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ADVOCATING for Gifted Learners: 10 Ways to Make Your Case Nancy Green Executive Director National Association for Gifted Children 1331 H Street, NW Suite 1001 Washington, DC 20005 [email_address] XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX Little Rock, AR
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences .
“ Our nation’s economic competitiveness depends on providing every child with an education that will enable them to compete in a global economy that is predicated on knowledge and innovation.”
President Barack Obama
Key National Messages U.S. Competitiveness Invest in Excellence - An investment in services for high ability learners is an investment in America's future. “ The wakeup alarm sounded decades ago, but the U.S. has repeatedly hit the snooze button.” Our nation's quest to remain “first in the world" depends on developing America's greatest minds.
Tool Builder #7 Jump on trains that are moving: STEM
All gifted and talented students in the U.S. are identified early and well supported to maximize their academic potential. Awareness Advocacy Alliances There are Gifted and Talented Students in All Student Populations Gifted Students Don’t Just Make It on Their Own Gifted and Talented Students Need Specialized Educational Services Policies Promoting Equity in Identification and Services Accountability Systems Must Measure Advanced Achievement Policies Should Accommodate Accelerated Learning Advocate for Federal, State and Local Funding Research Should Translate to Improved Instructional Practices Build Coalitions with General Education Organizations Use Interest in STEM as Vehicle for Support National Strategy for High Potential Students