The IAGC is an advocate for the advanced learning needs of all children, and in particular, those who exhibit gifts and talents through a variety of expressions.
You can also learn about ISBE's Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented ChildrenHERE.
What the IAGC can do:
Provide information on a variety of theories and best-practice strategies relating to gifted education, characteristics of gifted children, and alignment of needs and resources through conferences, meet-ups, newsletters
Provide Parent Support and Networking Opportunities relating to raising gifted children
Provide updated information on State and Federal education policy relating to advanced learners
Collaborate with parents and other stakeholders to advocate for policy changes to support advanced learner needs
Provide potential resources for enrichment, engagement, and social interaction
Connect families to resources that may be able to provide evaluative services, though we do not endorse any particular organization or service
What the IAGC does NOT do:
Provide diagnostic or testing services to evaluate intelligence, ability, placement, or other areas of learning readiness
Provide school, district, or program recommendations for an individual child
Provide legal, psychological, academic, or medical advice or counsel
Provide individual advocacy in relation to a particular student and their academic, SEL, or legal concerns
Provide an evaluation or criticism of any particular schools, districts, programs, or curriculum on behalf of a student, parent, or group
Provide gifted education services, classes, or gifted education curriculum to students.