KAGE Fall 2016 Workshop

Join KAGE for the Fall Workshop 2016 on Tuesday, September 20 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington with Michael Postma, Ed.D. Sign up for Fall Workshop, Issues for Leaders, and/or Parent Night.  Click HERE for more information and to register online.

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Twitter Chat #kygatchat

Join KAGE President Jennifer Chaplin Thursday October 6 at 7 p.m. for a Twitter Education Chat on Creativity and the Gifted Child.  Join the conversation!  #kygatchat  Click HERE for more information.

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KAGE Conference 2017

Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Stephen Pruitt will be keynote speakers at the KAGE 37th Annual Conference.  Exhibitor and Proposal submissions are being accepted now.  Click HERE for more information. 

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Recognizing Excellence

Nominations now being accepted for the KAGE Distinguished Student and Service and Advocacy Awards for 2016-17.  Deadline for nominations is December 1.  Help that special person be recognized for going above and beyond!  Click HERE for more information.

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Our Purpose

The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE), officially organized in 1979, is a non-profit volunteer group of parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in promoting appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented youth in Kentucky.

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Summer Opportunities of Interest to Gifted Students 2016

Summer Opportunities of Interest to Gifted Students 2016 is now available on the KAGE website. Webpages for each camp are hyperlinked on the pdf. Many of these camps have early registration deadlines, so contact them as soon as possible if you are interested. http://kagegifted.org/summercamps/

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Support KAGE with Kroger Community Rewards

It's easy to support KAGE and gifted education in Kentucky when you use your Kroger Plus card! All you have to do is enroll your Kroger Plus card with Kroger Community Rewards and select KAGE as your chosen organization. Kentucky is broken up into different regions, so read more http://kagegifted.org/donate/kroger/ about how you can enroll your card and easily find your region. What a great way to support KAGE. Thank you!

Get Involved

KAGE membership is essential now more than ever! Click below to download a timely column, "The Importance of Joining Your State Gifted Organization," by Dr. Julia Link Roberts and Tracy Ford Inman. Share with others!

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Gifted Education Op-Ed

Tracy Inman, KAGE President, and Tracy Cross wrote an excellent Op-Ed in the Lexington Herald. Read it HERE, and then do more to advocate for gifted education. Advocacy is so vital at the state and national levels.

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Make a Gift

Kentucky’s greatest resource isn’t coal… or horses… or tobacco… It’s our bright young people with gifted minds capable of solving longstanding problems in innovative ways. Learn more about how you can support talented young people by providing financial assistance for a brighter Kentucky.

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Closing the Excellence Gap op-ed

Julia Roberts, KAGE Board member, and Jonathan Plucker wrote a op-ed in the Louisville Courier-Journal (8/13/14) on making closing Kentucky's excellence gap a priority.  Read it here and share with administrators and educations in your district.  

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Can Gifted Education Survive the Common Core?

As Common Core gathers speed in forty-three states and DC, what does it mean for high-ability students and gifted-and-talented education? Some contend that higher standards for all mean gifted education is no longer necessary for some. Others insist that increasing the rigor of classes will automatically serve high achievers well. http://edexcellence.net/commentary/videos/can-gifted-education-survive-the-common-core

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KAGE Fall 2016 Workshop

The KAGE Fall Workshop 2016 will be Tuesday, September 20. The workshop will be in Lexington at the Embassy Suites Hotel.  EILA credit will be available. Parent Night and Issues for Leaders in Gifted Education both will take place on Monday, September 19. Watch for more information coming soon at http://kagegifted.org/fall2016/

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