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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.

The AAGC Conference Program Committee invites you to submit a breakout session proposal for this year's conference, October 13-15, at the Marriott, Birmingham. Our theme this year is Gifted by Design. We are looking for sessions that offer innovation and insight for meeting the needs of gifted children. Sessions are 45-60 minutes, depending on the schedule. Possible sessions may address - curriculum, diversity, social/emotional, instructional strategies, identification, HOTS, contests/competitions, technology, depth/complexity, consultation.

The deadline is June 30, 2021. To submit proposals, please click here

Our Alabama Legislature is meeting now and we need your help in reaching out to your local state legislator to advocate for funding of gifted education in Alabama.  Gifted education is mandated in Alabama but is not funded.  Following is a downloadable slide show in which you can learn more and to share with your elected officials.  

Investing in Gifted Students_slides for advocacy_January 2021.pdf

PD WEBINAR SERIES, April 20, 2021, 6:00 pm CT

Discussing Controversy Without Becoming the Controversy

Gifted learners are often motivated most by issues of fairness and justice. But in a time when adults struggle to engage in civil discussion, how can educators ensure that they can discuss controversial topics in school without it going so sideways that they become the controversy? Join thinkLaw’s Founder and CEO Colin Seale for practical tools, including: 1) Tips for helping students disagree without being disagreeable 2) Frameworks for productive group discussions 3) Tips for seamlessly integrating these strategies into standards-aligned instruction to avoid backlash, allegations of indoctrination, and other unintended consequences of making learning real for our students.

Colin Seale was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where struggles in his upbringing gave birth to his passion for educational equity. Tracked early into gifted and talented programs, Colin was afforded opportunities his neighborhood peers were not. Using lessons from his experience as a math teacher, later an attorney and now a keynote speaker, contributor to Forbes, The 74, and Education Post and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students (Prufrock Press, 2020), Colin founded thinkLaw, a multi-award-winning organization to help educators leverage inquiry-based instructional strategies to close the critical thinking gap and ensure they teach and REACH all students, regardless of race, zip code or what side of the poverty line they are born into. When he’s not serving as the world’s most fervent critical thinking advocate, Colin proudly serves as the world’s greatest entertainer to his two young children.  colin@thinklaw.us 

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

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

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