Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented

Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented

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Hi there! I wanted to share this write up from Civic Engagement Beyond Voting's legislative weekly as I thought it would be of interest to your families. As shared by CEBV: "HB2418, sponsored by Jennifer Pawlik (D-17), would establish a modest funding weight for gifted students, dedicating more resources to support their learning. The current funding intended for students with these higher needs is no longer adequate, if it ever was. The current school funding formula is over 40 years old and does not account for the movement of students out of their traditional district boundaries. Scheduled for House Education Committee, Tuesday." If anyone is signed up to Request to Speak at azleg.gov, please login to give this a thumbs up!
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Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented is the state's leading advocate for gifted children. AAGT i

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10/12/2023

Rural Arizona - the next Rural Gifted Network meeting is October 17th!

Join AAGT Vice President Vicki Greer for our monthly virtual meeting where we discuss how to support those who live and work in rural Arizona schools.

DM us for more information or to sign up.
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Photos from Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented's post 10/11/2023

🚩Last call for Breakout Proposals! It’s the 50th Anniversary of the AAGT Annual Conference and we want this year’s conference to be a celebration of our history, our present, and what the future holds.

Tap the link below to submit your proposal by this Sunday, October 15. https://bit.ly/aagt-annual2024-breakout

10/05/2023

What if we told you that finding your community of parents and caregivers like you is just a click away? Register for a SENG Community Group here: https://arizonagifted.org/scg/

"As a mom of two teens, both of whom are identified gifted and talented, I've learned a lot about what it means to raise a child with unique gifts and challenges. It's an amazing journey, but it can also be isolating.

When my older son was in elementary school, he was getting bored in class. He was finishing his work early and then disrupting the other kids. He also would come home in tears because he hated school. His teacher did her best to support him with the tools that she had, but neither of us truly had an understanding of the best way to help him.

I felt frustrated and helpless. I didn't know what to do to help my son. I started to feel like I was alone in this.

Then, one day, I stumbled upon a SENG Community group for parents of gifted and talented children. It was like a life raft in the middle of the ocean. I finally had a place to connect with other parents who understood what I was going through.

I've learned so much from this community. I've learned about different educational options for gifted children. I've learned about social and emotional challenges that gifted children often face. And I've learned that I'm not alone.

I wish I had found this community sooner. It would have saved me a lot of heartache and frustration. But I'm grateful to have it now.

If you're a parent of a gifted and talented child, I encourage you to find a community of support. You don't have to go through this journey alone." ~ Rebecca, Parent Testimonial

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09/25/2023

Dear Arizona Schools & School Districts, 🏫✨

Don't forget that AAGT offers the valuable opportunity to have one of our experienced Board Members attend your Gifted Parent nights as a guest speaker.

We can provide insightful discussions on advocacy for gifted students and offer a comprehensive 'Gifted 101' presentation, helping parents and educators understand the unique needs and potential of gifted learners.

Reach out to us today to learn more!

09/24/2023

Walter Scott's wisdom reminds us that a positive mindset can unlock the door to achievement, especially in the realm of education where the right attitude fuels learning and growth. πŸ“šβœ¨

09/22/2023

🌟 Ready to make a difference in the world of gifted education? We're on the lookout for passionate individuals to join our Board of Directors and help shape the future of gifted and talented education in Arizona. 🏫✨

This is your chance to be a part of something remarkable. Together, we can empower gifted learners across the state. Tap the link below to complete your application today πŸŒ„πŸ“š

https://arizonagifted.org/serve-with-aagt/

09/18/2023

What could you do with $500 for your classroom? ✨ Only two weeks left to apply for our Fall 2023 Teacher-Classroom Mini-Grant. πŸ“šπŸŽ

Past winners have:
🌟 Transformed their inner-city gifted student club with enriching games
πŸŽ‰ Secured a year-long subscription to Breakout EDU for their classroom
πŸ† Supported students in the National History Day Competition

