Welcome to The Utah Association for Gifted Children
Utah Association for Gifted Children advocates for the diverse population of gifted children in the State of Utah. We advance the understanding of the academic and social/emotional needs of gifted children among community leaders, policy makers, educators and parents. We promote the development of quality services to provide educational opportunities for gifted students. We increase the capacity of educators and parents to be agents of change in their schools and communities and in the lives of gifted children.
Gifted Goes to Hollywood!! Register TODAY for the 2021 UAGC Annual Conference - Presented Virtually! This event will be held Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 17th and will feature Dr. Jim Delisle. With more than three decades of workng in behalf of gifted learners, Dr. Delisle offers valuable insights and strategies for understanding and teaching gifted children. His keynote sessions will focus on topics such as "Doing Poorly on Purpose", "Creating Strong Kids Through Writing", and "Meeting the Intellectual/Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners".
This year's conference includes a Teacher Academy Day on Tuesday, June 15. Lisa Van Gemert, "The Gifted Guru," will will share ways to increase student engagement using humor and creativity.
Dr. Delisle will speak a Virtual Parent Night on Tuesday, June 15 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. The topic is "Understanding Your Gifted Child from the Inside Out." This will be FREE, virtual event but registration is required.
Regular Conference days are June 16th & 17th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. New to the conference this year are breakout sessions presented by leading experts from across the country. Sessions will provide practical strategies for meeting gifted students' needs across content areas and levels, as well as ways to support their social/emotional needs. These highly respected experts will provide a wealth of ideas that will inspire and energize participants in their work with advanced learners. Click HERE to download a description of all sessions.
A Creativity Extravaganza on Wednesday, June 16 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM is an opportunity to gather hands-on ideas from other teachers that can be taken immediately to classroom practice.
Check out conferece speaker bios and detailed session descriptions! Click below: