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    • 01/22/2020
    • 12:00 AM
    • 05/06/2021
    • 11:30 PM
    • online
    Register

    IAGC-Gifted Education Seminar (GES)

    This training was developed specifically for classroom teachers who do not have background in how to serve gifted students. Because the copyright ends December 2020, this is the final year IAGC will offer GES.  This interactive, comprehensive, multi-module course, developed in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, helps teachers, administrators, gifted coordinators, and all who serve gifted children to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. Topics included are theories and perspectives on giftedness, knowing the “whole child,” curriculum models, differentiation, and social-emotional needs. Start date is January 22, 2020 and the course completes on May 6, 2020.

    To complete this course, you must purchase two books.  There are Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented by Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens and Differentiation:  Simplified, Realistic, and Effective by Bertie Kingore.  These books are available new or used online.  In order to use the flash drive for this course, participants need access to a PC computer.

    Course consists of 45 hours of independent study and you will receive 45 PDHs.  

    Trainers have experience as teachers and/or administrators in gifted programs in Illinois. Presenters are all GES-certified trainers and have taught the GES prior to this class. 

    • 04/18/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
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    IAGC Board Orientation

    This meeting is for IAGC Board members only.  It will be followed by committee meetings from 11:00 a.m. until noon and a pizza lunch.   The Board Meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. and go until 3:30 p.m. on April 18. Please register for the Board meeting and Committee meetings online as well.

    • 04/18/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
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    IAGC Quarterly Network Committee Meeting

    Our Network Committee Vision is that there is an active grassroots movement focused on supporting the needs of gifted children that consists of parents, educators, educational organizations, university professionals, health care providers, business leaders, and community leaders with representation from each region within Illinois.

    All IAGC members and others interested in furthering the needs of gifted education in Illinois are encouraged to attend.  

    Please register so we can anticipate your attendance.  

    • 04/18/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
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    IAGC Quarterly Policy & Advocacy Committee Meeting

    The overarching goal of the Policy & Advocacy Committee is to educate decision makers and stakeholders about the importance of implementing policies and best practices that provide appropriate educational opportunities for all gifted children in Illinois and to advocate for a better gifted education policy framework in Illinois.

    All IAGC members and others interested in furthering the needs of gifted education in Illinois are encouraged to attend.  

    Please register so we can anticipate your attendance.  

    • 04/18/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
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    IAGC Quarterly Education Committee Meeting

    Our Education Committee vision is to help educators and parents understand how to identify and support the academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted and talented children through professional development. 

    All IAGC members and others interested in furthering the needs of gifted education in Illinois are encouraged to attend.  

    Please register so we can anticipate your attendance.  

    • 04/18/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IMSA: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
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    IAGC Board of Directors Meeting 

    The IAGC board meets quarterly to discuss organizational business. All IAGC members are always welcome.  Please register so we can anticipate your attendance. 

    • 06/12/2020
    • State House Inn; 101 East Adams Street; Springfield, IL 62701
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    Springfield Summer Workshop:

    June 12, 2020 

    "Sharpening Focus on Advanced Learners"

    This special day of learning is for teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, social workers, and parents.  Presentations will focus on evidenced-based practices for developing talent in advanced learners from all cultures and backgrounds, providing equitable access to advanced programming, and acceleration.  

    The afternoon will include breakout sessions providing strategies, tools, and resources to meet the social-emotional and academic needs of advanced learners. There will also be a session on Academic Acceleration.






    • 06/15/2020
    • 12:00 AM
    • 08/14/2020
    • 11:30 PM
    • online

    IAGC-Gifted Education Seminar (GES)

    This training was developed specifically for classroom teachers who do not have background in how to serve gifted students. Because the copyright ends December 2020, this is the final year IAGC will offer GES.  This interactive, comprehensive, multi-module course, developed in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, helps teachers, administrators, gifted coordinators, and all who serve gifted children to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. Topics included are theories and perspectives on giftedness, knowing the “whole child,” curriculum models, differentiation, and social-emotional needs. Start date is June 15, 2020 and the course completes on August 14, 2020.

    To complete this course, you must purchase two books.  There are Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented by Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens and Differentiation:  Simplified, Realistic, and Effective by Bertie Kingore.  These books are available either new or used online.

    Course consists of 45 hours of independent study and you will receive 45 PDHs.  If you want to take GES for professional development hours, please register for "2020 GES - with 45 PDH."

    GRADUATE CREDIT HOURS: If you want to take GES for 3 hours of college credit given Lindenwood University, please register for "2020 GES - with 3 grad. credit hours."  If you have questions email director@iagcgifted.org.

    Trainers have experience as teachers and/or administrators in gifted programs in Illinois. Presenters are all GES-certified trainers and have taught the GES prior to this class. 

    • 09/21/2020
    • 12:00 AM
    • 12/04/2020
    • 11:30 PM
    • online

    IAGC-Gifted Education Seminar (GES)

    This training was developed specifically for classroom teachers who do not have background in how to serve gifted students. Because the copyright ends December 2020, this is the final year IAGC will offer GES.  This interactive, comprehensive, multi-module course, developed in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, helps teachers, administrators, gifted coordinators, and all who serve gifted children to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. Topics included are theories and perspectives on giftedness, knowing the “whole child,” curriculum models, differentiation, and social-emotional needs. Start date is September 21, 2020 and the course completes on December 4, 2020.

    To complete this course, you must purchase two books.  There are Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented by Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens and Differentiation:  Simplified, Realistic, and Effective by Bertie Kingore.  These books are available either new or used online.

    Course consists of 45 hours of independent study and you will receive 45 PDHs.  If you want to take GES for professional development hours, please register for "2020 GES - with 45 PDH."

    GRADUATE CREDIT HOURS: If you want to take GES for 3 hours of college credit given Lindenwood University, please register for "2020 GES - with 3 grad. credit hours."  If you have questions email director@iagcgifted.org.

    Trainers have experience as teachers and/or administrators in gifted programs in Illinois. Presenters are all GES-certified trainers and have taught the GES prior to this class. 

 

Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976


email us:  

Director@IAGCgifted.org

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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