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Next Meeting - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children will conduct a meeting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Jefferson State Office Building, 4th Floor Large Conference Room, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

The tentative agenda of this meeting includes (list topics):  

I.  Call to Order

  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes – March 31, 2014
  • Chair Comments

II.  Public Comment

III.  Updates

  • DESE
  • Legislation
  • GAM

IV.   Action Items

  • Council Collective Commitments
  • Council Operating Procedures
  • Council Purpose and Basic Roles
  • Council Focus and Sample Actions

V.  Old Business

  • Public Input Sign-In Form

VI.  Study Items

  • Council Actions within Focus Areas
  • Council Membership – selection of future members
  • Council Website – progress report
  • Annual Report – discussion and planning

VII.  Working Lunch

VIII.  Study Items

  • Annual Report discussion (continued as needed)
  • Goals for 2014-2015 (Data needs, State guidelines for gifted programs, State report, Other)

IX.  Planning Upcoming Meeting(s)

  • Dates – August 4, Other
  • Topics

X.  Adjournment

New Teacher's to Gifted Workshop
Monday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lindenwood University in the Spellmann Center
209 S. Kingshighway Ave., Saint Charles, MO  63301

This is a wonderful opportunity for Administrators of the Gifted and teachers new to Gifted Education to learn new techniques to meet the needs of our gifted learners.  This workshop will contain guest speakers from the field, information about the latest research in Gifted Education, and units/activities to utilize with the gifted in the classroom.

Check out the GAM website for more information and to register:  www.mogam.org .