Comparing & Contrasting Gifted Organizations by M. Izzo
Mission Statements: The Association of the Gifted (TAG) & National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
*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.
Through the Council of Exceptional Children
Student.....20% off any individual membership~~~~~~~~~~ Graduate Student...$59.00
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
TAG and NAGC- Are there Local Branches?
TAG- Any Local or State Branches?
Though the Council for Exceptional Children has associations in states and provinces, it is an international organization.
NAGC-Any Local or State Branches?
North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented
Swansboro, North Carolina 28584
Director- Wes Guthrie
President: Linda Robinson
TAG National Conferences: Dates and Location
April 13-16, 2016-------CEC 2016 Convention and Expo in St. Louis, Missouri
Which Organization would I choose? If I could only pick one of them?
TAG- http://cectag.com/NAGC- http://www.nagc.org/
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