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.
On Wednesday we have a great offering of workshops you will not want to miss. Click here for the full agenda for Wednesday. Virtual attendance does not include Wednesday.
Our keynote speakers are for Thursday, Dr. Emily Mofield, assistant professor at Lipscomb University teaching courses in Gifted Education and Advanced Academics Program. Our Friday keynote speaker is Dr. Brian Housand, the coordinator of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted program at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Online registration is now closed. In person registration can be done at the conference.
AAGC Conference Parent Night Webinar
October 12, 2023, 6:00 pm CT via Zoom
Gifted & Struggling: Emotional Support for Gifted & 2e Learners
Supporting our gifted learners emotionally is vital to their well-being and success. Gifted children are more than just high test scores or advanced academics, their unique sensitivities and asynchronous brain development put them under a great deal of pressure. Brain research is continuing to show us the exceptionality of gifted brain development as well as the effects of trauma. It is especially important to understand this for our gifted and 2e population as many of these children are already struggling socially, emotionally, and academically. This presentation will help participants better understand these learners as well as provide practical strategies to support them.
Meet Adam Laningham
Adam C Laningham, author of Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them, and the Gifted & Struggling Series, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Adam was recognized as the Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, he has taught at several schools in multiple grade levels, created and facilitated numerous gifted programs, and served as a district manager coordinating programs for over 6000 gifted students.Adam has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented, is currently the President Elect of SENG - Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted, he is a founding member of Callisto (supporting gifted foster youth), and an advisor for CogAT Riverside Insights. As founder and owner of Bright Child AZ, & The Gifted Collective, Adam is an international speaker, consultant, and gifted advocate.
Zoom link will be sent a day before the event.
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!