MAGC 2020 Conference Door Prize Winners

Congratulations to the following door prize winners for the MAGC Fall 2020 Conference. A big thanks to those who donated items. Raksha Tiwari won a $100 certificate for a session at Bright Pine Behavioral Health donated by Dr. Kat Lewitzke Kiyo Morse won a $25 gift card for Macy’s donated by Ayana Knox Potts Lorena … Read more

MAGC Social Justice Statement

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

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Gifted Education

MAGC is currently soliciting nominations for the 2020 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). The deadline for nominations is September 1, … Read more

2020 Student Summer Scholarship Information and Application

January 2020 – The Michigan Association for Gifted Children regularly offers a limited number of scholarships for up to $400 to students who wish to attend summer enrichment programs. More information and requirements can be found on the Student Summer Scholarship Information and Application. March 1st is the annual deadline.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

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

New Academic Acceleration Policy Guidelines for ALL Michigan schools

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

ESSA Funding for Gifted 2019

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

2019 Student Summer Scholarship Information

January 2019 – The Michigan Association for Gifted Children regularly offers a limited number of scholarships for up to $250 to students who wish to attend summer enrichment programs. More information and requirements can be found on the Student Summer Scholarship Information and Application. March 1st is the annual deadline. A flier is available if you want to post … Read more