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IAGC PARENT AND FAMILY EVENTS

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children coordinates a variety of workshops, coffees, presentations, and conferences appropriate for parents of children with advanced learning needs. Please explore this page to learn about scheduled IAGC events related to supporting gifted children and their families.


Are you interested in helping organize parent events?


Then come and join the IAGC Education Committee. The committee meets on Saturday mornings before quarterly board meetings.   Register for the next scheduled meeting by clicking on the link in the "Upcoming Events" Calendar Below! (If you do not see the meeting scheduled, contact director@iagcgifted.org to be notified of the meeting schedule when it is available.)


To learn more or register, click here


Upcoming events

    • 11/07/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Virtual-Online
    Register

    IAGC Quarterly Education Committee Meeting

    November 7, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


    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.  A link will be sent a few days before the virtual meeting.


    • 11/07/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Virtual-Online
    Register

    IAGC Quarterly Advocacy Committee Meeting

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


    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 and send a link to participants a few days before the Committee Meeting.


    • 11/07/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meeting - Online
    Register

    IAGC Fall Quarterly Board Meeting

    Saturday, November 7, 2020: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


    The IAGC board meets quarterly to discuss organizational business. All IAGC members are always welcome.  Please register so we can anticipate your attendance and send you a link to join the meeting.

    • 11/16/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
    • 19
    Register


    At this month's Parent Virtual Round Table, we will have a brief presentation and discuss ideas for supporting and advocating for your child through positive parent/teacher partnerships.   

    We will include a discussion of ideas from the National Association for Gifted Children Tip Sheet, "Classroom Advocacy," that can be found on the NAGC website.

    This month's Round Table will be facilitated by Jeanine Buishas, IAGC President & Patricia Steinmeyer, IAGC Executive Director 

    A link to the meeting will be emailed with your registration.

    • 11/18/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Virtual
    • 16
    Register


    At this month's Parent Virtual Round Table, we will have a brief presentation and discuss ideas for supporting and advocating for your child through positive parent/teacher partnerships.   

    We will include a discussion of ideas from the National Association for Gifted Children Tip Sheet, "Classroom Advocacy," that can be found on the NAGC website.

    This month's Round Table will be facilitated by Jeanine Buishas, IAGC President & Patricia Steinmeyer, IAGC Executive Director 

    A link to the meeting will be emailed with your registration.

    • 12/08/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Online
    • 97
    Register


    Program Preview:

    Selecting and reading a book has many facets of consideration, especially for advanced readers. Finding appropriate texts is important, but supporting and nurturing thoughtful readers involves much more...

    The "what and why" of literary applications will be the main topics of this book rich conversation. How students take in and synthesize what they read will be discussed with a lens on what is appropriate for their reading propensity as well as that is a relevant fit and match for their maturational development.  

    Our conversation will discuss picture books, novels and other literary selections for curious readers. Parents and educators will leave with a list of rich texts to explore, as well as a wealth of new ideas to add depth, meaning, and enjoyment to a child's reading experience.

    About the Presenter:

    Laura Beltchenko is veteran educator with a passion for student motivation and engagement in all thing’s literacy.  Her career in public education includes classroom teacher, reading specialist, as well as teacher and coordinator of gifted programs. Her public education career culminated as an associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction for a K-12-unit school district. Now in her “encore career”, Laura is committed to the professional development of teachers supporting the implementation of best practice literacy instruction. Laura believes in the use of high-quality children’s literature as a vehicle to support both the cognitive and affective development of all ages of students. Her personal children’s literature collection is vast and weaves an appreciation of quality authors and illustrators. She is an active member of the Center for Teaching Through Children’s Books and long-time member of the Reading Leadership Institute both with roots at National Louis University. (To read more about Laura Beltchenko, please visit the IAGC website.)




Past events

09/21/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-September 21, 2020
09/19/2020 Quarterly Fall Board Meeting - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
09/19/2020 IAGC Advocacy Committee Fall Meeting (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM).
09/19/2020 IAGC Education Committee Fall Meeting 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
08/19/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-August 19, 2020
07/15/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Morning Session (July 15, 2020)
07/13/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Evening Session (July 13, 2020)
06/08/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Evening Session (June 8, 2020)
06/03/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Morning Session (June 3, 2020)
05/11/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Evening Session (May 11, 2020)
05/06/2020 IAGC Virtual Parent Round-Table Discussion-Morning Session (May 6, 2020)
04/18/2020 IAGC Board Spring Meeting
04/18/2020 (Virtual/Online) IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Spring Meeting
04/18/2020 (Virtual/Online) IAGC Education Committee Spring Meeting
02/08/2020 Parent Saturday 2020
01/11/2020 IAGC Network Committee Winter Meeting
01/11/2020 IAGC Education Committee Winter Meeting
11/16/2019 IAGC Board Late Fall Meeting
11/16/2019 IAGC Network Committee Late Fall Meeting
11/16/2019 IAGC Education Committee Late Fall Meeting
11/16/2019 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Late Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Board Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Education Committee Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Network Committee Fall Meeting
09/28/2019 IAGC Connections Coffee
06/17/2019 IAGC Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Board Spring Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Education Committee Spring Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Spring Meeting
05/04/2019 IAGC Network Committee Spring Meeting
04/26/2019 Parent Coffee
02/02/2019 Parent Saturday 2019
01/31/2019 IAGC Annual Member Meeting
01/31/2019 Online 2019 Conference Registration (online payment or invoice)
01/12/2019 IAGC Board Winter Meeting
01/12/2019 IAGC Education Committee Winter Meeting
01/12/2019 IAGC Network Committee Winter Meeting
01/12/2019 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Winter Meeting
11/27/2018 What Illinois' New Accelerated Placement Act Means for Gifted Students
10/24/2018 Implementing Acceleration Placement Program Toolkit Administrator Academy #1926
10/22/2018 Parent Coffee
10/20/2018 IAGC Board Fall Meeting
10/20/2018 IAGC Education Committee Fall Meeting
10/20/2018 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Fall Meeting
10/20/2018 IAGC Network Committee Fall Meeting
10/12/2018 Administrator Breakfast
08/11/2018 IAGC Board Summer Meeting
08/11/2018 IAGC Education Committee Summer Meeting
08/11/2018 IAGC Network Committee Summer Meeting
08/11/2018 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Committee Summer Meeting
06/11/2018 IAGC Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
04/25/2018 Parent Saturday Organizational Meeting
04/19/2018 IAGC Social Emotional Committee Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Board Spring Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Spring Education Committee Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Spring Network Committee Meeting
04/07/2018 IAGC Spring Policy & Advocacy Committee Meeting
02/03/2018 Parent Saturday 2018 Registration
02/03/2018 Parent Saturday 2018 Presenters
02/02/2018 IAGC Convention Board Meeting
02/01/2018 GES Trainers Meeting
02/01/2018 Annual IAGC Membership Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Board Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Network Committee Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Education Committee Meeting
01/13/2018 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Board Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Policy & Advocacy Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Education Committee Meeting
10/21/2017 IAGC Network Committee Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC Board Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC Education Committee Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC Network Committee Meeting
08/26/2017 IAGC State Initiatives Meeting
06/26/2017 Strategic Planning Meeting
04/08/2017 IAGC Board Meeting
04/08/2017 IAGC Quarterly Committee Meetings
 

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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

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Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976


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Director@IAGCgifted.org

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