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.
Gifted Education Month (GEM) is happening in January 2022. Coming
this week will be activities you can start with your students now and parents you can work towards getting ready for this very important month. Start by sharing this video with your schools, businesses, and elected officials on the importance of gifted education.
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AAGC Gifted Chat Podcast
AAGC is pleased to announce the first of two monthly podcasts. Gifted Chat 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.
Episode 1: Emily Hurst & Ashley Strickland, Gifted Directors at ALSDE
Join this session with the Gifted Education Specialists at the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), Emily Hurst and Ashley Strickland, as they talk about the continuum of services for gifted learners. They discuss training for general education teachers and how specialists can provide services for gifted students in Grades K-12. Once you listen to the podcast, go to the Facebook page to join the conversation at AAGC Gifted Chat Podcast.
PD WEBINAR SERIES, January 18, 2022, 6:00 pm CT
Advocating for Gifted Learners in the New Year:
Tips for Successful Grassroots Advocacy
In this webinar, advocates for gifted and talented learners will learn about the latest federal policies impacting the field of gifted education. Participants will also learn about grassroots advocacy and the different actions they can take at the federal, state, and local levels to help create change for their learners.
Meet David Cutler
David is the Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs for NAGC. Prior to joining NAGC, David was the Director of Advocacy & Outreach at TESOL International Association, the world’s largest association for English language teachers. While at TESOL, he led the association’s grassroots advocacy efforts at the state, national, and global levels, while also spearheading all external communications. He was responsible for overseeing the annual TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit and created a series of successful grassroots advocacy workshops. David’s previous work experiences have included the District of Columbia Public Schools, where he served as a community engagement specialist for families with children in Head Start programs, the American Federation of Teachers, and the New York State Assembly, where he served as a legislative aide. David received his bachelor’s in social studies education from Ithaca College and his master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University. Outside of work, David enjoys watching and being disappointed by Chicago sports teams, knowing the dialogue to an unhealthy number of 80s and 90s sitcoms, keeping up on the latest pop culture trends, and traveling with his lovely and incredibly patient wife, Lindsay.
To register go to: https://alabamagifted.org/event-4634052