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Gifted Matters – January 2016

January 11, 2016

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of Gifted Matters, the newsletter for CGA members.  Each edition features articles for parents, teachers and the CISD community at large.

Happy new year 2016! We have you had a great holiday season and are ready for a wonderful new year.

TAGT Conference : Feedback from Sponsored Educators and Administrators

CGA provided scholarships to 29 of our teachers and administrators to attend the TAGT conference held in San Antonio, TX. The attendees represented all the campuses in CISD.  We are proud to have supported our teachers who are always ready to learn, share and grow at every opportunity they get. We have received some wonderful feedback from the attendees. Click here to read more .



Speaker Series and Student Event

Parents – Join us for an interactive talk with Kathy about math education and how math can be fun! Math education should  move beyond standardized tests and rote learning and, instead, develop and nurture curiosity, critical thinking, and the techniques necessary to approach and solve difficult and interesting problems.

Students – While parents attend the discussion, a math class on basic Game Theory,  will be taught by Mr. Naoki Sato, former Director of  Worldwide Online Olympiad Training

Details of the event can be found and the link to register your student for the event can be found here .

8th Annual Creative Writing Competition Updates

Here are the updates on our Creative Writing Competition.

Summer MOSAIC 2016mosaic-logo

Coppell Gifted Association is excited to be planning our ninth summer of local enrichment courses as a service to students with proceeds to be used for educator training in gifted instruction.  MOSAIC Classes are for students who will be entering 4th-8th grade in the fall of 2016.

CGA Members (who have joined by January 30, 2016) will have the opportunity to register for courses before registration is open to the public.

For more information on the dates and other information, go to the Summer Mosaic 2016 page.

CGA Library

Did you know that CGA has a library? We have a collection of books on academic enrichment, parenting, advocacy, and meeting the needs of the gifted. We also have the acclaimed 2 Million Minutes series on DVD. Sound interesting?

Browse our selection by selecting the “Members Only” tab above and click on “Library.” Here is the direct link to our library. Please contact for the membership password to browse the “Members only” section.

Remember: Books and DVDs are only available for our members — just another reason to join CGA!

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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