2014 NAGC Affiliates Conference
In March 2014, TAG President, Dr. Megan Peters, and Past President, Leah Meulemans, attended the 2014 NAGC State Affiliates Conference in Washington, DC. We were able to meet with other state gifted association leaders from across the nation and share ideas and inspiration! It was truly a collaborative experience!
We also learned more about the latest State of the States report, advocacy, and the newest data and legislation concerning gifted students in our state and across the U.S.
We even had the opportunity to meet with several of Tennessee's Representatives and Senators! We spoke to them about the need for gifted education and shared more about the Javits Act and the TALENT Act.
Make sure that you stay up to date with all of the new educational legislation! Contact your congressmen and ask for their support of gifted education!
TAG 2014 Conference Dates
Mark your calendars! The 2014 TAG Conference will be held in Nashville on October 2-3, 2014. The 2014 TAG Conference will be held at the Scarritt Bennett Center. We are delighted to have Dr. Thomas Hebert and Dr. Tamra Stambaugh join us as our keynote speakers! Stay tuned for more conference information!
TAG Mini Grant Winners!
TAG is pleased to announce the winners of this year's mini-grants. We had several applicants and after much discussion narrowed the field to these three winners:
Teresa Johnson--"Honors English Literature and Composition Simulation"
A unit on the writing process that culminates with the creation of a published hard-back portfolio.
Stacey McAdams--"Power of Invention"
A unit on inventors and inventing. Ms.McAdams teaches in Bells, TN.
Lawrence Orr--"The Wright Stuff"
A unit on the physics of flight. Mr. Orr teaches in Franklin County.
Congratulations to these winners!
Add your name to this list next year, and recieve funding for your unit of study!
The TALENT Act expands the education debate by focusing on gifted, high-ability students—particularly those from low-income or minority backgrounds—who have been overshadowed in a U.S. educational system that focuses on its struggling, low-achieving students.
How You Can Help
Urge Our TN Senators to Co-Sponsor the TALENT Act by emailing or calling their offices asking for their support.