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Dana Ray, M. Ed.

GT/Literacy Specialist

 

Goals of the Gifted and Talented Department:

1.  Assist member districts to meet Arkansas State Standards for Gifted and Talented Education and Advanced Placement.

2.  Serve as a liason with the Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Gifted and Talented/Advanced Placement, parent and professional organizations, and other public and private agencies.

3.  Promote gifted education through public awareness and advocacy.

 

 

Don't forget to renew your AGATE membership: 

http://agatearkansas.org

 

Current Newsletter:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/434/gt_newsletter_oct-dec_2017.pdf

 

Links to GT Documents:

*https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B-5QgIBKCAltbDFyUkk1US1reHM (August GT Coordinators Mtg.)

*https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B-5QgIBKCAltRVZMOFl5YmgxUUE (October GT Coordinators Mtg.)

*https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive (Ten Things Arkansas Teachers Need To Know About GT Students)

*https://docs.google.com/document/d/118ZhzB_5Q5cCqT9OKppvwPNgnB71jM9ndhVW3ZpdP5Y/edit (Sample GT Policies)

*https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1J12hoNya_pdKt2JvPiDNjARbbyw_1txj9z6J81cAFIA/edit#slide=id.p (2017 AAGEA Fall Conference New Coordinators Workshop PPT)

 

ADE GT Program Standards:

http://www.arkansased.org/public/userfiles/Learning_Services/Gifted%20and%20Talented/2009_GT_Revised_Program_Approval_Standards.pdf

 

AGATE Student Showcase Registration Form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zVBSc03KSVm2cj5rV7gnEQa8osRnPWzcPHSA9tYrPDE/edit

 

 

 

 Professional Development Opportunity:

escWorks link:  

 

 

Arkansas Department of Education definition of giftedness:

"Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.

Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation and creative ability."

 

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein