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

Gifted Education Month

AAGC is happy to celebrate January as Gifted Education Month (GEM)! During the month we are asking all gifted educators, students, and parents to work together to raise awareness of the importance of gifted education. 

During the month of January we have some wonderful activities for you and your students to promote GEM!  Click here for the details!

You will NOT want to miss our Poster Contest for students AND teachers - check it out here!

Be sure to check out our new GEM t-shirt at https://www.bonfire.com/gem-1/





On October 15, 2020, several awards were given out to our fantastic students around our state who created videos demonstrating what gifted means to them.  We will be sharing the winners on this page!  Enjoy!

The winner of our Gifted Student Video Contest in the 2020 AAGC Gifted Student - Group Category Grades 6 - 8 is the

6th Grade Gifted Explorations 2nd Period Decatur Middle School, Lindsay Sims, Gifted Specialist

Conference 2020 recordings have been uploaded to this website!  We emailed the instruction on how to access them.  If you did not receive them, email Audrey Peacock, our Executive Director.

This was sent only to conference attendees.

Already a member?  Login with your AAGC credentials to take advantage of our webinars for parents and teacher!

Welcome to AAGC!

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.

PARENT WEBINAR SERIES, February 2, 2021, 6:30 pm CT

Taming Perfectionism 

Do you have students or children who struggle with perfectionism? Perhaps you do yourself. Would like practical ideas for helping overcome it? Perfectionism is an occupational hazard of giftedness, and its effects can be truly debilitating. Learn what perfectionism looks like in gifted kids, its potentially damaging effects, and then take a deep dive into the big ideas and strategies for turning this terrible master into a compliant servant. 

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s "Child Genius," a writer of award-winning lesson plans, numerous articles on social psychology and pedagogy, and four books, including

the award-winning Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her websites giftedguru.com and vocabularyluau.com.

These webinars are available only to current AAGC members.  Join now at https://alabamagifted.org/Join-us

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PD WEBINAR SERIES, February 16, 2021, 6:00 pm CT

Beginning to Personalize Learning with Core Practices

In this interactive session learn about the Core 4 of personalized learning and how you can start implementing them in your classroom. This session helps teachers consider which of their existing instructional practices are best suited to enhance their personalized learning environment.

Jill Thompson is an Associate Partner at Education Elements where she workswith districts from around the country to solve their biggest challengesPrior to working with Education Elements, she was the Director of Personalized Digital Learning at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). She was responsible for leading the CMS transformation in a highly complex, large urban environment. She developed a personalized data driven model to provide professional learning, and created micro-credentialing learning paths.

These webinars are available only to current AAGC members.  Join now at https://alabamagifted.org/Join-us

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