Welcome to the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association


Click here to view the Iowa Legacy Interview with Arlene DeVries.

conference picThank you for attending the 2015 ITAG Annual ConferenceThe Core Challenge: Building Options and Breaking Barriers, that was held on October 18-20, 2015. See you next year!

Save the date for Monday and Tuesday, October 17 & 18, 2016 for the 2016 Annual Conference.

Save the date for Monday and Tuesday, October 16 & 17, 2017 for the 2017 Annual Conference.

youngscholarsconfwebSave the date for April 14, 2016 for the 2016 ITAG Young Scholars’ Conference at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Details will be posted soon.



Governor Branstad Declares Gifted Education Week in Iowa, October 18-24

Governor Branstad has issued a proclamation declaring that October 18-24, 2015, is Gifted Education Week in Iowa. We will celebrate the Gifted Education Week when we gather in Des Moines for the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association Annual Conference on October 19-20, 2015. The proclamation reads:


Gifted Ed Week proclamation 2015P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS,    Iowa’s talented and gifted learners have unique and diverse needs that deserve to be recognized, supported, and respected; and

WHEREAS,    informed educational professionals, parents, policy makers, and all other stakeholders can advocate appropriately for the benefit of talented and gifted learners; and

WHEREAS,    through education, we can strengthen and encourage the recognition and implementation of practices that support identification of talented and gifted learners and accommodation of the social, emotional, and intellectual levels; and

WHEREAS,    students ultimately benefit from increased opportunities for collaboration and cooperation among all stakeholders with the goal of advancing the abilities and developing the potential of talented and gifted learners; and

WHEREAS,    the 43rd Iowa Talented and Gifted Association Annual Conference will be held October 19-20, 2015:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E. Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim October 18-24, 2015, as


throughout the state of Iowa.

 ITAG Newsletter

Visit the newsletter page to download the fall issue of the ITAG newsletter. This issue features a lead article on rural students who are gifted, by Dr. Tamra Stambaugh, the keynote speaker on Tuesday at the 2015 ITAG conference; all the conference information you’ll need; and, an article to help parents know what questions to ask of schools.