GIFTED EDUCATION MONTH IN KENTUCKY
Join KAGE in celebrating February 2020 as Gifted Education Month in Kentucky. There was a Gifted Education Month Proclamation Ceremony in the Capitol in Frankfort on February 5. You can see a video of it here: https://www.wymt.com/content/news/Governor-Beshear-signs-proclamation-declaring-February-Gifted-Education-Month-567594911.html and check out the Facebook Photo Album of the day here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KAGEgifted/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10163110971125541 (photos courtesy Jesse Knifley, The Center for Gifted Studies)
Thank you so much to Governor Andy Beshear for his presence and inspiring words supporting gifted education in Kentucky. Thank you to Representative Patti Minter, Sr. Advisor to the Governor, Rocky Adkins, Senator Jimmy Higdon and Representative Regina Huff for speaking to the many children there in support of gifted education, and to The Center for Gifted Studies, The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Craft Academy at Morehead State for bringing students to speak about their personal experiences & share their musical talent. And special thanks KDE Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown and the educators who got busloads of excited gifted students to Frankfort for this wonderful day. Check out the Facebook album of photos
Anytime is a great time to be a page for your legislator. Click HERE to read more about being a House or Senate page.
Click HERE for some suggested activities put together by KAGE board members for Gifted Education Month. Please share with KAGE your ideas and activities taking place in your area – post to social media and tag @KAGEgifted.
Educating parents and district and community leaders on the importance of appropriate educational opportunities for gifted students is particularly critical. Invite parents and community and school leaders into a G/T classroom during this week. Ask them to participate in challenging activities along with gifted students! Possibilities for showcasing gifted students and gifted education are limitless.
Gifted Education Month in Kentucky is a good time to open positive dialogues with key decision makers, parents, local officials, and community members.