 24-hour period.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Fairfield County Giving Day. Mark your calendar for March 5th, and donate to CAG to help students reach their full potential.

 


Call for Proposals: New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development October 22-24, 2015

Interested parties are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2015 New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development, hosted by CAG October 22-24, 2015. Proposals should relate to the theme of "Great Expectations - Beyond the Standards: Developing Advanced Thinkers". 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. For additional information, contact the Conference Chair Bonnie O'Regan at NECGT2015@ctgifted.org. Deadline to submit a proposal is April 1, 2015. [ more ]


"We are CAG" Awareness Campaign On View in Fairfield County

You've heard of CAG.  After all, you're reading this website. Unfortunately, there are lots of parents who don't know about CAG or giftedness.  CAG is reaching out to parents in Fairfield County in the month of January via promotional spots on News Channel 12, Oprah Winfrey Network, Home and Garden TV, and a Facebook campaign  Thanks to Fairfield County's Community Foundation CAG is putting the message front and center that gifted and high-potential students exist in all socio-economic, cultural, and racial groups to generate support for strengthening education for gifted and high-potential students.   CAG wants Fairfield County residents to know that we are here to help. To see our videos, go to CAG's YouTube channel.

 


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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.


CAG's Professional Development Program

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.


50% Off Sale for Solude Coffee - Support CAG

Solude is having a 50% off sale of select coffees, plus, in February, purchase two boxes of Solude Coffee and get a third bag free. Solude offers 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.


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.  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 ]


Contribute to CAG

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 info@ctgifted.org.


Donate Your Stuff and Give to CAG

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. 


CAG's Teacher Resource Group Supports CT Educators

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!


CAG's Affiliate Membership Program

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.


Follow CAG on Facebook

Want to get all the latest, breaking CAG information as soon as it's announced? Follow CAG on Facebook and get connected today. Visit our Facebook page and "like" us to make sure you're always informed of all that's happening at CAG.


Elementary Students Invited to Code for a Cause

Random Hacks of Kindness Jr, Inc., a nonprofit agency that provides elementary and middle school children (specifically 4th -8th grade) the opportunity to come together as problem solvers and innovators to make the world a better place, will be hosting two events this spring. Both events will offer Connecticut students in fourth through eighth grade the opportunity to explore the power of computing by developing technical solutions to practical problems. The first event will be held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT on Saturday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The second event will be held at Westover School, in Middlebury, CT on Sunday, May 24 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. [ more ]


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