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Published: April 28th, 2020

FY21 Gifted Education Grant – Availability Contingent on Final FY21 State Budget

Please note that the opening of the FY21 Gifted Education Grant for LEA applications is contingent on the legislature ultimately appropriating funds for the program for the next fiscal year.

FY21 eligible LEAs will be notified once/if funding is made available for FY21, and we will provide additional information regarding timelines and next steps, as applicable.

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Published: March 25th, 2020

Resources for Educators & Parents During COVID-19 (from NAGC)

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) has compiled a series of online resources to support educators and parents as schools are impacted due safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following is from the NAGC website:

NAGC seeks to provide information to educators, parents, caregivers, and mental health providers who are supporting gifted children during this unprecedented time. NAGC has turned to trusted partners, such as state gifted associations, publishing partners, and/or leaders within the gifted community, for recommended resources. However, the information provided here, except those resources published by NAGC, have not been vetted by the association, nor should they be viewed as an endorsement or as approved by NAGC.

These resources, which may be updated on an ongoing basis, may be accessed using the link below:

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Published: March 23rd, 2020

AP, IB and Cambridge International Examinations Testing Updates for Schools and Students Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NEW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATES

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Published: January 23rd, 2020

SENG Phoenix Mini-Conference – February 29th, 2020

SENG Phoenix Mini-Conference

SENG is pleased to bring the experience of the annual conference to the local gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional community of Phoenix, Arizona!

Join us for a dynamic day packed with a morning keynote, valuable breakout sessions, and making connections.

When: Saturday, February 29th, 8:00AM – 4:30PM  

Cost: $95 (Members); $120 (Non-Members)

Location: Barry Goldwater High School: 2820 W. Rose Garden Lane Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Contact: [email protected]

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Published: January 8th, 2020

FREE Gifted and Advanced Learning Leadership Institute – January 28, 2020

FREE Gifted and Advanced Learning Leadership Institute

Please join us for a FREE leadership institute for K-8 school-level administrators and leaders focused on gifted and advanced learning at the elementary school level.

This institute will engage attendees in the unique academic, intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted learners and Arizona law and State Board of Education Rules regarding Gifted Education programs and services. A review of research-based programs, service delivery models and strategies and systems of support will be shared to support both gifted and advanced learner access and success within rigorous curricula.

A facilitated panel will then provide the opportunity to hear from, and engage with, school leaders in Pima County regarding their successes and challenges in developing, enhancing and leading diverse gifted and advanced learning programs.

Attendees will leave empowered with new understanding and practical tools to help support their local school efforts to expand accelerated and advanced learning opportunities for the students and families they serve.

Facilitators:

  • Peter Laing provides leadership for Acceleration and Enrichment for the Arizona Department of Education
  • Marianne Landrith is the Program Director of Frameworks & Foundations and GiftED for the Pima County School superintendent’s Office
  • Louise Till is the Senior Coordinator in the gifted education program in Tucson Unified School District

Cost: FREE

Audience: K-8 school administrators and leaders

Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office: 200 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701

When: Tuesday, January 28, 1:00-4:00PM

Contact: Marianne Landrith, [email protected]

 

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Published: October 31st, 2019

NEW! Pima County School Superintendent – Southern Arizona Gifted Endorsement Course: January 10 – April 28, 2020

The Pima County School Superintendent’s Office is hosting a new course to support gifted educators.

Southern Arizona Advanced Gifted Education Course – Spring 2020

  • January 10 – April 18, 2020
    • Completion of this training (45 contact hours, additional 45 hours completed independently) will qualify participant for the Arizona Gifted Education Provisional Endorsement. Individual districts must approve professional development hours per gifted endorsement regulations. This training will focus on best practices in gifted instruction including navigating national gifted standards, social and emotional growth, differentiated instruction, critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving. Interactive workshops will provide participants with a knowledge base in gifted education and highly effective, research-based strategies for instructing gifted students.
  • Audience: Certified Teachers, Instructional Coaches and Administrators interested in earning a Provisional Gifted Education Endorsement
  • Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
      • 200 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
  • Cost: $380     (Registration fee includes materials and meals)
  • Contact: Marianne Landrith    [email protected]    520-724-8995

Click here to Register

 

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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
8:00AM-12:30PM
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
1:30PM-3:00PM
(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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