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 gifted children and youth in Alabama.
October 12 - 14, 2022 at the Birmingham Marriott hotel in Birmingham, Alabama from 8:00 AM -3:00 PM. This will be an in-person conference and our attendees will be excited to visit your booth and learn about your company through our app. Click here to register!
PD Webinar Series, August 16, 2022, 6:00 pm CT
Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers
“What problems do you want to solve?" Where does science happen?” As science learning becomes more advanced, students start to explore how their own identity connects with the time spent in the classroom. Students may start to question how and why STEM is meaningful to them. Bringing diverse and modern role models who work in STEM and are solving real-world problems like plastic pollution, energy usage, or fast fashion is one strategy to help establish these connections. Students can begin to see themselves or careers that are making a difference. How do you find role models that are relevant to classroom learning and who reflect the cultural diversity of our communities?
Erin Twamley is an award-winning children’s book author, educator (MEd), STEMinist, and lifetime Girl Scout. She is a former energy education specialist at the Department of Energy, where she led energy literacy efforts for teachers and students. Erin loves to read to her two kids and has lived on three continents. You will find her leading hands-on encounters in Huntsville, AL and writing new children’s books.
Joshua Sneideman is the vice president at Learning Blade, an organization focusing on exposing students to STEM careers. A former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Department of Energy, he is also the award-winning author of multiple STEM education books and TED-Ed cartoons. Josh loves communicating about science concepts. The father of three amazing daughters, Sneideman loves nature walks, sailing, and reading nonfiction.
Register at https://alabamagifted.org/event-4923680
AAGC is pleased to announce two monthly podcasts. Have you listened yet?
AAGC Gifted Chat Podcast is a 15-20 minute conversation with leaders in the field of gifted discussing topics important to them. Then after you listen to the podcast, join the conversation on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/AAGCGiftedChat. Each Gifted Chat episode will have a separate post on FB with questions to continue the conversation and share ideas and resources.
Think Like a....where we will explore different professions to see what it takes to be successful. We hope you will join us each month to listen to a conversation with a professional in a career. We will learn what skills are required to be successful and education requirements, and what you really do in this career.
Already a member? Login with your AAGC credentials to take advantage of our webinars for parents and educators!
Gifted advocacy takes a year-round effort. We made great strides this last legislative year but we are far from the much needed funds to make full-funding a reality. Share what is happening in your classroom on all your social media outlets. Reach out to your elected officials. Until gifted education is fully funded, we will still strive for that goal! Go here, to find out what you can do!