2019 ITAG Conference

October 13-15, 2019
Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines

Registration is open for

ITAG’s Fall 2019 Conference (View the ITAG 2019 schedule on Sched)

Pre-conference on Young Gifted Students (View the schedule)

Parent Day (View the schedule.)

Visit the 2019 Fall Conference page for more conference and pre-conference information! With keynote presenters Lisa Van Gemert (Monday, October 14) and Deb Douglas (Tuesday, October 15).

  • Sunday pre-conference on early identification with Dr. Sally Beisser- more information here

  • Undergraduates, how will you support gifted learners in your future classrooms? Attend Monday of the conference at a special rate for strategies and advice. Details here. Registration here.

  • Learn more about the Parent Day schedule and the presenters here.

  • Does your organization work with gifted students? Reserve your space for a table at the Parent Day Resource Fair.

We are looking for exhibitors and sponsors for the conference! Get your name in front of hundreds of teachers and register today!

Developing a Gifted Budget

In the spring 2018 ITAG Newsletter, ITAG shared an article from Rosanne Malek, Gifted and Talented Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education, titled Prioritize Gifted Programming Funding Handout to give districts a suggested process for assessing gifted programming and then developing a budget (using categorical gifted and talented funding) to support the district’s priorities. A complementary resource that districts and TAG teachers can use is the slide deck from Ms. Malek’s presentation at the 2018 ITAG conference titled Developing a Gifted Budget is a Super Power. (Both documents are posted with permission.)

Advocacy tips and handouts from ITAG

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 revised resource: gifted advocacy 2019. You can use this resource as a stand-alone guide or in conjunction with NAGC’s resource on advocacy at the federal level: Intro to Gifted Advocacy.

Ways to Support ITAG

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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





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