Published: September 9th, 2019

FREE Southern Arizona Gifted Network: Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute – September 14, 2019

Southern Arizona Gifted Network – Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute 2019

The Southern Arizona Gifted Network is hosting a free event for parents and teachers of gifted children, featuring national speakers on gifted individuals and gifted education.

Deb Douglas, consultant and advocate for gifted children and teens, specializing in workshops that help students take charge of their educations. She is the author of The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners. Previously, she was the gifted education coordinator for the Manitowoc Public School District and president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Paul Beljan, past president of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) and is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Beljan co-wrote Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults and has authored several chapters and articles in various publications. Dr. Beljan is a nationally acclaimed forensic neuropsychology expert and has lectured internationally.

Several break-out sessions in the afternoon by keynote speakers and local experts will offer specifically focused strategies for parents and teachers to support gifted children.

Cost: FREE

Audience: Parents, family members, community members, teachers, counselors, and school administrators

Location: Hosted by the Amphitheater School District in the Amphitheater Professional Development and Learning Center, 701 W. Wetmore Rd.

When: Saturday, September 14, 9:00-3:00 (one-hour lunch on your own)

Contact: Marianne Landrith, [email protected] or Michele Thelen [email protected]


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Published: August 16th, 2019

11th Annual AAGT Parent Institute – September 21st, 2019

Registration Now Open!

11th Annual AAGT Parent Institute

11th Annual AAGT Parent Institute – Spanish Language Flyer

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Barry Goldwater High School

2820 W Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027

(Near I-17 and Loop 101)

AAGT’s Parent Institute is a one day event geared towards the needs of Arizona’s parents of gifted and talented children. Our goal is to advocate, educate, and communicate on behalf of gifted learners in the state of Arizona.

Unleashing Our Children’s Potential.  How can our gifted children meet their true potential? With everything going on in the world today, what can we do as the supportive adults in our children’s lives to strengthen their social & emotional well-being and academic abilities? Come hear highly interactive keynote speaker, Colin Seale of Think Law, and walk away with concrete takeaways to support your gifted child. This is also a great opportunity to connect with other parents from across the state! Children’s Enrichment Classes for students K-5 are offered for an additional cost.

What to Expect:

  • Guest Speakers and Advocacy Updates
  • Breakout Sessions from Gifted Experts
  • Vendors and more!

*NEW* for 2019! Bonus SENG Parent Group
(Additional registration required. Child care is available)

Children Enrichment Classes
Enrichment Games & Activities provided by gifted teachers are available for children in grades K-5

Please visit the AAGT website for more information: arizonagifted.org


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Published: August 8th, 2019

Pima County School Superintendent – Southern Arizona Gifted Endorsement Courses

The Pima County School Superintendent’s Office is hosting courses to support gifted educators.

Southern Arizona Advanced Gifted Education Course – Fall 2019

  • August 23 – October 5, 2019
  • 25 Hours of advanced training for more experienced gifted educators to apply toward the Arizona Gifted Education Endorsement
  • Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
      • 200 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
  • Cost: $220 
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Published: July 16th, 2019

FY20 Gifted Education Grant

If your LEA has an FY20 Gifted Education Grant allocation (see link below), then your LEA is eligible to apply for these funds.

Project Period:               July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Applications Available: July 15, 2019 (https://gme.azed.gov)

Application Due Date:   September 6, 2019

FY20 Gifted Education Grant Notification

FY20 Gifted Education Grant Allocations

FY20 Gifted Education GrantOnline Application Instructions

NEW: Please Click Here for more information regarding the FY20 Gifted Education Grant

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Published: February 12th, 2019

FREE Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute in Tucson

What? Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute
When? Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where? Amphitheater Public Schools, 701 W. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ
Why? Information and inspiration for families and teachers of gifted children

Gifted Parent Teacher Institute 2019 Flyer

Gifted Parent Teacher Institute 2019 Flyer – SPANISH

Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute Speakers

Join us at the upcoming free event for parents and teachers of gifted children, featuring national speakers on gifted education:

♦   Rick Courtright, Duke University – Gifted Issues for parents and teachers

♦   Brian Housand, University of North Carolina Wilmington – Daring Mighty Things and our children’s futures.

♦   Breakout Sessions, on curiosity, parenting help, gifted underachievement, and Gifted 101

♦   Guests – Peter Laing, Arizona Department of Education / Student Acceleration and Enrichment; Dustin Williams, Pima County Superintendent of Schools

More Details

Click here to register

  • Space is limited, so register now! 
  • Teachers will receive recertification hours for attendance 
  • This is a free event. Lunch is on your own. 
  • Spanish translation available
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