41ST ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE
2015 MAGC PRE-CONFERENCE/CONFERENCE
CLYDE MUSE CENTER
515 COUNTRY PLACE PARKWAY
SEPTEMBER 30TH, OCTOBER 1ST, OCTOBER 2ND, 2015
CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF GIFTED EDUCATION
YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW
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New Parent Membership Offer!
Thank you for your continued support in gifted education and sharing with those in your state, information and resources offered by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
I would like to remind you of the opportunity extended to your state association’s new parent members. If they are a member of your state association, they can become an affiliate parent member of NAGC for $15 for one-year. This is a 50% discount off the regular rate of $30 per year.
This 12-month NAGC membership entitles the recipient to receive four print issues of Parenting for High Potential (PHP) PLUS four digital issues! In addition, parent members receive access to all of the resources on the parent section of the NAGC website. We continue to reinvigorate existing resources, as well as design new resources aimed at this important audience.
Here is what’s involved:
- To participate, the NAGC State Affiliate must be current in their annual membership. The membership year for affiliates runs September 1-August 31.
- NAGC Affiliate agrees to distribute applications to potential parent members only and to verify affiliate status in affiliate before sending the applications and payment on to NAGC.
- NAGC agrees to cover the costs and labor of printing and mailing 4 issues of PHP to each new parent member, and to include these parents in the national database to receive other member services as appropriate.
- At the end of the one year State Affiliate Parent Membership, we will contact the individual directly to renew as an NAGC Parent Associate Member.
- No money will be refunded for parents who are already members of NAGC.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Adriane Wiles at 202.785.4268 or by email at email@example.com
Gifted Education in Mississippi
Mississippi has a mandate to serve intellectually gifted students in grades 2-6. In addition, school districts are permitted to serve intellectually gifted students in 7th and 8th grades and in other areas of gifted eligibility (creatively gifted, artistically gifted, and academically) in “permissive programming” at the discretion of the school districts.
For more information about advocating for gifted education in Mississippi, visit the website of the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children at www.magcweb.org
Gifted education funding falls under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). Currently it is lumped in with the funding for special education and vocational education to be used at the discretion of the school districts.
For additional information about gifted education in Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Department of Education website at www.mde.k12.ms.us.
For additional information regarding this event, contact Michael Cox, MAGC Legislative Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carol Paola, MAGC Executive Director, at email@example.com.
See Conference Page for Highlights!
MAGC Assessment Overview Update
Here is a great editorial from WLOX in South Mississippi on how important Gifted Education is to Children in Mississippi.
Here is a link to the written Editorial on WLOX's Website
The Mississippi Children's Museum is a wonderful field trip destination. Here is a link to a video by Gail Hammond. Click Here for Video.
Click here to visit the Mississippi Children's Museum.
Important Survey for Gifted Teachers! Click Here
Check out the Teacher Resource Page for Lesson Plan Ideas! Click Here
Check out this month's featured Gifted Website! SENG
MAGC Assessment Overview
Karnes Center for Gifted Studies Announcements
All About MAGC Faces of Gifted Education
an affiliate of the National
Association for Gifted Children.
Brochure (.pdf file)
"Outstanding intelligence is
present in children and youth from all cultural
groups and all economic
A Case for Developing America's Talent (1993)