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Gifted Matters – January 2015

January 10, 2015

Welcome to the January 2015 edition of Gifted Matters.    It’s hard to believe it is already 2015!  We wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Speaker Event:  We are looking forward to hearing from Susan Sobehrad, an Instructional coach at New Tech Belton, as she speaks about gifted learners and Project Based Learning.  This presentation will be on January 29th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at CHS.

Speaker Event:  Have a 9th grader heading to high school?  Don’t miss our student panel, moderated by Deana Harrell, about Advanced Academic Options at Coppell High School and New Tech High @ Coppell.  This presentation will be on Thursday, February 12th, at 6:30 p.m. at Coppell Middle School East.

Summer MOSAIC:  Registration will be starting soon for CGA members.  For details, click here.  If you have friends that have not already joined CGA, they must do so by January 31st to take advantage of CGA’s “member only” registration period for MOSAIC.

TAGT Conference:  Want to hear more about the TAGT Conference which was well attended by CISD representatives?  Find our more about what attendees experienced by clicking here and here.

Meet a GTi Specialist:  Each month we’ll be highlighting one of our elementary GTi specialists.  This month meet Lisa Timmerman.

Book Talk:  Did you know CGA maintains a lending library of books and DVDs on parenting and education, especially in the area of giftedness?  To see the items that are available, please visit our members-only Library page (password is on the edge of your e-mailed copy).  This month you can also enjoy a reviews of “Smart Talk” and “More Than a Test Score”. 

Want to Learn More About IB?  This article is for you!  It is longer than most of our articles, but is full of information about IB!

We Need You:  CGA still has some open positions we need volunteers for.  Please consider giving a bit of time to CGA.   Learn more here.

We hope that you will enjoy the information included in this newsletter and find it useful. We’d love to have your feedback on how we are doing, and what you’d like to read about in the future. Email us, comment on the blog or Facebook, or contact your campus rep; we’d love to hear from you.

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