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WATG Brochure

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Please visit www watg org for information about conferences podcasts blogs announcements and articles about giftedness and gifted education what children want adults to know WATG about being Gifted Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted our goals Increase Understanding of the academic social emotional needs of gifted individuals including those who are historically underrepresented Offer relevant educational opportunities to meet the needs of our various constituencies Facilitate the sharing of research and resources that support multiple facets of GT education vision WATG envisions an environment in which the educational and social emotional needs of gifted students are understood and addressed throughout the state Increase public awareness of gifted individuals and their potential contributions to society Strenthen channels of communication among all those interested in the development and nuturing of high potential mission Advocate for and educate about the needs of gifted individuals in Wisconsin Foster Effective Talent Development Education PK 12 children s programming University education student awareness Teacher and Coordinator gifted licenses Non Educators professional development Engage In and Promote Advocacy and political action on behalf of gifted students at local state and national levels Respond to families or individuals seeking information regarding students with gifts and talents htps w instagrm co wisconigfted Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted 5420 Westshire Circle Waunakee WI 53597 www watg org htps w instagrm co wisconigfted www watg org

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support WATG Your membership in WATG will support our mission advocating for and educating about the needs of gifted individuals in Wisconsin five areas of giftedness Gifted and Talented individuals may share certain characteristics but are also diverse in their abilities Wisconsin state law recognizes five areas of giftedness Intellectual Ability Specific Academic Ability Creative Ability Leadership Ability Artistic Ability School districts shall provide access without charge for tuition to appropriate programming for students identified as gifted or talented and provide an opportunity for parental participation in the identification and programming From S 118 35 and Rule 8 01 2 t 2 about WATG The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted WATG is a 501 c 3 non profit organization of educators parents students business and industry personnel and other interested persons dedicated to fostering a climate in the home school and community that allows each individual to reach his or her unique potential WATG maintains a volunteer Board of Directors including educators school administrators parents business leaders and high education representatives facts Giftedness is found in students from all socioeconomic and racial groups Gifted students have the right to progress at academically appropriate levels of challenge Without proper identification and appropriate programming gifted children are at a great risk for underacheivement and dropping out of school America s top students do not perform well when compared to their counterparts around the world There is almost no funding at the federal level for gifted education or services Wisconsin has no requirement for teacher training in giftedness or gifted education funding comparision benefits of Membership monthly e newsletters reduced registration fees for WATG conferences including Educator Conference Parent Conference Student Conference Outreach Events advocacy camps coaching for families regarding gifted issues NACG affiliate benefits become a Member Individual or Parent Membership Student Membership full time student of any age Senior Membership 55 who have retired from full time work to Neighbor States and Top Funder States Iowa Indiana Minnesota North Carolina Ohio Wisconsin 40 871 219 12 966 676 12 486 000 77 562 434 77 989 558 237 200 payment by mail Send your name email address and check to Wisconsin Association for Talented Gifted 5420 Westshire Circle Waunakee WI 53597 28 per K 12 student Sources National Association for Gifted Children State of the States Report 2018 2019 and state education department websites payment by credit card Visit www watg org membership to complete your membership via credit card 40 25 25

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support WATG Your membership in WATG will support our mission advocating for and educating about the needs of gifted individuals in Wisconsin five areas of giftedness Gifted and Talented individuals may share certain characteristics but are also diverse in their abilities Wisconsin state law recognizes five areas of giftedness Intellectual Ability Specific Academic Ability Creative Ability Leadership Ability Artistic Ability School districts shall provide access without charge for tuition to appropriate programming for students identified as gifted or talented and provide an opportunity for parental participation in the identification and programming From S 118 35 and Rule 8 01 2 t 2 about WATG The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted WATG is a 501 c 3 non profit organization of educators parents students business and industry personnel and other interested persons dedicated to fostering a climate in the home school and community that allows each individual to reach his or her unique potential WATG maintains a volunteer Board of Directors including educators school administrators parents business leaders and high education representatives facts Giftedness is found in students from all socioeconomic and racial groups Gifted students have the right to progress at academically appropriate levels of challenge Without proper identification and appropriate programming gifted children are at a great risk for underacheivement and dropping out of school America s top students do not perform well when compared to their counterparts around the world There is almost no funding at the federal level for gifted education or services Wisconsin has no requirement for teacher training in giftedness or gifted education funding comparision benefits of Membership monthly e newsletters reduced registration fees for WATG conferences including Educator Conference Parent Conference Student Conference Outreach Events advocacy camps coaching for families regarding gifted issues NACG affiliate benefits become a Member Individual or Parent Membership Student Membership full time student of any age Senior Membership 55 who have retired from full time work to Neighbor States and Top Funder States Iowa Indiana Minnesota North Carolina Ohio Wisconsin 40 871 219 12 966 676 12 486 000 77 562 434 77 989 558 237 200 payment by mail Send your name email address and check to Wisconsin Association for Talented Gifted 5420 Westshire Circle Waunakee WI 53597 28 per K 12 student Sources National Association for Gifted Children State of the States Report 2018 2019 and state education department websites payment by credit card Visit www watg org membership to complete your membership via credit card 40 25 25

