Mission Statement

Utah Association for Gifted Children advocates for the diverse population of gifted children in the State of Utah. We advance the understanding of the academic and social/emotional needs of gifted children among community leaders, policy makers, educators and parents. We promote the development of quality services to provide educational opportunities for gifted students. We increase the capacity of educators and parents to be agents of change in their schools and communities and in the lives of gifted children.

Membership benefits include an online newsletter published regularly reporting recent events and developments in the field of gifted education, an annual conference registration discount, a voice at the state capitol through a legislative liaison and updates on legislation affecting gifted education, an opportunity to join a UAGC affiliate in your local area, information about UAGC scholarships and awards, and an opportunity to participate on a UAGC Board Committee.

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 UAGC 2019 Family Events are sure to be valuable experiences for parents and students alike.  They offer opportunities for families to meet, students to engage in higher level learning activities, and parents to share ideas.  Please note that the event previously scheduled for Saturday, November 23  has been cancelled.  The next event will be on Friday, February 7th and features NAGC President Dr. Jonathan Plucker. who will speak on "Fostering Creativity In Your Own Children."

Friday, February 7 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Granite School District District Offices - Room D-102
Children 5+ are invited to participate in a Strings & Things Workshop while parents attend the session.

 


The 2019 UAGC Summer Conference was a great success!  Lisa Van Gemert, "The Gifted Guru", was the keynote presenter and shared best practices in gifted education on a variety of topics throughout the conference.  Other national, state and local experts also provided excellent sessions over the three-day conference.  Visit THIS LINK for presenter handouts and PPT presentations. 


 Mark Your Calendar for the 2020 UAGC Winter Symposium  featuring Dr. Jonathon Plucker.  This event will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Jordan School District Auxiliary Building (7905 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah).   Click HERE to register.  See details below.

 


 

School Leaders Are Invited to a FREE UAGC School Leadership Day on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Granite School District Offices (2500 S State Street, South Salt Lake City, Utah).  Dr. Jonathan Plucker will lead an important conversation on addressing Excellent Gaps.  Registration is limited to the first 140 registrants.  Click HERE to register now.  See details below.