Great things are happening all around the state for gifted students, and this is the direct result of the efforts of many individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of gifted students.
At the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted, we are pleased to announce a new feature in our newsletter, the Gifted Connections Corner. The Gifted Connections Corner is the work of the Networking Committee of WATG, and is designed to showcase many of the groups that are working to strengthen education, parenting, advocacy, and opportunities for gifted students in Wisconsin. In showcasing different groups around the state, we hope to exchange ideas, stimulate conversation, and inspire other groups and individuals to grow in their support of gifted education.
CESA #1 PAGE has been in existence for over twenty years, PAGE was founded as a cooperative effort among many of the school districts in Southeastern WI. Many districts wanted to offer gifted workshops, family events, and advocacy awareness activities, but were constrained by their individual district budgets. In pooling their resources, these districts found that they could bring in high-profile speakers, plan and deliver quality enrichment activities for kids and families, educate parents and teachers, and advocate for gifted education in their local districts. Some of the highly successful activities of PAGE include:
CESA #1 PAGE is a working committee, with one educator and one parent from each participating district. Together, these highly motivated individuals have created opportunities that have touched lives of thousands of gifted kids and their families over the years. At their recent May 2015 meeting, the group changed their formal name from Parent Advocates for Gifted Education to Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education, to more clearly emphasize their unique partnership. For more information, and to see their calendar of events, contact www.cesaonepage.org
Gifted Connections Corner
This space showcases groups and projects working to strengthen education, parenting, advocacy, and opportunities for gifted students in Wisconsin.
To focus the spotlight on your group, project, or organization, send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love to hear from you! ~The WATG Networking Committee