Alabama Gifted  


AAGC Leadership Academy
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Samford University
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Sylvia Rimm

AAGC is the only advocacy organization in Alabama with the mission to support the educational and affective needs of gifted children and youth. As an all-volunteer organization, recruitment of new members and training for potential leaders is a high priority. With this goal in mind, AAGC is offering members--educators and parents of gifted children--an exciting opportunity to be part of the first AAGC Leadership Academy, to be held Saturday April 21, 2018 (9:00-3:00) at Samford University. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Sylvia Rimm, well known expert in gifted education. Dr. Rimm’s many years as a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show and as a favorite personality on public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to many audiences. She gained a national following by her common sense and practical parenting and teaching advice. She has written books on raising gifted children, success for girls, and communication skills.

UPDATE: We are thrilled with the response to this event.

All slots for gifted specialists have been filled, but we still have available slots for parents.
Here is the link for parents to register:

AAGC Administrators' Lecture Series
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Troy University-Montgomery
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Jonathan Plucker

Alabama is recognized nationally for policies and procedures in identifying students with gifts and talents. However, our gifted student achievement and outcomes are near the bottom. Dr. Jonathan Plucker, expert in research on policy and talent development, will present new research on efforts to address the excellence gap, particularly as it impacts gifted students. He will present two half-day sessions for state school administrators: 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30. In addition to attending the lecture, administrators will be able to participate as a PLU activity.


For more information, contact Dr. Shirley Farrell at or 334-241-9598. To register for the morning or afternoon session, click HERE.


The mission of the Alabama Association for Gifted Children is to provide advocacy, leadership, and support to assist educators, parents, and community partners in meeting the educational and affective needs of Alabama’s gifted children and youth.

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