Good news for gifted learners and their families in the
Entelechia, a community created by parents of gifted learners, is a non-profit* start-up in the Madison area that exists to provide gifted kids and their families with the support and community connections they need and to facilitate opportunities to maximize learning and growth. The organization's name, Entelechia, refers to the condition in which potentiality becomes actuality. Some of Entelechia’s offerings include enrichment opportunities, facilitated parent discussion groups, social and recreational community offerings, lectures, seminars, guest speakers on topics of interest, book discussions, support groups, and access to an extensive collection of resources. We invite you to become part of our growing community as it gets off the ground! For more information check out our website www.madisongiftedcommunity.org, like us on Facebook, and join our Meetup.
*Non-profit status in process.
A big thank you to all who donated to WATG during our year end appeal! There is still time to donate by simply mailing a check to the WATG Office or clicking the Donate link to the right.
As you may already know, the State of Wisconsin provides less than $237,000 in total funding related to gifted education. Below is a graphic showing Wisconsin funding levels compared to our neighbor states.
Source. National Association for Gifted Children State of the States Report (2011-2012)
The lack of public support in our state puts the burden on parents, teachers, and community organizations to not only provide appropriately-challenging curriculum for students, but to advocate for students’ needs to be met in the first place. This year we hope to undertake a progressive drive to provide additional training and professional development for educators and implement advocacy training for parents and others who understand the importance of gifted education.
WATG– NAGC Member Benefit
Did you know that because WATG is an affiliate of NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children), Parent Members of WATG are eligible for a reduced-price NAGC membership? The NAGC affiliate Parent Member price is $15 and includes a subscription to Parenting for High Potential. Find out more here.
This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL *WISCONSINAS". WATG is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 - All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.