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 $10.00 a year or $50.00 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!
Give your children a fun, mind-expanding experience like no other. Plan for our upcoming Minds In Motion events:
- March 15, Milford, Jonathan Law High School - REGISTRATION CLOSED
- Westport, March 22, Bedford Middle School - REGISTRATION CLOSED
- April 26, Canton, Canton Middle School - REGISTRATION OPENING SOON
- May 3, Plainfield, Mooseup Elementary School - REGISTRATION OPENING SOON
Workshops vary by event but examples include Catapult Concepts, Lego Mindstorm Robotics, the World of Flight, Mandarin Chinese, Yoga, Amazing Water Wonders, Make an Egg-marine, Humor Writing, Team Building, Acting, Squid Dissection, and much more. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so register early. Don't miss out. Visit our Minds In Motion page for more information, brochures, and registration.
Minds in Motion offers exciting, fast-paced, interactive workshops for every child with every interest, Kindergarten – 8th grade. And the adult keynote and workshops will provide you with thought-provoking, special-interest workshops, free of charge. At Minds in Motion you'll also receive free literature, network with fellow parents, and learn about resources, after-school programs, camps, books, and other educational tools beneficial to your child. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens about 6 weeks before each MIM. Don't miss out.
The Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF), Greater Bridgeport Area Scholarship Program is now accepting online applications. Graduating seniors from high schools and current college students from the Greater Bridgeport Area towns of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull or Westport may apply. The Program for Graduating High School Seniors has a deadline of March 31, 2014, while the Program for Current College Students has a deadline of April 30, 2014. Read the full details.
Buy a $5 ticket to support the Connecticut Association for the Gifted. You get two 25% coupons and one 15% savings pass to shop all day at Lord & Taylor's in Stamford on Tuesday, April 29. CAG keeps 100% of all ticket sales. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling 203-968-8033.
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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 ]
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.
Want to help CAG support educators and parents to meet the needs of Connecticut's gifted, talented, and high-potential children? We have volunteer opportunities in Facebook, events, fundraising, communications, advocacy in Hartford, technology, and grant writing. If you'd like to share your skills and your expertise we'd be delighted to have your assistance. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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. Get a $5 coupon here.
Pearson is recruiting Gifted/Special educators to score edTPA! edTPA is designed for the profession by the profession, edTPA was developed by teachers and teacher educators from across the nation, in collaboration with faculty and staff from Stanford University, to support candidate learning and preparation program growth and renewal. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards and InTASC Standards, edTPA assesses teaching that promotes student learning in diverse contexts. LEARN MORE AND APPLY.
CAG awarded $10,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation
Westport, CT: The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) is pleased to announce they have received a $10,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation. The grant is to generate awareness of the needs of gifted and high-potential children in all socio-economic, cultural, and racial groups, to generate support for strengthening education for gifted and high-potential students, and to let Fairfield County residents know that CAG is the best resource to meet the needs of gifted and high-potential students.
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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.
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!
Help the Connecticut Association for the Gifted increase donations. It's easy — take a minute to write a new, positive CAG review (4 or 5 star), and you could help CAG gain online promotions worth $20,000! CAG is Top-Rated for the year, and eligible for prizes. [ more ]
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