Benefits of MCGT Membership
Subscription to Outlook Newsletter
Published five times annually, the MCGT newsletter, Outlook, provides our members with important and up-to-date information, resources, and research about giftedness and gifted children both locally and nationally.
Access to MCGT’s Members-Only Facebook Group
MCGT has a closed Facebook discussion group established for MCGT members. Topics discussed include parenting gifted children, advocating in schools, dealing with social and emotional needs of gifted children, extracurricular opportunities, and other topics of interest to families of gifted children. Group members can post questions on the group and answer questions from others. Members are invited to email the MCGT office at [email protected] for information on joining the group.
Access to the Resource Lending Library
The MCGT Resource Lending Library contains books focused on educational, social-emotional, and parenting issues for gifted children. In addition, there are videotapes, catalogs, and copies of periodicals, such as Gifted Child Today and Parenting for High Potential. The MCGT Resource Lending Library is located in the MCGT office at the Edina Community Center. Please email [email protected] to set up a time to browse the library.
Promoting a Better Understanding of Gifted and Talented Children and Their Families
MCGT promotes gifted students and gifted education in Minnesota by providing an annual conference, mini-conferences, national speakers, legislative advocacy, scholarships, individual chapter support and networking opportunities across chapters, and more.
Reduced Fees to MCGT Sponsored Events
MCGT and its chapters hold events throughout the year, including the MCGT Annual Fall Conference, “mini-conferences” on a variety of academic and social/emotional issues, sponsored speakers and expert presentations, family events, and more. MCGT membership includes discount and/or priority registration for these events.
Membership in the State and One Local Chapter
MCGT membership includes the state organization and one MCGT chapter. If there is not an active chapter near you, or you wish to be part of a parent group, select the state organization/parent group as your chapter choice. $18 of your MCGT membership is given to the chapter that you join to support their chapter events. You may join a second chapter by paying an additional $18 (which goes directly to the chapter). If you wish to change your MCGT chapter membership at any time during the year, you may do so by contacting the MCGT office at [email protected].
CHAT Nights: Connect/Help/Advocate/Talk
CHAT Nights are dedicated to informally connecting parents of gifted children. CHAT provides a listening ear, time to share, and cooperative problem solving. Each evening will start with a short presentation on a topic of interest. Attendees then break into smaller groups for discussion with other parents. CHAT Nights are held during October through April. See MCGT’s Event Calendar for schedule of dates, topics, and locations.
Regular/Family $40.00 – one year; $75.00 – two year
($18.00 additional chapter)
Professional Membership $120 per year (Professionals providing services to gifted learners and their families)