The mission of FLAG is to connect and empower educators and parents who promote and support educationally sound programs for gifted students through awareness, advocacy, and action.
UPDATE: Announcing new FLAG 2017 Conference Dates!
Saturday, November 4: FLAG Conference 2017 (Formerly scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16)
Sunday, November 5: FLAG Post Conference Day Events (Formerly called "pre-conference events" and scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15)
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE INFORMATION AND THE REGISTRATION LINK FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO REGISTER TO JOIN US.
This is the notice that was sent out about rescheduling the conference:
Hurricane Irma Update:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sept 15-16 Florida Association for the Gifted conference is being rescheduled
Dear Gifted Community and Friends,
We hope you are in a safe location during this horrible storm. We are aware of the difficulties many of you are having with evacuating and staying safe with your families right now.
Because this storm has continued to threaten the entire state in multiple ways, we cannot wait to make a decision about rescheduling the event- people may be without power at that point and not be able to receive the notice.
Therefore it is the recommendation of our board that we reschedule the conference.
We will work with Flagler College to reschedule a date that the facility is available. We hope to send that information out on Wednesday or as soon after as possible. Flagler College is closed until at least Tuesday and depending on damage to their campus, we may have to wait a few more days to get new dates arranged. Please bear with us.
We are so sad about having to make this decision, but the safety and peace of mind of our members is important and the logistics of the event just were not going to come together with such quick turn-around after this storm.
Please look for more details in the near future and stay safe out there!
The FLAG Board of Directors
2017 FLAG Conference
Check out some of the keynote speakers, special events, and other news from the upcoming gifted conference in St. Augustine!
Along with a myriad of breakout sessions, here are some of the keynote speakers for the FLAG annual conference:
Dr. Donna Ford, Vanderbilt professor, consultant, and author of hundreds of articles and books on multicultural education, urban education, and gifted education issues.
Roger Fisher, gifted education specialist, staff developer, co-founder of the Center for Dynamic Education LLC, and Washington Gifted Advisory Committee member.
Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden, Florida and Colorado psychologist who works with gifted children and adults.
Dr. Michael Postma, SENG executive director, author and gifted educator.
Conference participants will be able to have a private showing of the documentary, Rise: The Extraordinary Journey of the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted from the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted.
Other Conference Happenings
Speed Lesson Plan Sharing
VIP Pirate Dessert Party
Gifted in Early Learning Programs Panel
Hands-on Workshops for Children and Adults
St. Augustine Walking Tour
Discounted tickets for Ghost Tour, History/Mystery Tour, Savory Faire Food Tour
We hope to see you in St. Augustine in September!!!
Click here to register. Registration ends soon!
A new state rule took effect on 2/20/17: 6A-6.0334 FAC, titled "IEPs and EPs for Transferring Exceptional Students," now allows gifted students who transfer into Florida from other states to be identified as gifted in Florida without having to meet additional eligibility requirements if they were already identified as gifted under the rules for identification in the sending state. The Florida Department of Education has confirmed that the new version of the rule does not require a Florida gifted evaluation if the student meets the specific guidelines in the rule. In fact, the rule specifically states that "Students who transfer with gifted eligibility from another state do not need to meet the requirements of Rule 6A-6.03019, F.A.C., for continued services" (section 4).
This is a win for gifted students in the great state of Florida, and everywhere.
FLAG Annual Meeting
November 4, 2017 • Historic St. Augustine
November 4-5, 2017 • Historic St. Augustine