Leadership & Advocacy LIVE! July 13-15. Please join NAGC July 13-15 for Leadership & Advocacy Conference LIVE!, the nation's first and only virtual conference devoted to public policy, legislation, and advocacy for gifted children. We've planned 3 full days— more than 15 hours of livestreamed content—to help sharpen your skills for creating grassroots momentum and building relationships to drive change

Statement on Racism and Social Justice

The Connecticut Association for the Gifted is united with the National Association for the Gifted’s position statement in denouncing racism and standing for social justice. This position statement can be accessed here. CAG recognizes that all students deserve a life free from harm and danger and an education structured in fidelity and equity. For all who are affected personally and all who are outraged morally by racial injustice, the Connecticut Association for the Gifted supports you.

It's been the mission of CAG to advocate for ALL Gifted and Talented students in our State. We are paying special attention to students from underserved and culturally diverse communities, where during the last decade, gifted services have been either severely cut or are non-existent. We will continue on that path.

Sincerely,

Bonnie O'Regan
President

Supporting Your Gifted Child During COVID-19

Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona announced details of the framework to allow all students – in all school districts statewide – the opportunity to have access to in-school, full-time instruction at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year, as long as public health data continues to support this model. Read the press release.

Parents: Here is a List of Summer Online Activities and a module of Social Emotional Learning activities

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) has curated links from trusted partners, and/or leaders within the gifted community. NAGC has also developed this TIP Sheet with strategies for helping gifted children. 

Access numerous education and enrichment resources.

Developed in partnership with Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), Advanced Learning Labs are provided for K-12 students each week. 

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) has collected G/T-related educational resources

Your Chilld's Gifted Programming is in Danger: ACT!


Welcome to the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG)


CAG supports educators and parents to meet the needs of Connecticut's gifted, talented and high-potential children of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We provide resources and advocacy so children are identified and provided access and opportunities for an appropriate education by personnel trained and qualified to meet their cognitive, social, and emotional special needs. Benefits of CAG membership. Don't want to join but inspired by our mission? Please click the star on the right to donate to CAG.

What does your IQ really say about you? Is it possible to accurately assess intelligence through a test? And does it make a difference who is setting the test and why? Watch this short film from the BBC

Why you might be smarter than you think. The concept of human intelligence has changed a lot over the past 100 years. Could broadening our perception of what it means to be intelligent change how we view human potential, and ultimately make us more successful at solving the problems facing the world? Watch this short film from the BBC.


Latest Updates

CAG Board Members Recognized for Work in SEL, NAGC Dissertation Award

CAG is proud to announce that two of it's board members have received recognition in their recent accomplishments. Dr. Lorrie-Anne Monte is teaching social emotional learning this summer at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Dr. Laurel Brandon has placed in the annual NAGC Research & Evaluation Network's 2020 Dissertation Award Competition for her study, "Teachers' and Students' Perspectives of School-Based Opportunities for Student Creativity".


Upcoming Conferences and Conventions
  • Confratute - July 13-14 - Free series of online webinars - SEM Update And some new research and projects.
  • Leadership & Advocacy LIVE! July 13-15. Join NAGC for the nation's first and only virtual conference devoted to public policy, legislation, and advocacy for gifted children. 
  • August 7-9, 2020, SENG, Minneapolis, MN2020 Annual Conference 'Nature and Nurture: Guiding the Gifted Experience'
  • November 5-8, 2020, NAGC 67th Annual Convention, Lake Buena Vista, FL - Empowering parents, teachers, and advocates to implement effective practices for all gifted & talented children in homes, schools, and communities.

CAG's Teacher Resource Group

One of the most difficult challenges in education is consistently and appropriately meeting the needs of gifted students. The CAG Teacher Resource Group (TRG) is here to help you meet this challenge by answering your questions, sharing information, and providing resources and support.

For questions about the Teacher Resource Group (TRG), please email info@ctgifted.org. Learn more.

View a past TRG presentation by Heidi Molbak on Twice Exceptionality.  

 


Shop on Amazon and Benefit CAG

Do you shop on Amazon.com? Do you want to donate to CAG without any additional cost to you? Simply drag and drop this Amazon link to your browser toolbar and just click next time you want to shop. You'll be supporting CAG each time you do! Amazon will donate .5% of the money you spend on Amazon.com to CAG on your behalf, without you spending a single extra penny! For more information, visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2682441.


Guidestar Nonprofit

Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) is proud to have earned a 2019 Bronze Seal of Transparency on GuideStar. Click the logo at left to learn more, or to donate to CAG. 

 

 

 


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