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TAGT Press Release: TAGT Honors Excellence in Publishing for Gifted and Talented

September 30, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(September 29, 2009)

National Award Honors Excellence in Publishing for the Gifted and Talented

The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) is pleased to announce the 2009 Legacy Book™ Awards, nationally recognized awards that honor outstanding literature related to gifted children and their education. TAGT distributes nominated books to a nationwide panel of reviewers who evaluate the books according to their long-term potential for improving the lives of gifted youth, categorized by audience:

For Educators – Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom, by Julia L. Roberts and Tracy F. Inman (Prufrock Press)

For Parents – Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook, by Carol Fertig (Prufrock Press)

For Scholars – Social-Emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students, edited by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., and F. Richard Olenchak, Ph.D. (Prufrock Press)

TAGT will recognize the Legacy Book™ Award honorees during the First General Session of the annual TAGT Professional Development Conference: Growing their Gifts on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. In addition, TAGT has invited the authors to present breakout sessions during the conference, at which they will receive their awards. For more information, contact TAGT at 512-499-8248 or on the web at www.txgifted.org.

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The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) serves 3,000 educators and parents dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted and talented students.

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
1524 S IH 35 • Austin, TX 78704
512-499-8248
txgifted.org

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