Walk-in's Welcome Friday, March 23 at Forum on State Guidelines for G/T

Connecticut Association for the Gifted and the State Department of Education are partnering to present a half-day of learning: A Forum on State Guidelines for Identifying & Serving Gifted Students on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Manchester Community College. Walk-in's are welcome beginning at 8:10 a.m. Check-in for pre-registrations begins at 8:15 a.m., with workshops beginning at 8:45 a.m. Workshop topics include: What School Administrators Need to Know About the New Law, Best Practice Solutions for Identifying Gifted Students, How to Provide Services for Gifted Students at No or Low Cost, and more. Questions? Email info@ctgifted.org.


CAG supports you as educators and parents to meet the needs of Connecticut's gifted, talented and high-potential children. Our mission is to help support and advocate for Connecticut's gifted, talented, and high-potential children of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds so they are identified and provided access and opportunities to an appropriate education by personnel trained and qualified to meet their cognitive, social, and emotional special needs.

For only $25 a year or $100 for a Lifetime membership, you will have priority individual support, guidance on testing and assessment and information about educational options. Members enjoy the benefits of a vast network of resources and research-based information on all aspects of raising and educating your gifted child. You'll have access to helpful tools, training, expert speakers, and more. Members also receive discounted registration at Minds in Motion™ events and CAG conferences. We offer resources, information, and programs for students, parents, and educators. Join CAG to help children reach their full individual potential. Please explore our website to learn how you can benefit from what CAG offers.


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Sign Up for Minds in Motion, CAG's Signature Enrichment Event for Children and Adults

Online registration is open for Minds In Motion™  Litchfield, our last event of the 2017-18 season, so hurry and register if you haven't done so already. Our next MiM™ event won't happen until the fall!  Minds In Motion™  is an afternoon of interesting, fast-paced workshops for children, with free workshops for adults. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity - register today! For program and registration information, head to our Minds In Motion™ page. Email programcoordinator@ctgifted.org to host a Minds in Motion™ in your town. See past events: Facebook page.


Get Your CAG Parent's Handbook

Every parent should own CAG's invaluable primer to gifted education in Connecticut, and raising gifted children in general.  The newly-revised book is entitled A Parent's Guide to Gifted Education: What it Means to Have a Gifted Child. This book is every parent's first step in charting their child's educational future. [ more ]

Reusable Gift Wrap: Good for the Planet, Good for CAG

CAG is excited to partner with ReGift the Wrap - a company that sells environmentally friendly, beautiful, reusable gift wrap. While CAG's mission is education, ReGift the Wrap's mission is environment. We are partners with the common goal of a bright future for all children! ReGift the Wrap is donating a portion of their sales to CAG. Enter 'CAG' as your company name to ensure your donation to CAG. Learn more: http://regiftthewrap.com/

Upcoming Conferences and Conventions
  • 7th Annual Teaching and Learning with iPads, Chromebooks, and Cloud-Based Computing Conference, May 9, University of Connecticut Main Campus. Learn more: https://ipad.education.uconn.edu/
  • Beyond IQ Conference, April 27-29, Boxborough, MA. For professionals who work with profoundly gifted children. A keynote presentation will be given by P. Susan Jackson, director of the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted. Learn more: http://www.giftedconferenceplanners.org/
  • 41st Annual Confratute, July 8-13. Confratute is the longest running summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching held at the University of Connecticut: www.confratute.uconn.edu
  • SENG: July 20-22 in San Diego, enjoy keynote presentations from Tom Clynes, Patricia Gatto-Walden, Ph.D., and Leslie Anita Hosey, Ph.D. Learn more: http://sengifted.org/seng-annual-conference-2017/
  • NAGC's  65th Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN, November 15-18. Learn more.

CAG's Teacher Resource Group

The CAG Teacher Resource Group (TRG) is specially designed to help teachers meet the academic, emotional, and intellectual needs of their students. To get involved in the Teacher Resource Group (TRG), please email info@ctgifted.org. Learn more.

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


New Gifted/Talented Law in Connecticut

Public Act 17-82. [ more ]

CAG Board of Director Positions Open

The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG), founded in 1969, is the pre-eminent parent, teacher, and school resource; and legislative advocate for Connecticut's talented and high-ability students. CAG is seeking individuals to serve as board members in the following capacity: Technology, Strategic Marketing/Advertising, Fund Development, Public Relations, Finance (Treasurer). For more information, contact Executive Director Kate O'Neil at execdirector@ctgifted.org.

Shop Amazon. Give to 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.

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