Don't miss out! Tap the link below for more information and to submit your application. Deadline: October 1st, 2023. πŸ’‘

https://bit.ly/aagtminigrant

09/17/2023

Embrace your journey with courage and authenticity. 🌟

09/16/2023

🌟 Happy National Working Parents Day! πŸ™Œ

To all the incredible moms and dads out there who expertly balance work and family life - today is for you! Your dedication, love, and resilience are an inspiration to us all. Keep rocking the juggling act! πŸ’ͺ❀️

09/14/2023

Rural Arizona - the next Rural Gifted Network meeting is September 19th!

Join AAGT Vice President Vicki Greer for our new Rural Gifted Network meetings - a monthly virtual meeting where we'll discuss how to support those who live and work in rural Arizona schools.

DM us for more information or to sign up.
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09/11/2023

🌟 Gratitude Overflowing! πŸ™Œ

Parent Institute 2023 was an incredible journey of growth, learning, and connection, and it wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of our amazing sponsors. 🀝 Thank you for helping to make this event a resounding success!

09/04/2023

Arizona Parents - This is your last chance to join us at Parent Institute this year!

Join fellow parents looking for answers on how to support their gifted children at AAGT Parent Institute. The day will feature panels and presentations on topics related to supporting your gifted child, and breakout sessions to choose from based on your interests. ⁠
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See you on September 9, 2023, from 10 am-2 pm at the Phoenix Coding Academy - https://bit.ly/aagtparentinstitute2023

09/04/2023

Happy Labor Day to our hardworking community of teachers, administrators, working parents, and more.

Our office will be closed today in observance of this holiday.

09/02/2023

At our August Board Retreat, we asked our board members to create something that represents what gifted treasure lies within them - here's what everyone built!

Get more details on each person's item and info on how to bring this game to your home or classroom here - https://bit.ly/aagt-board-retreat-2023

09/01/2023

It's time - Breakout Proposals for AAGT 50th Annual Conference are now open!

We are looking for breakout session proposals that reflect on the journey gifted & talented education has been on, what we have discovered and experienced, and where we see the journey go next in the future. There are six tracks that your session can align with, and we are looking for content to meet the needs of all grade levels.

Submit your proposal by October 15th to be considered. Visit our website for more information and to submit your proposal - https://bit.ly/aagt-annual2024-breakout

08/31/2023

Arizona Parents - There are just TEN days left until AAGT Parent Institute

Looking for inspiration or information when it comes to supporting your gifted child? Are you new to the gifted and talented community after your child was identified through the universal 2nd-grade screening?⁠
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Join fellow parents looking for answers to the same questions at AAGT Parent Institute. The day will feature panels and presentations on topics related to supporting your gifted child, and breakout sessions to choose from based on your interests. ⁠
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See you on September 9, 2023, from 10 am-2 pm at the Phoenix Coding Academy - https://bit.ly/aagtparentinstitute2023

08/27/2023

As parents, guardians, and mentors, our greatest gift to the next generation is twofold:

🌱 Roots that instill a sense of belonging, love, and resilience. Roots that provide a foundation for them to grow, learn, and face the world with confidence.

πŸ¦… Wings that foster independence, curiosity, and the courage to explore beyond boundaries. Wings that allow them to chase their dreams and embrace new horizons.

08/25/2023

Arizona Educators and Former Educators - Governor Hobbs wants to hear from you! https://bit.ly/azeducatorretentionstudy

Your feedback is important and will inform the Task Force’s recommendations and the Governor’s priorities. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

The following participants are in high demand:
Β· Current Educators - The biggest need is in Greenlee, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Graham, and Gila counties
Β· Former educators - Need all counties except Maricopa
Β· Classified Staff and ESPs - Missing any responses from Santa Cruz county; low responses from all counties outside Maricopa

The survey will be open until August 31st. Please make sure to submit your feedback today!

08/15/2023

Exciting News from AAGT Partner FPSPI!

