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The video interviews on this page offer perspectives from IAGC Board Members and other experts and advocates in the field of gifted education. These interviews explore a variety of topics, research, and issues that impact advanced learners.  The views expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect the views of the IAGC.

Making Some "Noise to Protect Our Planet - Kids Climate Summit, Chicago Gifted Community Center

Rhonda Stern, PhD, Co-Organizer of the CGCC Kids Climate Summit shares information about this event that invites children of all ages to share their views about climate issues. This event, to be hosted by the CGCC with the support of Illinois Math and Science Academy and other sponsors, will be held virtually in Spring 2022.

Student Summit submissions are due on January 8, 2022. For more information visit the CGCC website at:

Top 3 Strategies for Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety During Challenging Times

Michelle Kane, Ed. D. provides strategies for helping emotionally intense children with gifts and talents to cope with anxiety during challenging times.

Talent Development: Beyond Gifted Education

Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius provides an overview of the Talent Development approach to gifted education and some ideas and perspectives for schools and districts as they use this approach to inform programming and support equal access to opportunities for advanced learners. 

Courageous Conversations: Examining the Racial Implications of Covid-19 With Advanced Learners

Dr. Adrienne Coleman provides perspectives and suggestions for examining the racial implications of Covid-19 with respect to advanced learners. She also provides suggestions for conducting courageous conversations among students pertaining to racial issues.

The Importance of Social Parenting

IAGC Board Member, Newenka DuMont discusses her perspectives about the importance of social parenting for supporting families of children with gifts and talents. She provides several suggestions and resources for building parent networks.


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