The Gifted Child Society is a
non-profit organization that was
founded in 1957 by parents of
New Jersey to further the cause
of gifted children.
Welcome to The Gifted Child Society's Educators' Page, where we provide additional resources to the teachers of gifted children.
The Gifted Child Society Has Sponsored 100 "GCS Fellows"
The Gifted Child Society (GCS) has reached a significant milestone in its teacher training program. In July 2007, the 100th GCS Fellow attended Confratute at the University of Connecticut. Confratute is one of the nation�s leading institutes for teacher training in education of the gifted. It is a total immersion, live-in experience offering training in K-12 teaching that cuts across all school activities, curricular areas, grade levels, and grouping.
The 100 GCS Fellows who attended Confratute in July 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 have become the vanguard of a growing cadre of teacher training leaders in education of the gifted. Each GCS Fellow�s training at Confratute, including tuition, meals, and housing on the University of Connecticut campus, has been paid for by The Gifted Child Society.
To begin each GCS Fellowship process, the GCS office mails applications to superintendents in New Jersey public school districts, requesting that each superintendent nominate one teacher to become a GCS Fellow. From the superintendents� nominees, GCS Fellows are selected based on professional excellence, leadership, regional representation, and potential to provide staff development in their district and region.
All GCS Fellows pledge to pass along their new knowledge in the form of staff training and program development in their school districts and regions. Superintendents also pledge to provide the GCS Fellows with the opportunity to share their Confratute training in their districts.
The 100 GCS Fellows represent public school districts in 20 out of the 22 counties in New Jersey.
The NEAG Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
The NEAG Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut now features online graduate courses in gifted and talented education.
The online courses offer educators an interactive and exciting classroom without leaving home. The courses are flexible and designed to accommodate students' busy schedules. Students engage in online discussions that provide asynchronous interactions between and among the instructors and classmates as they complete projects related to personal goals.
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