Get a team ready for the upcoming World Solutions Challenge!

This challenge invites thinkers in grades 5-12 to tackle real-world issues through innovation and collaboration. With a focus on critical thinking, teamwork, and practical solutions, participants will dive into global challenges and propose groundbreaking ideas.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this international challenge that encourages you to think outside the box and envision a better future for our world.

Tell your friends! World Solutions Challenge is for everyone.
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08/13/2023

It's crucial to fill our lives with individuals who uplift us, support our dreams, and inspire us to be our best selves. 🌈✨

Surrounding yourself with positive influences helps you thrive and unlocks your true potential. Whether it's mentors who guide you, friends who cheer you on, or loved ones who stand by you through thick and thin, their impact is immeasurable.

08/10/2023

Join AAGT Vice President Vicki Greer for our new Rural Gifted Network meetings - a monthly virtual meeting where we'll discuss how to support those who live and work in rural Arizona schools.

DM us for more information or to sign up.

08/06/2023

ARIZONA PARENTS πŸ“£

Looking for inspiration or information when it comes to supporting your gifted child? Maybe you're new to the gifted and talented community after your child was identified through the universal 2nd-grade screening.

AAGT is here to help, and you need to come to Parent Institute this year. This year’s AAGT Parent Institute will feature a panel of students who will share their experiences as gifted students, a panel of parents of gifted students, presentations on topics related to supporting your gifted child, and breakout sessions to choose from based on your interests.

See you on September 9, 2023, from 10 am-2 pm at the Phoenix Coding Academy - https://bit.ly/aagtparentinstitute2023

07/31/2023

Visit the AAGT Career Center now to learn more about the open Grade 6-8 Gifted Teacher position at Liberty Elementary School District #25

https://bit.ly/aagt_careercenter

07/30/2023

In the world of gifted education, it's crucial to remember: "Don't judge a book by its cover." πŸš«πŸ“–πŸ’«

The identification of gifted children goes far beyond preconceived notions and appearances. Unconscious biases and diverse personalities can create a hidden landscape where numerous gifted kids remain unidentified. 🌌🎁

Let's advocate for unbiased identification practices and empower educators and parents to foster an inclusive space that values and nurtures the unique talents of all children. πŸ€πŸ’™

SENG Model Parent Group - Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented 07/24/2023

Registration for the August 2 - September 6 AAGT SMPG closes soon, so this deal is going away too!

Save $20 when you bundle your registration for both AAGT SMPG and AAGT Parent Institute on September 9. πŸ’°οΈ This deal is only available until SMPG registration closes next Wednesday 7/26

Visit our website to learn more and sign up - https://bit.ly/aagt_smpg

SENG Model Parent Group - Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented Because of the discussion group I feel like I appreciate my child's intensity and creativity more. I understand where she's coming from better now in many diffe

07/20/2023

At Girls on the Run Maricopa & Pinal Counties, teaching critical life skills is the cornerstone of their research-based programs. Meeting in small teams, trained volunteer coaches inspire girls of all abilities to strengthen confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity.

Visit their website to learn how to participate, volunteer, coach, and more - https://bit.ly/girlsontherun_maricopapinal

07/16/2023

Tag and thank the teachers who have inspired you or your children. Let's celebrate the invaluable impact of these extraordinary artists in our lives. πŸ™ŒπŸŽ

07/12/2023

Hey Parents!

Get into the next AAGT SENG Model Parent Group (Aug 2 - Sept 6) and keep the momentum going by attending AAGT Parent Institute on September 9th! Save $20 when you bundle your registration for both events. πŸ’°οΈ

Visit our website to learn more and sign up - https://bit.ly/aagt_smpg

07/11/2023

This is the story of Fiona Currie and her parents Roderick and Blanca - it's also a great article that highlights some of the logistical, emotional, and social aspects of why it might (or might not) be a great idea for your kid to skip too many grades. https://cnb.cx/44gtsH9

07/07/2023

Attention Arizona advocates of gifted education! πŸŽ‰ AAGT membership rates are increasing soon, but you still have time to lock in the lowest rate! ⏰ Join or renew your membership before October 1st to take advantage of 2022's membership rates and get one year of individual membership for just $35.

Visit our website for more information - https://bit.ly/3MXn6omο»Ώ

Together, let's empower and nurture gifted minds for a brighter future! 🌟✨

07/07/2023

Calling all amazing parents of gifted and talented children! πŸŒŸπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Register now for the August 2023 AAGT SENG Model Parent Group and save $20 on our Parent Institute event in September by registering for both at the same time! πŸŽ‰πŸ“š

Discover valuable insights, connect with fellow parents, and unlock strategies to nurture your child's unique abilities - you'll be joining a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to helping their gifted children thrive. 🌈✨ Don't wait, seize this opportunity today! Visit our website for more details. https://bit.ly/aagt_smpg

07/04/2023

Happy 4th of July from AAGT! Celebrating the power of knowledge and the freedom it brings, today and everyday. πŸŽ“πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

06/22/2023

Who is headed to Philadelphia this summer? There are also virtual options for attending!

The 2023 SENG Annual Conference is 1 MONTH AWAY! In person space is FILLING UP FAST! If you plan to attend in person, register ASAP to guarantee your spot. We are already over 50% of the way to our in person registration limit. https://sengifted.org/sengconference2023

06/13/2023

The University of Connecticut is seeking participants for a giftedness and media literacy study. We are looking for participants who are parents/guardians of children between 8 and 12 years of age who have been identified as gifted by a school or qualified practicing psychologist.

The anonymous survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to be entered into a randomized drawing for a chance to win 1 of 10 electronic, $25 Amazon gift cards!

Visit our Bulletin Board for more information and to participate - https://bit.ly/3X6eDnE

06/10/2023

Parenting your gifted child can be so rewarding, as these kids are filled with unique treasures, a quirky sense of humor, and wealth of subject matter information on the interest of the day.
There can also be unique challenges along the way, and this is where finding a community of other parents/caregivers can be a benefit.

AAGT has partnered with SENG certified facilitators to offer SENG Model Parent Groups and our next group will begin meeting June 28!

Visit our website to learn more about what an SMPG is and isn't, sign up for our next session or put your name on a waitlist if this session does not work for your schedule!
https://arizonagifted.org/smpg/

06/08/2023

If we missed you at Summer Seminar last week - don't fret! You can still get access to the day's Keynote Sessions and earn the accompanying professional development credit for a few more months.

Visit our website to purchase virtual access to AAGT Summer Seminar 2023. https://bit.ly/2023summerseminar

06/07/2023

AAGT is pleased to share important news regarding our membership.

As of October 1, 2023, we will be implementing a modest increase in our membership rates – individual memberships will increase from $35 to $55 per year, with multi-year memberships also increasing.

We understand that any change in fees can raise questions, so we wanted to take this opportunity to provide insight into why we have made this decision and how it will benefit our gifted and talented community. Visit our website for more information - https://bit.ly/3MXn6om

06/06/2023

πŸ“£ Attention Parents of Gifted and Talented Students! πŸŽ“πŸŒŸ

We want to hear from you and understand your needs as parents of gifted and talented children! Your input is invaluable in shaping the programs and services we offer. Please take a few moments to fill out our Parent Interest Survey before June 22.

Click here to access the survey: https://bit.ly/3CwgqJn

Spread the word! Help us reach as many parents as possible by sharing this post with your fellow parents of gifted and talented students. Together, we can create an even more enriching educational experience for our children!

06/01/2023

At AAGT, we proudly stand as a beacon of allyship and inclusivity. πŸ€πŸ’™

To paraphrase - Shade never made anybody want to change so... be an ally - it costs nothing but is worth everything. 🌈✊

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