As we endure the icy grip of winter here in Wisconsin, it is hard to believe that our next WATG conference is right around the corner! We are hard at work planning a fun and informative conference that will support educators, parents, and the gifted community! We are very excited to announce our keynote speakers: Ian Byrd of byrdseed.com and Dr. Scott Peters, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a highly respected researcher in the field of giftedness. Stay tuned for more details to come, and please mark your calendars for October 3rd and 4th, 2019. We will see you at the Wilderness Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells!
REVOLUTIONIZING the Basics 2019 Call for Proposals
We know that great work is happening across the state to make education WORK to meet the needs of our advanced learners.
Please consider sharing your knowledge, skills, and efforts with others in the form of a breakout session at this year’s fall annual conference, October 3-4, 2019 at the Wilderness Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. These breakout sessions are the heart, sweat, and soul of our conference!
The proposal process is pretty straight-forward:
2019 Logo contest
WATG invites students in grades K-12 to submit logo designs for our 2019 WATG Annual Conference. Read More
Meet the Board - mary budde
Mary Budde was introduced to the world of today’ advanced learning as a parent. She has been an active CESA #1 PAGE parent representative for seven years. Her involvement included participating in planning several events, volunteering at many other events, recording secretary and financial liaison. Mary works as an IT Change Manager for a large healthcare organization. Mary, her husband, Greg, and their son, Alex, live in Menomonee Falls; Alex will be attending college out of state in Fall 2019. Mary is an avid reader, and enjoys biking, hiking and other outdoor activities when Wisconsin weather permits.
your acceleration story
The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) is undertaking an effort to assess the current use of acceleration in Wisconsin as a strategy to meet the needs of advanced learners. Your story will not be shared beyond our data collection efforts without your permission. Please consider sharing your email so that WATG can contact you during our follow up process.
Forms of acceleration can include:
WATG is asking for your story! We want to learn more about the use of acceleration in Wisconsin and need to hear from you. More than one submission can be submitted if you have experience in more than one district, or if more than one family member would like to submit their individual perspective and experience.
SUBMIT YOUR STORY HERE
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