WATG Annual Conference
Nov 1 & 2, 2018
The WATG Programming Committee is working hard to bring you a unique conference experience this year, putting student voice at the center.
Our conference will feature student-adult keynotes, pre-con and breakout sessions designed for adult educators and students to co-attend, exceptional student talent, and a leadership-focused teen conference.
Stay tuned to our site over the summer as we reveal more specifics about each day’s activities and ways to get engaged!
Chess Do it!
Check out the story about this gifted student who created a cool chess video to show that any one can play chess! Through a 10-week program, this student has not only taught chess to her participants, but also taught them to create Resilience Murals, 3D printing, and a cool rap song.
2018 Scholarships and Awards
WATG is proud to announce that we recently awarded of a total of $2,233 in Summer Scholarships to 5 gifted and talented young people in grades 3-9! Recipients hail from across the State: Hudson to De Pere and Sauk Prairie to Menasha! The WATG Scholarships will help these students participate in summer enrichment camps and classes, immersing themselves in a medical academy, video game programming, language immersion, SOAR Camp, leadership and outdoor activities with other gifted learners.
Thanks to all who supported our scholarship fundraising efforts at the 2018 WATG Fall Conference! As always, all proceeds from our book sale went toward supporting gifted children in the pursuit of their passions over the summer.
Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award: Applications due June 15
Nicholas Green was a gifted seven-year-old boy killed in a senseless shooting incident while vacationing with his family in 1994. His parents, Maggie and Reg Green, wanted to keep his memory alive by recognizing the gifts and talents of children approximately the same age Nicholas was when he died. They donated the savings from their son’s college fund to the award program with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) through 2012.
Committed to continuing this tradition, WATG will give a Nicholas Green Award to a distinguished student in grade 3-6. This student will be recognized at our annual Fall Conference on Friday, November 2, and will receive a $250 check, an NAGC certificate, and a one-year membership to the NAGC. To access the application, please click on this link. Remember, applications are due by June 15!
Each year at the WATG Fall Conference, we honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the welfare of Wisconsin’s gifted and talented children. As a WATG member, you have the opportunity to nominate someone who is worthy of recognition. You might consider a person, institution, or organization who/that has:
To learn more and access the application form, click on this link.