Starting & Leading a Chapter or Parent Group
If your area does not have a local chapter or parent group and you are interested in starting one, read the info in the files below to see what this involves. Then contact the MCGT office at [email protected] for more information.
The following tools are available to Chapter leaders to assist in publicizing MCGT Chapter events. The first is a flyer which includes information about upcoming MCGT events as well as a summary of some of the resources and benefits of MCGT membership. This flyer can be printed out and distributed at chapter meetings, CHAT nights, and other MCGT events.
This handout includes some general guidelines for publicizing chapter events.
Ideas for Activities
1. Conference sponsorships for educators The Rosemount-Eagan-Apple Valley (RAVE) chapter leadership committee recently decided to invite all the elementary and middle school principals in our district to attend the annual MCGT conference as our guests. We also decided to invite other educators instrumental in implementing and supervising GT services. In our school district, this involves the directors of elementary and secondary curriculum, a director of “teaching and learning”, two GT coordinators and two coordinators of ECFE. With the goal of allowing chapters to sponsor educators in their district, the MCGT Board of Directors approved a special “chapter sponsor” rate of $30.00 per educator attendee sponsored by the chapter. In mid-August, we will be sending the sample letter drafted and previously emailed to the chapter contacts on 6-29-10 by Tony Rinkenberger.
2. Gift MCGT Outlook subscriptions Additionally, the committed decided to send a gift newsletter subscription to everyone listed above and will also include the superintendent. (Superintendents have been invited to attend the conference guests of the MCGT Board of Directors.) The letter announcing our gift subscription will be mailed at the end of July and the subscription will begin with the September/October issue, which highlights the upcoming annual conference. We will also be including a sheet listing the upcoming MCGT events for the fall. View a copy of our letter announcing the gift newsletter subscriptions here:
Help from NAGC
If you are an NAGC member, log in with your last name and use your member number as a password (unless you have changed either of those fields). If you are not yet a member, you still have free access to the e-Guide. Click the Non-Members Login “Enter Here” button and tell us a little about yourself. Hit “Submit” and then select “Download the e-Guide Starting and Sustaining a Parent Group to Support Gifted Children.” A browser window will then open with the PDF document. You may view and read the PDF in a browser window, save the document, or print.