Gifted Organizations

Comparing & Contrasting Gifted Organizations by M. Izzo

Mission Statements: The Association of the Gifted (TAG) & National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Mission of TAG:

*to promote the welfare & education of children/youth with gifts, talents, and/or high potential.

**Included but not limited to provide excellent educational opportunities to all individuals from all diverse populations with gifts, talents and high potential.

**to support professionals in growth and preparation of teaching those individuals within all populations with gifs, talents, and high potential.

**to work alongside of and with other organizations, agencies and families whose purposes are consistent with their own purpose, goals and mission.

Mission of NAGC:

*to support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, races, racial and ethnic, and diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.

**NAGC strives to use its resources to train educators, encourage parents, and educate administrators and policy makers on how to develop and support gifted children.

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TAG MEMBERSHIP--------------------------------------------------------------NAGC MEMBERSHIP

Through the Council of Exceptional Children


Full.............$115.00~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lifetime..... $1500.00


Student.....20% off any individual membership~~~~~~~~~~ Graduate Student...$59.00

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ International....$139.00

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Major Journals Published By TAG and NAGC


*Journal for the Education of the Gifted (Official Publication)

*Excellence and Diversity in Gifted Education (EDGE)


*Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ)

*Gifted Child Today

Other Gifted Publications from TAG Organization


TAG Books: CEC-TAG Educational Resource series- issues pertinent to gifted children

TAG Updates: Newsletter published quarterly

Diversity & Developing Gifts and Talents: A National Call to Action- diverse and global populations

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students- Study in 10 languages, based on acceleration of studies

Position Statements: CEC-TAG formal statements and calls to action on the issues of gifted and talented

ERIC Digests and Articles on Gifted and Talented- now defunct but still available

Influential People in Gifted Education- TIMELINE Project - link not working for me!

Other Updates and Articles available through Council for Exceptional Children.

Other Gifted Publications from NAGC Organization


Parenting for High Potential (PHP) - for Parents of Gifted and Talented Students

Teaching for High Potential (THP)- for Educators, classroom based w/practical guidance

Connecting for High Potential- Provides practical advice for all gifted stakeholders

Annual Year in Review (currently 2014)- Report capturing all facets of NAGC

Online Store- Books and Publications

TAG and NAGC- Are there Local Branches?

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TAG- Any Local or State Branches?

No, the Association for the Gifted does not have any associations on the state level.

Though the Council for Exceptional Children has associations in states and provinces, it is an international organization.

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NAGC-Any Local or State Branches?

Yes, National Association for Gifted children has a state branch in North Carolina! They are called the The North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented (NCAGT)

North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented

P.O.Box 899

Swansboro, North Carolina 28584

Phone: 910-326-8463


Director- Wes Guthrie


President: Linda Robinson


TAG National Conferences: Dates and Location

September 11, 2015--TAG Fall Conference- in Little Rock, Arkansas (most recent)

April 13-16, 2016-------CEC 2016 Convention and Expo in St. Louis, Missouri

NAGC National Conferences: Dates and Location

March 3-4, 2016----- Winston-Salem, North Carolina

November 3-6, 2016-----63rd Annual Convention at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

November 9-12, 2017---Charlotte, North Carolina

NAGC Calendar

Webinars on Wednesdays

Which Organization would I choose? If I could only pick one of them?

I believe I would choose the National Association of Gifted Children for several reasons. I believe they would be the best choice because they have state associations along with their national association. I also felt their resources were more open to many different types of audiences including administrators, educators, parents and universities. I think the fact that TAG was associated with Council for Exceptional Children is good, but did not make a strong case for advocacy of the rights of Gifted and Talented students. It somehow gives the meaning of joining the association a different connotation, and association to me. I think I would be interested in reading the many resources and journals available through NAGC and that I would like to attend the convention in 2017 in Charlotte! I really liked the way NAGC states 10 Ways NAGC Membership Makes a Difference ( ways) because as an educator in the state of North Carolina, our wages are very trim, and if we are going to purchase a membership to any organization we want to make sure our money is being utilized well. I think by sharing this it shows a transparency and that is good for all people involved in the organization.