NAGC Conference ~ Phoenix 2015

AAGT Student Conference Program Contest Design

Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
Conference Program Contest Design

WHAT:  Contest to design the AAGT 40th Annual Conference Program Cover

WHO:  AZ Students in K-12th grade. Students must be attending school in Arizona, but they do not need to be in gifted education to participate.

WHEN:  Deadline is November 1, 2013. No entries will be returned unless requested in writing at the time of submission.

WHERE:  Send camera-ready digital or electronic artwork to Contest Cover sheet must be included. Contact office manager for the cover sheet.

WHAT:  Cover design must contain:

      40th Annual Arizona Gifted and Talented Conference
      Black Canyon Conference Center
      February 6th & 7th, 2014
      Looking Back – Moving Forward! (conference theme)
      Size: 8.5 x 11

WOW:  Winning design will be the program cover. Winner will receive $100 gift card and copy of the program.

AAGT 40th Annual Conference, February 6 & 7, 2014

AZFPS Fall Workshop ~ August 24, 2013

Looking for a Program to supplement Common Core State Standards implementation, Look at Arizona Future Problem Solving (AZFPS)!

Arizona Future Problem Solving announces training workshops for Teachers, Parents, and AZFPS Coaches on August 10, 2013 and August 24, 2013 from 8:30- 3:30. Cost is $65 per person or $30 per person for additional people from one school/district.

  • The Phoenix Workshop on August 10th is at the Herberger Young Scholars Academy ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306.
  • The Tucson Workshop on August 24 is at the Southern Arizona Community School, 2490 N Tucson Blvd., Tucson AZ.

The workshops will cover the Creative Problem Solving Process as used in the FPS Program, vocabulary, techniques, and tools for FPSP and how to incorporate the FPS model into an educational program K-12. Common Core State Standards are covered using the Future Problem Solving Program. Attendees will receive Gifted Endorsement and Recertification credit.

Contact Jennine Jackson,, or 520.299.8865 to register.

Teaching kids how to think, not what to think.

2013 Parent Institute: Helping Your Child Enrich their Potential ~ October 5th

2013 Parent Institute:
“Helping Your Child Enrich Their Potential”

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Who:  Arizona’s Parents, Grandparents & Educators
What:  Seminars on parenting gifted children
Where:  ASU Preparatory Academy, 735 E Fillmore St., Phoenix, AZ 85006
Parent Institute Flyer    Agenda

$35.00 per parent
$25.00 per student K-8 for Super Saturday, Enriching Your Potential Program

Institute highlights include Key Note Speaker, Dr. Bertie Kingore, International Consultant and author, and three breakout sessions.

Click here to register!

FREE!  Gifted Education Webinars ~ March, April & May 2013

Phoenix Desert Summer Institute: Strategies Workshops, June 2013

AAGT 39th Annual Conference ~ February 7 & 8, 2013

Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented
39th Annual Conference
February 7 & 8, 2013
“Gifted Matters in the 21st Century”

The Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT) is hosting their 39th Annual State Gifted Education Conference: Gifted Matters in the 21st Century!, on February 7 & 8, 2013 at the Black Canyon Conference Center.

Keynote speakers include:

  1. Dr. Linda Silverman, a psychologist, researcher, teacher, parent, and author, whose latest book, Giftedness 101, is expected to be released in February
  2. Erik Frances, an educator for over 15 years in middle/high schools and a previous education program specialist at the ADE
  3. Jean Watts, author of two humor books, published by Great Potential Press, containing hilarious cartoons of gifted children in typical situations at home and at school, and
  4. Dr. Tamra Stanbaugh, executive director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University and co-author of Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners and co-editor of Overlooked Gems: A National Perspective on Low-Income Promising Students, the Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program (both with Joyce VanTassel-Baska) and Leading Change in Gifted Education (with Bronwyn MacFarlane)

Please check out the AAGT website for more information and registration at

Third Annual National Leadership Summit on Identifying and Serving Gifted Native American Students, May 10-11, 2012

You’re invited to join Dr. Jaime A. Castellano on May 10-11, at the

Third Annual National Leadership Summit:
Identifying and Serving Gifted Native American Students.

The summit will take place in Ganado, AZ in the heart of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. The cost is $150 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch each day.

Save the Date ~ Summit Flyer
Registration Form   (2003 Word)       Parent Registration Form   (2003 Word)

Phoenix Desert Summer Institute: PD Opportunities for Teachers

Strategies Sessions for Teachers, Grades 7-10
Gifted Strategies for Teachers, Grades K-6

Courses offered are:

  • English Strategies for teachers’ Grades 7-10 (both Tucson and Phoenix sessions)
  • Mathematics Strategies (Vertical Teams) for teachers’ grades 7-10 (Tucson session only)
  • Social Studies Strategies for teachers’ grades 7-10 (both Tucson and Phoenix sessions)
  • Science Strategies for teachers’ grades 7-10 (Tucson session only)

For more information, class syllabus/description, presenter information, special hotel rates, and registration, download the Phoenix Desert Institute Strategies Flyer.