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

    • 02/07/2020
    • 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, IL
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    Legislation, Acceleration, and Accountability: What Administrators Need to Know 

    Administrator Academy #3011 

    This academy is being offered at no charge as a part of the Annual Conference.  To receive academy credit, full day attendance and completion of the Application Dissemination is required.

    To be admitted, please register on this page. Registration is also required for the Friday of the Conference.  

    This Administrators Academy is targeted to district superintendents and district level administrators. It also presents useful information for school principals.

    This course will increase awareness and  knowledge about acceleration, an evidence-based intervention for meeting the needs of high-ability learners.  The course reviews policy and legislation pertaining to acceleration.  Participants will align their district acceleration policies with the Illinois Accelerated Placement Act that requires districts to have a policy that allows for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, whole-grade acceleration, and subject acceleration.  Participants will also gain resources and knowledge to implement, review, and improve policies to meet the  needs of high-ability learners.

    Participants will be able to 

    (1) understand the legal, equity, and policy implications with respect to meeting the needs of high-ability learners; 

    (2) understand the Accelerated Placement Act and its purpose; 

    (3) understand the components of model acceleration policies and identify supporting resources; 

    (4) evaluate district/school acceleration policy in accordance with the Accelerated Placement Act and equitable, evidence-based practices; and 

    (5) synthesize information and develop or improve the district plan to align district policy with the Accelerated Placement Act and effectively meet the needs of high-ability learners, including those from special needs and underserved populations.

    Reporting requirements for IL School Report Card data  and ESSA related to high ability learners will also be addressed.


    • 02/07/2020
    • 8:15 AM - 11:15 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, IL
    • 34
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      Academic Acceleration 101:

    The Integrated Acceleration System



    Presented by: 

    Susan Assouline, Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, and Randy Lange 


    Who needs to be accelerated? What form of acceleration is needed? When it is best to accelerate? Presenters provide an objective process, supported by the online Integrated Acceleration System, that facilitates decisions about who, what form, and when. In this interactive session, participants will consider the major forms of acceleration and learn about the research underlying this underused intervention. The session will include practical tips for the process of making acceleration decisions and for the transition period after acceleration has occurred

    This half-day session is being offered at no charge as a part of the Annual Conference.  Registration is required for Friday of the conference. To reserve your space, please register on this page. 

    Registration for the Friday Conference is also required.





     

    • 02/08/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd, Naperville
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    SILVER Conference
     
     Parent Saturday

    A full morning of lectures and discussions with experts in the field of gifted children. 




    • 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 for classroom teachers to meet the social-emotional and academic needs of advanced learners.

    Administrator Academy #3011 "Acceleration, Legislation, and Accountability: What Administrators Need to Know" will run concurrently with the Workshop on Friday, June 12, 2020.






    • 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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