Welcome to the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association

October is Gifted Education Awareness Month! Thanks to Governor Kim Reynolds for the proclamation! Celebrate all that is wonderful about teaching, parenting, and being a gifted student in Iowa with ITAG’s Gifted Awareness Month suggested activities.  Share your activities on social media and tag us in the fun! Be sure to attend the annual conference (details below) as part of the October celebration.


ITAG’s 2018 Annual Fall Conference

Teaming for Gifted: School-Home-Community

October 14-16, Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines

Start making your conference plans with the ITAG 2018 CONFERENCE BOOKLET (DRAFT). We will have print copies at the conference and soon will have all details on Sched.

The deadline for reserving rooms at the conference rate at the Airport Holiday Inn  has been extended to September 30. Call the hotel directly at 515-287-2400 to reserve your room.

Order your 2018 conference shirt! The deadline for ordering shirts is Sept. 28. Get your order in today.

Advocacy tips and handouts from ITAG

ITAG had a chance to visit with administrators about gifted education at the August 2018 School Administrators of Iowa Conference. We’re sharing the handouts we had at the booth so that you, too, can share these handouts with your administrators, school board members, and other gifted stakeholders.

Anyone interested in how their district is budgeting for the gifted and talented program can find the information on gifted carryforward amounts (from 16-17) and current year (18-19) budget allocations on the Iowa DE website.

Advocacy is vital to strong and successful gifted education programs and services.  If you want to advocate but aren’t sure how to get started, ITAG now has some tips for advocacy at local, state, and federal levels in this new resource: ITAG Advocacy Tips. You can use this resource as a stand-alone guide or in conjunction with NAGC’s new resource on advocacy at the federal level: Intro to Gifted Advocacy.


Spring Newsletter

Check out the latest ITAG news in the Spring Newsletter. This issue include an article on developing priorities and a budget for a gifted program, perspectives on teacher 2e learners, updates on the work on ITAG’s committees, nomination forms for awards, and more!



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ITAG membership is included with conference registration for the following January-December. If you attended the 2017 ITAG conference, your membership is current for 2018.  Has your ITAG membership lapsed (and you’re not attending the 2018 conference)? Please renew at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/itag-annual-membership-registration-5634017498