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2016 Mini Grant Winners

Betty Turner – Collister Elementary School, Boise Betty’s highly gifted 1st and 2nd graders participated in the construction and maintenance of several school garden beds. Betty’s grant helped to pay for the irrigation supplies to keep the garden thriving. Students have used the garden to learn more about the living world during their Plants unit. […]

2017 President’s Address

January 27, 2017 Dear Members & Friends, I hope 2017 is off to a good start and you’re not totally buried in snow! I want to keep you updated on the current state of gifted education in Idaho. It was so nice to see so many of you at Winter Edufest in Coeur d’Alene. There […]

2017 Mini Grant Applications NOW OPEN!

ITAG/SAGE is now accepting applications from members for $200 classroom mini-grants! Applying is quick and simple. All we ask of winners is a few pictures to post on our website and social media. Use this money for whatever you need – supplies, materials, curriculum, professional development, etc. Applicants must be members to apply! Think about […]

Funding Update for 2016/2017

Below is an article written by Dr. Peggy Wenner, Gifted Coordinator at the Idaho State Department of Education. ITAG is elated at the possibilities this funding brings to Idaho gifted students!  “Ask and it Shall be Given to You” After years of seeking a line item to fund gifted education in Idaho, the gifted community […]

Math Camp for Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted

EPSILON CAMP AND DELTA CAMP A summer camp for the 6.5 to 11 year old exceptionally (EG) or profoundly (PG) gifted child who loves math. Epsilon Camp and Delta Camp, directed by Dr. George Thomas, founder of MathPath and Canada/USA MathCamp, is an intellectually rigorous student camp combined with a parent workshop designed to help […]

State Dept. Seeking Parent Feedback

The State Department of Education is seeking two parents who have students in grades 4, 6, and 8 on IEP’s who spend the majority of their time in the general education classroom. The State Department of Education would like the parents to participate in a statewide discussion around how to measure student growth for reading […]

Call for Officer Nominations!

It is that time of year again! ITAG/SAGE is recruiting members to take on leadership roles on the Executive Board.  This is an incredible opportunity for you to put your leadership opportunities to practice and make a difference for gifted kids in Idaho.  The ITAG/SAGE team is looking for members, that understand the unique needs […]

Legislature Passes Bills to Support Advanced Learners

This post first appeared on the Treasure Valley Parent Advocates for Gifted Education listserve. It was written and posted by Barb Minton. Some new options for advanced learners passed by our legislature this past session. Senate bill 1233 approved funds to cover up to 75% of the cost of taking dual credit courses, college-bearing exams, […]

Interdisciplinary Summer Research Workshop for High School Teachers

Wednesday and Thursday, July 30-31, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Boise State University This two-day workshop will cover a variety of interdisciplinary research topics that can be translated into a high school STEM curriculum. The Interdisciplinary Workshop for High School Teachers is part of The Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research. (ICUR), the first […]

Research Methods Workshop for High School Students

Thursday, July 31, 2014 • Student Union Bldg., Boise State University Campus • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Workshops for High School Students 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Learn and interact with Boise State Researchers and scientist and like-minded students about student research. Explore scientific leadership concepts and skills. Students will be able to attend the Undergraduate Research […]