Welcome to the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association
Iowa’s association of interested parents, educators, and concerned citizens dedicated to meeting the needs of
talented and gifted children and youth.
The ITAG Conference is the highlight of the year for gifted education stakeholders in the state of Iowa. It is the premiere event for networking, innovation, and information. The 2013 information for the conference is now available and registration has been opened.
Registration is now open for Belin-Blank’s Challenges for Elementary Students (CHESS) program this summer in the Des Moines metro area! CHESS courses will be held at an Ankeny site the week of July 8th, and are available for students currently in grades 4-6 who are members of BESTS. If students are not currently members of BESTS, but qualify, they can still enroll in a summer CHESS class and then take the EXPLORE test next school year. The courses will fill fast, so we encourage parents to check out the attached flyer and register soon at www.belinblank.org/summer.
Current ITAG Newsletter
Please visit the newsletter page to obtain your most recent issue of the ITAG newsletter.
Iowa Talented and Gifted Mission Statement
The mission of the Iowa Talented and Gifted Assocation is to recognize, support, and respect the unique and
diverse needs of talented and gifted learners through
by encouraging informed educational professionals, parents, policy makers, and all other stakeholders to take appropiate action for the benefit of talented and gifted learners.
by stregthening and encouraging the recognition and implementation of practices that support identification of talented and gifted learners and accommodation of the social, emotional, and intellectual levels.
by increasing opportunities for collaboration and cooperation among all stakeholders with the goal of advancing the abilities and developing the potential of talented and gifted learners.