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Call for Legislative Action!

On February 1st, there was a public “listening session” at the state capitol.  More than 200 people showed up to give input and listen to ideas about how to tackle Idaho’s education issues.  The committees continue to accept comments submitted by email.  We urge all of ITAG/SAGE’s members to send their comments to hedu@house.idaho.gov. Please take […]

Important ITAG/SAGE updates for 2013

Dear ITAG Member,      We would like to personally update you on things that have been going on hear at ITAG/SAGE. The new year has already proven to be a busy one.  We would like to notify you of some things going on around the state and hope to get your help in connecting […]

In Memory of Dennis Kimberling

ITAG/SAGE regrets to inform you that Dennis Kimberling, a highly dedicated educator of Idaho’s gifted community has passed away. Dennis was known by many as the “robotics guy” for the knowledge that he brought to  the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Thanks to Dennis’ contributions, many have grown in their knowledge of STEM at workshops like […]

ITAG/SAGE Officer Nominations

Are you interested in getting involved in advocating for Gifted Education? Or do you know someone who would be a great addition to the Executive Board of ITAG/SAGE? We are currently accepting officer applications and nominations for the position of Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-President for 2013.  Applications/Nominations must be in by November 7th.   Elections […]

AP Workshop for Teachers: October 20th

Workshop description – AP Workshops offer teachers the information, tools, and strategies needed to build successful Advanced Placement Programs in your schools.  Through these workshops, teachers will strengthen their professional skills and learn techniques to help students prepare for and connect with college. AP teachers can register online for professional development workshops held in Idaho.   Date:    Saturday, […]

GEM Award Winner: Scarlett Randall

ITAG/SAGE is pleased to announced the 2012 GEM Award Winner: Scarlett Randall. Scarlett is in her 24th year of teaching, and has been advocating for and teaching gifted children since 2001. She taught in a full-time multi-grade gifted classroom at Whitney Elementary (a Title School) in Boise, Idaho. She became well-versed in the varying needs […]

2012 Grant Winners in Idaho Falls

PACE students in Idaho Falls District 91 used wire to make sculptures to depict the trials and triumphs of immigrating to the US. Groups studied facts and histories of peoples from many different countries who came through Ellis Island during the early 1900’s. The wire was a new, creative medium and was meant for building […]

Welcome to a New School Year!

Greetings to all new and returning ITAG members, ITAG’s executive board would like to welcome you to this fabulous association.  This school year will indeed be filled with new and exciting growth for every teacher and school.  Every school year also brings it’s own challenges.  We hope that you will look to ITAG/SAGE as a […]

WANTED: Advocates for Gifted Children!

WANTED: Advocates for Gifted Children By Marcia Wall As advocates for Gifted Education, we need to find ways to affect change. What will make a difference, and how can we promote what will make a difference? Your advocacy is needed at both the State and Federal levels of government. I’d like to suggest a couple […]

Announcing the ITAG Lending Library

A month ago, the state department gave it’s lending library to ITAG/SAGE.  There are close to 500 materials on gifted education now made available to ITAG/SAGE members.  During Edufest, ITAG members got the opportunity to check out great materials to use in their classroom for an entire school year. If you are one of the […]