We are excited to announce the availability of the introductory online professional development course in the new series, “ Understanding and Supporting Gifted Learners (USGL). This series introduces educators to the gifted learner and their characteristics, and discusses the academic and social-emotional needs that impact their educational experience and growth. This is the foundational course in the … Read more
Michigan Association for Gifted Children stands in full support of a recent statement by the National Association for Gifted Children regarding the recent trends in anti-LGBTQ legislation. This statement reads, in part, “NAGC strongly supports the equitable and respectful treatment of all gifted learners, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and asks educators to demonstrate compassionate … Read more
The Michigan Association for Gifted Children recognizes the pain, frustration, and grief caused by more than 400 years of racial injustice and inequality in the United States. Systemic and institutionalized racism and oppression lead to the exclusion and denial of gifted education for Black, Brown and Native Americans, and children of lower-economic status, in this … Read more
December 2019 – The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is the gold standard of best practices for districts and ISDs in Michigan. Gifted students are included in the wording of the following: “ALL students”, “EVERY student”, “ALL levels”, and “Advanced”. MTSS is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports which is currently being implemented in the State of Michigan School Districts. It … Read more
In June 2019, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) published new Academic Acceleration Policy Guidelines for ALL Michigan schools. This includes the guidance about the following: single subject acceleration, whole grade acceleration, and early entrance. Acceleration is an effective research-supported approach to meeting the needs of advanced learners. You can find the policy guidelines, questions … Read more
September 2019 – Great news from the Michigan Department of Education – pass it on to your school district! Need more information on ESSA funding and gifted education? Look no further than this flier – ESSA Funding for Gifted 2019! Schools that have data showing a need to improve their Gifted and Talented Programs or their accelerated … Read more
December 2018 – The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is co-hosting a conference on April 25 at Ottawa ISD. The theme is “Differentiation…Comprehension Approaches to Developing Talent” with keynote speaker Dr. Todd Kettler. Check out all the information about conference and keynote speaker on their website.