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support WATG Your membership in WATG will support our mission advocating for and educating about the needs of gifted individuals in Wisconsin five areas of giftedness Gifted and Talented individuals may share certain characteristics but are also diverse in their abilities Wisconsin state law recognizes five areas of giftedness Intellectual Ability Specific Academic Ability Creative Ability Leadership Ability Artistic Ability School districts shall provide access without charge for tuition to appropriate programming for students identified as gifted or talented and provide an opportunity for parental participation in the identification and programming From S 118 35 and Rule 8 01 2 t 2 about WATG The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted WATG is a 501 c 3 non profit organization of educators parents students business and industry personnel and other interested persons dedicated to fostering a climate in the home school and community that allows each individual to reach his or her unique potential WATG maintains a volunteer Board of Directors including educators school administrators parents business leaders and high education representatives facts Giftedness is found in students from all socioeconomic and racial groups Gifted students have the right to progress at academically appropriate levels of challenge Without proper identification and appropriate programming gifted children are at a great risk for underacheivement and dropping out of school America s top students do not perform well when compared to their counterparts around the world There is almost no funding at the federal level for gifted education or services Wisconsin has no requirement for teacher training in giftedness or gifted education funding comparision benefits of Membership monthly e newsletters reduced registration fees for WATG conferences including Educator Conference Parent Conference Student Conference Outreach Events advocacy camps coaching for families regarding gifted issues NACG affiliate benefits become a Member Individual or Parent Membership Student Membership full time student of any age Senior Membership 55 who have retired from full time work to Neighbor States and Top Funder States Iowa Indiana Minnesota North Carolina Ohio Wisconsin 40 871 219 12 966 676 12 486 000 77 562 434 77 989 558 237 200 payment by mail Send your name email address and check to Wisconsin Association for Talented Gifted 5420 Westshire Circle Waunakee WI 53597 28 per K 12 student Sources National Association for Gifted Children State of the States Report 2018 2019 and state education department websites payment by credit card Visit www watg org membership to complete your membership via credit card 40 25 25

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Please visit www watg org for information about conferences podcasts blogs announcements and articles about giftedness and gifted education what children want adults to know WATG about being Gifted Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted our goals Increase Understanding of the academic social emotional needs of gifted individuals including those who are historically underrepresented Offer relevant educational opportunities to meet the needs of our various constituencies Facilitate the sharing of research and resources that support multiple facets of GT education vision WATG envisions an environment in which the educational and social emotional needs of gifted students are understood and addressed throughout the state Increase public awareness of gifted individuals and their potential contributions to society Strenthen channels of communication among all those interested in the development and nuturing of high potential mission Advocate for and educate about the needs of gifted individuals in Wisconsin Foster Effective Talent Development Education PK 12 children s programming University education student awareness Teacher and Coordinator gifted licenses Non Educators professional development Engage In and Promote Advocacy and political action on behalf of gifted students at local state and national levels Respond to families or individuals seeking information regarding students with gifts and talents htps w instagrm co wisconigfted Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted 5420 Westshire Circle Waunakee WI 53597 www watg org htps w instagrm co wisconigfted www watg org

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Please visit www watg org for information about conferences podcasts blogs announcements and articles about giftedness and gifted education what children want adults to know WATG about being Gifted Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted our goals Increase Understanding of the academic social emotional needs of gifted individuals including those who are historically underrepresented Offer relevant educational opportunities to meet the needs of our various constituencies Facilitate the sharing of research and resources that support multiple facets of GT education vision WATG envisions an environment in which the educational and social emotional needs of gifted students are understood and addressed throughout the state Increase public awareness of gifted individuals and their potential contributions to society Strenthen channels of communication among all those interested in the development and nuturing of high potential mission Advocate for and educate about the needs of gifted individuals in Wisconsin Foster Effective Talent Development Education PK 12 children s programming University education student awareness Teacher and Coordinator gifted licenses Non Educators professional development Engage In and Promote Advocacy and political action on behalf of gifted students at local state and national levels Respond to families or individuals seeking information regarding students with gifts and talents htps w instagrm co wisconigfted Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted 5420 Westshire Circle Waunakee WI 53597 www watg org htps w instagrm co wisconigfted www watg org