MAGC is currently soliciting nominations for the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award in Gifted Education. This award recognizes truly outstanding educators who have or are making exceptional contributions to gifted education in the state of Michigan. This is the highest award offered by the Michigan Association for Gifted Children (MAGC). You can find the online nomination … Read more


The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is pleased to announce that in 2024 it will once again offer summer scholarships for students seeking a rewarding summer experience (camp, class, etc.). This year, two $500 scholarships will be awarded. Interested students can use our online application, which provides applicants with an easy, streamlined method of applying. … Read more

Gifted and Talented Spring Conference

Gifted and Talented Spring Conference April 22, 2024  8:30 (registration) 9:00am-3:00pm  Location: Hope College, Haworth Events Center, Holland MI Audience: Educators, Administrators, Parents and College Students Instructor: Dr. Susan Assouline Helping Gifted Students Soar! The keynote speaker, Susan Assouline, from the Belin-Blank Acceleration Institute, University of Iowa, will share different ways to ACCELERATE students, including the use of … Read more

Understanding and Supporting Gifted Learners (USGL) – Series Who are gifted learners? In this free online series, Understanding and Supporting Gifted Learners (USGL), we will introduce you to the gifted learner and their characteristics, as well as discuss the academic and social-emotional needs that impact their educational experience and growth. The courses in this series will explore the gifted learners’ social/emotional characteristics, … Read more

Our Work with the Michigan Department of Education

Gifted and Talented CNA – Comprehensive Needs Assessment submitted to the MDE The four (4) main goals of the MI GT CNA (Comprehensive Needs Assessment) document are as follows: Summary:  The approximately 75,000 K-12 Gifted Students in Michigan in any given year, deserve to have a full year’s worth of progress.  In order to accomplish … Read more

President’s Letter

Greetings MAGC Board and Members! Happy Autumn!  It has been a joy to serve as president of the Michigan Association for Gifted Children for the past year. I, like you, share a passion for helping students, educators, and families from across the state. I look forward to continuing the work of supporting the needs of … Read more

The next MAGC/MDE GT Edupath Course: “Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners” is LIVE!

The next MAGC/MDE GT Edupath Course: “Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners” is LIVE! In this course, we look at the social-emotional (S/E) needs and the development of gifted children compared to their peers in the general population. We will dig deeper into the common traits of gifted S/E development and needs. Then, we will discuss … Read more

MAGC Fall Mini-Conference

Navigating a Smoother Course For Gifted Students: An MAGC Virtual Mini-Conference will be held on October 24 and 26 from 7 – 8:45 p.m. Register for only one night or both sessions. Keynote on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. by Dr. Chandra Floyd titled ‘A’ is for Advocate: Championing Change for Gifted Children, from the Classroom … Read more

Gifted Education Course #2 is Now Available!

The MAGC/MDE GT Edupath Course: “Characteristics of Gifted Learners” is LIVE! Who are gifted learners? In this Edupath course, we will discuss characteristics of gifted learners that impact their educational needs. This overview course sets the stage for subsequent modules that will give educators a comprehensive understanding of gifted learners’ academic and non-academic needs. Estimated … Read more