Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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2018 MCGT Annual President’s Report from Carol Malueg

  • MCGT 2018 President’s Report:
  • MCGT held a mini-conference on April 14th, 2018, entitled Gifted 101 and Beyond, for parents and educators new, or not so new, to gifted. Speakers presented on the “Eight Great Gripes” of being gifted, social emotional needs, and integrative health.
  • The MCGT state board president attended the NAGC Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C in March and participated in advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
  • MCGT and (MEGT) sent representatives to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Convention Committee for NAGC 2018.
  • MCGT chapters and parent groups hosted CHAT Nights (Connect, Help, Advocate, Talk.)CHAT Nights include a short presentation followed by facilitated discussion on topics of interest to parents of gifted children.  This year’s topics included Math Culture, Summer Programs, and Acceleration.
  • The MCGT state board president attended all Gifted and Talented Advisory Council meetings held by the MN Department of Education (MDE) and participated in several committees.
  • MCGT provided scholarships for children to attend five Minnesota summer programs for the gifted.
  • MCGT provided scholarships for parents to attend the Hormel Symposium Parent Day in June 2018.
  • MCGT co-hosted a SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Parent Group Facilitator Training in August, in collaboration with Apple Valley-Eagan-Rosemount Public schools.
  • MCGT hosted a family potluck picnic in the park in August. Parents were able to share ideas and information while teens and kids played games and made new friends.
  • MCGT organized Minnesota’s Recognition Celebration for high-scoring students in Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) this September, hosted by Minnetonka Schools.
  • In September, MCGT held a Back-to-School Bursts mini-conference with a focus on supporting students throughout the school year.
  • MCGT partnered with MDE and MEGT on a two-part workshop in October and December of 2018 for gifted program coordinators at all levels of experience.
  • MCGT has collaborated with MEGT and MDE on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2018 NAGC Convention, held November 15th-18thin Minneapolis.
  • MCGT proposed and planned the Family Day portion on the Saturday of the NAGC Convention.
  • Many MCGT members presented at the 2018 NAGC Convention.
  • We have downsized our office to one room in the Edina Education Center. We continue to offer a lending library to all MCGT members. A consortium of chapters and parent groups have purchased licenses for two 2e movies available for check-out by chapter and parent group leaders.
  • Our social media presence is expanding—find us on Facebook and Twitter! Our updated website offers great resources, including lists of professionals who work with gifted children.
  • MCGT state board, chapters, and parent groups hosted speaker events with a variety of experts throughout the year, including Dr. Richard Cash and Dr. Tom Greenspon. Documentary screenings, speaker events, and information sessions are all listed on the MCGT calendar of events.
  • Our newsletter, the Outlook, is changing its look to a modern format. The Outlook is emailed to all members, as well as educators and legislators as part of our outreach efforts.
  • The Betty Johnson Legacy Scholarship Fund has provided scholarships to many children, parents, and caregivers. Every dollar donated to this fund goes to scholarships for enrichment programs and parent education.  Thank you for making this work possible with your donations!Carol Malueg, President
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  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
  • Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented (MEGT)
  • Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)