See link below for a 10-page list of summer opportunities for kids, courtesy of Amanda Jamae and the Greater Dane County Advanced Learner Network (GDCALN). Note that some of the listings are oriented to the Madison/Dane County area, but MANY are elsewhere in the state.
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.
Remembering Robert E. (Bob) Clasen
A pioneer in gifted education in Wisconsin passed away in mid-March. Bob Clasen was active for decades at UW-Madison supporting programming for gifted children and providing professional development for educators of the gifted. His widow Donna Rae Clasen was similarly active at UW-Whitewater and was principal investigator on one of the early Javits grants (Project STREAM) for years. WATG will be honoring Bob and Donna Rae at the 2018 conference. Bob’s obituary can be viewed here: http://www.cressfuneralservice.com/obituary/249139/Robert-Clasen/
Accelerated Graduate Program
Today, many high-ability students are served in the regular classroom setting. In order to meet the unique needs of our gifted and talented students, research indicates that it is critical for all teachers to receive adequate training in this specialized field. Yet, despite the fact that Wisconsin’s Standard T requires school boards to provide appropriate programming for gifted and talented students, teachers have few opportunities for in-depth training.
To address this concern, Concordia University Wisconsin has developed an accelerated graduate program for licensed educators who wish to be certified to teach gifted and talented students in the developmental level(s) for which they are currently licensed. Successful completion of Concordia University’s Gifted and Talented Teacher and Coordinator Licensure Program results in eligibility for the Gifted Education Teacher license (1013) or, with one additional course, the Gifted Education Program Coordinator license (5013). The program is offered as a self-paced on-line program or as a face-to-face cohort. After completing the licensure coursework, students have the option to take additional credits to complete the Master of Science in Education – Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education.
For more information, contact:
Director, Gifted and Talented Licensure Program
Concordia University Wisconsin
or go to https://online.cuw.edu/online-degrees/master-of-science-in-education/gifted-talented-licensure/