You Spoke, We Listened: New Legislative Advocacy Section
Dear CAG members,
We listened when you told us in your October survey responses that requesting proper academic services for gifted and talented was the most important priority for the majority of you. We now have a Legislative Advocacy section with interactive tools that will allow you to help us accomplish that goal. Click here or on the Legislative Advocacy menu item at left to see our new section.
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 $25.00 a year or $100.00 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. Members also receive discounts for registration at Minds in Motion™ events and CAG conferences. Put CAG to work for you and join today!...
Registration is now open for Minds In Motion™ events on February 25 in Shepaug (Washington), March 4 in Milford, March 11 in Bridgeport, March 18 in Middletown and March 25 in Westport. Minds In Motion™ is an afternoon of interesting, fast-paced workshops for children, with free workshops for their parents. Each event is different, with different workshops and speakers. You can read the program brochures for each event on our Minds In Motion™ page. Registration for Litchfield MIM™ event will be opening soon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can host a Minds in Motion™ in your town.
Did you know that CAG has been advocating for children, their parents and educators since 1969? There is a myth that gifted students "can make it on their own" but that is simply not true. Like all children, those who have advanced cognitive abilities need to be nurtured and taught by educators who can meet their needs. CAG works with teachers, administrators and parents in Fairfield County to build awareness that gifted children come from all backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. We provide a Professional Development Program for educators along with a website and e-newsletters for educators and parents. We recently expanded our Minds in Motion™ enrichment program to reach more children in more locations than ever before – including multiple events in Bridgeport. Please support our mission for 2017 by making a donation to CAG on Fairfield County's Giving Day March 9. Your donation will allow us to expand our programming to reach more students, parents and teachers, especially in underserved communities. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates! #FairfieldCountyGives.
Please join CAG for a celebration of our successes during the 2016-2017 school year, and a look ahead at next year. Meet the CAG board members, parents and educators, and discuss your education issues. Hear about our accomplishments over the past year and learn about planned initiatives for the future. Congratulate winners of the annual CAG awards. Use our Open Mic to ask questions or express yourself. Plan to bring a colleague and tell a friend. We look forward to you joining us for this very special annual membership event. Check back often for more details.
The CAG Teacher Resource Group (TRG) met recently in West Hartford, and would like to thank Heidi Molbak, Co-Founder and Head of FlexSchool: The Gifted and 2e Micro School, who led a topic on Twice Exceptionality. View her presentation here. Future meetings at other locations are being planned. The TRG is specially designed to help teachers meet the academic, emotional, and intellectual needs of their students.
CAG recognizes and would like to celebrate the wonderful work you do, as well as the uphill battle you face. Let's work together to learn from each other. Come be part of your peer group who all 'get' you! To get involved in the Teacher Resource Group (TRG), please email email@example.com. Learn more.
CAG is seeking an individual to serve as a Board member who has background in strategic marketing, which ideally includes a blend of marketing planning and execution, with direct experience at an advertising agency or on the client side, with branding, advertising and communications experience. Advocacy experience is also highly regarded. [ more ]
To generate support for new and existing initiatives, CAG is seeking a board member experienced in Fund Development. [ more ]
CAG desires assistance to expand its reach, awareness and membership statewide -- including further penetration into underserved communities. Also important will be cultivating and maintaining relationships with funders, legislators and collaborating organizations. [ more ]
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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 make CAG a top-rated non profit. Just visit CAG at www.greatnonprofits.org and write a positive review of CAG. That's it. Has CAG helped you and your child? Do you believe in CAG's mission? Does your child enjoy Minds In Motion™? Just explain how or why. Your positive reviews will help raise awareness for CAG's important education work and increase educational opportunities for all children in your community and across Connecticut. All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers.
Your positive opinion will help CAG spread the word about CAG and how we can help parents like you help their gifted, talented and high-achieving children through the many educational and advocacy programs we offer. Just go to the GreatNonprofits website to post your review today. Thanks for your great words! [ 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 ]