2014 KGTC Convention
October 5 -7
The KGTC Bugle is up and running again. The newletter offers something for everyone involved in the education and development of our gifted youth. This issue highlights the change in the board and features an interesting article about expectations for gifted teens. Download The Bugle from the link above. Please feel free to send any activities or special items you think are important to gifted education. Our new Bugle Editor is Leigh Johnson. You can send articles and ideas to her email address: email@example.com.
Space Camp Scholarship Applications Now Available
KGTC is giving out two $300 scholarships for students entering the 6th through 12th grade in a Kansas Cosmosphere Camp of their choice. These include: Mars Academy, Space 101, 201, 301, 401, and Space 501. Deadline is: March 28, 2014.
News From Around the Area
KGTC treasurer and Region 5 member Sherri Sells has shared information about a project that has been embraced by one of her students. A flyer for the Feeding the Orphans program organized by Sydney O’Leary is included in this issue of the Bugle to help broaden awareness of the program throughout the state. Sherri’s student has raised about $1800 toward her goal of $15,000 to fund construction of a well. Sherri suggests lessons about the importance of water and water purification to help introduce this need to your students. Consider this not only an option for your personal charitable donations in 2014 but also as a program for your own students to embrace as part of their service learning. Kennedy is willing to come speak to your students free of charge to help motivate students get involved or kick-off your fundraising event. Contact Sherri if you would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Change for Change Flyer
Kansas Association for Gifted, Talented and Creative is a not-for-profit advocacy group in the state of Kansas dedicated to promoting identified gifted and other high achieving students. KGTC is officially affliated with the National Association for Gifted Children. KGTC has been designated as a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service and are registered with the Kansas Secretary of State as a not-for-profit organization.
Our membership consists of gifted facilitators, general educators, district and building administrators, other special educators, parents, and students.
We offer a variety of student opportunities including the Legislative Day, the Nicholas Green Scholarship, and Space Camp at the Cosmosphere. For parents, we offer periodic workshops to help them better understand the unique characteristics of their gifted/high achieving students. For educators, we provide professional development opportunities as well as a variety of resources.