Membership is made up of Gifted Facilitators, general educators, district and building administrators, other special educators, parents, and students from across the state
Updates concerning legislation that would impact gifted students, as well as what you can do to help
Latest news on state and district events
Networking with gifted teachers, students, and parents in your area
Access to Members Only events and first access to registrations
KGTC the only statewide advocacy organization dedicated to the needs of identified gifted children other talented, creative and high ability learners in Kansas
KGTC is an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and other charter members of the Kansas Learning First Alliance (KFLA)
KGTC holds an annual convention and provides opportunities for gifted stakeholders
KGTC maintains a website and Facebook for communicating with members and stakeholders (links are below)
KGTC has close ties with the regent universities that train specialists in gifted education
KGTC informs policy makers on the needs of gifted learners and advocates for improvements that affect high ability learners
KGTC works closely with Kansas State Department of Education and their consultant for gifted curriculum
KGTC welcomes all parents, educators, community, and business people as members
Benefits of KGTC Membership
About Gifted Education
All children have the right to progress at an academically appropriate level of challenge.
Kansas is one of a few states that provides a mandate to identify and provide services to gifted children in Kindergarten through 12th grade under the umbrella of special education.
Without proper identification and appropriate services gifted children are at a great risk for failing to meet their potential.
Gifted education is not about status, it is about meeting student needs.
Advanced learners are found in all cultures, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
Gifted learners also have learning and physical disabilities. These "twice-exceptional" students often go undetected in regular classrooms, because their disability and gifts mask each other; making them appear "average."
Most gifted learners spend over 80% of their school day in the regular classroom, but 61% of their teachers have no training in gifted interventions and needs.